Getting Married at the Cathedral
Welcome and congratulations on your engagement. We wish you both every joy and happiness as you prepare and enter into marriage.
We believe God instituted marriage for His purposes and for our good. It is a great gift of God to men and women and we hope that you will come to experience how good it can be.
It is our desire to be as helpful as possible and to ensure your wedding day is both meaningful and happy.
Commonly asked Questions regarding marriage at St Andrew's:
What days of the week could I have my Wedding at St Andrew's?
We conduct weddings usually on Saturdays but if the Cathedral is available we can conduct your wedding on another day of the week..
Can I use my own Marriage Service?
You can discuss any aspects of the Marriage service with our Minister when you have your first meeting. However, we are only able to use Authorised Services set by the Diocese of Sydney.
Typically, weddings in the Cathedral use our beautiful pipe organ with one of our organists. .
DO I HAVE TO BE BAPTISED or a member of the Cathedral?
What is the next step in organisings a marriage at
- Contact our office for a copy of our Wedding Guide.
- Consider attending one of our Cathedral Services.
- Through our office, arrange to meet with a Minister from the Cathedral for a Pre-Marriage Consultation (and to book the wedding date).
- Expect to meet with that Minister on several occasions to prepare wedding documents, talk through the wedding ceremony and discuss the Christian faith in relation to marriage.
- Expect to hold a wedding rehearsal in the week before the wedding day, in the Cathedral.
- Get Married!
What costs are involved?
For 2018, the basic cost of a wedding service at The Cathedral is $2,800. This includes the use of the Cathedral, parking and use of the Cathedral forecourt, the Minister and the marriage preparation. Optional items are available for an additional cost, e.g.: organist, bellringers, extended use of the Cathedral, Sunday booking fee and/or the Chapter House for refreshments. We ask that any booking is confirmed with a non-refundable deposit of $600.
How much notice do I need to give?
We require at least two months notice of an intended wedding before we will book the ceremony. The Cathedral is a popular venue and we take bookings more than a year in advance. Bookings are subject to the Cathedral being available. For further enquiries please contact Reception on 9265 1661 or email the Office Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you every blessing in all your wedding plans.