Weddings ... Anytime ... Anyplace


The Rev. Michael Bittle is an experienced, humorous, warm-hearted individual who believes weddings should be fun and stress-free for the bride and groom. His particular background makes him very suitable for spiritual ceremonies as well as religious ones.

This is YOUR Special Day, and Michael will do everything he can to make sure your wedding ceremony reflects YOUR wishes.

The typical fee for a wedding ceremony is $ 350; a wedding rehearsal (if necessary) is an additional $ 150. If the wedding is within 50km of Hamilton there are no additional fees; beyond that any reimbursable expenses will be agreed upon in advance.

Michael is open and flexible about all aspects of the wedding service. Do you want to write your own vows? Do you have favourite readings you want included? Are there special family or friends who you want to participate in the service? A typical wedding is about 25-30 minutes or so, and this can be shortened or lengthened to suit you.

The main thing to remember is that this is YOUR Special Day! Whatever you want to do is OK!

Is there someplace special where you would like to get married?

At your home? Outdoors? On a boat? Somewhere else?

The Reverend Michael Bittle, MA, MDiv, has experience marrying couples in all these places, and more.

So, please, if you would like to be married someplace special, you are invited to enjoy your Special Day at your Special Place. Call or email Michael to discuss your ideas.

Call Michael at 289-684-6449 or email Michael at mbittle@newfocus.net

Michael is often asked about performing a "non-denominational" ceremony. This term means different things to different people. In essence, it really means that the service will not follow the rules or wording of any particular church denomination. This is quite a bit different from a "civil" ceremony.

In a "non-denominational" service, there will still be at least a minimal reference to "God". In a "civil" service, there is no reference to God or any other spiritual being.

Michael is very experienced in performing denominational services (eg Catholic, Anglican, Reformed, United, etc), non-denominational services, and spiritual services. He has performed weddings that have also included other faiths, such as Hindu, Moslem, Sikh, and Jewish.

The Reverend Michael Bittle (Master of Arts, University of Western Ontario, Master of Divinity, Andersonville Theological Seminary) is an Ordained Christian Minister of the Evangelical Christian Church in Canada. He is authorized by the Government of Ontario to solemnize marriages anywhere within the Province of Ontario, Licence # 48558. Michael is married, with three children, and they live in Hamilton.

Michael can be telephoned/texted at 289-684-6449, emailed at mbittle@newfocus.net, or write to:
The Rev. Michael Bittle
75 Cline Avenue North
Hamilton ON L8S 3Z5


Officiant - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins., 60+ Mins.
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Christenings, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Memorials

2 Reviews

Alison, Wedding Date: 07/31/2010
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I asked Rev. Bittle to be my officiant last minute, as my original officiant had backed out. He was very accommodating. He knew when to be funny and when to be serious during the ceremony. I had many comments about how wonderful he was from my guests.

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Andrina , Wedding Date: 02/20/2010
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Michael Bittle made our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. He suited our personalities wonderfully and all of our guests commented on how great of a job he did! We would highly recommend Michael!!!!!!!

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