Weddings

We welcome you to the Cathedral for your wedding, and we congratulate you on your decision to marry! When lived with respect and fidelity and with faith in Christ’s sustaining presence, marriage can be an extraordinary blessing throughout all of life’s moments.

Process

  1. Read through the Wedding Booklet and this webpage.
  2. Complete this inquiry form.
  3. After you fill out the Inquiry Form, Lisa Kantz will be in touch with you in 2 business days.

Scheduling

Couples are to contact the Parish Office at least six months before any wedding plans may be made. It is most important that arrangements are made first with the priest/deacon before any other arrangements are finalized (i.e. reception facilities, caterers, etc.). Weddings can be held in the Main Church of the Cathedral or in the Lady Chapel, located behind the main sanctuary at the west end of the Cathedral.

Due to the great number of events held at the Cathedral throughout the year, weddings may be held at the Cathedral only on Saturdays at 10am, 12noon, or 2pm. Wedding rehearsals are typically scheduled Friday evening at 6:30pm. Other times for rehearsals may be requested or required depending upon the Cathedral schedule.

Because of the large number of weddings at the Cathedral, the clergy staff are able to witness only the weddings of parishioners of the Cathedral. Non–parishioners must contact a priest or deacon to be responsible for their wedding and be present for the rehearsal. Couples whose wedding is to be witnessed by a priest or deacon who is not on staff at the Cathedral must request permission from one of the Cathedral parish clergy. More details are included in the Wedding Booklet (above).

Fees

The fee for use of the Cathedral for a wedding is $1200.

In light of the large amount of time and effort that planning a wedding requires on the part of the presiding priest or deacon, it is suggested that the couple make a personal offering of $150 to the celebrant.

Fees for musicians are in addition to the fee for use of the church. Basic fees are $250 for the organist and $150 for the cantor/soloist. Additional charges may apply. See the Wedding Booklet section on liturgical music for more details. These fees must be paid to the Cathedral no later than 60 days prior to the wedding.

Archdiocesan Resources

In addition to reading the Wedding Booklet (above) for information on documentation, scheduling, fees, marriage preparation, liturgical and music planning, we believe the following resources are useful: