Weddings

Saint Isidore’s College provides for Catholic Marriages for Irish couples.  We do not have permission to carry out weddings unless at least one of the parties is an Irish citizen. Arrangements should be made with the community here by emailing us at col.isidoro@gmail.com 

Notice should be given at least four months ahead.  

As the Church is small, with accommodation for about one hundred people, we only accept one marriage in any one day.   We do not have weddings on Sundays or during the month of August.

Most of the arrangements for a marriage are taken care of by the couples themselves at home.  The following requirements should be noted:

CHURCH DOCUMENTS

1.    PRE-NUPTIAL ENQUIRY FORMS (to be completed by your parish priest or his delegate)

2.    BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE (must be new, issued no earlier than six months before the wedding)

3.    LETTER OF FREEDOM  (from your Bishop)

4.    DISPENSATION FROM ANY IMPEDIMENTS TO THE MARRIAGE IF THEY EXIST (e.g. if one of the couples is not baptized or  belongs to another church.)

When all the above documents are ready, the priest of your parish should send them to the Bishop of your diocese, with a request that a NULLA OSTA be granted for the celebration of the wedding in Rome.  The papers should then be forwarded directly to St. Isidore’s College by the Bishop’s office. 

CIVIL DOCUMENTS

Irish citizens residing in Ireland must apply to the Consular Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (Dublin or Cork) for a Certificate of No Impediment (Nulla Osta).  The Department will send the appropriate application forms, which should be completed and returned to the Department, who will forward them in due course to the Irish Embassy in Rome, and thus to St. Isidore’s College. 

Be assured of a warm welcome if you decide to have your wedding here. 

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