Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which a couple enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows. Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between two people in the presence of God. In the Episcopal Church it is required that one of the parties must be baptized Christian; that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses; and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and canons of the Episcopal Church.
Those interested in being married at St. Elisabeth’s are asked to telephone the church and speak to the Rector or Administrator. We can help answer some initial questions. Our Wedding Guide addresses the specifics of holding a wedding in the Episcopal Church.
We recommend a minimum of 6 months be given to do adequate preparation. We encourage you to consider having your wedding in the parish community where you will have your spiritual home. Beginning in Summer 2014, weddings for same-sex couples is legal in Illinois and can be scheduled at St. Elisabeth’s.
Our church seats about 150 comfortably, and the chapel about 35 comfortably. Both have some extra space for additional chairs to be set up, if needed. Please take a moment to download and review our Wedding Guide