Marriage Guidelines

Wedding Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

We welcome Catholic marriages here in the church at beautiful Old Mission Santa InÚs. Arrangements have to be made at least 6 months in advance. Please contact the parish administrator, Silvia Ramos, (805) 688-4815 ext. 11, for more information and date availability.

After the wedding is confirmed by one of our priests, Fr. Gerald or Fr. Dan, our wedding coordinator, Debra White, (805) 688-0294, should be contacted. She can aid you in the preparation of your wedding and advise you as to church customs, flowers, candles, etc.

Invitations: Before ordering your invitations, be sure the date and time is confirmed.


License: Your Marriage License (valid for 90 days) should be delivered to the officiating priest prior to the wedding rehearsal. For marriage license information call 805-568-2210.

No alcoholic beverages allowed on the premises either before or after the wedding rehearsal or wedding ceremony. Bird seed, rice, flower petals, confetti, potpourri or fruit are not allowed inside or outside the church.

Church Fee: The Fee for parishioners (a worshipping, contributing, active member in the life of the parish) is $800.00; the fee for non-parishioners is $1,800.00. There is a $400 deposit when the wedding is booked and the balance is due thrity days prior to the wedding. The church fee does not include a good-will offering to the officiating priest.

Officiating Priest: The priests at Old Mission Santa Inés will gladly officiate at your wedding. We also welcome a visiting priest of your choice to celebrate or concelebrate, but a priest residing at Old Mission Santa Inés must also be available on that date in case a visiting priest must cancel on short notice.

Music: To arrange for music, please call soloist Erika Miller 805-459-8983 or soloist Peggy McHale 805-693-8696. Fees are to be paid to them directly. You may elect to use your own musicians. All music should be approved by the wedding coordinator.

Photographers: Please select your photographer carefully and instruct him/her to spend no more than 30 mintues taking formal pictures after the wedding. ALSO, arrangements to take pictures prior to the wedding should be within the time frame of the wedding and not interfere with a preceding event. Photographers are not allowed in the Sanctuary during the ceremony, and may NOT use flash photography at any time.

Flowers: Flower bouquets may be positioned at either side of the altar and are to be left in church for Sunday Masses. Any florist may be used. The possibility of sharing flowers with other couples being married on the same day may be planned (share expense). Please do not deliver anything before the day of the wedding. Taping decorations to the pews is NOT allowed.

If you need additional information, please contact Silvia Ramos, Parish Administrator, at 805-688-4815 ext. 11.