Catholic wedding - The Cathedral Parish in St Augustine
The Cathedral Parish in St Augustine is the perfect place for your catholic wedding. The cathedral is gorgeous.
Below you can find some information that the Cathedral Parish has on their website about weddings. Please go to their website for more information.
From the website
"Photographers and Videographers
Photographers and videographers are welcome to film the liturgy but may not intrude upon the liturgical action. Flash photography and external lighting are permitted during the processional and recessional, but NOT during the liturgy. Please advise your photographer and videographer that neither equipment nor personnel may be in the sanctuary (altar area) or in the doorways leading to the sanctuary during the wedding liturgy. In the Cathedral, equipment may be set up in the following locations: the center aisle, and the corners of the transepts with the nave. Pictures may be taken for one half-hour following the wedding. Please respect this time as there may be another wedding, Mass, or the hearing of confessions following your liturgy. Sometimes with all the excitement, the picture taking gets rather noisy. Please remember that you are still in a house of prayer and there will be people coming into the church."
"Time for Weddings and Rehearsals
Weddings may be scheduled on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica and at St. Benedict the Moor Church. Weddings may also be celebrated on Fridays at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., or 7:00 p.m., depending on availability.
[P.N. – Weddings are not permitted in the p.m. of the Saturday prior to Palm Sunday, or during the Easter Triduum, or on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, the Saturday evening prior to Thanksgiving Day due to the City of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights ceremony or the first Saturday in December due to the City of St. Augustine’s annual Christmas parade .]
Rehearsals are normally scheduled on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. or Fridays at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals MUST BEGIN PROMPTLY.
The marriage coordinator will wait no more than 10 minutes for a wedding rehearsal to begin. Request for rehearsals on other days and times may be requested."
"The following must be received in order to reserve a date for a wedding in the Cathedral Parish
1) Confirmation(s) from the priest(s) or deacon(s) via fax, letter or e-mail that explicitly state that he will officiate at the wedding and/or is assuming responsibility for your marriage preparation. If the same priest or deacon is assuming responsibility for both preparation and officiating, one letter is acceptable. Priests/deacons from outside the Diocese of Saint Augustine must also state that they commit to providing a Letter of Good Standing issued by their chancery. The Letter of Good Standing is to be included in the completed wedding file.
2) A completed, signed contract from the couple.
3) A 50% deposit of the qualifying church fee. (Payable to the Cathedral Parish)"