(Closed) Catholic Church Wedding help!!!

posted 8 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hello,  don’t know any churches in Covina but I’m also getting married in a Catholic Church next month.  We’re paying over $1000 for our church. $550 for church fees, $150 for musician, $150 for wedding coordinator, $150 for soloist aka singer, and a donation to the priest.  I think every church is different but just want to let you know what we’re paying. Hope this helps

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Indeed every church is different.  Our fees total $750 and that includes the coordinator, music and priest donation.  I would go directly to the church office and ask them. 

Post # 5
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972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

uhhhmmm my fees are only $200. I think if you are registered with the church the fees are half. Maybe its just my church.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Try City Search for churches in the area.  St. Phillips across the street from Pasadena City College on Hill is a beautiful Catholic Church too.  Very intricate detailing. 

Suggestion rent a small charter bus to transport your family and out of town guests from the church to the reception site to prevent people from getting lost. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine is $500, but $250 of that is refundable. If you are on a really tight budget, a church can’t “charge” you for the sacrament, just for the use of the space. Basically, they couldn’t (shouldn’t) be able to say “no you can’t get married because you can’t afford it.”

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We got married at the San Fernando Mission and all together it came out to about $1000 after all the fees (inlcuding priest, rehearsal, coordinator, etc.).  I’ve heard most average at about $800. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our fees are $500 for a Boston church. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was married at St. Martin of Tours, Brentwood.  Their fees are posted on their website which was helpful.  Every parish charges something different.  You could look into smaller chapels at Catholic schools or maybe a retreat house -Serra or the carmelite’s have one in Alhambra.  Ask your priest for some help if you need.  They prob have some good ideas. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I know exactly where you’re coming from.  I too didn’t want our guests to drive far from the church to the reception either, but we were/are on a budget so I did a lot of price checking.  At one point, our reception was going to be in Walnut, so I was looking at catholic churches in that area.  Some didn’t allow outside parishioners, and if they did it was a steep price; others didn’t return my calls. Prices vary widely; you’ll want to double check on the details if any of these sound good to you; it’s been a while and my notes are a little spotty.

St. Christopher, West Covina – $700

Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas – $800, but only $400 for Friday evening, includes church + priest, no music (the receptionist was really nice too; you’d be surprised how many are rude); looks pretty from website

San Gabriel Mission – $1000 for non-parishioners in the big church; something like $2000 in the chapel because it’s historic. 

St. John Vianney, Hacienda Heights – $700, including priest, church, coordinator, music, alter servers

St. John the Baptist, Baldwin Park – $480, not including music

Sacred Heart Church, Pomona – $300 minus $100 refundable deposit

St. Madeline, Pomona – $500 minus $150 refundable deposit

St. Joseph, Pomona – $600

St. Frances of Rome, Azusa – $520, not including music

St. Dorothy, Glendora – $400, need letter from your pastor that it’s ok to marry outside of your church; can bring in your own priest

St. Philip Benini, Brea – $1200, yes, twelve hundred!

St. Lorenzo, Walnut – I think it was about $500 or $600 now, but once the new church opens in Sept. 2010, prices will go up to about $700-$800 (don’t have my notes for this church with me)

Hope this helps!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We got married a Holly Family Church in Artesia. Its not the church we go to because our was not available on the day we were going to get married. So it was more expensive. Generally they raise the price if its not your church. We paid:

Church: $500

Pre mariage class you have to take: (Did it in Venice in one day) $80

Priest: $100

Wedding Coordinator: $100

Musicans: $250 ( really its like a sin to go with out these at least at the church I was at, I had asked if it was a must to have these and the guy told me well you’ll want them it dosen’t look right with out a musican) Really? I thought that was a bit much and made me feel obligated to get one at that point.:(

Alter attendents: $10

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@caprisun0325: Yay!  I’m so glad it helped!

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