Post # 1
I’m posting on the off-chance that someone getting married June 18, 19, or 20 in June doesn’t have a church yet..
Anyways St Andrews by the Sea is a gorgeous little stone chapel right on the water in Rye, New Husband.
We reserved it for our June 18 wedding, hoping that my uncle (a Catholic priest) could marry us there. Turns out, the Catholic Church won’t allow a Catholic wedding in a non-Catholic church. So now we’ve cancelled our reservation there…so if anyone is interested, call them (or PM me for more info)
Post # 3
I’m just curious. There must be other reasons why it doesn’t work because Catholic weddings can be held as long as it’s a regular house of worship. Is this chapel not a house of worship?
Catholic weddings can be held in any house of worship as long as you get a dispensation from your home church and with the permission of the diocese in which that chapel resides.
Post # 4
Oh wow, that’s where I’ve gone every summer of my entire life, my grandparents are buried there. I always dreamed of having my wedding at St Andrew’s, but almost none of my family lives near there anymore and all of our friends are here in Baltimore, so we decided not to have a New Husband destination wedding. I’m so sorry it didn’t work out for you! But it is lovely, isn’t it… There’s a Catholic church on the right next to the post office up Central Rd if you like the area, I’ve never been inside but the outside is nice.
@pren79: It’s an Episcopalian chapel, that’s probably the problem.
Post # 5
@pren79 I think it depends on the diocese.. The priest I spoke to called them to double-check, and reported back that two Catholics can only be married in a Catholic Church. If one of us was not Catholic, then we could get married in another house of worship. My fiance does not consider himself Catholic (chose not to be Confirmed, etc.), but he was baptized… and that’s enough for this rule to apply, in this Diocese, apparently. Frustrating!
@hopewell To add to the frustration, the nearby Catholic church (St. Theresa’s) doesn’t do weddings of non-parishioners! But we’re over it now. We are going to have an outdoor non-religious ceremony on the waterfront at our reception site, and then an small Catholic wedding at another church the next day.