Getting Married at Newman

Main Chapel

The Main Chapel provides a beautiful and sacred location for the celebration of a Catholic wedding ceremony. Its 43 foot ceiling, surrounded by natural light and the ability to accommodate over 500 guests make it the perfect location for any wedding.

What do I need to do before I schedule my wedding?

If you will be doing marriage preparation at the ASU Catholic Newman Center, you must first attend your initial prenuptial meetings with a member of the Marriage Ministry staff before reserving a date for your wedding ceremony.

Members of other parish communities are able to reserve the Main Chapel after providing a letter from the parish where their marriage preparation is being completed.

Is my date available?

We do not schedule weddings on ASU Football home game days and scheduling is restricted during Lent. To inquire about a specific date and time, contact Lisa Rich.

How do I schedule my wedding?

To schedule a wedding you must have attended your initial prenuptial meeting or be able to provide a letter from the church where you're completing marriage preparation and turn in a signed contract and deposit. Only after we have received a signed contract and deposit will your wedding date become secure.

For more information contact Lisa Rich.

Marriage Preparation Fee

For couples that choose to complete their marriage preparation at the ASU Catholic Newman Center there is a $100.00 fee. This fee covers the cost of all the paperwork, administrative work, FOCCUS, etc. This is paid at the initial prenuptial meeting.

The Church Fee

The rental fee for the Main Chapel is $1,200 for non-members and $1,000 for registered active members (involved in a ministry and/or tithing for 6 months or more). Half of the fee is due as a non-refundable deposit with your contract and the remaining balance is due one month before the wedding. Wedding fees cover the cost of a wedding coordinator, Church usage during rehearsal, Church usage during four-hour time block on wedding day, maintenance and utilities.

The Priest or Deacon Stipend

It is customary to give the priest or deacon a stipend for officiating at your wedding. The Diocese of Phoenix recommends $100, but the amount is left to your discretion and is considered a gift. If you choose to give your priest or deacon a gift, it must be written directly to him.

Music Ministers Fee

Fees vary. You will need to make arrangements for musicians to play at your wedding. However, a list of qualified musicians that have played at the ASU Catholic Newman Center can be provided upon request.