Congratulations on your engagement. We are delighted that you are considering being married at Holy Trinity. Our beautiful, historic church in the heart of the Riviera has hosted weddings for nearly 200 years.
In France, by law you must have a civil ceremony at a French city hall or in your home country. Then the church ceremony occurs. Some couples have the two events on the same day; others choose to separate them by days or weeks.
Being a member of Holy Trinity is not a requirement to be married at here, but we hope you will consider yourselves a part of our community.
We normally require at least three-month’s notice prior to a wedding. Under no circumstances should any announcement of a wedding at Holy Trinity be made until the couple has met with the priest, the priest consents to officiate, and the deposit has been received.
Holy Trinity’s beautiful, historic building dictates the establishment of fees. We hope to make our fees and the payment schedule clear and direct. To see our current fees and payment schedule, please see our rate sheet.
START THE PROCESS
If you find these costs within your budget and you desire to begin the wedding process at Holy Trinity, please complete the Wedding Registration Form and forward it to the church
After receiving your form, the priest will be in touch by phone or email to begin arrangements. An in-person meeting with both members of the couple will follow. Please do not firmly set a date until you have met with your priest and together determined that Holy Trinity is the right place for your wedding.
Some people like to have clergy persons from other places take part in the service. This may be possible in certain circumstances after discussion with the priest at Holy Trinity. In any case, the priest at Holy Trinity will be the main celebrant of the ceremony.
Planning the liturgy (service details) occurs under the direction of the priest. Each couple is encouraged to select the scripture readings for their service. There is a list of suggested readings, but couples may use other readings with the approval of the priest.
We have an excellent organist, who will be creative and flexible in helping you choose music appropriate to the sacred space and solemnity of the liturgy. Bring your ideas and preferences to them. Because of the sacred nature of the Marriage Rite, music outside of the sacred repertoire (popular songs, show tunes, etc.) is best used at your reception. The music of the service is ultimately at the discretion of the officiating priest. Holy Trinity’s organiste titulaire (music director) must be consulted and give consent if other musicians are to be invited.
While photographs are treasured reminders of this special day, photographers must adhere to requirements which preserve the sacred nature of the service.
Flowers are permitted in the church, but no flowers or other decorations may be placed on the altar itself.
Flower petals may be thrown at the newly married couple only outside the church building. Neither rice nor confetti may be used.