Carl Knutson

Carl lives in the Queen street west area of downtown. A great wedding requires a superb sense of occasion – and that is Carl’s forte. He’s an accomplished wedding officiant who enjoys helping couples make their ceremony just right. Carl’s performed over a hundred weddings since becoming a celebrant. However, he’s not pursuing volume. He prefers a personal touch. Or in Carl’s words… “Weddings are my chance to meet two people at their very best. Nerve-stricken, yes. Exhausted, often. But positive, excited, and mindful – always. The chance to guide you through the most important social event of your life is an honour. My promise is to craft the most meaningful, beautiful, and suitable, ceremony possible. My enthusiasm will match your own. We do this out of love."

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Areas served

Toronto, Yorkville, Rosedale, The Annex, Forest Hill, Lawrence Park, Lytton Park, Deer Park, Moore Park, Casa Loma, Garden District, St. Lawrence, Corktown,Wychwood Park, East York, Etobicoke, North York, Old Toronto, Scarborough, York, St. James Town, Regent Park, Moss Park, Alexandra Park, Parkdale, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Leslieville, Cabbagetown, Riverdale, Greektown, Little Italy, Portugal Village, Little India, Crescent Town, Thorncliffe Park, Weston, Oakwood–Vaughan, Willowdale, Downsview, Toronto Harbour, Toronto Island, Don River, Distillery District, Mississauga


Ann-Marie & Tamsin
Carl Knutson performed an absolutely beautiful ceremony. The words were his own and we couldn’t have asked for more true and meaningful ones. It was just perfect and we were so grateful to have his guidance as we worked to figure out what we wanted our ceremony to look like based on his suggestions and our wishes. In the end, we thought it was absolutely true to the two of us. We got many comments on what an accomplished speaker he was and how incredibly adept he was at putting us at ease. We couldn’t have been happier!
Scott & Liz
Back in the summer of 2006, I was lucky enough to marry the love of my life. But we were doubly luck that day because Carl Knutson was officiating. To say that he fulfilled the job with the utmost professionalism both misses the point and dramatically understates things. He, in fact, filled the role with immense amounts of creativity, taking care of details we didn’t even know existed. It was a first wedding for both of us and, to put it bluntly, neither of us were exactly the marrying kind. The whole process took us by surprise and threatened to overwhelm. Carl to the rescue! Though he hadn’t been ordained all that long, he thought of EVERYTHING. Not only that, he was always careful to suggest things in a way that made us think we’d thought of them ourselves. When I look back, Carl’s untiring efforts to make the day absolutely perfect is one of the things I remember most fondly. I recommend him without reservation.
Brian & Carol
Carl, thank you so much! You were the easiest part of our wedding. It was like having a friend do the ceremony, instead of a hired gun. We definitely appreciated all your help customizing the words. We thought you struck just the right tone. And your warm speaking voice helped us relax and enjoy the moment. You were perfect. Cheers!
Sarah & Chris
Having Carl Knutson perform our ceremony made a huge difference. We were searching for someone relaxed, but with a sense of occasion. We wanted humour in the ceremony, but it had to be grounded and respectful. Carl patiently worked with us on several drafts of the ceremony until we arrived at just the right tone. Then on the day – he made our families feel like an intimate part of the event. His delivery was just right. Sparkling, assured, and personable. Some guests were sad that the ceremony ended.
Lesley & Troy
Carl Knutson was amazing. He explained the whole process to us and what to expect. He took the time to listen and he created a beautiful and elegant ceremony. It felt like we had known Carl forever. Carl exceeded our expectations and our families were delighted. We could not have dreamed of a better ceremony.