Destination Weddings

Thank you for your interest in hosting your wedding with the Parish of Saint Monica in Atlantic City. We are a popular destination for many couples.  For Catholics, marriage is a sacrament fittingly celebrated in the parish of the bride or groom. Therefore, our first priority is parishioners preparing for marriage. Parishioners pay a smaller fee because they already support the parish.

Requirements

  • Marriage preparation should be completed with the couple’s parish priest.
  • The wedding must also be officiated by him or another priest or deacon chosen by the couple. The priests at the Parish of Saint Monica are not available for destination weddings because they are already committed to their ministerial parish commitments.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to secure the wedding date. The balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date.

Inquiry

Below you will find a link to the Destination Weddings inquiry form. Please feel free to print and mail the form to Laura Bello. Or if you’d like to print, fill up, and scan so you can email it back to Ms. Bello that is okay too! Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Click Here for Destination Weddings Inquiry Form

Mail or Email completed form to:

lbello@accatholic.org

The Parish of Saint Monica
ATTN: Laura Bello
2651 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Wedding Guidelines  

Non-Parishioners  

1. Although Atlantic City is a popular destination for weddings, for Catholics, marriage is  a sacrament fittingly celebrated in the parish of the bride or groom. Therefore, we  encourage couples to be married by their parish priest in their own church. For couples  set on an Atlantic City wedding, marriage preparation needs to be completed by the  couple’s parish priest, a priest of their choosing or a deacon. You must also invite a priest  or deacon of your choosing to officiate at the wedding because the schedules of the priests  from this parish are already full. All necessary paperwork, documentation (certification  of baptism, Pre-Cana papers, Pre-Nuptial Investigation form, civil marriage license,  priest letter of suitability, etc.) must be completed by the couple/ priest well in  advance of the ceremony. The priest must submit all paperwork to the Diocese of  Camden at least 6 weeks prior to the wedding.  

Mailing Address: Diocese of Camden P.O. Box  708  
Camden, NJ 08101  

Att: Marriage Tribunal- Evelyn Rodriguez  

2. For non-parishioners, the fee for the use of the churches of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine,  1409 Pacific Ave, Saint Michael, 10 N Mississippi Ave, and Our Lady Star of the Sea,  2651 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 is $1400.00 dollars. A 50% down payment  is non-refundable. This payment is required before we will schedule the wedding  date. The balance is due a month before the wedding. Check, credit card, or cash can be  used to make payment. If paying by check, please make it out to the Parish of Saint  Monica and write the wedding date on the check itself. For a Credit Card payment,  please include the, name, number and address of the credit card holder. If you are  paying by cash, bring the payment to the parish office which is open from Monday – Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. A receipt will be provided. Please send any information or  payments by check or credit card to:  

Parish of Saint Monica  
Destination Wedding  
2651 Atlantic Ave  
Atlantic City, NJ 08401  

Att: Laura Bello 

Parish of Saint Monica Destination Wedding Form  
Wedding Agreement for Non-Parishioners  

Name of Bride Phone Number  Address Email  

Name of Groom Phone Number Address  Email  

Wedding Information  
Names of the Churches  

Saint Nicholas of Tolentine (Seats 850), Saint Michael (Seats 450), Our Lady Star  of the Sea (Seats 450)  

Date of Marriage Time  
Church:  

Date & Time of Rehearsal  

Musician Nick Myers 309-453-9929 / nickmyers87@gmail.com / $250 charge  (If you bring your own musician/s, you will need to pay a bench fee of $150, to Nick Myers)  

Priest Information  

(A Priest from a different Diocese needs to present a letter of Suitability as soon as possible)  

Name  
Phone number Email  

As a non-parishioner, I understand that the fee is $1,400 and that a 50% non-refundable  deposit is required to secure the date. I also understand that I must complete the marriage  preparation with my parish or the priest celebrant for the wedding. He, another priest or  deacon must officiate at the wedding. The priest must send the paperwork to the Diocese of  Camden no later than six weeks before the wedding. I understand that the priests of the  Parish of Saint Monica are unable to officiate because they are already using their time to  prepare parishioners for marriage and fulfilling their other local duties. If we are still in the  Covid-19 pandemic, we will follow all the safety protocols established by the parish.  

________________________________________ _______________  Signature of Groom Date  ________________________________________ _______________ Signature  of Bride Date

For more information

For more information, contact our Destination Wedding Coordinator at lbello@accatholic.org or 609-345-1878, ext. 14.