Lynne & Keith - Exceptional Ceremonies - Uniquely Engaging

We met with Keith to discuss our wedding, initially because we wanted to include a hand-fasting with our ceremony. Keith was wonderful to work with through the whole process, very accessible, and communicative. He provided very helpful direction and insights, and we ended up with a ceremony that was touching, very personal, humorous, and romantic!! We couldn't have asked for better! Keith was very professional and put us at ease, at what could have been a very stressful time. He also made sure that all the legalities were taken care of, and provided all the necessary information to apply for our license within the proper timeline. His suggestions enhanced our ceremony, and our guests truly enjoyed themselves. There was laughter and there were tears of joy, and beautiful memories of an incredible wedding!

Kristen, Wedding Date: 10/16/2015


We are two of the most experienced and innovative marriage officiants in the greater Ottawa area. We offer all types of wedding ceremonies and our trademark is our refreshing blend of tradition with contemporary approaches that embody love, joy, humour and respect. All of our wedding ceremonies are highly personalized and customized so as to be tailored made for each couple. Our ceremonies are engaging for the guests and allow our couples to be completely relaxed during their ceremony.

We give you full control over your script and provide you with a comprehensive collection of tools and resources to help you get your script and, especially your vows, exactly the way you want them, and beyond most guests'expectations.

The most common comment heard after one of our ceremonies is that the wedding couple, their families, and guests regard that ceremony as having been the best that they've ever experienced in their lives. Not surprisingly, we are the officiants of choice for most leading Ottawa wedding professionals, especially wedding planners, venue coordinators, photographers, and DJs.

With over 2,000 ceremonies experience, we have seen and can handle any type of unusual requirement. We impart that experience in every ceremony that we perform. We fully understand the pressures and tensions that can be associated with weddings and we strive to ensure peace of mind for our couples, their wedding party as well as all of their parents.

Unique in Ottawa, we offer all couples a face-to-face no obligation consultation meeting with us prior to needing to decide to book us or leave a deposit. We are also amongst the very few officiants in Ottawa that offer the option of a live rehearsal. We have likely led more rehearsals in Ottawa than most other civil officiants combined.

We perform ceremonies mainly in the greater Ottawa National Capital District and surrounding areas in Eastern Ontario. For high-end custom ceremonies, we will travel to more distant venue locations.


Officiant - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials

64 Reviews

User7395538, Wedding Date: 1+ year ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Best decision ever. First class all around. Service was amazing and lived up to the guarantee. People still talking about the ceremony 6 weeks after the wedding. Can not go wrong with Keith or Lynne.

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User7181347, Wedding Date: 1+ year ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 4.5 Value: 4.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We held an informal elopment ceremony at their (lovely and quiet) place. We needed to get married quickly for immigration purposes, but we still wanted it to be sort of solemn. Lyne performed a perfectly bilingual ceremony. Not only that: they gave us important suggestions on how to solicit the Registrar General to send the receipt on a timely manner. I have to say, the way they took care of our needs was exceptional!

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Kelly, Wedding Date: 07/10/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 5.0

My partner and I had always talked about eloping when the time came to get married and we were so happy to find an officiant who specialized in these types of ceremonies. We initially tried a few other services but were met with little understanding of what we wanted. When I emailed Keith and Lynne I heard back the same day and we went from there - they were efficient, knowledgable and willing to make the ceremony what we wanted. We appreciated their help and suggestions as well as flexibility with our date, location and timing. The ceremony itself was thoughtful, personal and everything we could have wished for. Lynne and Keith know exactly what they're doing to make an elopement a success - thanks so much!

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User6529727, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

My life's partner and I (who had been in a common-law relationship for 24 years) decided in January 2016 that we would like to be married to make our relationship status official. As a private same-sex couple, we chose elopement and it was our hope that we could be married in February of 2016. We discovered Keith and Lynne Langille (Exceptional Ceremonies) online and were very impressed with their informative website and the reasonable price, so we decided on a few possible elopement dates and then made contact with Keith and Lynne via email. Within hours, we had the date, time, witnesses (provided by them) and vows established through two email exchanges with Keith. We were thrilled with this kind of efficiency because it was our desire to keep things very simple and private and to share our joyful news with family and friends after we were married. A couple of weeks later, we needed to move the original date up by a day, and this was no problem at all. Again, we were impressed with the professionalism and flexibility of Exceptional Ceremonies. When we met Keith and Lynne on our elopement/wedding day, they welcomed us warmly into their beautiful home (our choice of wedding venue) and made us feel very comfortable with their friendliness, knowledge of required paper work, efficiency, sense of humour and expertise. We relaxed immediately in their company and enjoyed every moment of our special vows and day. We would recommend Exceptional Ceremonies to anyone choosing to get married in Ottawa and surrounding area. Thanks again to Keith and Lynne for making our day perfect and special!

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