Scheduling Your Catholic Wedding Ceremony
In keeping with the norms of the New York Archdiocese regarding where sacramental marriages may be celebrated, the Fordham University Church is permitted, by exception, to celebrate weddings only “if one of the parties is a current student, graduate, staff or faculty member” of Fordham University (or Fordham Prep) and with the consent of the couple’s home parish(es). You must schedule your marriage with the Office of Campus Ministry. We recommend that this be done at least a year or more in advance of the proposed day. Marriages are scheduled in the church on Saturdays and Sundays (not Fridays, due to rehearsals) around liturgical celebrations and other University events. Because of University needs, some weekend dates are not available. The following times are available:
Saturdays: 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 PM
Sundays: 2:00 PM
Marriages may not be scheduled on major holy days, particularly on Christmas or Easter, or during Holy Week. We are also unable to schedule marriage ceremonies during certain vacation periods.
The total cost of reserving the University Church for a wedding is $1,200.
Please call 718-817-4336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date and time for your ceremony with Campus Ministry. The Weddings Administration team will assist you in finding a date and reserving the University Church. You will then complete and attach a non-refundable deposit of $200 made payable to Campus Ministry. Mail to:
Office of Campus Ministry Attn: Weddings
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
The date is confirmed when the non-refundable deposit of $200, has been received by the Office of Campus Ministry within two weeks of initial scheduling of the wedding date and time, and the couple has had a Wedding Reservation Meeting with Sacristan John Gownley. Meeting sign up information will be provided by Fordham Weddings Administration once a date has been decided on. Once these steps are all completed a Couple's Portfolio email with all the necessary information to plan a wedding at the University Church will be sent to you.