We welcome your enquiry about celebrating your marriage in the Parish Church of
St. Mary's, Williamstown.
The Parish Priest of St. Mary's, (Fr.) Greg Trythall, is willing to celebrate the marriage of any couple where either the Catholic bride or Catholic groom is a parishioner, that is, a resident in the parish.
Where neither bride nor groom is a parishioner, the couple can speak to (Fr.) Greg Trythall about performing the marriage or you may engage another priest who will prepare you for marriage, complete the documentation and celebrate the marriage on the day.
Date and Time of Marriage
You are welcome to contact the Presbytery office and make a tentative booking for your wedding date, however, the booking will only be secured once the “Request for Marriage at
St. Mary’s Williamstown” form has been returned and the deposit of $400 ($500 for weddings booked from 1st January, 2023) has been received.
You are required to provide the following documents to the priest who is performing your wedding ceremony only when you have your first appointment with same priest:
The colour scheme of the flowers in the church is white and cream (neutral). It is normal for there to be more than one wedding each weekend and as such, it is not possible to provide colours which suit every individual wedding party.
There is a pipe organ and an electric organ in the church, both of which are fantastic for a wedding.
There is also the option of bringing your own CD or iPod with your choice of music.
The following are good musicians who are available to play at weddings:
You are more than welcome to have any other musicians of your choice.
It is the responsibility of the couple to contact and provide payment to their musician directly.
Photographs and video are permitted in the church during the ceremony. However, soon after the start of the ceremony, during the bible readings followed by the sermon, there are to be no photos taken. After the sermon it is fine to continue with the photography. Video may be taken continuously provided the videographer is seated during the bible reading and the sermon.
There is to be no confetti, rice or flower petals thrown inside or outside the church. (You will find this is normal at all churches these days).
Please advise your guests accordingly. Bubbles are acceptable.
A wedding rehearsal is normally arranged a few days prior to the wedding. The bride and groom need to firstly arrange this with the presiding priest of the ceremony and then with either
Kylie Skinner or Heidi Zahra of the St. Mary’s Presbytery office on 9397 6066.
Should you wish to cancel your booking, you will need to do so in writing via email (email@example.com). Cancellations will not be taken via telephone.
Any money you have paid will be refunded, apart from an administration cost of $50.00.
Should you have any further queries in relation to having your wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s Williamstown, please contact either Kylie Skinner or Heidi Zahra at the Presbytery office on
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