Welcome to Country Vegas Elopements

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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 1/2 acre property surrounded by 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.

 

Have us take care of it all.

The venue, the officiant, the music, the photographer, and all the details.

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

 

Country Vegas provides customized elopement packages, vow renewal packages, and intimate wedding experiences without all of the fuss associated with traditional weddings.

Maybe you still want to include some other traditional touches?

A first dance, a cake cutting, or a toast. Have us stream a few words from you and your partner to your guests. You can even share that first dance with them!

Have us capture high quality photos of your ceremony and all the special moments of your personal ‘mini reception’.

 

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

 

Customize your elopement experience from our menu of special added touches

and make it yours.

 

Let’s get started!

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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, two witnesses, and a big smile on your face!

 

Officiant Donny Lovering will deliver a short and sweet, fun-loving, secular style ceremony under our outdoor barn beam arbour or on our rustic style indoor stage. 

You will leave here officially hitched and your marriage license will be couriered 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.

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Country Vegas will gladly snap a few pictures of you on your mobile device if you do not choose our in-house photography package. Regardless, we won’t send you out the door without a Polaroid photo keepsake to mark the occasion!

You will be on-site for about 30 minutes.

If you add the one hour professional photography package, that will extend your time at Country Vegas to 60 minutes.

$295 +HST

Add In-House Photography

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The Shotgun Wedding

You want simplicity, but you also wish to make it extra memorable and fun!

'The Shotgun Wedding' is our fully-loaded elopement experience.

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

We will take care of the Officiating, the photography, the decor, the music, and the food and drink for you, and up to four guests.

 

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 farmer’s field. Our fancy barn beam arbour is the perfect backdrop for you and your partner to exchange your vows.

It is especially gorgeous at sunset if Mother Nature is cooperating!

 

If you are after something a little more “hipster," or if a storm happens to roll in, you will be able to celebrate in our indoor location at Country Vegas.

This space is super cool and unique!

You can even have additional guests join you virtually on your wedding day

with our Live Streaming option.

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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, fun-loving, and personalized wedding ceremony. We also love personally written vows!

A wedding is not a wedding without music! ‘The Shotgun Wedding’ experience includes customized music throughout your entire 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 fresh wildflower bouquet.

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Just because you are eloping doesn't mean you can't have an amazing mini-reception too!

Come and play in our unique event space. 

 

Here you will find a blend of retro 60's, country, and industrial vibes. 

Enjoy each other’s company, play some pinball, or maybe even some tabletop hockey!

Celebrate your first dance as a married couple on our rustic raised barn board dance floor.

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Enjoy a handcrafted charcuterie board with cured meats, cheeses, and pickled vegetables, and a selection of soft drinks and water (vegetarian/vegan options available.)

Say 'Cheers!' to marital bliss with a complimentary non-alcoholic champagne toast for you and your guests. Take home your custom monogram champagne glasses as a keepsake!

Our delicious mini wedding cake is also a wonderful extra touch to your mini-reception.

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Choose one of our talented Country Vegas' Photo Artists to capture your celebration with a complimentary One Hour Photography Package (10 edited photos valued at $349). 

You may also add an additional hour of photography or additional edited photos.

Learn more below.

You will have access to Country Vegas for up to two hours.

$1295 +HST

 

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Capture the Day

Photography Packages

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.

Our Photography options are competitively priced, with the option to add additional fully edited photos.

One Hour Photography

(10 edited photos)

$349 +HST 

Included in 'The Shotgun Wedding'

and 'The Viva Las Vegas'

Add an additional hour

(10 edited photos)

$299 +HST 

Only available with The Shotgun Wedding

Additional photos in multiples of 5

$75 +HST

Photos will be edited and delivered within 48 hours.

No galleries or raw images will be provided for photo selection.

The photographer will choose the final pictures to be edited.

Meet Our Media Artists

Sadie Martin

Joshua Furman

Videography Packages

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.

Our videography options are competitively priced and give you different style options to choose from.

Our videography packages are only available for 'The Shotgun Wedding.'

Ceremony Documentary Video

  • Real time documentary style

  • 1 camera shot wide-angle

  • Includes raw ceremony footage

  • Entire length of ceremony

$195 +HST 

Ceremony Highlight Reel

  • Edited creative style video

  • 2 camera angles

  • Includes arrival, ceremony, and post-ceremony footage

  • Minimum 2 minute video

$595 +HST 

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Complete Coverage Highlight Reel

  • Edited creative style video

  • 2 camera angles

  • Includes arrival, ceremony, post-ceremony, and mini-reception footage

  • Minimum 4 minute video

$995 +HST

Videos will be edited and delivered within 30 days.

The videographer will have full artistic freedom over the final video.

Photo by Joshua Furman

 

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, 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 on Facebook and YouTube.

The Country Vegas “ZoomCam” will broadcast your mini-reception live to your guests.

Interact with them via our ZOOM chat window and our big screen TV!

Maybe you would like to say a few words live to all your guests tuning in?

We even record if for a keepsake.   

Live Streaming is not available with 'The Quickie.' 

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$549 +HST

 

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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

 

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. If you choose not to bring guests to your 'Shotgun Wedding' we will happily include two witnesses for you at no cost. Vow Renewals do not require witnesses. You are allowed a maximum of 6 in your party (yourselves + 4 guests).




How much notice do you need to book our celebration?


For 'The Quickie' ceremony we require minimum 24 hours notice, depending on availability. For all our other package options we require minimum 7 days notice.




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. 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. Please see our Capture the Day section for more information. 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. Country Vegas only allows 6 people on the property at a time, outside of our in-house vendors. Our vendors wear masks, and sanitation stations are readily available indoors and outdoors. We recommend you and your witnesses bring your own pens for signing your documents.




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.





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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.

Head Office & Venue

518 Alberton Road

Alberton, Ontario L0R 1A0

905.975.7464

info@rubyentertainment.ca

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