(Closed) How much are you paying for your church?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mlb032488: well the Cathedrals are often priced on location and the fact that they’re pretty so that sounds about right. we haven’t worked out all the fees yet, so i’m not sure what ours will be!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

$300 for church, $100 minimum for priest’s fee, $700 to rent the church banquet hall

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

$1,600 for our church in Los Angeles. Includes everything…officiant, music and coordinator.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

In 2008 ours was $1,400.  Don’t know if it’s more than that today. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

The church is only $250… and whatever we choose to give as a donation.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

our church (we are members of the Parish) and our fee is $100. the music and coordinator are free. of course we plan on tipping so all together i think we are looking at $400 for everything.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Our chuch is $600. The priest will be extra, as well as any music or services we use through them.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We chose a cathedral, so it was more than other places around. But it was also a little more because I am not a member at that particular church.

It is going to be around $850, but that doesn’t include the priest (I think it’s $250 min), singer ($125) alter servers ($50 each) – and then tips. I think the $850 includes the day of coordinator and the music, minus the vocalist. 

If we would have had it at my parish church,  however, it would have been much cheaper… whatever we wanted to give as a donation.. which, is what I think most of our local parishes are like that are outside of the city. But unfortunately, we’re closing before the big day. 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i know there is a gorgeous church in philly that lets non-parishoners marry there for $1000, but that may have gone up a few hundred since i last checked sometime in 2009. i have my heart set on another beautiful cathedral church though so i really hope they aren’t too far over the $1k mark.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

$850 – mine is a public cathedral that can allow any kind of ceremony take palce

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re getting married in a Basilica, only open to parishioners and alumni of the university, not the general public.  The church fee is $750, priest fee is a suggested $250, organist is $175, and cantor would be $175 (we are actually having the entire liturgical choir, so instead of paying the cantor $175 we are paying the choir $500).  There is also a mandatory day-of-coordinator, who I believe we have to pay and tip (should look that up!). It’s expensive, but for us it is worth it.  It’s a beautiful church, and it’s where we went to mass together the first three years of our relationship. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mlb032488:

Our church is $500, which doesn’t include a donation for the priest or music.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

$800.00 but thats with a discount and not including the additional required fees (organist, cantor, deacon, etc.) total will be closer to $1500.00. Two other churches I looked at were $3000.00 and $4500.00

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our church is $500, which is cheap for Chicago.  Most of the other more popular ones are at least $1,000.  Luckily mine is tucked away in a neighborhood and not a lot of people know it’s there.  And it’s BEAUTUFUL!  However, I honestly don’t know what the $500 includes and should probably check on that.  They’re so relaxed about the whole thing that I’m sure it includes everything.

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