WHO MAY HAVE THEIR WEDDING AT THE CATHEDRAL?

 

  • The canon law of the Episcopal Church requires that at least one of the couple be a baptized Christian.
  • It is not necessary to be a member of the cathedral congregation, nor to be an Episcopalian, to have one’s wedding celebration here.
  • Since December 2015, the Episcopal Church has been authorized to conduct same-gender marriages.
  • A wedding in the cathedral is different from a ceremony that takes place in a home, a hotel, a judge’s chamber or another location. We expect that couples who come to the cathedral seeking God's blessing on their relationship will be open to a discussion of the spiritual nature of that relationship and the place of God in their lives.
  • The Episcopal Church requires two witnesses to attest to the wedding ceremony.
  •  If there has been a previous marriage, you must provide proof of dissolution, divorce, annulment or death, and proof of provision for any children.