Christopher McGrath

Chris has lived in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood for 15 years and he will be happy to help celebrate your bilingual (English/French) wedding ceremony in any of Toronto’s vibrant communities. Chris has both a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont. He has been a keynote speaker at professional conferences and universities throughout North America. Chris volunteers with the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation’s Friends for Life Bike Rally, loves cooking and entertaining, and exploring the city’s parks with his rescue dog, Jolene. Chris would consider it a privilege to be a part of your celebration – and looks forward to working with you.

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Areas served

Toronto, Toronto Downtown, East York, Etobicoke, Midtown, North York, Scarborough, Old Toronto,

Reviews

Anonymous
Chris McGrath was such a pleasure to work with. His organized nature and sense of humour made us feel at ease the entire process. As two people who had very little interest in planning a wedding, with no preconceived notions, and provided him very little direction, Chris kept us on track and made sure we had considered the important things and had everything in place for the day of. He was professional, but warm, and our family and friends really appreciated his presence at our intimate gathering. A process we originally thought would be a nuisance, was quite enjoyable thanks to Chris.
Anonymous
A wedding day is already destined to be something stressful, but special. But when we met Chris McGrath and planned out our ceremony we knew it would be even more special than we imagined. He had a calm and reassuring sense of humour that made things feel manageable. And on the day of the ceremony, we both felt confident and relaxed knowing that Chris would lead us through the most important part of our day. Our guests commented on how joyful our ceremony was -- and we think it was because Chris was having just as much fun as we were! Thanks Chris!
Jean Pierre & Kim
Chris McGrath was patient and easy to work with. He was very friendly and met with us prior to the ceremony. He was flexible to meet our time and location. [July, 2018]
Anonymous
We had the absolute pleasure of having Chris McGrath as our wedding officiant. We could not have been happier with our choice. Chris was easy to communicate with leading up to our wedding day, he was accommodating to any needs that we had for our ceremony and gave really valuable advice. He ensured everything ran smoothly from the beginning to the end. He also performed the ceremony in both English and French as a lot of our family came from France to attend. We would recommend Chris anyone! Anonymous
Anonymous
Chris McGrath was fantastic throughout the entire process. He was professional each time we spoke and made us feel completely at ease leading up to the big day. He was extremely well spoken, well dressed, and made our day that extra little bit special. He allowed us to make the ceremony our own and still provided lots of guidance where we needed it. Many of our guests raved about him after the fact and we would highly recommend his services in the future! Anonymous September 1st, 2018
Greg & Jen
Chris McGrath was great and made decision making and the ceremony simple and enjoyable. This was important because we added in the complexity of a Labrador and baby Lucy to the wedding party. [October, 2018]
Yunfeng & Nikki
Chris McGrath was very friendly and professional. We would highly recommend his services. [October, 2018]
Jasmine & Christian
Chris McGrath was very easy going and a pleasure to work with. The meeting we had provided a lot of support and answered all of our questions! October, 2018
Karyn & Brendan
Chris McGrath was absolutely fantastic. Great to work with from start to finish. He answered our questions and delivered a ceremony that was true to us and what we wanted. We have received so many compliments about how that was the best ceremony our guests had been to. Thanks Chris! November, 2018
Will & Greg
I cannot begin to explain the value of having Chris McGrath officiate our wedding. From the initial telephone consultation his insight, warmth, and compassion were overly evident. Chris took his time in navigating us both through the entire ceremony well beforehand. His detailed preparation of how the day would look put both my new husband and I at ease. Even when some suggestions were made to personalize our ceremony, Chris was excellent at crafting our words seamlessly into his existing prepared template for us. This effort brought our heartfelt words to life. His calming demeanor was a source of strength during the reading of our vows. Our emotions were high, yet he managed to keep us present and centered, which enabled us to embrace the words of the moment. Simply put, Chris was excellent. Not sure how our day would have turned out without him. Will & Greg Sept 2018
