If you are considering St. Peter’s Church as the venue for the blessing of your marriage, we would love to talk with you and hope we can assist you as you prepare for your life-long union.
Wedding ceremonies at St. Peter’s are generally for members of St. Peter’s and their families, or for couples living in the area that are planning to join the St. Peter’s family, or for couples who are members of an Episcopal Church in another diocese. We will consider providing marital services for couples who are not Episcopalians but are active members of another Christian community.
In any case, for all marriages, at least one of the parties must be a baptized Christian. In the case of remarriage, at least one party must be an Episcopalian. All weddings at St. Peter’s are under the direction of the Rector or staff clergy, are coordinated by our Wedding Guild and any decisions about the wedding must be made in consultation with them.
Except under extraordinary circumstances, no weddings will performed from Ash Wednesday through Easter.
As to scheduling, it is always a wise decision to contact the church first before trying to find a place for your reception. No wedding can be scheduled less than 90 days prior to the planned date for the ceremony. If either party has been previously married, an additional 30 days will be required. It is recommended to schedule your wedding between six months to a year in advance. It takes quite a long time to plan a wedding well.
If you would like further information, please use the link below to download our “Wedding Guidelines." Once you have read them, please call the Parish Office at 858 755 1616 to schedule an appointment with a priest.
It is our hope that your wedding will be a joyous celebration and expression of your mutual love. This day will always be remembered as one of the happiest and blessed days of your life together, especially because you are entering your marriage with God at the center.
For more information, view our Wedding Guidelines.