The Sacrament of Marriage
Even if you have previously been married.
Even if you want your wedding at St. Francis or another special location.
Even if you both don't share the Catholic tradition.
Our Catholic parish priests are available for weddings at St. Francis by the Sea and across Southern California for church weddings, beach weddings, outdoor weddings or for non-traditional venues.
St. Francis by the Sea, a parish of the Diocese of American Catholic Communities, can offer you solutions since it has more flexible marriage canons and less restrictive wedding guidelines than do Roman Catholic parishes. St. Francis provides an alternative for couples who would otherwise be compelled to settle for a ceremony that would not be in accord with their Catholic tradition. Each priest assigned to St. Francis has been ordained to the sacramental priesthood considered valid by the Roman Catholic Church and, of course, legal in the State of California.
Our Cathedral is available for destination weddings from across the country. Besides Laguna Beach, St. Francis serves the Southern California Communities of:
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Santa Clarita, Garden Grove, Pomona, Palmdale, Pasadena, Torrance, Lancaster, Orange, Fullerton, El Monte, Inglewood, Costa Mesa, Downey, West Covina, Norwalk, Burbank, South Gate, Mission Viejo, Compton, Carson, Westminster, Santa Monica, Hawthorne, Alhambra, Whittier, Newport Beach, Lakewood, Buena Park, Baldwin Park, Lake Forest, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Redondo Beach, Montebello, Gardena, Paramount, Arcadia, Cerritos, Riverside, San Bernardino, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Corona, Victorville, Temecula, Murrieta, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Indio, Chino Hills, Upland, Hemet, Redlands, Apple Valley, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Camarillo