The complete wedding guidelines can be obtained by clicking the link at the end of this page.
Our policy is non-negotiable and subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Rector.
PARISH MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT?
To receive the Sacrament of Marriage, at lease one of the parties seeking to marry must be Roman Catholic,
and a registered, active, contributing, and participating parishioner of The Basilica of Saint John the Baptist.
TIMES WHEN THE BASILICA IS AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS?
Friday Evenings at 6:00 PM - Selected dates in May and June
Saturdays at 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM (September - May)
No weddings in July or August
TIMES WHEN THE BASILICA IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS
Days or times other than those listed above.
Palm Sunday week
Lent through Easter Sunday weekends
and Any other time the Basilica has been scheduled for other events.
Any other time the parish staff deems it necessary that no wedding be scheduled.
During the months of July and August.
BOOKING THE WEDDING DATE
Available wedding dates may be obtained from the Basilica office. The wedding couple must:
Contact the Basilica Rector a minimum of nine months before the desired wedding date.
Confirm existing membership and participation,
Reserve and secure the date with a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 (transferable to another date if you need to reschedule.)
SCHEDULING THE WEDDING REHEARSAL TIME
Rehearsals are held on Friday evening at 5:00 or 6:00 PM.
Rehearsals are 30 - 45 minutes in duration.
When a wedding ceremony is scheduled for a Friday evening,
its rehearsal will be held on Thursday evening. The wedding rehearsal time must be confirmed when the ceremony itself is booked.
FOR THOSE PREVIOUSLY MARRIED?
A Declaration of Nullity must be provided at the time of your booking in order to demonstrate that you are now free to re-marry
in the Catholic Church. This applies to all forms of previous marriage, whether by a judge, by a religious leader in another faith tradition,
or common law. If you have any questions, please speak with the parish priest.