Sweetheart Chapel, Niagara-on-the-Lake

It's All About Love

Niagara Renewal of Vows with Rev Deb

We are open once more after a time of hiatus.
At this time we are offering outdoor ceremonies only.  

We are able to accommodate elopements and vow renewals for 8 people (including the couple) to ensure proper physical distancing.

Please bring a mask.  We will provide sanitizer and separate pens.

NOTE: There is no access to washrooms.

Say "I do" all over again!

Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the romantic places in Canada, if not the continent. With its manicured lawns, flowing gardens, quaint shops, five star hotels and restaurants, fabulous wineries and attractions, it has become the "go to" place for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Why not make it an extra special visit and have a renewal or recommitment ceremony here at Sweetheart Chapel?

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What is a Renewal of Vows Ceremony?

A Renewal of Vows ceremony is a way to reaffirm your wedding vows to each other. It is a ceremony in which you will once more agree to the vows you have made.

We offer a very simple, meaningful ceremony that not only affirms and honours the commitment you have shared, but expresses your dreams and aspirations for the next part of your life together, or, with Deborah's assistance, you can create a more personalized service.

When is a Renewal of Vows appropriate?

Often couples choose to renew their vows on milestone anniversaries, such as the 10th, 25th, and so on. This is a special way to honour the years that have passed since the wedding while attesting that the love that brought you together remains as vital and strong as ever - or even more so.

Ceremonies of Renewal are also appropriate when couples have married without their loved ones' presence. Instead, they may have eloped, had a very small private service, or married out of town or country. If they wish to celebrate their union with family and friends who were not present at the wedding, a Renewal ceremony makes that possible.

Finally, Renewal ceremonies are appropriate anytime couples wish to reaffirm their dedication to their marriage and each other. They may have surmounted difficulties such as marital problems, illness, or disaster. Perhaps they have reached a milestone in their life together - a special birthday, a new home or job, the last of the children leaving home. A renewal of commitment is a lovely way to open a new chapter of your life as a couple.

How formal is a Renewal of Vows Ceremony?

As formal as you like! Some couples elect to renew vows in their own living room or backyard,with guests dressed casually. Others choose a lavish affair complete with caterers, tuxedos, gowns, and an orchestra. Guests may be treated to a reception afterward with champagne toasts, or a comfortable barbeque with colas and beer. It's entirely up to you.

The Process

When we receive your booking and payment, we then send along the Renewal of Vows  Ceremony via email to you. There you'll find several vow options. Simply let us know which ones you prefer when we finalize the ceremony details.

Please arrive five or ten minutes before your appointed time. There is  space in the driveway for your vehicles, so you do not have to worry about parking, which can be challenging in the summertime.  Please note that this is our home, and while there is a washroom available for your use, we do not have a change room. We expect that couples will arrive wedding-ready.

A Renewal of Vows at Sweetheart Chapel is an Unforgettable Experience
Each couple works with Bishop Deb to include personalized elements such as using the original vows used, adding a sand ceremony or involving family members in a meaningful way. We book a 30 minute reservation in our chapel or garden for your celebration.
 Includes a beautiful commemorative certificate suitable for framing.

ROV for Two 

A simple and intimate recommitment and renewal ceremony in our garden or chapel with Bishop Deb

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 ROV with up to Eight Friends

For those landmark anniversaries and occasions, it is fun to have your original witnesses and close friends celebrate with you.


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Deposit of $100

Balance of $75

New! Renew Your Vows at a Wedding Chapel in Niagara Falls. Details

Offsite Renewal
Sometimes couples decide to rent a venue and hold a larger celebration. Deborah is delighted to share in your happy occasion and will work with you to personalize the ceremony. Includes a beautiful commemorative certificate suitable for framing. A small travel charge may apply if the ceremony is taking place outside the immediate Niagara Region. Cost: $225

Payment Information


Your wedding must be prepaid (a $100 deposit is fine) and prebooked.

We can accept a VISA or Mastercard payment over the phone, if you do not wish to use Paypal. Simply call 905-468-9502 and speak with Bishop Deb. It will appear on your credit card statement as "The Angel Ladies."

Upon the receipt of your credit card payment, email money transfer or cheque, your requested date and time will be confirmed via email. Payments are non-refundable. The balance may be paid by phone or Paypal before the ceremony or in cash the day of the wedding.

For those paying by cheque, please call to express your preference for date and time and provide an email address. Send payments payable to "The Most Reverend Deborah Vaughan" to Box 1856, Niagara-on-the-Lake, On L0S1J0