How you prepare
- Download the wedding brochure by clicking here; read it and agree to it in its entirety prior to making your reservation.
- Make a tentative reservation for your wedding by calling Campus Ministry at 216.397.4717 or emailing campus ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call Facilities Scheduling at 216.397.4316 if you are interested in hosting your reception at John Carroll University.
- Contact a priest or deacon to have them preside at your wedding.
- Finalize your reservation by filling out and signing the Reservation form (located in the Wedding brochure), and return to JCU Campus Ministry along with your wedding fee.
- Begin your marriage preparation at least six months prior to your scheduled wedding date.
- Make music plans or consult with the John Carroll University Director of Liturgical Music (216.397.4721). Note: You may contract with your own musician/cantor, but for use of the instruments in Saint Francis Chapel we ask that your musician meet with the Director of Liturgical Music.
- Complete your marriage preparation, attend a pre-Cana day, and submit all necessary documents to the priest, deacon, or lay person preparing you for your wedding.
- Plan your wedding ceremony with your presiding priest or deacon.
- Apply for your marriage license.
How we help you
- We reserve your wedding date and help you collect and process all of the paperwork and permissions that are required for the Diocese of Cleveland.
- We provide a wedding coordinator who will assist at your rehearsal and wedding liturgy.
- The JCU Director of Liturgical Music and Musical Arts can aid you in choosing appropriate music. Our Liturgical Music Director can also assist you in choosing a musician and cantor for your service.
- Pastor Letter Guidelines – Sample letter for pastor to provide permission for a marriage at Saint Francis Chapel
- Marriage License Guidelines – Provides step-by-step instructions for obtaining a Marriage License from the State of Ohio
- Wedding/Rehearsal Guidelines – Provides information about planning your wedding and completing the program