(Closed) How much did you pay for your Catholic Church?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Darn this seems a lot!

Ours is $250 for the Church (both members of the same parish) and $150 for Pre-Cana.  I haven’t contacted the music director yet but I’m sure she’s no more than $200.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ours is 200.00 for the church itself (even tho we’re members) 200.00 for the priest (are you kidding me?!) 100.00 for the organist and 100.00 for “cleanup”, plus the “recommended” amount of 10.00 – 15.00 per altar server….

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our priest was amazing, we paid no deposit even though we were not part of that city and it only cost 350$ plus 150 for an organist, 150 for soloist and we gave 100 to priest. Other catholic churches in New Orleans run about 1,000 to 2,000 dollars or more.
It is rediculus!

My only suggestion would be to make sure you have a ceremony coordintaor. We did have one since the priest did everything but it would have made everything run smoother.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh and engaged encouter cost us 200$ for two nights for both of us. Not a bad deal with food included

Post # 36
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763 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We paid $1800. I know it is super expensive, but it was the only place that fit exactly what we needed.

Post # 38
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

$750 member fee – includes organist and flowers…if we were not members, $1500

$300 tip for  priest (or price of your wedding cake)

$40 mandatory for altar servers. now I know why so many kids sign up to be altar servers

they didn’t say anything about tipping the organist-but this post made me realize i should

 

on  the flip  side… church is stunning and they have great premarital counselling included. Pre-

cana was only $150 and we did private sessions.

 

 

Post # 39
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Busy bee

Ours was 1000 which is why we are having a garden wedding!

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

WOW! This is unexpected, our church doesn’t charge a fee – we have the option of making a donation – the amount of which is our choice. It IS a cute little country church though 🙂

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Ours is $150, $50 for the priest and $100 for the church, We still need to book the Organist.

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We actually just received our “fees schedule” in the mail today! It will be $660 for parish fee, cantor fee, musician fee, and liturgical consultant fee. I was hoping to keep the fees under $500, so a bit of a bummer, but not a killer.

Also, these fees are “subject to change” according to them. And since we are getting married in August 2014, I am sure they will increase a bit. Blah. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine is on the low side compared to some of the numbers you guys are quoting. Maybe because there are so many Catholic churches in Brooklyn. Really, there are 3 churches within reasonable walking distance from my apartment, so maybe it’s a supply and demand thing? ha ha

Ours is $300 for the Church, $125 each for singer and organist – so $550.

It’s $500 for out of parish.

 

Post # 44
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

$50 for the mandatory Engaged Couples Seminar, $300 for the church, and $250 for an organist!  I feel that’s too much but it is what it is.

Post # 45
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Bumble bee

1,500 but it’s the biggest church (Catherdral) in my city. We are also paying $100 for the pre-marital course.

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

$250 to get married there.

$150 for pianist or organist.

$150 for soloist (if we choose)

Donation to priest (not specified, but I know it’s expected and we will do it, $200?)

$55 for NFP seminar

$155 for engagement encounter

$800 for each of our annulments

TOTAL: $1760.00

Our church is in a slightly economically depressed area. It would be strange for them to charge more, I’d think. They also waive the fees for those who are seriously unable to pay them.

 

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