Sacrament of Matrimony
Congratulations on your engagement. The Church takes joy in each couple as they respond to God’s call to the vocation of married life.
When couples come to a parish to be married their immediate concern is often the details of the wedding. This document seeks to guide couples in decisions about their wedding. This document will also discuss the preparation process, and other aspects that are important in satisfying the requirements of the Church and of the Commonwealth of Virginia that must be met for a valid marriage.
Whether you are requesting either or both Marriage Preparation and the Wedding at St. Olaf, we would advise you to review all of the parts of this document.Catholic clergy can only officiate at Catholic marriages which are valid according to the canons of the Catholic Church.
Requesting a Wedding Date
A date for your wedding can be requested up to a year in advance. The form to request a wedding date is below.
For persons who are not participating parishioners, a non-refundable fee of $500 is required to reserve the date.
The Time of the Wedding
The most requested day and time for weddings are Saturdays at 2:00 pm. Other days and times are available upon request.
Because of Saturday confessions and vigil Mass, the latest that a Saturday wedding can be accommodated is 2:00 pm, and must be completed no later than 3:30 pm (including photographs). The church will be open one hour prior to the start of the wedding.
Other days and times for weddings are possible upon request.
Be aware that the church may have other services the day of the wedding, such as a baptism or funeral.
For more information please click on the two links below.