Marriage and weddings at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley
May God bless your preparation for marriage and the planning of your wedding, one of the most important occasions in your life.
Here you will find our handbook: The Celebration and Blessing of Marriage at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley that will give you an understanding of marriage and weddings within the life of the vibrant St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley faith community, an active church, community center, and arts venue that serves the surrounding region daily.
We regard marriage as a sacrament—an outward sign of the inner working of God’s love, reconciliation, justice, and compassion for you as a couple and for all people. Choosing to be married at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley is to ask for Christ’s blessing on your union and for this sacramental character of marriage to be expressed in your wedding.
In the wider culture, the actual wedding in the larger “event” of a wedding celebration is increasingly viewed as a formality or technicality prior to a party. Nothing could be more foreign to the sensibility with which weddings at St. Mark’s are viewed.
As a result, weddings at St. Mark’s are profoundly beautiful and joyous.
Please read our marriage handbook and then use the Wedding Inquiry online here for your first contact.
After you have had your first meeting with the priest and your wedding date is on our parish calendar, you are asked to complete Wedding Full Information online here.
For couples in the process of planning their wedding, some additional resources are posted here.