Welcome to Country Vegas Elopements

Video by Sadie Martin

The Country Vegas experience in Hamilton is all about eloping!

Forget the big guest list, forget the months of planning, forget the investment,

and forget all the stress!

Our elopement venue is located minutes from downtown Hamilton on a beautiful 1.5 acre property surrounded by beautiful scenic farm fields. Our outdoor ceremony site features a handcrafted barn beam arbour with a westward view of a sunset country backdrop.

 

We also offer a unique indoor ceremony and reception space. The space fuses rustic country, industrial and1960s style décor.

 

Have us take care of all the details!

The venue, the officiant, the photographer, the food, the music, refreshments

and more.

Have us stream the entire wedding to all your family and friends!

Our media team is happy to capture high quality photos and cinema quality video of your ceremony and all the special moments of your personal celebration.

 

The choices are yours.

We have designed a variety of intimate wedding and elopement experiences that will hopefully exceed your expectations.

  

Let’s get started!

Absolutely perfect! We stumbled across Country Vegas by accident and I am so thankful we did! The very first thing we noticed is how much Donny and his team loves what they do, which is very important.

 

From the first phone call to the last kiss, he walked us through the entire process.

Such a warm and welcoming atmosphere and beautiful property!

Very cool little details everywhere.

David & Alycia

Explore Country Vegas

Click on a button or scroll down to learn more:

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Elopement Experiences

 

The Quickie

Are you looking for simplicity? No pomp and circumstance required?

City Hall is just not going to cut it?

Then ‘The Quickie’ might be the perfect fit for you!

 

We make eloping easy. Simply arrive with your marriage license from the Province of Ontario, your valid Government issued identification, 

2 guest witnesses, and a big smile on your face! (must be booked in advance)

 

Humanist Officiant Donny Lovering 

will deliver a short and sweet, fun-loving, secular style (no religion) ceremony in our unique, rustic style, climate controlled

indoor ceremony space.

You will leave here officially hitched

30 minutes after your arrival, and your marriage license will be sent to

the Province of Ontario the very next business day.

 

If you wish to sneak away and truly “elope” we can even

supply the witnesses for you for an 

additional fee.

 

A selection of soft drinks and water is also included.

$295 +HST

No add-ons are available.

Ceremony customization not available.

No additional guests are permitted (maximum 2)

30 minutes on-site from arrival until departure.

Outside vendors are not permitted.

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The Quickie+

Spruce up The Quickie experience with a couple of options, and a little more time on our beautiful property!

 

This 45 minute experience gives you your choice of 2 ceremony locations.  Choose from our outstanding outdoor barn beam arbour, or in our rustic style, climate controlled indoor space.

 

Once again simply arrive with your marriage license from the Province of Ontario,

your valid Government issued identification and

your 2 guest witnesses.

(must be booked in advance)

Your marriage license will be sent to the Province of Ontario the very next business day.

 

The Quickie + allows for full customization of your wedding script and includes

an on-line planning session with your

Officiant Donny Lovering.

 

Choose to read your own personally written vows!

 

Enjoy a toast with a refreshing glass of non-alcoholic champagne with your guests. Take home a set of custom monogrammed champagne glasses as a keepsake and reminder of your wedding day!

A selection of soft drinks and water is also included.

 

Witnesses are available for an additional fee.

$495 +HST

No additional guests are permitted. (maximum 2)

45 minutes on-site from arrival until departure.

Outside vendors are not permitted.

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Additional Options for The Quickie+

Photography

We are happy to offer in-house photography services for The Quickie+ elopement celebration. (This is not available for The Quickie)

 

Have us capture all your wedding highlights from arrival until departure in  stunning, high-definition colour digital photos. The photo shoot lasting 45 minutes will provide you with

10 fully edited photos with the option to purchase extras.

 

Our vendor line-up includes

two talented photographers

to choose from (depending on availability) that were hand-picked for the Country Vegas team.

$349 +HST

Only available for The Quickie +

45 minutes of photography coverage from arrival until departure

Additional photos available.

Outside vendors are not permitted.

Seasonal Bouquet

If you have decided to go forward with photography, why not add a beautiful seasonal bouquet for the photos?  We have you covered!

$45 +HST

Seasonal Boutanniere

Maybe a boutanniere?

$20 +HST

Elvis Ceremony Experience

Now you can bring your Burning Love to Country Vegas to celebrate your marriage

Vegas Style with The King!

