As a parish staff we honor your desire to marry in a church; however, a parish’s first and foremost responsibility is to accommodate its active supporting members. If you don’t meet those requirements but live in a local Chicago neighborhood, please fulfill those guidelines by clicking this link to officially register in the parish and set up parish contributions via Give Central. If you reside outside Chicago, depending on your requested date, we may be able to accommodate you. St. Alphonsus offers weddings at 1:30 and 3:30 on Saturdays; an optional 11:30 AM is available if the 1:30 and 3:30 are booked. On Fridays we offer a 4:00 wedding time with parking lot privileges and possibly a 2:30 without parking lot privileges.
The wedding package is $1250, which includes an organist, cantor, wedding coordinator (for the rehearsal and day of), altar server, FOCCUS (one part of marriage prep), and the donation to the church. Excluded from the package is the marriage seminar (about $250) and gratuity to those involved, if you so desire. The donation to the church is specifically for the parish maintenance, utilities, etc. It is not a payment for the Sacrament of Marriage.
A deposit is required to finalize your date once the marriage ministry has confirmed your request. Typically, a 50% deposit is suggested with the balance due 45 days before your wedding date.
The next step is to fill out our wedding request form. If we can accommodate your wedding date request, filling out this form will create a wedding account for you, where you can track your progress in completing the necessary steps.