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St. Patrick's Cathedral Wedding Photography


If you're dreaming of a wedding that's not just a celebration but a downright extravaganza, let's talk about why St. Patrick's Cathedral is the ultimate stage for your big day. Spoiler alert: it's not just about the breathtaking architecture (although that's a big plus). It's the perfect blend of grandeur, history, and a touch of class that makes it the go-to spot for couples who want to inject some timeless romance into their "forever after."

Rock and Love Weddings

We Maria & Ricardo the CEO dynamic duo behind Rock & Love Weddings, specializing in wedding photography and film services. While our home base is in NYC, our passion for capturing beautiful moments extends across the United States, Mexico, and Europe.


Throughout our journey, we've had the privilege of documenting love stories at incredible venues, including the amazing Saint Patrick Cathedral. In this article, we're excited to share some valuable tips, express our deep affection for this venue, and hopefully, convey why we believe you'll fall in love with it too.




Historic Vibes and Happily Ever Afters


Picture this – you, your partner, and the backdrop of a place that's seen more love stories than a rom-com marathon. St. Patrick's Cathedral is not just bricks and stones; it's a time machine that transports you to a century where love letters were handwritten and vows were made with a twinkle in the eye. And hey, your wedding is about to become the latest blockbuster in this historical saga.







Love is in the Air – And the Architecture


Step inside, and you're not just entering a cathedral; you're diving into a sea of romance, with a side of jaw-dropping architecture. The towering spires, the intricate details – it's like a real-life fairytale setting. Imagine exchanging vows under arches that have seen it all, from hushed whispers to giggles and maybe a dramatic faint or two. Your love story just found its dreamy setting.




Symphony of 'I Dos'


St. Patrick's knows how to turn up the romantic ambiance. The acoustics are on point, making every "I love you" and "forever" sound like the sweetest melody. Your ceremony won't just be a checklist; it'll be a full-blown symphony of love, laughter, and maybe a happy tear or two. We record your vows so you will be able to watch this and relive this special time over and over.


VIP Vibes

Because you're the stars of your wedding day. The exclusivity of this venue adds a touch of glamour to your wedding. It's not just a ceremony; it's a red-carpet event. Your love story deserves to be celebrated in a place that screams "exclusive guest list," and St. Patrick's Cathedral delivers on that front.




So, why choose St. Patrick's Cathedral for your wedding? Because it's not just a venue; it's a mood. It's grand, it's historic, it's drop-dead gorgeous, and most importantly, it's where you can promise forever with a side of laughter. Your wedding day isn't just a serious affair; it's a party, and St. Pat's knows how to throw one heck of a celebration.


Evening Reception


Saint Patrick is only available for wedding ceremony so you will be able to choose your reception in another NYC location.


While this neo-Gothic masterpiece has witnessed countless weddings, some ceremonies hold a special place in the spotlight due to the fame of those who exchanged vows within its hallowed walls; Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, Donald Trump and Ivana Trump, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower.



Navigating the Logistics and Securing Your Wedding Permit


The prospect of getting married at St. Patrick's Cathedral in the heart of New York City is nothing short of enchanting. However, turning this dream into reality involves navigating a few logistical details and securing the necessary permits. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps to ensure your wedding day at St. Pat's is as seamless as your love story.


Step 1: Reach Out to St. Patrick's Cathedral Administration:

The first and most crucial step in planning a wedding at St. Patrick's Cathedral is to contact the cathedral administration. Reach out to the events or wedding coordinator who can provide you with the necessary information, guidelines, and requirements. The staff at St. Pat's is experienced in handling weddings and can guide you through the process with professionalism and expertise.


Step 2: Check Availability and Schedule a Meeting:

Given St. Patrick's Cathedral's popularity, it's essential to check for availability well in advance. Schedule a meeting with the cathedral's events team to discuss potential dates, tour the venue, and clarify any questions you may have. This step is crucial to ensure your preferred wedding date aligns with the cathedral's schedule and any ongoing events.


Step 3: Understand the Guidelines and Restrictions:

St. Patrick's Cathedral, being a religious institution, has specific guidelines and restrictions in place for weddings. These may include rules regarding decorations, photography, and the ceremony itself. It's crucial to understand and respect these guidelines to ensure a harmonious celebration. Your point of contact at the cathedral can provide you with a comprehensive list of do's and don'ts.


Step 4: Obtain the Necessary Permits:

Securing a permit is a vital part of the process when planning a wedding at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The permit grants you official permission to use the cathedral as your wedding venue. Work closely with the cathedral administration to understand the permit application process. Be prepared to provide details about your ceremony, such as the number of guests, the officiant, and any special requests.


Step 5: Plan for Rehearsals:

St. Patrick's Cathedral may offer the opportunity for a rehearsal before your big day. This is a chance to familiarize yourselves with the layout, practice the ceremony, and address any last-minute concerns. Coordination with the cathedral staff will ensure that your rehearsal runs smoothly, leaving you feeling confident and well-prepared for the actual ceremony.


Step 6: Coordinate with Officiants and Vendors:

Once your date is secured and the permits are in place, coordinate with your chosen officiant and vendors. Communication is key to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding logistics, timing, and any specific requirements set forth by St. Patrick's Cathedral.



Film and Wedding Photography

Our film style is best described as candid and photojournalistic, capturing genuine moments that reflect the true essence of our couples and their guests. We understand the importance of showcasing your unique personality in your wedding visuals, and our approach is to achieve precisely that through an unobtrusive and natural shooting style.

Explore a broader collection of our work on our wedding portfolio, with an exclusive focus on our NYC weddings available on our dedicated NYC Photography & Film page.


Ready for a conversation? We're eager to connect with you! Visit our contact page to inquire about our availability for your special day.




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