Marriage Get Started

To get started, please call the parish office to make an appointment to discuss your plans with a priest. You can reach us at 847-966-8145.

Generally, it is advised that four (4) months is needed for proper advanced planning and preparation prior to the wedding date.



Friday: 2:30 and 4:00 pm

Saturday: 1:00 and 3:00 pm

Sunday: 3:00 pm

Rehearsals: Scheduled by priest or deacon



$600 (parishioner) $800 (non-parishioner) - Offering for marriage preparation, rehearsal and use of church on the wedding day.

$475 - Music Fee for Organist, Cantor and Consultation

TBD - Fee for additional musicians

For an elderly couple entering into marriage with a simple ceremony (30 people), the offering is $250; Music/organist is $250 (no cantor).


Fees are scheduled to be paid as follows:

At first meeting with priest or deacon:

$300 - 400 (or half of fee) - Non refundable deposit for use of the Church

To avoid stress the day of the wedding, the church requests that two weeks prior to the ceremony, the offering and music fees, including extra musicians, be paid. Church fee should be make out to St. John Brebeuf and placed in the envelopes provided at your first meeting. Musician fees should be made out to individual musicians and paid by wedding rehearsal day.

Please contact the parish office at 847-966-8145 if you have additional questions.


Last Published: August 7, 2018 8:32 PM
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