the old cathedral st. louis
the old cathedral st. louis


The Old Cathedral has always been a popular church for weddings. Since the inception of the parish, over 22,222 weddings have been performed at the Old Cathedral. 

Please contact the Wedding Coordinator Tracy Marklein at 314-231-3250 or via email at for more detailed information. Once a date has been reserved, prospective couples will receive a packet in the mail that summarizes the Old Cathedral’s guidelines and regulations for weddings including fees, flowers, photography, music, rehearsals, etc.

Marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman so that they may grow in holiness and mutual dignity. Prospective couples should note that the Archdiocese of St. Louis requires the completion of a Marriage Preparation Program prior to the wedding. The program encourages discussion on issues that may not have been discussed during the couples’ courtship such as finances, raising kids, chores, family backgrounds, conflict resolution, and gender roles. 

The Marriage Preparation Program also supplies couples with proven strategies for weathering the tough times and for building a strong, lifelong marriage including the responsibilities and challenges that come with it.

Non-parishioners are welcome to be married at the Old Cathedral. All couples are asked to make an offering to cover the incidental staff expenses incurred by the Old Cathedral in the amount of $1,000. This is suggested as the minimum offering and is not intended to limit your generosity.

Please discuss floral plans, photography, music and rehearsal questions with the parish Wedding Coordinator before finalizing arrangements to insure adherence with Old Cathedral's protocols.

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