Weddings


Welcome! We very much look forward to helping you plan your beautiful day!

The Catholic Church believes that God is the author of marriage. Therefore, marriage is not just a human institution despite the many civil, social and cultural structures that are placed upon the union of a man and woman. Marriage is a sacrament that “bears the imprint of God’s love. Thus, when a marriage is celebrated in the community of faith — the Church — the man and woman who become husband and wife state publicly that they wish to cooperate with God in being a sign of His love for all the world.”

The links below contain the information and documentation you will need.

Due to a large number of requests for weddings at the Basilica, we will consider only requests from couples who have some connection to our parish, or are registered in another parish in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.

For planning purposes, the Basilica is not available for weddings on the second Saturday of the month from August to May due to hosting a diocesan program on those Saturdays during those months. Due to interior renovations to the Basilica, we will not be available for weddings from April 20, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

After carefully reading the Wedding Guidelines, please contact our Wedding Coordinator, Mrs. Linda Wulf, who will be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the next steps, including how you can reserve a specific date and time for your wedding at the Basilica of St. Michael. Contact Linda at: 850-602-6946.

The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee requires certain specific documentation before a wedding can take place. You may use the Document Checklist to assist you in securing these important documents.

And finally, once you have spoken with Linda, you are welcome to print out and complete the Wedding Contract. No date is confirmed until the couple has met with the Wedding Committee and has presented the signed contract and deposit. Dates are set within a nine month window of the considered date. Please note that we do not tentatively schedule weddings on the Basilica calendar.

All contact with the Basilica Parish regarding wedding scheduling/planning must be via the bride or groom only.

Blessings!