Alan Viau, BSc, PhD

Alan is known as 'The Wedding Chaplain' and he is the best known wedding officiant in the Ottawa area. Recently a couple sent these remarks: 'We are over the moon happy with your performance at our wedding. Some of the comments we received from our parents and our guests is that you were personal, funny, a great public speaker, genuine and “ran the ceremony like a pro” lol. Luc and I are so happy we were able to have you head our ceremony. Please know that you do a fantastic job and anyone that hires you for their special day can sit back and relax because you have all the details and intimacy handled. Thank you +++Natalie and Luc. He conducts bilingual, multi-faith and multi-cultural ceremonies. Just one word of caution. He books up well in advance! Another couple said: If there was an "above and beyond' option, we would select that one. Alan is an amazing person. Everyone is still talking about how much they adored him! See more on his Video.

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Areas served

Almonte, Barrhaven, Carleton Place, Kanata, Manotick, Metcalfe, Nepean, North Gower, Ottawa, Ottawa Central, Ottawa South, Ottawa West, Stittsville

Reviews

Janique and Robyn
I just wanted to say thank Alan Viau so much for conducting our wedding ceremony. We got only wonderful comments from many guests on how well you performed the ceremony. A friend of mine asked about you. Her friend is looking for a minister for her upcoming wedding. I have directed her to the all seasons wedding web sites and told her to ask for your services. Hopefully you will be available. Thanks again for making our wedding ceremony such a fun and wonderful one.
Janique and Robyn
Mark and Marie-Rose
Alan Viau you are terrific!!! I felt like I was floating on a cloud at the wedding (particularly right after the ceremony, which was way more emotional than I'd been expecting)and so I don't think I thanked you properly before you left. We were very happy with the way you performed our ceremony. It was warm,personal, and just generally fantastic. Many of our guests has similar comments.
Mark and Marie-Rose
Maryse and Clement
Hello Mr Viau. After we met with you at the coffee shop, we knew we had chosen the right person to conduct our wedding ceremony. And indeed, you were amazing... with your calming presence, your experience, and the way you made everyone feel part of that beautiful family reunion. You guided us like a Chef d'orchestre. Your sense of humor and ability to adapt to unplanned events (like my youngest son wanting me to hold him all the time!) was greatly appreciated. You really made our wedding a magical day for which Clement and I will always be grateful.
Maryse and Clement
Martin et Chiara
Cher Alan Viau, Merci pour te belle présence samedi dernier. Nous étions ravis de t'avoir comme célébrant et te remercions bien chaleureusement.
Lavinia and Brendan
Thank you Dr Viau for guiding us and taking such great care of us all. Our guests had great things to say about you and the ceremony. They thought you were very friendly and approachable and the fact that you read in both French and English was the icing on the cake, so to speak. the ceremony was very moving and all the guests were all fighting back tears of joy. They especially loved the candle lighting for our loved ones and the special promise to the children. Thank you so much Alan for helping us make our wedding day unforgettable.*
Lavinia and Brendan
Kendel & Christopher
Alan Viau is an amazing person.If there was an "above and beyond' option, we would select that one. We are so lucky to have had him perform our special day! Everyone is still talking about how much they adored him!
Donald & Liah
Alan Viau went beyond our expectations. We wanted a friendly, relaxed, happy ceremony with lots of laughter. Alan made a number of suggestions during our frist meeting that we loved. He also went with the flow during the ceremony, as there were a few parts that were not formally planned. :) All of our guests loved it, and commented on it being one of the best weddings
Andrea and Alex
Alan was amazing. From our first meeting he made both of us feel comfortable and we shared a lot of laughs. On our wedding day he made everyone feel at ease and we can't thank him enough for making our ceremony better than we ever expected. And also a big thanks for braving the -15 weather!
