The Town of Oakville is pleased to offer a selection of beautiful outdoor locations for wedding ceremonies.
Outdoor wedding ceremonies at the following municipal locations require a permit:
- Bronte Butterfly Gazebo at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
- Capacity for Gazebo: 70 seated, 150 standing
- Oakville Municipal Greenhouse
- Westwood Park
Indoor event rental space is also available for weddings at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.
It is recommended that anyone interested in booking a Town of Oakville location for their wedding visit and familiarize themselves with the location prior to submitting a booking request.
For more information about booking a Town of Oakville location for your wedding, please contact the town's Special Events Service by phone, 905-845-6601 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All wedding ceremonies using Town of Oakville facilities or held on town property must provide the town with a certificate of Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance in the value of $5 million. Clients requiring insurance coverage may add an insurance premium to their event permit for an additional fee.
All rental companies and suppliers providing materials and/or services to the event must be approved by the Town of Oakville, and must provide to the town a certificate of Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance in the value of $5 million naming “The Corporation of the Town of Oakville, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville Ontario, L6H 0H3” as an Additional Insured. This includes, but is not limited to, chair rental companies, florists, decorators, photographers, videographers, DJs, sound equipment companies, etc.
The Town of Oakville retains the right to prohibit the delivery, installation or use of any items or materials on municipal property.
Clients that obtain a Wedding Ceremony Permit for any of the ceremony locations listed above are not required to obtain a wedding photo permit, provided all photos will be taken at the ceremony site during the hours allocated under the Wedding Ceremony Permit.
Wedding photos planned to be taken outside the hours of a Wedding Ceremony Permit, or at a separate photo location requiring a permit (please refer to the Wedding Photography page) must have the wedding photography indicated separately on the Wedding Ceremony Permit.
2017 rental fees
Wedding rates and fees are as follows (taxes included):
- Bronte Butterfly Gazebo at Bronte Harbour Park (Resident Rate) – $96.82 / two hours
- Bronte Butterfly Gazebo at Bronte Harbour Park (Non-resident Rate) – $194.15 / two hours
- Oakville Municipal Greenhouse wedding ceremony fee – $91.15
- Westwood Park special event (Resident Rate) – $147.79
- Mandatory insurance fee – $21.60 (up to 75 guests), or $27 (up to 150 guests)
- Hydro flat rate (Resident Rate; where available, if necessary) – $55.62
- Additional SOCAN and Re:sound fees will apply if live/recorded music will be played
In order to qualify for the Resident Rate the permit applicant must provide proof of residence at a valid Oakville address. In order to receive the Resident Rate, the name of the permit applicant showing valid proof of Oakville residence will be used as the name of the permit holder, and will be the only party to receive permit-related correspondence from the town.
To request a permit for a wedding ceremony, please complete and submit a Special Event Application.
A marriage license is required to get married in Ontario. For more information about obtaining a marriage license in Oakville, visit the Marriage License page.