 ​

You won’t be Crying in the Chapel when Elvis walks you down the aisle to affirm your love and commitment with your life partner.

 

Elvis will perform an entertaining, yet intimate, wedding ceremony or as he takes you on a fun filled journey of love, laughter, and song.

 

Humanist Officiant Donny Lovering will take care of all the official stuff, and Elvis will take care of all the fun stuff!

$349 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

Ceremony Documentary Video

We are happy to offer in-house creative videography services.

Have our talented videographers capture your celebration in high-definition video as a keepsake for you, and to share with your family and friends.

  • Real time documentary style video

  • 1 camera shot wide-angle.

  • Includes raw ceremony footage.

  • Entire length of ceremony

$195 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

Ceremony Highlight Reel

We are happy to also offer in-house creative videography services.

Have our talented videographers capture your celebration in high-definition video as a keepsake for you, and to share with your family and friends.

 

  • Edited creative style video

  • 2 camera angles

  • Includes arrival, ceremony, and post-ceremony footage

  • Minimum 2 minutes in length

$595 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

Live Streaming

Country Vegas is happy to offer Live Streaming services for your wedding ceremony so your guests can watch from anywhere in the world!

They will enjoy a pre-ceremony slide show with photos that you provide, 3 camera angles, and live video switching, which will help bring your ceremony to life.

The live stream will be hosted through a private link.

$645 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

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The Shotgun Wedding

You want the simplicity, but you also wish to share your day with friends and family to make it extra memorable and fun!

'The Shotgun Wedding' might be the elopement experience for you and up to 8 guests.

Country Vegas will take care of all the details for you.

 

This 60 minute experience includes the venue, the officiating, the photography, the decor, the music, refreshments, and all the little details to bring it together. An on-line planning session is also included.

 

Choose your ceremony spot from our two fabulous on-site locations.

One is located on the west end of our property on the edge of a farm field. Our stunning barn beam arbour is the perfect backdrop for you and your partner to exchange your vows with friends and family.

If you prefer to be indoors or if a storm happens to roll in, you will be able to celebrate in our super unique indoor location at Country Vegas.

Your ceremony will be personally performed by Donny Lovering, the owner of Country Vegas.  Donny is a Humanist Officiant and will provide you with a secular (no religion), fun-loving, and personalized wedding ceremony. We also love personally written vows!

Your marriage license will be sent to the Province of Ontario the very next business day.

We bring the music! ‘The Shotgun Wedding’ experience includes customized music while you stay with us.

 

We use Spotify to deliver your personally hand-picked playlist. From background music upon arrival, to ceremony selections, celebrate with the music that truly makes you happy!

A beautiful antique signing table and chair is provided to sign up the paperwork and a beautiful seasonal bouquet is part of the package.

Enjoy a toast with a refreshing glass of non-alcoholic champagne with your guests.

Take home a set of custom monogrammed champagne glasses as a keepsake and reminder of your wedding day!

A selection of soft drinks and water is also included.

And of course, we will capture all your wedding highlights from arrival until departure in stunning, high-definition colour digital photos.

 

The photoshoot lasting 60 minutes will provide you with

15 fully edited photos with option to purchase extras. 

Our vendor line-up includes

two talented photographers to choose from (depending on availability)

that were hand-picked for the Country Vegas team.

$1295 +HST

No additional guests are permitted. (maximum 8 + yourselves)

60 minutes on-site from arrival until departure.

Additional photos available.

Outside vendors are not permitted.

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The Full Monty

'The Full Monty’ is our top elopement experience for you

and up to 8 guests.

More time, more photos and food!

For this 90 minute experience, once again, we have the details covered! The venue, the officiating, the photography, decor, the music, the food, the cake, the refreshments and all the little details to bring it together. An on-line planning session is also included.

 

Choose your ceremony spot from our two fabulous on-site locations.

One is located on the west end of our property on the edge of scenic farm field. Our stunning barn beam arbour is the perfect backdrop for you and your partner to exchange your vows with friends and family.

If you prefer to be indoors or if a storm happens to roll in, you will be able to celebrate in our super unique indoor location at Country Vegas.

Your ceremony will be personally performed by Donny Lovering, the owner of Country Vegas.  Donny is a Humanist Officiant and will provide you with a secular (no religion), fun-loving, and personalized wedding ceremony. We love to hear your personally written vows!

