Marriage at the Basilica

Basilica Altar

Congratulations on your engagement! We are pleased you have chosen to be married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The celebration of your wedding is a very important occasion for you, and we’d like to help make your arrangements at the Basilica as easy as possible.

As a couple getting married at the Basilica, you may have many questions about where to begin the process. Below you will find an outline of the steps you need to take. These steps are discussed in more detail in subsequent sections.

Step 1:

Schedule your wedding and decide on the reception location. Contact the officiating priest to check his availability.


Step 2:

Complete a marriage preparation program.


Step 3:

Contact the priest in charge of your paperwork.


Step 4:

Contact the Wedding Music Coordinator for the Basilica.


Step 5:

Contact the wedding coordinator to finalize the plans for your wedding day.


Step 6:

Complete Diocesan paperwork.


Step 7:

Secure the marriage license.


Other Details:

Additional information you need in order to plan your wedding at the Basilica.