Sacrament of Marriage

Wedding Photo
Wedding Photo

MARRIAGES AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

Please download our full document which outlines the sacrament of marriage

Congratulations on your engagement!

We are grateful that you desire to celebrate your wedding at St. Francis Xavier Church. It is our desire as a parish community to help you make the day of your wedding a happy and holy one.

We welcome both regular parishioners and visitors to celebrate their life-long commitment to loving partnership with us.  Outlined below is some information to help you prepare for your wedding here at Xavier.  If you are not a regular parishioner, it is our delight to welcome you into our midst as you take this step toward marriage. We will need a letter from your local Pastor giving you permission to get married here.

All weddings at St. Francis Xavier Church are done in accordance with the norms of the Archdiocese of New York.


Scheduling your wedding

We request that you schedule your wedding at least six months in advance. We strongly recommend that this be done before you arrange the reception.

The following times are usually available for weddings:

  • Fridays at any time
  • Saturdays at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm or 6:30 pm.

Not all weekend dates are available. Usually, marriages are not scheduled for major holy days and holidays.  This includes:

  • New Year’s Eve and Day
  • Palm Sunday weekend through Easter Sunday
  • Halloween (if it lands on a Saturday as the streets are closed to the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade)
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day

To schedule your wedding, please contact Robert Choiniere at rchoiniere@sfxavier.org.

A deposit of $300 is required to hold your date.  Once received, you will receive a package outlining all preparatory steps.

Marriages Elsewhere

Meetings for couples being married away are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. To register, contact Robert Choiniere – rchoiniere@sfxavier.org

For Marriages elsewhere please download Program for people getting married elsewhere