As a child, you always dream of planning the perfect wedding. You think of the dress, the flowers, the decorations, your first dance, and the vows too. One significant part of the wedding is the venue. If you are one of those who like the wedding to be traditional, but in a royal form, then there is no better place than St Patrick’s Cathedral. This is one of the dreamiest locations, and the church is absolutely magnanimous. In fact, you should consider yourself lucky if you get a date here.
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Wedding at St Patrick’s Cathedral
There are many reasons why thousands of couples plan to get married at St Patrick’s Cathedral. First, the architecture of the cathedral is purely magical. It is something that represents the tradition and history of the United States. Many couples also call it their fairytale castle because of the humongous 330-ft castle-points that look like they are touching the sky. Apart from its incredible architecture, you get a premium wedding service here.
What started as a church is now one of the elegant wedding venues available in New York City. Photographers prefer to have open spaces for wedding photographs. If there is a St Patrick’s Cathedral wedding, you don’t need to worry about beautiful photographs. I will take some stunning shots that you can frame later. The lawns inside the cathedral are so spacious that we can take both indoor and outdoor shots without any disturbance.
It is always wise to stay near this cathedral if you have finalized your wedding here. The ideal place to stay is the Lotte New York Palace. This hotel will get you in the mood for a St Patrick’s Cathedral wedding. It overlooks the cathedral in the background. If you manage to get a room on one of the top floors, the view will be magnificent.
The rooms facing the cathedral are slightly more expensive, but they are worth every penny. You can literally see the decorations going on outside the cathedral on your wedding day. So, if you want to get married in the grandest of fashions, don’t compromise on the hotel. The premium service will make you want to stay in the hotel for days.
Booking the venue
This is where it gets a bit tricky. If you are planning a St Patrick’s Cathedral wedding, you should request the cathedral authorities at least a year in advance. The demand is so high that people even book the cathedral two years prior to their wedding day. There is no way you can get a booking if you request a date under one year. Once your request goes through, the cathedral authorities will call you for an interview.
Make sure you and the groom come in time. Merely getting an invitation for an interview doesn’t mean you have got the cathedral for your wedding. The authorities will ask a variety of questions. Answer them as honestly as possible. If they figure out you are lying or withholding any information, your request will get rejected right away. You need to clear the interview to get an official notice for the booking of the venue.
Once you get an approval of the venue, you should start with your hotel reservations. The Lotte New York Palace also has a high demand throughout the year. Make sure you book early to avoid last-minute harassment. The venue and hotel are two things that you should do early.
Book the hotel for at least two days prior to the wedding day. This will help to bring in all the necessary items for the wedding; the wedding gown, makeup, shoes, jewelry, and various other things. Apart from booking these two places, you should also hire a photographer. We can take multiple shots while you are getting dressed. You can have some photos with your bridesmaids, parents, and close friends too.
St Patrick’s Cathedral is very particular about their timings. If you have a wedding at 2 pm, make sure you reach the cathedral at least by 1.30 pm. There are enough rooms inside the cathedral where you can do last-minute makeup adjustments. The cathedral will not offer any extra minute than what you booked for. So, make sure that you are punctual.
We can arrange for quick photoshoots with the groom, bridesmaids, and friends and family. Apart from that, we will also take enough photos of the wedding ceremony. All you need to focus on is arriving at the venue on time and making the most of the place. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the best wedding venues in the world. You will be truly lucky to get a booking at this venue in the first place. So, celebrate the best day of your life in the grandest way possible.
Information about the venue
Official website: St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish House
Address: 14 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022