Post # 1
My fiance and I are lookng to get have a Catholic ceremony in York, Maine but the church there only has a 1PM time slot. Does anyone know of any other places that I could look into? I have heard of people getting married at churches that don’t have current mass times as long as they bring in their own priest.
Post # 2
I don’t have anything helpful to add, but I’m getting married in York, ME too! Where are you doing your reception? Maybe you can do the earlier service, cocktail hour after, and then an earlier dinner?
Post # 3
I guess I’m missing something! Is there a reason 1 PM doesn’t work? And PP is right – it’s better to do an early dinner than a late dinner.
Post # 4
The Catholic Church is super strict about where you can get married, who can marry you, and at what time. That’s why the Catholic gap is a thing.
Post # 5
mare121 : We got married in the church at the end of June, in a small town. They only have Saturday Mass during the summer and the Saturday we got married was the last Saturday with no mass, so we got to choose any time we wanted. I would recommend looking up the Catholic churches in York and looking at their mass times and then contacting the churches that would work and ask them what their policies are. Good luck bee! Ps. I wouldn’t want a 1pm ceremony either!
Post # 6
No ideas, but congratulations! That’s a pretty place to get married.
Post # 7
I know nothing about the location, but I got married in my hometown church that my family has been associated with for years (I wasn’t a member because I’d moved away and started attending another parish). I had to get approval from both churches and a letter from my current priest saying it was okay to marry in another church. It was an easy process. I also had another priest do the service because I wanted the priest who married my parents and other family members to perform the ceremony. The residing priest agreed as long as he could assist in the ceremony, which was fine. Our ceremony was at 6 pm after the Saturday vigil mass which was at 4. You’ll just have to check around with other churches and see what their mass schedule is and if they are willing to let you be married there. Some will. Some won’t. Completely up to the priest.