Post # 1
I have been looking for a church that would be accepting to non-members. We currently attend a christian church but we want to get married in a catholic church. The way they look in person and in picture it is breathe taking. Someone please help!!?
Post # 3
So you just want to use the church as a backdrop?
Post # 4
I understand your feelings about wanting to use a Catholic Church. I am a catholic in Tacoma. I’m not sure about Seattle but in Tacoma you have to be a contributing member in order to have your service at the location. They do not allow rentals. I want to say that this is the case with most if not all Catholic Churches. You also are required to have sessions with the priest and your Fiance at the locale you are doing the ceremony at.
They are very particular and i even think there is a time requirement of membership to deter people from joining the church purely for their future marriage ceremony.
Post # 5
I would like to add that I too would like to get married in the Catholic Church and am thinking I will not be able to due to the requirements. I am confirmed and went to Catholic schools but have no record of attending for over five years. 🙁
Post # 6
Try looking up “historic” churches in your area. You might find some old ones that are either non-denominational or Episcopalian or something along those lines. My friends got married in the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco. It is a beautiful old stone church, not as ornate as a Catholic church might be, but it satisfied her mom’s desire for a church wedding.
Post # 7
I live in Seattle, but am a transplant from Portland, so I can’t offer much help in the area. I will say that I do know there are churches that do exactly what mhirni was talking about. I know of a couple in Portland actually, that are beautiful and anyone can rent them. Good luck!