Post # 1
While there are some churches in my area that are less, I have always dreamed I would get married in one of the big churches in the city. These churches are goregeous and have been around for a long time. They don’t have any sentimental value to me, but I just love the WOW factor of them. Most of the churches in the city cost around $1,500. Just curious, what are you ladies spending on your church (church fees)?
Post # 3
@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
$300 for church, $100 minimum for priest’s fee, $700 to rent the church banquet hall
Post # 5
$1,600 for our church in Los Angeles. Includes everything…officiant, music and coordinator.
Post # 6
In 2008 ours was $1,400. Don’t know if it’s more than that today.
Post # 7
The church is only $250… and whatever we choose to give as a donation.
Post # 8
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
- 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
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
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
$850 – mine is a public cathedral that can allow any kind of ceremony take palce
Post # 13
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
Our church is $500, which doesn’t include a donation for the priest or music.
Post # 15
$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
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.