St Patrick’s church is one of the most remarkable churches in the Archdiocese of Adelaide. The over a hundred years old church is famous for weddings and caters to 500 guests.
Initially, a school, St Patrick’s Church Adelaide, was designed to operate as a church for a short time. It opened on October 5, 1845, and the foundation stone for Adelaide’s first Catholic church, St Patrick’s, was set two months later.
The church was extended in 1846-47 with the installation of a gallery making St Patrick’s Church Adelaide’s main Catholic church until St Francis Xavier Cathedral opened in 1858.
By the early twentieth century, St Patrick’s was too tiny for its congregation, and the architects’ Woods and Bagot created a much larger structure that stands today.
There are two ceremonies available. First, there is the wedding ceremony as part of the celebration of the Eucharist (sometimes called a Nuptial Mass) (often called a Nuptial Mass). When both parties are devout Catholics, they usually select the Nuptial Mass.
Second, there is the wedding ceremony within the context of a celebration of God’s Word. This ceremony does not contain Holy Communion, and couples with only one Catholic member are more likely to choose this option.
So, decide with the priest officiating at your wedding which is the best and most appropriate ceremony for your circumstances. He will also help you choose scripture readings, prayers, and vows for your wedding.
Please keep in mind that you must choose your scripture readings for your ceremony as part of the Liturgy of the Word. Furthermore, you must sign your marriage certificates on the table provided and not on the altar.
When you marry at St. Patrick’s church, you are marrying deliberately in the presence of God. Your wedding is a religious service held in a sacred location. Your ceremony’s solemnity and prayerfulness will be enhanced with music and singing. As a result, you must select appropriate music.
You can send the floral arrangements an hour before the wedding ceremony if you wish to decorate the church. The florist will be advised where to lay them by the Sacristan. Please keep in mind that no arrangements will be placed directly on the floor or in front of the altar.
However, not much décor is needed as St. Patrick’s Church certainly lives up to its name. With its tall central roof covered with gold leaf and massive roman columns on either side of the congregation seating, it certainly makes for a stunning sight once inside.
You can take photos inside St Patrick’s church, but not around the altar area. You can use the South Terrace Veale and Himeji gardens for more beautiful photo backdrops.
St. Patrick’s is available for a short rehearsal for you and your bridal party. Except for Thursdays, you can hold the rehearsal on any weekday.
After the church ceremony, you can pick any reception venue of your choice. If you want only a wedding ceremony, this is perfect for you. But if you are throwing a reception party, you and your guest can move for the next batch of celebrations to begin.