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(Physical) 914 St. John Street; (Mailing) 515 Cathedral Street, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70501 337-232-1322
Our Wedding Process at the 
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Inquire

Complete Online Wedding Inquiry Form

Complete this brief form to get the process started.

Meet

Meet with Wedding Coordinator

Come to the parish and meet with our Wedding Coordinator, Danielle Huval. The date of the wedding will be scheduled at this meeting.

Grow

Couple Preparation for a Happy Marriage

The couple will complete a marriage preparation process that will give them the best possible start to a happy life together.

Marry

Wedding Day

Begin a Life together of Christian Marriage, blessing your family, the Church, and the world.

WEDDINGS AT CATHEDRAL

Couples wishing to be married in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist are encouraged to contact our Wedding Coordinator at 337-232-1322 to discuss scheduling and procedures.
All engaged couples must plan to meet with our Wedding Coordinator a minimum of eight months prior to the intended wedding date to allow sufficient time for marriage preparation as directed by Diocesan policy. We accept reservations and deposits up to twelve months in advance of your intended wedding date.
Weddings at the Cathedral are celebrated on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM and on Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Saturday evening Wedding Masses are reserved for Parishioners, and they may request them at any time.  Non-Parishioners may request a Saturday Evening Wedding Mass depending on availability of the Church and Celebrant, and no earlier than 10 months before the wedding date.  No weddings are celebrated during Lent.
Before the couple comes for their appointment with our Wedding Coordinator, they are required to have the following documentation/funds (check or money order) to present at the time of the meeting.
 
  • Familiarize yourself with our marriage preparation program, Witness to Love, by reviewing the information at their website: witnesstolove.org
  • Updated BAPTISM certificate (dated within 1 year of anticipated wedding date)
  • LETTER OF PERMISSION from the Pastor of the bride if she is not a St. John parishioner. 
  • Notarized AFFIDAVIT stating there is “no previous marriage” by any party who is non-Catholic. This should be completed by a parent, sibling, or close relative of the non-Catholic party. 
  • ANNULMENT documents, if applicable 
  • NAME of celebrant 
  • $1500.00 MAINTENANCE USE FEE (non-refundable after appointment) for non-parishioners of St. John Parish. This can be in the form of a check or money order made payable to St. John Cathedral.   
  • $500.00 WEDDING FEE for registered (active & supportive) parishioners of Cathedral Parish. (You must be registered with the Parish at least three years before beginning the wedding process). This can be in the form of a check or money order made payable to Cathedral of St. John. 
  • $250.00 DEPORTMENT DEPOSIT refundable upon request after the wedding, providing conduct and behavior of the wedding party was appropriate for rehearsal and wedding. It is the responsibility of the couple to ask for the refund within 30 days following the wedding. Please make this check payable to Cathedral of St. John. 
  • $200.00 BASE FEE - ORGANIST/MUSIC COORDINATOR made payable to Cathedral of St. John. Any additional fees, when applicable, are payable at least 2 weeks before the wedding. 
  • $200.00 BASE FEE - CANTOR/VOCALIST made payable to Cathedral of St. John. This policy is for any and all weddings at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Any additional fees, when applicable, are payable at least 2 weeks before the wedding. Effective 9/1/2016. 
Please Note: Your wedding date IS NOT SECURED until all of this documentation has been presented, fees paid, and all requirements have been met.
Forms to download:
  • Florist Permit
Music
This process begins when the Cathedral Organist, Mr. Thomas Niel contacts you to make the necessary arrangements as soon as your wedding is on the church calendar. The following link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EnbswqTDF0&list=PL-UKgpdtJodQB9MJEWDC8ARR2LXpFyeC_
or a CD of wedding music is available to help you with your selections. This sheet will help guide you through your selection.

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