Andrea and Alex
Jessica and Matthew
Alan Viau is a confident, experienced professional and that comes across immediately when you meet him. He offered us examples of ceremonies, was open to all the changes we wanted to make, and provided helpful advice about structure, flow, and little elements that we never would have thought of without him. He has an excellent voice and calming demeanour, and our families really appreciated the tone he set for the ceremony. I'm so glad he was available for our day and would most certainly recommend him again.
Stephanie L
Dear Mr Viau, my fiancé and I attended Vanessa and Sylvain’s beautiful wedding ceremony this Saturday (June 2) at the National Art Gallery in Ottawa (I was actually the one who read the French portion of “A few words about love”) and we were very impressed by your services. We both loved your warmth and sensitivity. In addition to this, you came highly recommended by the newlyweds. Having said this, my fiancé and I are getting married on October 5, 2013. Now, I know there is still quite some time before the big day but, I as I understand it, you are in high demand. I would love to find out from you if you perform ceremonies on the Quebec side (our venue will be at Le Belvedere, near Wakefield), Awaiting your reply.Much appreciated.
Jessey and Jeremy
Hi Alan, Thanks so much for everything. We haven't seen the video yet, but many, many people have commented how fantastic you were and I think Blair said it was the best ceremony he'd seen you perform. Everyone laughed at the right moment, was touched at the right moment...and Jeremy and I felt really great and *surprisingly* calm. If you'd ever like to use me as a reference, I'd be happy to provide that.
Jessey and Jeremy
Stephanie and Eric
Hi Alan, A massive thank you from both Eric and I. We couldn’t be happier that you were part of our Big Day. Thank you for ensuring that everything went so smoothly. Thank you again for everything.
Stephanie and Eric
Cheri & Neil
Hi Alan, We are finally back home in Singapore and missing all our amazing friends and family already. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so perfect. People kept asking me where I had found such a great officiant! You were the perfect choice and I can see why you are in such high demand, we are so lucky to have been able to have you. Thanks for everything and if you need anything from us, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again,
Kayla & Tyler
We just wanted to say thank you Alan Viau!! You are awesome!! You did an amazing job conducting our wedding ceremony, it was unique, intimate and yet humorous and memorable! Our family and friends had such great things to say about you!! You had a very calming presence, that I was able to relax, because I knew the ceremony was in good hands. Thank you again for being apart of our special day!!
Umesha & Graham
Alan Viau is a true pro - he was warm, welcoming, humorous, and made us feel so comfortable on our special day.
Rob & Nathalie
Hi Alan, We wanted to take a quick minute to thank you again for making our day even more special for us! The reviews I read about you do not do you justice. Your profeesionalism and attention to detail made the experience very enjoyable. Your experience helped us make little changes that made our ceremony flow even better than what I expected. Again a huge thanks and have a great day!!!!
Mary and Pat
Dear Alan (Viau) Pat & I would like to Thank you so much for performing our wedding ceremony. It was a perfect setting, with the perfect people .... All in all, the perfect evening and everything we could have hoped for. Thanks to your casual approach, it was a stress free atmosphere where we could just be ourselves and enjoy the moment. We're so glad that you had the time to share with us and very grateful that you were able to weather the storm to be with us. With fondness Mary & Pat
Marc and Sophie
Hi Mr. Viau, You performed my husband and I's wedding ceremony in 2013 at Strathmere. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary not too long ago, and I have been reflecting a lot on that day recently. I just wanted to say thank you again, for performing our ceremony. More particularly, I am very, very thankful you suggested that we perform the warming of the rings ritual. You see, my father passed away earlier this year in March and our wedding was the last true happy event I have of him, so memories of that day are very precious. While I may not know what his wish was, when our rings got to him, it means the world to me that he was part of our ceremony in such an intimate way. I will forever cherish memories of my dad, and I'm so happy to look down on my wedding band and know that it contains all the love from my dad and the rest of our family and friends. So thank you for encouraging us to include that ritual in our ceremony. And please continue to encourage other couples to include that ritual, if they can. I didn't realize the importance of that ritual back when we decided to do it, but I will forever be thankful that you suggested that we go ahead with it. Sincerely, Sophie
Clare and Chris
Thank you once again for officiating our ceremony on New Year's Eve! You were very professional and made us both feel very comfortable. We had many guests come up to us during the reception to tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how much they enjoyed you! Thanks for helping bring our day together and make memories that will last a lifetime! Clare and Chris
Clare and Chris
Helene et Pierre
Tous nos invités ont apprécié la gentillesse d'Alan Viau et notre cérémonie bilingue. Merci!
