Ottawa COVID-19 Wedding Regulations

This is a regularly updated post about the Ottawa COVID-19 Wedding Regulations. All information is pulled from Ottawa Public Health and up to date on current rules. 

Last Updated : April 25, 2021

COVID Weddings in Ottawa

“Under the Stay-at-Home Order of the province’s COVID-19 response framework, limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, where physical distancing can be maintained (applied in any venue other than a private dwelling) is set at a maximum of 10 persons indoors.”


Social gatherings associated with these services such as receptions are prohibited, except for with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone. Drive-in services will be permitted.”


Ontario COVID fines


According to the Ministry of the Solicitor General, individuals who are in violation of the Reopening Ontario Act can face tickets for set fine amounts determined by the Ontario Court of Justice.

$750 — Individuals who fail to comply with the restrictions can be issued a minimum fine of $750.

$1,000 — Those who obstruct an authority or individual from enforcing or complying with an order can receive a minimum fine of $1,000.

$10,000 — Those who host parties or gatherings in violation of the regulations can face a maximum fine of $10,000 on conviction.$100,000 — The total maximum penalty for an individual is $100,000 and up to one year in jail. 


$10M — For corporations, the fine would be determined upon conviction, Brent Ross, a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Solicitor General, said. This fine can be as high as $10 million.

source – last updated April 9, 2021

Ottawa COVID Wedding Regulations

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These rules are for the entire province of Ontario:

Remember that no matter where you are gathering and celebrating your wedding, please comply with social distancing and mask wearing regulations of your area. Your family and friends as well as your vendors deserve to feel safe and protected during these times. 

This is an example of contact tracing from a wedding in Ottawa that did not comply with these regulations.

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