Post # 1
I am desperate and need help!! I am getting married next may 2013 and my reception venue is at Jericho Turnpike, NY (Nassau County). I really want to find a catholic church that is near my reception venue.
I have called some catholic churches near there and they keep telling me to do it at my church but my church I am a member of is about 1 hr away. Do any of you have any suggestions which catholic church near or around Jericho Turnpike, NY that will be open to letting me have my wedding ceremony even though I am not a member??
From A Desparate Bride!!
Post # 3
@bride-to-be2013: Hmm that’s odd to me. Fi is catholic and normally as long as you’re willing to pay /welcome their members to the mass they don’t care if you get married there. I wish I could help 🙁
Post # 4
I’m having the exact same problem. My reception is an hour away from my church. I finally found a church that have us permission but I need a letter from my own parish to allow me marry outside of my parish. It’s such a headache! Good luck to you!
Post # 5
@bride-to-be2013: I’m suprised many said no. Why was the reason? Around here, normally any church will marry you if you are catholic and you pay the church fee. I’m suprised New York is like that.
Post # 6
Oooh are you an interfaith couple?? My Fi and I had no intention of getting married in a religious institution but his Irish Catholic church made it clear that unless I converted I couldn’t get married there.
Post # 7
St. Paul’s is sort of by there. http://saintpaulsbrookville.com (my aunt was married there 10 years ago or something in the middle of a snowstorm and the power had gone out, so they were married by candlelight. Very romantic!)
I would talk to your current church (if you are registered somewhere), and ask them if they will write you a letter of permission to marry outside the parish (most will). If you are not registered at a parish now, ask at the church you were last registered at (maybe where you were confirmed?). Then call the church you want to get married at and tell them you have a permission letter. That usually makes things easy because they know you’ve done your homework. Some churches are more lenient than others! The whole process is a little absurd if you ask me!