YOU HAVE DECIDED TO GET MARRIED – CONGRATULATIONS
“Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family – a domestic church.”
Pope John Paul II
Planning a wedding demands much time and energy and many things need to be considered for your special day. Choosing the location for a church wedding and arranging the details of the ceremony are among the most important.
We welcome enquiries from couples who would like to be married in one of our two beautiful parish churches and will do our best to assist in preparations for your big day.
ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH
St Joseph – Located at Fitzgerald Street, this Gothic style building of red brick with striking bell tower dates back to 1888. Set in tranquil gardens in the heart of South Yarra, the beautifully maintained interior of the church is traditional in form with a central aisle flanked by seating for 250 people in wooden pews. The choir loft houses a fully operational heritage listed organ which may be played by prior arrangement.
ST THOMAS AQUINAS
St Thomas Aquinas – Located near the Royal Botanic Gardens at Bromby Street, this former chapel dating back to 1915 was reconstructed in 1954 and decorated with an attractive Spanish Baroque façade. The well maintained interior of the church is also traditional in design and despite its intimate feel, seats 200 people in wooden pews. There is a full electronic organ which is available for playing by experienced organists.
Couples from outside of the parish are welcome to invite their own Catholic priest who will be responsible for all details of the marriage preparation. If this isn’t possible, one of our priests may be available to assist you. Please note that the celebrant at your ceremony or nuptial mass must be a Catholic priest.
For more information, you may download our wedding information booklet (below)