(Closed) Cathedrals and Weddings

posted 10 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I dont know what an S.O. is I am having a jewish wedding in a cathedral, with a conservative rabbi,  I think its up to the Cathedral and then up to your officiant!  

You might check cathedrals that are part of a school where you are an alumnus. Good luck! 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Check episcopal cathedrals… many are gorgeous and I think they might be more flexible.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

If the cathedral is still an active Catholic church then from my understanding No you cant use it for anything but a catholic service with a priest presiding over it.  However you can look for Cathedrals that are now just historic landmarks not practicing churchs with congregations if you are in a large city. 

Or as WeddingKitty suggested go to either an Episcopal Church or a Presbeterian Church both denominations usually have beautiful churchs very similar to Catholic Cathedrals.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

It might help to indicate your location so that people can make recommendations.  I’m having my wedding in a Protestant cathedral in Chicago.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I’m having mine in an Episcopal Cathedral in Pennsylvania. It’s gorgeous!  Very traditional, and a lot of times you can get it more traditional or more modern depending on your taste.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

if you are looking at a catholic cathedral, then i don’t think that’s gonna happen.  but there are non-roman catholic cathedrals that are just lovely.  if u are in so. california, the glass cathedral is pretty famous and fabulous 🙂

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My sister had her wedding in the very ornate and lovely Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, which was previously a Catholic church but is now a historical landmark.  It was a big surprise to her when their Catholic priest told her he couldn’t perform the ceremony there!

You can only have a Catholic ceremony in a consecrated chapel, so if the cathedral or church is currently operating as a Catholic church, you’re out of luck.  But I agree that there are many gorgeous old churches that are now historical landmarks, or are not Catholic.  I would look into something like that.

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