Weddings

So you’re getting married?

This is such a special time in life, a time to remember forever.  Thinking of getting married in the “BEAUTIFUL SHUSWAP”?  What a great choice!

If it’s a mountain, beach, park, houseboat or a waterfall background you are looking for, you have found the right area.  The Shuswap is the perfect setting for a magical, memorable wedding extravaganza.  Let your mind wonder; there are no limits to the imagination.

 Frequently asked Questions:

  1. Where can I get married?  Indoors? Outdoors?
  2. What Churches or Halls are in the area?  Area?  Capacity?
  3. Are there any Marriage Commissioners?  Location?
  4. Where can everyone stay that is close by?  What city or town?
  5. Are there any caterers in the Shuswap?  Have you chosen a menu/theme?
  6. Where can I rent tables, chairs and other wedding things?
  7. Where can I get a cake?  Do you know the style?
  8. Are there any photographers in the area?
  9. Are there any salons, spas in the Shuswap?
  10. What about Entertainment?
  11. What do I need to get married?  This check list is always good!

For every little detail, the Shuswap has it all! Click here to download our wedding check list! Let’s make this your special day to remember!

Sicamous Halls

Cambie Hall 250-836-2408,    Capacity   125

Malakwa Hall 250-836-4509,    Capacity   156

Swansea Point Fire Hall 250-836-2599,   Capacity     85

The Red Barn 250-836-3671,   Capacity   100

Royal Canadian Legion 250-836-2224,   Capacity   180

Seniors Activity Center 250-836-2446,   Capacity   180

Sicamous & District Rec Centre 250-836-2283,   Capacity   214

Our Lady of Fatima Hall 250-836-2391,   Capacity   180  

Sicamous Churches

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (Hall) 250-836-2391

Bethel Pentecostal Assembly 250-836-3388

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness 250-836-4152

Malakwa Gospel Church 250-836-2131

Sicamous Bible Church 250-836-4243

Sicamous United Church 250-836-4390  

Call for further information in Sicamous and the surrounding areas of the Shuswap:

Chase 250-679-8432  Fax: 250-679-3120     chccom@mail.ocis.net

North Shuswap 1-888-955-1488   Fax: 250-955-2113    request@northshuswapbc.com

Salmon Arm 250-832-6247  Fax: 250-832-8382  Toll free: 1-877-725-6667    info@sachamber.bc.ca

Sicamous 250-836-3313  Fax: 250-836-4368  Toll free: 1-866-205-4055    sicamouschamber@cablelan.net

Sorrento 250-675-3515  Fax: 250-675-3516    sorrentochamber@telus.net  

Marriage Commissioners

Information on Marriage Commissioners:  http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/marriage/  

Marriage Commissioner Fees

A base civil ceremony includes one hour for ceremony preparation, meeting with the couple, rehearsal, travel time, and performing the ceremony.

Base Civil Ceremony: $75.00 + $3.75 GST = $78.75 Total

Additional Fees

Marriage commissioners are permitted to charge additional fees for the following:

  • time spent over the one hour included in the base civil ceremony: $25/hour billed in 15-minute increments;
  • mileage (distance travelled to the marriage ceremony): $0.52/km; and
  • parking or ferry costs (if applicable).

Marriage commissioners ask for fees and provide a receipt before the marriage ceremony to avoid interruptions before or after the ceremony. However, the couple getting married is responsible for any additional costs incurred by last minute changes.

Note: Vital Statistics does not authorize marriage commissioners to provide wedding planning, or consultation services.

Marriage License

Government Agent (BC Access Centre)

850A-16th Street, NE| Box 100 Salmon Arm, BC

V1E 4S4

Phone: 250-832-1611

Fax: 250-832-1607

Email:  gasalmon@bcsco2.gov.bc.ca

Cost of license:  $100.00  (NO GST) Note:  Once purchased license is good for 90 days