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The Priests, Deacon and Staff thank you for your interest in having your marriage celebration at St. Mary’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. If you decide to have your wedding here, we will do everything to ensure that it is a blessed and successful day. Marriage is a lifelong commitment, and the Church is there in a supportive role. We at St. Mary’s Cathedral want to make you feel welcome.

Why Marry in the Church?
The joining of two persons in matrimony is one of the most important events in one’s life. Since marriage was ordained by God (Genesis 2:22-24, Matthew 19:4-6), marriage in the Church is not only a personal or family occasion; it is, above all, the sacred union of two believing persons, in union with God. In the letter of Paul to the Ephesians we read: The two shall be made as one. This mystery has many applications, and I am saying it applies to Christ and the Church.” (Ephesians) 5:31). In the Sacrament of Marriage, the bride and groom are the ministers. The priest or deacon is there as the Church’s witness.
Requirements
For a wedding to take place in the Catholic Church, at least one of the parties must be Catholic. The Archdiocese of San Francisco requires a preparation process of a minimum of six months prior to a wedding date.
Wedding Scheduling
Weekdays – As Cathedral schedule allows
Saturdays – 9:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Sundays-no weddings permitted
For More Information or to Book a Date
Please call Mimi Ruiz, Wedding Coordinator, at (415) 567-2020 ext. 254 or email mruiz@stmarycathedralsf(dot)org
Receptions
The Cathedral Conference Center, located on the lower level, has rooms of various sizes that can be rented for your wedding reception. Should you wish to see these rooms when planning your reception, please contact the Conference Center Director, Diane Luporini dluporini(at)stmarycathedralsf(dot)org For more information on the Cathedral Conference Center visit the Events Center page.
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