Your marriage license will be sent to the Province of Ontario the very next business day.

 

A beautiful antique signing table and chair is provided to sign up the paperwork and a beautiful seasonal bouquet is part of the package.

Enjoy a toast with a refreshing glass of non-alcoholic champagne with your guests. Take home a set of custom monogrammed champagne glasses as a keepsake and reminder of your wedding day!

 

We use Spotify to deliver your personally hand-picked playlist. From background music upon arrival, to ceremony selections, celebrate with the music that truly makes you happy.

 

Enjoy a romantic first dance on our rustic barn plank raised stage!

Country Vegas will provide a generously portioned, delicious charcuterie board with cured meats, cheeses, fruit, and pickled vegetables, along with a selection of soft drinks and water for you and your guests (vegetarian/vegan options available.)

A takeout container is provided for any extras.

 

Did somebody say cake?

Satisfy that sweet tooth with the tastiest little cake ever!

Not only will this cake leave your guests smiling, but it will also provide a wonderful opportunity for a photo op!

We will provide you with stunning, high-definition colour digital photos. The photo shoot lasting 60 minutes will provide you with

20 fully edited photos with option to purchase extras. 

Our vendor line-up includes

two talented photographers to choose from (depending on availability)

that were hand-picked for the Country Vegas team.

$1895 +HST

No additional guests are permitted

(maximum 8 + yourselves)

90 minutes from arrival until departure.

Additional photos available.

Outside vendors are not permitted.

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The Charcuterie Board pictured here is a sample for 4 guests.

Additional Options for The Shotgun Wedding & The Full Monty

Elvis Ceremony Experience

Now you can bring your Burning Love to Country Vegas to celebrate your marriage

Vegas Style with The King!

 ​

You won’t be Crying in the Chapel when Elvis walks you down the aisle to affirm your love and commitment with your life partner.

 

Elvis will perform an entertaining, yet intimate, wedding ceremony or as he takes you on a fun filled journey of love, laughter, and song.

 

Humanist Officiant Donny Lovering will take care of all the official stuff, and Elvis will take care of all the fun stuff!

$349 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

Ceremony Documentary Video

We are happy to offer in-house creative videography services.

Have our talented videographers capture your celebration in high-definition video as a keepsake for you, and to share with your family and friends.

  • Real time documentary style video

  • 1 camera shot wide-angle.

  • Includes raw ceremony footage.

  • Entire length of ceremony

$195 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

Ceremony Highlight Reel

We are happy to also offer in-house creative videography services.

Have our talented videographers capture your celebration in high-definition video as a keepsake for you, and to share with your family and friends.

 

  • Edited creative style video

  • 2 camera angles

  • Includes arrival, ceremony, and post-ceremony footage

  • Minimum 2 minutes in length

$595 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

Live Streaming

Country Vegas is happy to offer Live Streaming services for your wedding ceremony so your guests can watch from anywhere in the world!

They will enjoy a pre-ceremony slide show with photos that you provide, 3 camera angles, and live video switching, which will help bring your ceremony to life.

The live stream will be hosted through a private link.

$645 +HST

Not available for The Quickie

Guest Zoom Party

Country Vegas gives you the opportunity to interact with your guests during a post ceremony Zoom party with up to 100 households!

Our 50-inch display screen lends itself to easy viewing.

Finish off your celebration interacting with your virtual guests while you enjoy your charcuterie and refreshments. This is always a hit!

$49 +HST

Only available for The Full Monty

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Meet Our Media Artists

We are happy to offer in-house photography services for your elopement celebration.

We have two talented photographers to choose from (depending on availability)

that were hand-picked for Country Vegas.

You will be provided with a portfolio of select raw images to choose from.

Photos will be edited and delivered within 48 hours.

Sadie Martin

Joshua Furman

Country Vegas Elopements is the ideal place to get married! The venue, photo ops, and people are amazing. They thought of everything and provided a stress-free experience.

 

Our virtual guests had a fabulous time too!

Tom & Jana

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Marriage License Information

As required by law, you are to provide your own marriage license. 

Please click on the cities below for more information on obtaining your license and the associated costs.

