ALBERTA Marriage Commissioner

Celebrations in the Canadian Rockies

An Outdoor Wedding in Banff National Park“I’ll marry you… anywhere” has been my motto for over a decade of performing wedding ceremonies in the Canadian Rockies, where Alberta law allows you to choose any location for your marriage ceremony.

The scenery is spectacular and the options are limitless! From a simple elopement at the Cascade Gardens to a lavish event at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. More casual or adventurous couples can access spectacular locations by gondola lifts, ski lifts, helicopter, hiking trails, horse riding, or mountain climbing.

See the LOCATIONS page for my favorite weddings locations.

Using the basic civil wedding ceremony as a framework, special words, poems, prayers, or readings can be included to make your wedding ceremony more personal and meaningful. It’s your celebration. My role is to guide you through it and make it official! It is “your day” and I’ll do it “your way” as much as possible. Marriage is a celebration of personal commitment between two persons. You can have fun sealing one of the most serious social contracts of your life.

Before receiving my appointment as a Marriage Commissioner in 1995, I worked for 22 years as a National Parks Warden and was involved in wildlife management, mountain rescue and avalanche control. My wilderness skills sometimes come in handy for ceremonies in remote locations.

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to you for making our wedding day extra special. We can’t remember when we last had such a fun time and laughed so much, it was a really wonderful way to start our married lives. …our friends have all said they thought we would do something weird for our wedding but everyone seems fascinated by the helicopter wedding.”
Fiona Gibson, Leicester, UK

(Rick Kunelius, Marriage Commissioner, Banff, Alberta,

Mountain Wedding Ceremonies

Rick Kunelius
Alberta Marriage Commissioner
Box 337, Banff, Alberta
Canada, T1L 1A5


I’ll Marry You Anywhere!