Matrimony is a union between a man and a woman through a sacred covenant with God and each other. In this sacrament, the husband and wife promise to love and support each other for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, until death do they part.

One of the services that our Parish offers is the Sacrament of Matrimony. Santuario is very strict and conservative when it comes to wedding preparation and requirements which makes it different from other parishes. The most awaited part in any wedding ceremony is when the bride is finally walking down the aisle towards the altar and this is something that our Parish is proud to have. Santuario having a long aisle has become one of the unique reasons why couples are choosing to have their wedding in our Parish.

Norms Regarding Weddings

These are the wedding norms in this Church. Please read carefully before making your reservation so that you may see if these rules, especially those in bold type, are acceptable to you. Our office does not entertain changes or innovations. Kindly inform your parents of our policies. Be reminded that the time pressure is the main factor in formulating them. This is the reason for the emphasis on restricting singing, offertory procession, etc.

Package Inclusions

P10,000.00 – It includes Mass, organist, red carpet and 10 pots of green plants at the middle aisle, flowers at the altar, candles, usherettes, altar server, lector and commentator.

Basic Requirements
  • Canonical interview at least one month before the wedding
  • New Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate with the annotation for marriage
  • Marriage License, or, if civilly married, Marriage Contract with registry number
  • P1000 deposit upon application (not refundable)
  • Pre-Cana Seminar: 1 Sunday
  • Filled Up Application Form (Download link available at the bottom of this page)
Marriage with Foreigners

Besides the basic requirements, the following are needed:

  • Certificate of Freedom from the foreigners’ national consulate/embassy
  • Japanese citizens must have Clearance from Fr. Toro Mishimoto Office at Travelers Life Building, #490 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Tel. 525-35-17
  • A letter of clearance from the Archdiocesan Chancery with office at #121 Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila, Tel. 527-76-31 to 36; 527-39-55
Catholic and Non-Catholic

Besides the basic requirements, the following are needed:

  • Baptismal Certificate of both parties
  • Certification of freedom to marry from the Non-Catholic Minister or Pastor
  • Proclamation of Banns for the Catholic party
  • Dispensation of Mixed Marriage or Disparitas cultus (As the case may be)

Wedding Rules and Regulations

Wedding Day and Time

Tuesday to Saturday – 10:30AM and 3:00PM only.

Other Fees
  • Electricity for video (only 1 spot light allowed) – P1,000.00
  • Guest Priest – Stipend is P1,000.00 (present photo copy of Authorization to Solemnize Marriage)

We accept a maximum of six (6) pairs only.


The groom and bride, together with the whole entourage should be at the church 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the wedding. If there is a delay of more than 15 minutes, the Mass is omitted.

Choir / Singer

No love songs in the church, i.e. during and after the mass. Singing shall only take place at the offertory, communion and at the end of the Mass and it should be all liturgical songs. Guest singer/choir are welcome with our organist to accompany the music.

Suggested Songs for Guest Choir/Singer

Entrance of Entourage:  Canon in D
Bride’s entrance: The Prayer or Panunumpa
Offertory: Take and Receive, Blest are You Lord, Unang Alay, The Seed
Communion: Panalangin sa Pagiging Bukas Palad or Anima Christi
Picture Taking: Sa’Yo Lamang, Tanging Yaman, Lead Me Lord, Sa Diyos Lamang Mapapanatag, Sino ako? Kaibigan, You are my Hiding Place, How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place, In Him Alone, Lift Up Your Hands, Lord We Touch You Today, Morning has Broken, Amazing Grace

Photo / Video Taking

To ensure that taking photographs and video filming will not cause disturbance:

  • Mandatory accreditation of photographers and video filmers to the parish church. Proper comportment required to them.
  • Definite place of photographers and video filmers in the sanctuary to minimize unnecessary movements. No pictorial in the inner patio. 
  • Only one lighting accessory is permitted.
Dress Code

This applies to the bride and her entourage (mga abay):

  • The gown should be appropriate to the solemn occasion of the Sacrament of Marriage.
  • During the Church ceremony, if you happen to be wearing a backless, strapless or spaghetti-strapped dress, kindly ensure that you have shawl/bolero to pair it up with in accordance to proper Church attire.
Flower Arrangement

Other floral arrangement could be allowed with permission from our office. Contact Mr. Roel Reyes (0927-487-2976), our official usherette, for more information regarding this concern.


For other inquiries and concerns, kindly coordinate with the Parish office.

Application Form
We encourage everyone to print and fill up the application form before going to the Parish Office for faster transaction.

📑 Santuario Wedding Application Form.pdf (1.30MB)