The following information has been compiled in order to assist couples who are planning to have their wedding at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. You may scroll down through the pages below, print them for your reference, or click on the links below to quickly jump to the sections of interest.
Before reviewing the information listed below, please understand that in the Catholic Church marriage is a sacrament, and therefore requires preparation to enter into the sacrament and requires prenuptial information, that should be ascertained through an ordained Catholic priest and/or an ordained Permanent Deacon. The Cathedral can only be reserved for the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Therefore, the Cathedral can only be reserved for a Catholic wedding. Non-Catholic wedding ceremonies can not take place in the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. For non-parishioners wishing to be married at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, it is required that the couple have designated a priest/permanent deacon of the Catholic Church to witness their vows and that the priest/permanent deacon send a letter requesting permission to witness the vows, to the Rector of the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
No wedding can be scheduled at the Cathedral until the couple has designated a member of the Catholic clergy to witness the vows and that all requirements for a valid Catholic wedding have been ensured. This testimonial will be provided by the Catholic clergy preparing the couple for the Sacrament of Marriage.
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