The Ottawa Region's Premiere Wedding Officiants
WOW Your Families & Friends with Their Most Memorable Ceremony Ever!
Think about how you want your guests to remember your wedding ceremony!
If you envision your wedding ceremony to be far from ordinary and average like the descriptions on the left, then you're likely the kind of couple who choose to have their ceremony
remembered for the feelings and impact that the words on the right convey
If so, we may be a great fit for each other. We're different from every other officiant in the region.
We create extraordinary wedding ceremonies for discerning couples who are not interested in the status quo. Run of the mill ceremonies isn't exactly the lane we stay in.
Here, it's "top down and wind in our hair" as we focus on creating an experience rooted in artful storytelling...and always to the beat of your own drum!
Now in our 20th year of operation, Lynne & Keith have been making dream wedding ceremonies come true
by providing the most original and authentic officiant services available in the Ottawa Region.
We have been rewriting the wedding ceremony norms in Ottawa since 2004 with an innovative approach
and unique ceremony content unavailable from anywhere else that will highlight both of you and your relationship.
You only get one chance to to get it right when you select your officiant for the most special day of your lives. Why take the risk of settling for another bland cookie-cutter ceremony?
To achieve the awesome ceremony impact that you want, and to give yourself the peace of mind that you deserve, why not choose the best of the best officiants?
With our unmatched depth of experience that comes from having created and performed thousands of ceremonies for couples
who wanted theirs to be far more than a carbon copy of every other that they have attended,
we offer you a stress-free service that ensures that yours will be an unaverage, unboring wedding
and a cherished highlight of your families and guests' memories of your wedding celebration.
Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies is a celebrant and officiant boutique in the Ottawa Region,
that has been offering the most innovative and enjoyable ceremonies
balancing and twisting tradition with as much innovation and light-heartedness that you want in your unique ceremony.
We are the only preferred officiants of most leading wedding venues in Ottawa
as well as for many of the most highly regarded photographers, videographers, DJs,
and wedding planners who rely upon our consistency, reliability, and professionalism.
If you're looking for an experienced officiant with whom you feel a connection, but also someone who
has strong passion for what they do; depth of experience to guide you through a multitude of questions and issues;
energy and ability to engage both you and your guests; polished presentation
and delivery skills; and, a wide breadth of proven professional contacts to further support you
in pulling off your day, your way, you have come to the right place.
"Ever attend a wedding ceremony and wonder why they all seem the same, or leave the wedding and not remember anything about the ceremony
except that they said “I do” and kissed... well, your ceremony with Exceptional Ceremonies won’t be anything like that.
Keith worked with us to from the start to customize our ceremony to match our vision perfectly. Provided us endless options to tailor the event to reflect our love and humour.
They have used their experience to make the ceremony unique to perfection. Heart wrenching emotional moments mixed with light hearted fun entertainment for all
so that your ceremony will be the talk of the year and years to come. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone!" - Jordan & Karsten
First and foremost, I want everybody to know that, quite honestly, we got more compliments from our guests about Keith's ceremony
than any other component of our wedding. That alone should serve as a huge advocacy/selling point for Keith.
Keith is sharp and funny, but while keeping it all about the love and the sheer "specialness" of the occasion.
Keith is understanding, approachable, and very easy to talk to. He will work with you to make your ceremony perfect, and tailored to you.
He has all the tools in the world to help simplify the process, and we could not be more appreciative. Keith gets five stars, and then some!
I couldn't recommend him more. An overall incredible experience! - Krystal & Kyle
Wow ! Words do not even begin to describe how amazing Keith was for our wedding day and all the days leading up to it!
His calmness, enthusiasm, and expertise all compiled into an amazing ceremony; we will never forget and wouldn't trade for the world.
He customized it to fit us perfectly and it made our ceremony so intimate! All our guests were raving about how personal and amazing our wedding was!
And that is thanks to Keith and all of his hard work ! We would 100% recommend him to anyone who would ask us !
Thank you for making our day even more perfect ! - Megan & Chris
We have a flexible range of ceremony levels from $200 to $1000 (all-in) to suit every need and budget from
Legally-Minimum, Intimate, Micro, Pop-up, and Elopement Ceremonies,
to our Signature ceremony packages with all of the bells and whistles, including the most comprehensive wedding rehearsals in the region.
Please review our 100+ couples' testimonials - unmatched by any other Ottawa officiant - to get a sense of just how awesome
your wedding ceremony will be for you and your guests with us designing and performing it.
We have a very limited number of openings each year and we book up quickly, especially during the peak wedding months,
due extensive word of mouth recommendations from our previous couples, their guests, and most leading Ottawa wedding industry professionals.
Bookings for 2023 and 2024 are now well underway.
Accordingly, to avoid disappointment, you are advised to check as soon as possible, as to our availability for your ceremony date.
You can contact us at Keith@ExceptionalCeremonies.com or 613 - 831 - 7555 in Ottawa. We're usually around most weekdays and evenings.
Please note that we will be unavailable for ceremonies during the following periods:
. During this time you may contact us via the Contacting Us form or by direct email (Keith@ExceptionalCeremonies.com) and we will reply as circumstances permit.
For those couples who demand an outstanding ceremony experience for yourselves and your guests, we are experts for a range of customized ceremonies. Our specialities include:
Civil Style Ceremonies * Spiritual Ceremonies * Elopement & Pop-up Ceremonies *
Second & Third Marriages * Same Sex & Gay Weddings * Surprise Weddings
Renewal of Vows Ceremonies * Co-Officiated Ceremonies
Baptisms & Naming Ceremonies * Memorial Services
Ceremonies for Remotely Located Couples
Backyard, Home & Cottage Ceremonies
Civil Style Ceremonies in a Church
Ceremonies with Children
You can contact us at Keith@ExceptionalCeremonies.com or 613 - 831 - 7555 in Ottawa. We're usually around most days and evenings.