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 on Saturdays only. Travel into the city is often difficult and it is hard to allow for traffic problems and other activities in the central business district. Therefore we limit the number of weddings we conduct on any given Saturday to two so as to ensure all involved have ample time to enjoy the occasion.
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. But we are only able to use Authorised Services as set by the Diocese of Sydney.
For ALL music enquiries (song selection, musicians: choir/band/singers requirements you will need to consult our Music Director. Please do not engage any musicians before discussing your requirements with the Music Director. Please also be aware that we do not permit the use of recorded music in the ceremony.
Can anyone get married at St Andrew’s?
We love holding weddings at St Andrew’s, but we run a Christian Wedding ceremony that conforms to Anglican Liturgy.
What would I do if I wanted to be married at St Andrew’s?
- Contact our office for a copy of Wedding Guide.
- Consider joining and attending one of our Cathedral Congregations.
- 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, do some Christian Marriage counselling, talk through the wedding ceremony and discuss the Christian faith in relation to marriage.
- Attend a ‘Pre-Marriage Preparation Course’.
- Expect to hold a wedding rehearsal in the week before the wedding day, in the Cathedral.
- Get Married!
What costs are involved?
For 2016, the basic cost of a wedding service at The Cathedral is $2,600. This includes the use of the Cathedral, the minister and the marriage preparation course. Optional items are available for an additional cost, eg. Organist, Bellringers, extended use of the Cathedral and/or the Chapter House for refreshments and flowers on 2 stands (placed at the front of the Cathedral). We ask that any booking is confirmed with a non-refundable deposit of $400.
How much notice do I need to give?
We require at least three 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 of course are subject to the Cathedral being available. Please feel free to make further enquiries through Reception on 9265 1661 or email Cathedral@sydney.anglican.asn.au
Wishing you every blessing in all your wedding plans.