Wedding FAQs

FAQ

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Who can be married at Rosemont College?

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The following individuals are eligible to be married at Rosemont College.

Rosemont College alumni of the Undergraduate College and Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Children, stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Rosemont College alumni.

Rosemont School of the Holy Child alumni.

Current employees of Rosemont College.

Children, stepchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of current Rosemont College employees.

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Do I have to be Catholic to be married at Rosemont College?

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Either the bride or the groom must be Catholic in order to be married at Rosemont College.

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Who can preside at weddings at Rosemont College?

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You will need to invite a priest to preside at your wedding. Please note that Rosemont College does not provide a priest to preside at weddings. It is the responsibility of the couple to contact and confirm a presider for their wedding.

All presiders who come from outside the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will need to submit a Letter of Good Standing to the Office for Clergy. The Wedding Coordinator will provide additional information at the first meeting with the couple.

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What days and times are available for weddings?

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Weddings are held on Saturday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. Rehearsals are held the day before the wedding, Friday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. Couples will need to check with the Community Relations Liaison in the Office of College Relations for the availability of specific dates. The availability of Immaculate Conception Chapel is subject to the College's calendar, closures, and special events.

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What is the seating capacity of Immaculate Conception Chapel?

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Immaculate Conception Chapel has a seating capacity of two hundred. No additional chairs are permitted.

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What time can the bridal party and guests arrive?

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Out of respect for your guests and staff, your wedding must begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. Each wedding is allotted two hours.

The schedule is as follows:

It is recommended that the florist arrives at 2:00 p.m., one hour before the wedding time.

The Groom and Groomsmen arrive at 2:15 p.m., forty-five minutes before the wedding time.

The Bride and Bridesmaids arrive at 2:30 p.m., thirty minutes before the wedding time.

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What is the order of the procession?

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The order of procession is as follows: Cross, Readers, Presider, Bridal Party. This is in keeping with the liturgical norms of the Church. All members of the Wedding Party are to be included in the Entrance Procession.

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Who is responsible for arranging wedding sacristans and altar servers?

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In order for your wedding liturgy to run smoothly, Rosemont College will provide a wedding sacristan for both the wedding rehearsal and the wedding liturgy. The sacristan will assist the presider, bride and groom, photographs/videographers, bridal party, and guests.

Because of the unique nature of Immaculate Conception Chapel, sacristans operate as altar servers; therefore, most weddings do not need altar servers.

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What is the policy regarding photography?

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Please include the following in the booklet for your wedding ceremony:

Because this is a sacred occasion, we request that the use of flash photography not be used, except during the processional and recessional. Please do not stand in the center aisle at any time during the ceremony. Kindly silence your cell phone.

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What parking is available for guests?

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There are a small number of parking spaces in front of Immaculate Conception Chapel. These spaces will be reserved for the bridal party, immediate family, the handicapped, and the elderly.

With the exception of the bridal party, immediate family, the handicapped, and the elderly, all guests should park in the Kaul Hall parking lot, to the left of the main entrance to the campus, next the Ravens Athletic Complex. There is additional parking behind Lawrence Hall.

There is no parking allowed in the circle in front of Kaul Hall, on the drives leading from Kaul Hall and the Ravens Athletic Complex to Immaculate Conception Chapel, or on the grass.

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What is the fee and refund policy for a wedding at Rosemont College?

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We request a $1,500 fee to cover the costs of your wedding. A non-refundable deposit of $300, applied toward the $1,500 fee, is due with the signed Wedding Agreement in order to confirm the date of your wedding. The balance of $1,200 is due six months before the date of the wedding.

Cancellation of a wedding more than three months before the date will receive a one-half (1/2) refund. Cancellations three months or less before the date will receive no refund. All cancellations must be in writing in order for a refund to be issued.