(Closed) Heads Up if you are looking to use St. Patrick’s church in the future

posted 8 years ago in Chicago
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Megan…what a weird policy. Is this their way of making money off weddings (ie they get a cut of the photographer’s fee that is approved by them) or is this for “preservation of the church” purposes? 

Good for you for choosing another venue.  Wedding planning is stressful enough.  You don’t need another “rule” to follow. 

Another reason why I never even thought of having my wedding ceremony/reception downtown.  The taxes, traffic, parking, etc.   It’s all just too much.  Chicago/Cook county taxes have a good way of making sure that potential customers DON’T come to Chicago.

Good luck on wedding planning!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Megan…..good job on “saving tips” even if you’re using a downtown venue.  I do have to give downtown Chicago props for beautiful photo ops, though. (Millenium Park? Chicago skyline? Awesome!)

I’m the opposite!  =) Always lived in Chicago.  I vowed to move to the suburbs as soon as I was able to.  I’m sick of the traffic, taxes, and over-priced everything just coz it’s “downtown” or at “Lincoln Park” or whatever.  I love free parking in the burbs, mom & pop restaurants, green grass, huge backyards, forest preserves where you can run, and the “family feeling” in the neighborhoods.  =)

 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Meganrose, sounds like you had trouble getting a hold of JoAnn, too??  lol!  We live in MA now (I lived in IL all my life)…so when we decided to get married in Chicago I was looking for a church that would marry us…and it seemed like a good choice!  😛  Anyway, it’ll be a nice vaca for almost all of our guests and luckily I already was leaning toward one of the photographers on their “list”.  WHEW!!!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I’m really curious about this policy!

Are they worried about high-powered flashes ruining any art? Or about photographers standing in inappropriate places during ceremonies?

If you know or find out any more, please share. Thanks!

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