Virginia & Byron
Hi Alan, We just want to say Thank You so much for making our big day extra special. Your knowledge and expertise made it really easy for us and we had such a great time working with you. Everyone commented on how fun our ceremony was and that you made it extra special for everyone watching! They loved you and your vibe! We ran into the other bride you were officiating for the night before the ceremony and they were just as excited as we were to work with you! If you ever need recommendations in the future please let us know and we would be happy to provide them. I can't imagine anyone else getting us as much as you did and having as much fun with us as you. Thank you again for being awesome and making our day awesome! Virginia and Byron
Virginia & Byron
Kelly & Joshua
Alan Viau was very helpful! He gave us an outline, explained things that were required and things we could adapt and then performed our ceremony flawlessly. Alan provided an excellent outline of a ceremony and worked with us to create a personal and uniquely "us" ceremony. We would just like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. The ceremony is the most important part of our day and it was absolutely perfect in every way! Thank you Alan!
Virginia and Byron
We just want to say Thank You so much for making our big day extra special. Your knowledge and expertise made it really easy for us and we had such a great time working with you. Everyone commented on how fun our ceremony was and that you made it extra special for everyone watching! They loved you and your vibe! We ran into the other bride you were officiating for the night before the ceremony and they were just as excited as we were to work with you! Thank you again for being awesome and making our day awesome!
Virginia and Byron
Virgnia & Byron
Hi Alan, We just want to say Thank You so much for making our big day extra special. Your knowledge and expertise made it really easy for us and we had such a great time working with you. Everyone commented on how fun our ceremony was and that you made it extra special for everyone watching! They loved you and your vibe! We ran into the other bride you were officiating for the night before the ceremony and they were just as excited as we were to work with you! If you ever need recommendations in the future please let us know and we would be happy to provide them. I can't imagine anyone else getting us as much as you did and having as much fun with us as you. Thank you again for being awesome and making our day awesome! Virginia and Byron
Monique & Jason
Dear Alan, We would like to say thank you so much for officiating our wedding! You did a beautiful job, our ceremony was short and sweet, just the way we wanted it. Your clear voice, warmth and kindness guided us through the ceremony. Thank you for making everything go smoothly and easy, your sense of humour helped during my emotional moments hahaha!!! We are grateful and thank you again for everything. We hope you had a good time too :)
Monique & Jason
Karen & Raymond
Thank you so much for making our evening very special! You were fantastic and we loved your calming demeanour - yoga like! Our guest enjoyed the service and you kept their attention. Thank you again!
