The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant, which is more than a contract. Covenants always express a relationship between persons. The marriage covenant refers to the relationship between the husband and wife, a permanent union of persons capable of knowing and loving each other and God. The celebration of marriage is also a liturgical act, appropriately held in a public liturgy at church. Catholics are urged to celebrate their marriage within the Eucharistic Liturgy.

-United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Wedding Orientation Schedule

Date: 3rd Sunday of each month

Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Please arrive early – seating is on a first-come, first-served basis)

Location: Large Gallery

As a courtesy to our staff, volunteers, and other couples, please email [email protected] if you would like to cancel your registration for the Wedding Orientation.

Orientation Information:

Couples are required to attend only one (1) meeting at least nine (9) months prior to the proposed wedding date

Wedding date, time, and venue will be confirmed approximately three (3) to four (4) weeks after attendance of Wedding Orientation (please have backup wedding dates in case your first choice is unavailable)

Read and complete the following instructions in-person at the Wedding Orientation

Documents Due at Wedding Orientation (please bring copies of all applicable):

Baptism Certificate (newly-issued preferred)

First Communion Certificate

Confirmation Certificate

Wedding Preference Form (download form here)

Testimony to Prove Free State to Marry (Four (4) copies, download form here)

Pre-nuptial Questionnaire (Two (2) copies, form given at Wedding Orientation)

If already legally married and seeking blessing within the Catholic Church:

Civil Marriage License

If previously married:

Marriage License

Proof of Annulment

Final Divorce Decree/Judgement

Death Certificate


Reception Reservation

To reserve a venue for a wedding reception on Christ Cathedral’s campus, please contact the Hospitality and Events Department at [email protected].