(Closed) Q’s about St Patrick’s Cathedral

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Like most Catholic churches, St. Pat’s is pretty strict about what can and can’t go on during a marriage ceremony, which is a sacred rite up there with Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and the Last Rites. For example, only religious music can be played – meaning "Here Comes The Bride" is out because it is secular. Also, no outside musicians are allowed – they supply their own.

You have to interview to get a spot, so they can make sure you’re JC worthy, I guess  : )  Interviews must take place at least one year prior to your wedding.

But here’s the catch – you have to be a current parishoner, or live within the parish boundaries to have your wedding there – so if you don’t live in the area, you’re SOL. The minimum donation for the ceremony is $2000. If they don’t allow outside musicians, it is highly unlikely they allow outside clergy, so I think your uncle is out of the question.

Give them a call and ask your questions…


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