Kaila & Bennett
Alan (Viau) is fantastic! He made us both feel comfortable, and had the same effect on our wedding guests. We received so much positive feedback and so many glowing reviews about our ceremony. This was all thanks to the tried and true formula that Alan provided (only slightly customized by us). He was flexible, thoughtful, efficient, and charismatic - exactly what we were looking for. Thank you Alan and All Seasons Weddings. Kaila & Bennett Sept 2015
Kaila & Bennett
Catherine and Justin
Hello Alan (Viau), Justin and I wanted to thank you very much for having celebrated our wedding with us. We had a wonderful time, and everything felt so easy and special. What a surprise and joy to find out that you come from the same town as my mom's family - it made the ceremony all the more intimate. Also, we're very grateful that you insisted we leave for a few minutes to go next door. The egg roll photos were our most cherished. Many thanks again, Alan. Catherine and Justin
Natalie and Luc
Alan (Viau), We are over the moon happy with your performance at our wedding. Some of the comments we received from our parents and our guests is that you were personal, funny, a great public speaker, genuine and "ran the ceremony like a pro" lol. Luc and I are so happy we were able to have you head our ceremony. Hopefully we followed all the tips you gave us on positioning for the kiss etc! lol Please know that you do a fantastic job and anyone that hires you for their special day can sit back and relax because you have all the details and intimacy handled. Thank you,
Natalie and Luc
Miranda
Alan is a very charismatic, engaging and experienced officiant. He takes great pride in making each wedding ceremony unique to the couple he is working with. His sense of humour and his calm demeanor make a wonderful combination on a wedding day. Many guests commented after the ceremony that it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended. As a Wedding Planner, I would recommend Alan anytime to clients!
Cathy & Jonathan
Jonathan and I wanted to say a huge thank you for marrying us on Saturday! You did an excellent job, keeping us on track (and helping me stay calm!). We found the ceremony so touching and emotional, as did all of our guests. You found the perfect balance between lighthearted and solemn moments throughout the service. We felt we were in great hands and we appreciated how you let us personalize and make the service our own!
Cathy & Jonathan
Katherine & Robert
Alan (Viau) was great. He really knows his stuff, can work the crowd and keep the ceremony moving along (we asked for a quick ceremony). He also helped to keep us focused (we giggled a lot) and has a way of gesturing you to what you're supposed to be doing so it's not so obvious to your friends and family. I know another couple who booked him after seeing him at our wedding and I refer him to anyone I know is getting married. Would recommend Alan to anyone! Katherine & Robert 04/30/2016
Katherine & Robert
Tammy & Colin
Alan (Viau), I have no words to adequately say to you how I felt about the ceremony you performed for us. No words. You blew me away. You seemed to understand who Colin and I were as a couple, and you brought that understanding to our ceremony. I was blown away. Repeatedly through the evening, and several times since, guests let me know that this was the best ceremony they'd ever been to. I was told repeatedly that they were moved by you and by the intimacy of the ceremony. Things did not start off smoothly for me and it threw me into a state of emotional chaos. After everything, my emotions were raw and I could barely hold in the tears anymore. Then, you performed an incredible ceremony, and the evening was saved. I still had the beautiful ceremony I was looking forward to and I was able to let my tears for the dress fiasco slip away. Thank you Alan. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me something THAT valuable. I smile every time someone tells me that mine was their favourite wedding. With love, respect, and gratitude. Tammy & Colin Feb 17th, 2017
Laura and Jeff
Hello Alan! We wanted to send you the biggest thank you for making our wedding the best day of our lives. It was a common consensus amongst all of our guest: the ceremony was the best ceremony they're ever attended. An outdoor non-church wedding was a first for both of our families, so we were worried what they'd think... but they absolutely loved it. You were incredible, amazing to work with, and so patient with Gran. I don't know what you said to Jeff prior to me coming down the aisle, all I know is that you were the only person who was able to calm him down and he is so grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Alan, because of you, our ceremony was one that all of us will remember for the rest of our lives. Jinbon has finished his highlight video of the wedding, highlighting the ceremony beautifully:
Anthony & Anita
We’d like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony. So many of our guests remarked about your lovely words and how intimate and personal the ceremony felt. Thanks for being easy to coordinate with and arriving in advance to walk our family through the organization. We appreciate how smooth and relaxed the ceremony was, and will always remember how happy we felt! Thanks for everything. Anthony and Anita Sept 8th, 2018
Mikhail & Jennifer
Jennifer and I wanted to thank you once again for officiating our wedding ceremony on August 4th, 2018. Everything went exactly as planned and it was a truly beautiful and memorable day we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you Alan Viau for the memories. Mikhail & Jennifer
Mikhail & Jennifer