The Facilities Rental Coordinator serves as the initial point of contact regarding weddings at Rosemont College. Inquiries should be made 12 to 18 months before your requested date. To inquire about your eligibility to be married at Rosemont College and to set up an on-campus appointment, please complete the Wedding Request Rental Form.
Q: Who can be married at Rosemont College?
The following individuals are eligible to be married at Rosemont College.
- Rosemont College alumni of the Undergraduate College and School of Graduate and Professional Studies
- Children, Stepchildren, Grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of Rosemont College alumni
- Alumni of Holy Child School at Rosemont
- Children, Stepchildren, Grandchildren, nieces, and nephews of Rosemont College employees\\
- One of the couple must be Catholic
Q: Who can preside at weddings at Rosemont College?
A: 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 Office of Campus Ministry will provide additional information at the first meeting with the couple.
Q: What days and times are available for weddings?
A: 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. The availability of Immaculate Conception Chapel is subject to the College's calendar, closures, and special events.
Q: What is the seating capacity of the Immaculate Conception Chapel?
A: Immaculate Conception Chapel has a seating capacity of 200. No additional chairs are permitted.
Q: What is the arrival times for the bridal party and guests?
A: Out of respect for your guests and staff, your wedding must begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. Each wedding is allotted 2 hours. The schedule is as follows:
It is recommended that:
- The florist arrives 1 hour before the wedding. ( 2:00 p.m.
- The Groom and Groomsmen arrive 45 minutes before the wedding. ( 2:15 p.m.
- The Bride and Bridesmaids arrive 30 minutes before the wedding time. ( 2:30 p.m.
Q: What is the order of the wedding processional?
A: The order of procession is as follows: Cross, Readers, Presider, Bridal Party (including the groom). This is in keeping with the liturgical norms of the Church.
Q: About having a Wedding Coordinator and Altar Servers?
A: In order for your wedding ceremony to run smoothly, Rosemont College will provide a wedding coordinator for both the wedding rehearsal and the wedding liturgy. The wedding coordinator will assist the presider, bride and groom, photographers/videographers, bridal party, and guests.
Q: Are flash photography and cell phone photography allowed?
A: 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."
Q: Where will people park?
A: There are a small number of parking spaces in front of the 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 to the Ravens Athletic Complex. There is additional parking behind Lawrence Hall.
No parking is allowed in the circle in front of Kaul Hall, nor on the drives leading from Kaul Hall and the Ravens Athletic Complex to the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Parking on the grass is now allowed.
Q: What is Rosemont's policy about fees and refunds?
A: 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 contract in order to confirm the date of your wedding. The balance of $1,200 is due six months before the date of the wedding.
If a wedding is cancelled more than three months before the date there will be a one-half refund. There will not be a refund if a wedding is cancelled three months or less prior to the date of the ceremony. .