Can Catholics Get Married Outdoors?

What are the concerns surrounding a Catholic outdoor wedding? Surprisingly, the Catholic Church has some valid reasons for discouraging weddings held outside the walls of the Church. It’s important to understand that the Church’s intention is not to disrupt your long-held dreams of this special day.

To grasp the Church’s position on outdoor weddings, it’s helpful to consider the profound significance of the Sacrament of Marriage. So many mistakenly view marriage as primarily a celebration on the wedding day rather than a lifelong commitment to both God and one’s future spouse.

Can Catholics Get Married Outdoors?

If a man and woman marry in order to be companions on the journey from earth to heaven, then their union will bring great joy to themselves and to others.

St. John Chrysostom

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