(Closed) Catholic Churches in Newport, RI

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

St. Mary’s RCC in downtown Newport is absolutely gorgeous and has a neat history. I toured it with one of my Catholic friends when were in college. JFK and Jackie were married there.

There is also a Catholic college in the town, Salve Regina College and they have amazing mansions on the campus. They are open to outsiders being wed in the campus chapel.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Good luck!  I’ve been trying to find a Catholic Church in Newport for MONTHS!  St. Mary’s will only marry parishoners… you might want to check out St. Augustine’s, I think they let non members, but they wouldn’t let us because they don’t do Sunday weddings, which is the case with basically all the churches I’ve tried to contact within a 20 mile radius  (sorry for the rant!).. let me know if you find anything!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Still had absolutely no luck.  I have two more churches to try (I’ve literally done a 20 mile radius) and then we’re just going to do a non-church wedding because I really don’t have many other options.  We booked Castle Hill, so excited about it!  What about you?

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fiance and I will be getting married at St. Joseph’s on Broadway and Mann. We heard a lot of stories about the difficulty of finding Catholic churches that allow non-parishioners. I am a parishioner at my church in Boston (and my fiance registered after our engagement) which made it much easier.

My advice would be to join a parish close to where you live (it is helpful down the road). If you contact St. Joseph’s, email Father Malm directly as he will forward it onto Virginia the wedding coordinator at the parish. She will instruct you on the steps. Most churches in Newport are fairly strict due to the requirements of the Archdiocese.

St. Augustines allows non parishioners only for Saturday weddings. They don’t allow Friday’s and from what I read above Sundays either. Leave a message for Sister Josephine.

Also, look at Salve Regina’s chapel. The wedding coordinator is Diane Titus: [email protected] and she was very helpful.

Just note that most of the churces that allow non-parishioners request that you find your own priest. The priest at my parish is willing to travel however if he wasn’t I was going to contact the Archdiocese or a seminary near by.

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013
Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CBow7:  Do you have the email you used for St. Joseph’s?  I had sent them an email but hadn’t heard anything back yet.  My parents live in New Husband and still attend the church I grew up in, so I’m sure our priest wouldn’t mind traveling to marry us…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TaraWhitney:  We went with Alternate Angles- I don’t know what your budget is, she’s a bit pricey, but photography was a big one for me, so I thought she was worth it based on what I saw and meeting with her!  We’re doing our ceremony at St. Joseph’s (still need to find a priest) and reception at Castle Hill Inn!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I can’t believe you’re getting married September 7, 2013 too! I am as well, at Glen Manor in Portsmouth, RI. My family is also from Dartmouth, although I grew up in Mass and live in Washington DC now. 

I am getting married at St. Anthony in Portsmouth since that is closer to our wedding venue. 2:00 PM is a tough time slot though ๐Ÿ™

Where are you ladies blocking hotel rooms? And where are you reserving a bridal suite?

Thanks for any help on that!

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