OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS
- Couples may call to inquire about dates for their wedding ceremony 12 to 18-months before their requested date. Couples should make their initial inquiry by contacting the Community Relations Liaison in the Office of College Relations.
- The Community Relations Liaison will confirm the couple's eligibility to be married at Rosemont College.
- Once a couple's eligibility has been confirmed, the Community Relations Liaison will schedule an appointment for the couple to meet with the Wedding Coordinator.
- A wedding date will not be confirmed until after the couple's first meeting with the Wedding Coordinator.
- The couple should send the Letter of Permission and Wedding Registration Form to the Community Relations Liaison.
- Once a couple's eligibility has been confirmed and the Letter of Permission and Wedding Registration Form have been received, the Community Relations Liaison will schedule an appointment for the couple to meet with the Wedding Coordinator. A wedding date will NOT be confirmed until AFTER the couple's first meeting with the Wedding Coordinator.
- Please note that Rosemont College cannot provide a priest to preside for weddings. It is the responsibility of the couple being married to contact and confirm a presider for their wedding.
- The Wedding Coordinator will conduct the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Pre-Nuptial Investigation with the couple at this meeting.
- The Wedding Coordinator will also review Witness Testimony forms with the couple.
- The Wedding Packet outlines Rosemont College's wedding requirements and includes a Wedding Agreement/Contract.
- The name, address, and phone number of the priest/deacon who will preside at the wedding must be included with the Agreement.
- The signed Agreement and a deposit of $300.00 should be sent to the Community Relations Liaison within three weeks in order to confirm the wedding date. Checks may be made payable to Rosemont College.
- The time set aside for weddings at Rosemont College is 3:00PM on Saturdays. Rehearsals take place on Friday evenings at 5:00 p.m.
- A date for the wedding ceremony will not be confirmed until the Community Relations Assistant has received both the signed Wedding Agreement and the deposit.
- If the wedding paperwork is done locally (in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia), it should be given by the priest to the wedding coordinator one month before the wedding date.
- If the paperwork is done by a priest in another diocese, it needs to be sent by the priest to the Chancery Office of his diocese, who in turn will forward the paperwork to the Chancery Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. They will in turn send the paperwork to Rosemont.
- In addition to the Marriage Preparation requirement, there are a number of pre-marriage assessment inventories available to assist engaged couples in communication with each other about important issues that will affect their married lives together.
- Although Rosemont College does not require or administer a particular pre-marriage inventory, we strongly recommend that couples talk with their assisting priest about taking an inventory.