First Civil Marriage Ceremony at Civic Centre

On June 7, 2023, Judy Smith, Municipal Clerk performed the first-ever Chatham-Kent Civil Marriage Ceremony. Ashley Glazier and Grant Chinnick of Blenheim exchanged vows in the presence of loved ones on the back patio of the Civic Centre. The ceremony took approximately 10 minutes. 

“As municipal clerk, I am honoured to have the authority to officiate non-religious, legal civil marriage ceremonies within Chatham-Kent. It is a privilege to be able to share in the couple’s special day and to be able to provide an enhanced service to the community,” said Judy Smith, Municipal Clerk.

For more information on Civil Marriage Solemnization, please visit our Civil Marriage Ceremonies page.