Cora & Eric
Christopher McGrath was amazing! He made us both feel super comfortable, ensured our vows were en point, and even came out to meet me (the bride) before the ceremony to ensure I was ready. March, 2019.
Dave & Cristina
Our officiant Chris McGrath was absolutely fantastic. He got in contact with us well before our date and we met to discuss what we wanted for our ceremony. He was very flexible in meeting our needs and wrote an absolutely beautiful ceremony that was very "us". We have been getting so many comments from our family and friends about how amazing our ceremony was! Dave & Cristina May 2019
Brian & Edward
We were thrilled with Christopher McGrath and the incredibly tailored service he offered. We had a very generalized idea of what we wanted to happen when we married, and Chris pulled together all of these elements and then added some wonderfully meaningful and unique touches. He was very easy to communicate with, responded quickly to our questions, and made the entire process a joy! Highly recommend Chris and All Seasons. Thank you! Brian & Edward May 2019
Cedric & Rebecca
Working with Christopher McGrath was excellent! Chris guided us through all the particulars of getting married with experience, grace and humour. Chris was open to doing a new ceremony (wine instead of rings) and helped us craft it. We did a bilingual ceremony (French and English) and received several compliments about Chris’s French, our families were very touched we were able to do this ceremony in both languages. Chris understood our hopes for the ceremony and party and giggled with us through the ceremony (we were both so happy and could not contain our laughter and smiles). It was our pleasure to work with Chris and we really appreciate all the good advice he gave us and all the good humour he shared with us. Thank you Chris! Cedric & Rebecca June 2019
Matthew & Jessica
Christopher McGrath was amazing!! Made the ceremony super special and we were complimented on our service by most guests. Would highly highly recommend!! Thank you again Chris! Matthew & Jessica June 2019
Dawna & Robert
Chris McGrath was absolutely wonderful, it was such a pleasure having him as our officiant. Chris brings with him a warm smile, sense of calm and such a joyous presence. Chris made everything seem so simple and our ceremony was perfect. Thank you again. Dawna & Robert May 2019
Dany & Gemma
Christopher McGrath was amazing! We were extremely happy with him!!!! Thank you for making our day amazing! Dany & Gemma June 2019
Daniel & Aera
Christopher McGrath was amazing, and did a great job at making the ceremony enjoyable and stress-free. Very personable and great at directing two people who are not good at planning stuff without being overbearing at all! Daniel & Aera June 2019
Matt & Jess
My wife and I highly recommend Chris McGrath. We absolutely loved having Chris as our officiant. We knew we made the right decision after meeting Chris for the first time. His personalty and organization at our meeting really put us at ease. He did an amazing job easing us through the Ceremony and helping us stay calm through all the commotion before hand. Chris made sure everything ran smoothly, organizing the wedding party and our little ring bearer/flower girl. His upbeat personality and great narrative made for a perfect, short and sweet Ceremony. Thanks Chris! Matt & Jess June 2019
Alexander & Maral
Christopher McGrath was absolutely amazing! Alexander & Maral August 2019
Andrew & Denise
Christopher McGrath was a pleasure to work with. We had seen him in action for a friend's wedding earlier this year, so we were confident in our choice and knew he would do a great job! During our meeting, he was well organized and guided us through the legal requirements/paperwork and had his own templates to start from. From there we added our own vows and make a few tweaks via email. The whole process was very smooth and he was warm and encouraging throughout, it was like having a cheerleader:) It was important for us to have a ceremony that was inclusive and reflected our values and he totally got that. On the wedding day, he arrived early, stylishly dressed, with our vows printed out in large font so it would be easy for us to read. He has an excellent speaking voice and guided the entire ceremony process professionally. He was a calming presence on such an important day. Everything went off without a hitch, even though we did not do a rehearsal (we did not have a bridal party so did not find it super necessary). We would highly recommend Chris! Andrew & Denise September 2019