Marriage

Practicing Catholics in good standing may request a wedding at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Boone or Church of the Epiphany in Blowing Rock. We have limited clergy availability so requests need to be made as early as possible if you wish our Priest to officiate.  Our Priest prioritizes weddings for practicing parishioners and university students.  If your wedding is otherwise approved, you may bring your own Priest to either Church, subject to approval by our Priest.  For more information on requirements for holding a wedding on our campuses, please contact our Parish Office at 828-264-8338 at least six (6) months prior to your wedding date.

St. Elizabeth Church in Boone can normally seat up to 400-440 people, depending on seating arrangements.   Church of the Epiphany in Blowing Rock can normally seat 100-125 and is recommended for smaller weddings.   St. Elizabeth has a downstairs Parish Hall which is available for receptions, subject to restrictions and approval.  Receptions at Church of the Epiphany must be held outside and a rented tent is recommended.  Weddings, rehearsals, and receptions at either facility must be scheduled at times which do not interfere with Masses or other scheduled events.  

If you bring your own Priest, our Priest must still approve your Priest and your Marriage Preparation before your wedding date can be reserved.  To be married in our facilities, you must make arrangements to receive Marriage Preparation here or have it approved if received elsewhere.  This must be done six months prior to the wedding date.

Couples who come to receive the Sacrament of Marriage should be attending weekly Mass and living our Catholic faith with integrity.

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