Weddings for current Seattle University students, faculty and
staff can be celebrated in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, or Campion Chapel under
Scheduling Your Wedding
are celebrated on Saturdays at 12pm and 5pm except during university
closures, the advent/lent liturgical seasons and the week before and after
changes in the liturgical seasons.
must be scheduled at least 6
months in advance of the wedding. Please contact Campus Ministry for more info about guidelines and
allow three business days for a
Preparing for Your Wedding
important guidelines on weddings at the Chapel of St. Ignatius, please read
the Wedding Document Checklist, Wedding Guidelines,Wedding Finance Agreement, and Chapel Policy.
prepare for your wedding liturgy, please consider reading Chapters 1 and 2
of Planning Your Wedding in the Catholic
Tradition: A Resource Manual for Couples and Presiders - Rev.
John D. Whitney, S.J. The wedding liturgy offers a lifetime of
inspiration and encouragement for spouses. We encourage couples to treat
the wedding ceremony (whether that be a Mass or a Rite) as important to the
reception and party after, therefore we encourage the use of music, of communal
responses, of silence, environment (flowers) and joy.
Ministry offers Marriage Preparation. This
program, or its equivalent, is required for engaged couples to assess their
readiness for marriage and to assist them in understanding that marriage is a vocation,
a covenant and a sacrament. Campus Ministry invites engaged couples to
participate in marriage preparation, which we hope will offer ways to help
engaged couples live out this vocation with hearts striving to be a couple with
and for others. While our Marriage Preparation program is specifically
geared towards couples interested in being married in the Roman Catholic
Church, couple being married in other faith traditions and contexts may also
benefit from taking part in this process. Whether you are getting married
on-campus or somewhere else, Campus Ministry is here to be of service to you.
The program is tailored to fit the scheduling needs of the couple.
For more information, contact Katherine Buck, Campus Minister for Marriage
What is Marriage Preparation?
preparation is intentional time that a couple take to talk explicitly about their
relationship’s gifts and challenges. Led by a marriage
preparation facilitator, couples participate in 4-6 sessions each 1 1/2 hours
long. These sessions involve conversations around family
of origin, lifestyle expectations, friends and interests, personality,communication styles, problem solving, spirituality and values,
sexuality, finance and readiness.
Why Marriage Preparation?
Through Marriage Prep, couples become more of their strengths
and potential struggles. Hopefully, with marriage preparation, they are able to
work on these potential struggles and make a fully informed lifelong
Who is welcome to participate in marriage prep at Seattle
Current students, faculty, staff and trustees of the Seattle
University regardless of their location of marriage. Alumni who are married in
any of the Chapels on the Campus of Seattle University. Couples need not be
Catholic to participate in marriage preparation at Seattle University.
How much does it cost?
Marriage preparation is $300 per couple or $75 if one of the
individuals is currently enrolled as a student at Seattle University. (Cash or
checks made out to SU Campus Ministry Marriage Preparation)
When and where do we meet?
Mostly on campus and according to your schedule. You can figure
out all of the details with your facilitator. We will work around you.
A Resource Manual For Couples & Presiders
By Rev. John
D. Whitney, S.J.