Hamilton

Brantford

Burlington

Cambridge

Norfolk County

Niagara

COVID-19 Marriage License Update:

Extended Validity Periods for Marriage Licences

Due to the most recent province-wide Covid emergency, the validity of certain licenses has been extended as follows:

  • Licenses issued between December 1, 2019, and July 24, 2020, are extended until July 24, 2022

  • Licenses issued between October 1, 2020, and December 31. 2020 are valid and can be used until February 10, 2023

  • Licenses issued between January 1, 2021, and the end of the current third province-wide emergency will be valid from the date of issue until 24 months after the end of the emergency

  • NOTE THAT the validity period for licenses issued between July 25, 2020, and September 30, 2020, HAS NOT BEEN EXTENDED.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do witnesses work? How many people may attend?


2 witnesses are required by the Province of Ontario. You are welcome to bring your own or have us arrange them. Our fee is $20 +HST per witness. Witnesses must be minimum 14 years of age. Vow Renewals do not require witnesses. For 'The Quickie' and 'The Quickie+' you are allowed a maximum of 4 in your party (yourselves + 2 witnesses). For the 'Shotgun Wedding' and 'The Full Monty' you are allowed a maximum of 10 in your party (yourselves + 8 guests). **Current COVID restrictions only permit us to have 10 people on-site, including yourselves and in-house vendors** For the 'Viva Las Vegas' you are allowed a maximum of 10 in your party (yourselves + 8 guests). **Current COVID restrictions only permit us to have 10 people on-site, including yourselves and in-house vendors**




How much notice do you need to book our celebration?


For all our package options we prefer 7 days notice, but we can accomodate shorter periods based on availability.




Can we bring our own alcoholic beverages to enjoy on site?


Yes. You are allowed to bring 1 bottle of wine or 1 bottle of champagne (per 2 people) to your celebration. However, you must be of legal age (19) and have a designated driver or a professional transportation service if you will be consuming alcohol or engaging in any 420 activities. It is illegal in the province of Ontario to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol before your ceremony is completed. Country Vegas does not provide or sell cannabis or alcohol. Country Vegas is located on private property and there are no exceptions to these rules due to insurance legalities. You will also be asked to sign a waiver.




Can we smoke on the property?


Yes. You may smoke cigarettes, cannabis, cigars, or vape at Country Vegas outdoors only. You must use the disposals provided. However, you must be of legal age (19) and have a designated driver or a professional transportation service if you will be consuming alcohol or engaging in any 420 activities. It is illegal in the province of Ontario to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol before your ceremony is completed. Country Vegas does not provide or sell cannabis or alcohol. Country Vegas is located on private property and there are no exceptions to these rules due to insurance legalities. You will also be asked to sign a waiver.




What do we need to bring with us to our celebration?


You are required by law to provide your own marriage license for your ceremony. You can obtain your marriage license from city hall. Please also bring Government issued identification.

We insist you also bring big fat smiles!

For Vow Renewals, just bring your big fat smiles!




Can we bring our own photographer or videographer?


All photography and videography is provided in-house at Country Vegas. We do not allow outside media companies on-site.




Do you offer religious ceremonies?


We are sorry we do not provide religious ceremonies. Donny is registered as a humanist officiant with Humanist Canada and offers fun and personalized secular ceremonies. You won't be disappointed! If you prefer a religious ceremony, you are welcome to bring your own Officiant, however the fee for Country Vegas will remain the same. Donny will happily recommend a religious Officiant if you prefer.




What protocols do you have in place during COVID-19?


Country Vegas is currently adhering to all Government regulations in regards to COVID-19. We are following social distancing guidelines, rules, and regulations. Please see our complete list of COVID-19 Protocols HERE.




Do you mail our marriage license for us?


We will take care of mailing your marriage license for you after your ceremony. We send your license by regular mail for no additional fee. If you would like it sent by courrier with a tracking number, we charge an additional fee of $15 CAD.




Is Country Vegas pet friendly?


Of course! We welcome you to bring your leashed dog to come celebrate with you at Country Vegas. Please just let us know when you book that you would like to bring your pet.





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The whole day went seamlessly and we felt so special and taken care of
on our wedding day!

I cannot recommend this business highly enough for a stress-free, fun, and personal experience getting married!


Tamara

 

They are true professionals and are clearly doing what they are passionate about.
From the moment we arrived on site, we could see the level of care
put into preparing for our event.

Overall, they made our elopement stress free!


Amanda

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A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking each service, with the balance due at least 7 days before your wedding day.

 

We accept E-Transfers only please.