• God who is love and who created man and woman for love has called them to love. By creating man and woman he called them to an intimate communion of life and of love in marriage: “So that they are no longer two, but one flesh” (Matthew19:6). God said to them in blessing “Be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28).
  • Since Matrimony establishes spouses in a public state of life in the Church, its liturgical celebration is public, taking place in the presence of a priest (or of a witness authorized by the Church) and other witnesses.

Weddings are generally celebrated in the Parish Church of one of the spouses but may also be held at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Information about Weddings in the Cathedral

Couples who wish to celebrate their Wedding at St Mary’s Cathedral are asked to give at least six months notice so there is adequate time for preparation.

Before contacting the Cathedral office, please read and/or download the following information files:

Weddings at St Mary’s Cathedral

SMC Wedding Application Form

SMC Wedding Priest Acceptance Form

SMC Wedding Local Parish Permission Form

SMC Wedding Music Recommendations

SMC Wedding Music Booking Form

SMC Wedding Bells Booking Form

For information about Weddings at the Cathedral, please email or call 02 9220 0453.