The Notre-Dame Basilica is pleased to be part of the memorable memories of the many people who choose it to get married.
CHOOSING A PLACE AND A DATE
Weddings are celebrated at the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur chapel or in the basilica itself. The wedding venue is reserved for the couple. Weddings are usually celebrated on Saturdays, from November to April inclusively. Parishioners can also get married from March to December. Please note that no weddings are held on Sundays.
A wedding is a celebration that requires careful preparation. In order to make your wedding plans come true, we ask you to please contact us in accordance with the following deadlines:
If you are from the Montreal area, you must contact us as early as possible, at least six (6) months in advance, to reserve the dates and times that are available.
If you are from outside, you must contact us as early as possible, at least eight (8) months in advance, to reserve the dates and times that are available.
THE VARIOUS STEPS TOWARD THE SACRAMENT
The overseeing priest opens the file and walks through the steps with the couple. The steps that will lead to the marriage ceremony are as follows:
- Obtaining baptism and Confirmation certificates, and photocopies of the birth certificates;
- The prenuptial investigation and the deepening of the pastoral meaning of marriage with the priest who will be presiding over the ceremony;
- Marriage preparation: the couple may register for the marriage preparation course at any official organization recognized by the Archdiocese of Montreal;
- Selection of a date for the wedding rehearsal, usually one week prior to the wedding ceremony.
Note: Please note that the overseeing priest meets all the couples. He will tell you who will accompany you in your preparations and who will celebrate your wedding.
THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
On your wedding day, in front of your relatives and friends and in the presence of God, you commit yourself, without constraint from who or of what, to create a true union of life and love with your spouse, as understood by the Church, consecrated by Christ in the sacrament of marriage. You believe that in the sacrament of marriage, Jesus commits with you and consecrates your union. With Him, you will be able to answer His call.
The Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur chapel