Churches in archdiocese provide wedding information

The following information is the latest available on the costs associated with church weddings at various parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans as of Sept. 29, 2012. Costs are subject to change after publication, so contact the parish. The churches in the following list are among the ones that have celebrated the most weddings in recent years. It is not a comprehensive list.

    St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, (504) 525-9585, Ext. 127: $2,500 for wedding fee, which includes church, cantor, organist, wedding director and security. Weddings scheduled Monday through Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 7 p.m.
    Annunciation, 517 Avenue B, Bogalusa, (985) 732-4280: $175 for all.
    Ascension of Our Lord, 1900 Greenwood Dr., LaPlace, (985) 652-2615: $400 wedding fee for non-registered or out-of-parish; $200 for registered, active and supporting parishioners. Deposit due at time of final interview with pastor and balance due during week of rehearsal. Organist fee additional.
    Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, 3053 Dauphine St., New Orleans, (504) 943-5566; www.seeloschurchno.org: $1,100 wedding fee; additional fees for organist, vocalist, etc.
    Good Shepherd Parish (St. Stephen Church), 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, (504) 899-1378: $1,450 for non-parishioners (includes wedding coordinator fee). Registered parishioners should check with the rectory office; $600 non-refundable deposit; additional fees for musicians.
    Holy Guardian Angels Mission, 1701 Bridge City Ave., Bridge City, (504) 341-9522: $1,000 for non-parishioners; $500 for registered, active, supporting parishioners. Additional fees for musicians.
    Holy Name of Jesus, 6367 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, (Mail: 6220 Lasalle Pl., New Orleans, LA 70118), (504) 865-7430, Ext. 202; Email: weddings@hnjchurch.org: $1,750 for non-parishioners; $1,250 for Loyola University students and graduates; $800 for parishioners; non-refundable deposit is half of the church fee; additional charges for the wedding coordinator, music coordinator and organist. Times available are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.
    Holy Name of Mary, 500 Eliza St., New Orleans, (504) 362-5511: $1,200 for non-parishioners with a $200 deposit to hold the date. $600 for parishioners with pastor officiating; $500 for parishioners with other priest officiating. Additional fees for music, wedding coordinator and altar servers.
    Immaculate Conception, 4401 7th St., Marrero, (504) 341-9516: $1,000 for non-parishioners, requiring a $200 deposit. Fee is reduced for supporting parishioners. Weddings may be scheduled on Friday evening at 7 p.m. or Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.
    Immaculate Conception (Jesuit’s), 130 Baronne St., New Orleans, (504) 529-1477, Ext. 242; Web site: www.jesuit church.net: $2,500 for non-parishioners; Jesuit High School alumni, Loyola University New Orleans alumni, and active parishioners are eligible for a discount. Fee includes everything: church, cantor, organist, wedding director, music director and sacristan. Weddings scheduled Monday through Friday throughout the day and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; then 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.
    Mary Queen of Peace, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 626-6977: $1,000 for non-parishioners; no fee for registered, active and supporting parishioners; a 50-percent,  non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking, with balance due one month before wedding; musician fees additional. Weddings scheduled Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays until 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m.
    Mater Dolorosa, 8128 Plum St., New Orleans, (504) 866-3669: 1,500 for non-parishioners with $750 non-refundable deposit; $750 for parishioners with $375 non-refundable deposit. Fees include two wedding coordinators and a church cleaning fee.
    Most Holy Trinity, 4465 Hwy. 190 East Service Rd., Covington, (985) 892-0642: $500 for non-parishioners; $300 for parishioners.
    Our Lady of Divine Providence, 1000 N. Starrett Rd., Metairie, (504) 466-4511: $400 for non-parishioners; $200 for parishioners.
    Our Lady of Guadalupe, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, (504) 525-1551: $400 for non-parishioners; donation from parishioners.
    Our Lady of the Lake, 312 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5671: $1,250 for non-parishioners; $500 for active, supporting parishioners. Music guidelines and fees available upon request.
    Our Lady of Lourdes, 400 Westchester Blvd., Slidell, (985)643-4137, Ext. 300: $1,500 for non-parishioners; $900 for parishioners, with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Wedding coordinator included in fees; organist additional. Balance due two months before the wedding.
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 8968 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 394-0314: $400 for non-parishioners; $200 for registered, supporting parishioners. Organist fee additional.
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1908 Short St., Kenner, (504) 464-0361: $350 for non-parishioners; $250 for parishioners.
    Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 2320 Paris Rd., Chalmette, (504) 271-3441: $400 for all; $200 non-refundable deposit required at time of booking with balance due one month before wedding; organist/cantor fees additional.
    Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 146 Fourth St., Westwego, (504) 341-9522: $1,000 for non-parishioners; $500 for registered, active, supporting parishioners. Additional fees for musicians.
    Our Lady of the Rosary, 1322 Moss St., New Orleans, (504) 488-2659: $1,500 for non-parishioners with a $300 non-refundable deposit; $120 ($60 each) for two wedding coordinators. Download wedding booklet at www.ourladyoftherosary-no.com for more information.
    St. Agnes, 3310 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 833-3366 or (504) 833-4118: $1,100 for non-parishioners and $500 for parishioners for Friday evening and Saturday daytime weddings; and $800 for parishioners and $1,500 for non-parishioners for Saturday evening weddings. Non-refundable deposit is half of the fee at time of booking. Wedding coordinator included in fees; organist fee additional.
    St. Alphonsus Parish (St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 923 Josephine; St. Mary’s Chapel, 1516 Jackson Ave.) New Orleans, (504) 522-6748: $1,400 for non-parishioners (fee includes the required $700 non-refundable deposit); $500 for registered, supporting parishioners, with a $250 non-refundable deposit. Additional fees for organist and vocalist.
    St. Andrew the Apostle, 3101 Eton St., New Orleans (Algiers), 393-2334: $300 for non-parishioners; $200 registered, active, supporting parishioners. All music must be coordinated through the parish music director.
    St. Angela Merici, 901 Beverly Garden Dr., Metairie, (504) 835-0324: $520 for non-supporting or non-parishioners; no charge for registered, supporting parishioners.
    St. Ann, 3601 Transcontinental Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-7071: $600 for non-parishioners; $300 for supporting parishioners; wedding coordinator fee $100.
    St. Anselm, 306 St. Mary St. (P. O. Box 40), Madisonville, (985) 845-7342: $1,100 for non-parishioners; $500 for parishioners. A deposit of half of the fee is required to secure the church and date of the wedding. Call the parish office before reserving reception hall. Visit www.stanselmmadisonville.org.
    St. Anthony of Padua, 4640 Canal St., New Orleans, (504) 488-2651: $1,800 for non-parishioners; $800 for graduates of St. Anthony School; $600 for parishioners after required registration period. $500 non-refundable deposit due at time of booking. All fees include the services of a wedding coordinator. Lighted parking in the schoolyard.
    St. Augustine, 1210 Governor Nicholls St., (504) 525-5934: $500 for non-parishioners; $200 for registered, active, supporting parishioners.
    St. Benedict, 20370 Smith Road, Covington, (985) 892-5202: No charge for use of the church by parishioners.
    St. Benilde, 1901 Division St., Metairie, (504) 834-4980: $500 for non-parishioners; $300 for parishioners.
    St. Catherine of Siena, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-9343: $800 for non-parishioners; $400 for parishioners.
    St. Charles Borromeo, 13396 River Road, Destrehan, (985) 764-6383: $600 for non-parishioners; $250 for parishioners.
    St. Christopher, 309 Manson Ave., Metairie, (504) 837-8214: $500 for non-registered parishioners; $400 for registered parishioners. Organist and vocalists separately contracted by the couple. Weddings not confirmed until 50-percent deposit made.
    St. Clement of Rome, 4317 Richland Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-7821: $400 for non-parishioners; $200 for parishioners.
    St. Dominic, 775 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, (504)482-4156: $800 for non-parishioners; $400 for non-supporting parishioners; no charge for supporting parishioners. Fee is for church only. $100 deposit due at time of booking.
    St. Edward the Confessor, 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-0703: $400 for non-parishioners; $200 for parishioners. Organist and cantor fees are additional.
    St. Francis of Assisi, 631 State St., New Orleans, (504) 891-4479: $1,600 for non-parishioners; $1,100 for non-supporting parishioners; $500 for supporting parishioners; deposit is half of the wedding fee and a $250 compliance fee at time of booking;  $200 wedding coordinator fee. Organist and cantor fees to be determined.
    St. Francis Xavier, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-0340: $500 for all.
    St. Gertrude the Great, 17292 La. Hwy. 631, Des Allemands, (985) 758-7542: $200 for all.
