Couples may call to inquire about dates for their wedding ceremony 12 to 18 months
before their requested date. Make your initial inquiry by contacting Aly Curth 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
A Letter of Permission to marry at Rosemont College must be obtained from the pastor
of the parish of either the bride or the groom.
A Wedding Registration Form must be completed by the priest requested to be the presider
at the wedding, or by the pastor of the parish of either the bride or the groom. The
registration form is available on the Rosemont College website or from the Community
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 couple will meet with the Wedding Coordinator to review the sacramental preparation
process, Church requirements, and Rosemont College policies.
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.
After the couple's first meeting with the Wedding Coordinator, the Community Relations
Assistant will send a Wedding Packet to the couple.
The Wedding Packet outlines Rosemont College's wedding requirements and includes a
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.
The paperwork for the wedding should be done by the priest who is the presider for
the wedding, or by a priest in the parish of either the bride or groom. This paperwork
includes the Prenuptial Investigation form, two witness forms for each party, and
any necessary dispensations or permissions.
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
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.
An approved Marriage Preparation Program (Pre-Cana) is required by the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia. Preparation may be attended at any time during the couple's engagement,
but not less than six months prior to the celebration of the sacrament of marriage.
Please note that Rosemont College does not offer Marriage Preparation. The Wedding
Coordinator can assist you in finding local Marriage Preparation Programs to attend
in the Philadelphia area.
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.
All couples need to meet with the Rosemont College Wedding Coordinator for a liturgical
planning session three (3) months prior to the wedding to discuss appropriate readings,
music, etc. for the wedding liturgy.
The couple must obtain a marriage license from a Clerk of the Orphan's Court in Pennsylvania.
The license is valid for sixty days. The entire ORIGINAL Marriage License must be
received by the Office of Campus Ministry THREE WEEKS prior to the wedding date. The
license may be brought directly to the Office of Campus Ministry or sent to the Wedding
Coordinator via registered mail.
The Wedding Coordinator will ensure that the marriage license is in the sacristy the
day of the wedding for the priest to sign. The couple will receive the original certificate
and the duplicate will be sent to the courthouse of origin for recording. A copy will
also be kept in the St. Thomas of Villanova parish office.