Date & Time of the Wedding

Application for marriage is normally made at least 6 months in advance. Since a wedding at All Souls involves the participation of church staff and volunteers adequate advance notice is essential. The couple will want to talk with a priest and make arrangements as far in advance as possible in order to reduce scheduling difficulties.

Generally, All Souls holds ceremonies on Saturdays, with one ceremony per Saturday, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., within the limits of scheduled parish events. Ceremonies may not be scheduled on Sundays, on Christmas Eve, on Christmas Day, or in the season of Lent (the 40 days before Easter) or Holy Week. It is preferable that weddings not be scheduled during the season of Advent (the 4 weeks before Christmas).

Marriage is a sacramental rite of the Church and takes place in the context of worship. As in every service of the Church, the priest is charged by Canon Law with the final responsibility for determining the appropriateness of all arrangements and details.


When available, the Parish Hall may be reserved for wedding receptions and should be requested at the same time as use of the church is arranged. A sexton’s services are included in the reception fee. Because of the requirements for preparing for Sunday worship services, Church facilities are not available for receptions on Saturdays if the anticipated ending time is later than 9 p.m.

Last Published: December 1, 2017 9:20 AM
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