    St. James Major, 3736 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, (504) 304-6750: $250 for registered, active, supporting parishioners; $500 for others. Non-refundable deposit of half of the fee is due at time of scheduling; balance due at time of rehearsal. Additional fees for organist and cantor.      St St. Jane de Chantal, 74020 Maple St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-1439: $500 for non-parishioners; $350 for non-parishioners with ties to the parish; $250 for parishioners. Half of the fee due as deposit when booked. Completion of payment three months before the wedding.
    St. Jerome, 2402 33rd St., Kenner, (504) 443-3174: $600 for non-parishioners with a $200 non-refundable deposit; $300 for parishioners with a $150 non-refundable deposit. Please contact church office for additional information.
    St. Joan of Arc, 529 West Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9100: $300 for church use. Fee due one month prior to wedding. Additional fees for musicians. Please contact parish office for additional information.
    St. John the Baptist, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, (Mail: St. Patrick Church, 724 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130-3757), (504) 525-4413: $1,900 fee includes services of wedding coordinator and security guard. Contact Catherine Meisch, wedding coordinator at (504) 919-0848 or Ann Johnston, (504) 715-3610.
    St. John Bosco, 2114 Oakmere Dr., Harvey, (504) 340-0444: $450 for non-parishioners; $400 for parishioners.
    St. John of the Cross, 61030 Brier Lake Dr., Lacombe, (985) 882-3779: $500 for non-parishioners; $350 for parishioners.
    St. Joseph, 610 Sixth St., Gretna, (504) 368-1313: $1,000 for all; $300 non-refundable deposit required; fee for registered and contributing parishioners may be reduced based on recent envelope contributions; fee includes wedding coordinator. Organist and cantor fees additional.
    St. Joseph, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, (504) 522-3186, Ext. 141: $2,200 for all. Fees includes services of a wedding sacristan and a security guard. A non-refundable 50 percent deposit is required. Weddings scheduled Fridays between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    St. Joseph the Worker, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero, (504) 347-8438: $425 for non-registered, out of parish; $225 for registered, supporting parishioners.
    St. Louis King of France, 1609 Carrollton Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-9977: $400 for non-parishioners; $200 for parishioners.
    St. Luke the Evangelist, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell, (985) 641-6429: No fee for parishioners or out-of-town guests.
    St. Mary of the Angels, 3501 N. Miro St., New Orleans, (504) 945-3186: $400 for practicing Catholic non-parishioner not associated with the parish. $200 for Catholic non-parishioner whose parents are registered and active. $150 for registered and active parishioners.
    St. Mary’s Church, c/o St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, (504) 525-9585, Ext. 127: $2,500 wedding fee which includes the church, cantor, organist, wedding director and security. Weddings scheduled Monday through Saturday at noon or 5 p.m.
    St. Margaret Mary, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-6124: $400 for parishioners. Additional fees for musicians. Please contact parish office for additional information.
    St. Mary Magdalen, 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 733-0922: $200 for all.
    St. Patrick, 724 Camp St., New Orleans, (504) 525-4413: $1,900 for non-parishioners or non-supporting parishioners. $1,100 for registered, supporting parishioners, and $1,400 for a child or grandchild of parishioner. Fee includes wedding coordinator and security for evening weddings. Contact: Ann Johnston, (504) 715-3610.
    St. Peter, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2422: $1,000 for non-parishioners; $500 for parishioners; $100 wedding coordinator fee.
    St. Peter, 1550 Hwy. 44, (P. O. Box 435), Reserve, (985) 536-2887: $600 for non-parishioners; $300 for parishioners.
    St. Peter Claver, 1923 St. Philip St., New Orleans, (504) 822-8059: $325 for non-parishioners; $200 for parishioners.
    St. Raymond-St. Leo the Great, 2916 Paris Ave., New Orleans, (504) 945-8750: $800 for non-registered or out-of-parish; $400 for registered, supporting parishioners. Fifty-percent deposit required to hold date. Vocalist and organist fees additional.
    St. Rita, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 737-2915: $300 for non-parishioners and $100 for parishioners; $100 wedding coordinator fee.
    St. Rita, 2729 Lowerline St., New Orleans, (504) 866-3621: $500 for non-parishioners; $200 for registered, active, supporting parishioners.
    St. Rosalie, 600 2nd Ave., Harvey, (504) 340-1962: $500 for non-registered or out-of-parish; $400 for registered, active and supporting parishioners. Additional fees: $10 each for altar servers; $100 wedding coordinator fee. Deposit of $50 to hold date, balance due one week prior to rehearsal. Vocalist and organist fees additional.

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