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Interfaith Ceremony at El Catedral??

November 25, 2017 10:57:22 am

Posted in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Emptyprofileicon Jessica Soule Wedding date: February 16, 2013 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hi All!
We are planning a Feb. 2013 wedding in Old San Juan. The front runner for our reception right now is El Convento, but we're trying to iron out where to do the ceremony. My fiance is Catholic and I'm non-denominational Christian. He wants to get married at El Catedral, but since I'm not Catholic, I don't even know if that's a possibility. I haven't been able to find any answers online. We're planning a quick trip there next month to look at venues, etc., but I was hoping to figure this out before then so I can plan to look at other ceremony venues if it's not an option at El Catedral. Thanks for any input!

11 Replies

Emptyprofileicon candice espinosa Wedding date: February 15, 2012 San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 16, 2012 10:06:17 am

I looked into the catedral as well so I checked out their website and it said so long as one of you are catholic you may have your ceremony there. You should check it out, it pretty much has all the info you need. It is all in spanish though just in case you don't speak:)


Emptyprofileicon David Medina Wedding date: August 30, 2009 San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 16, 2012 10:08:22 am

First of all, El Convento is a wonderful place to have your wedding celebration. Is one of my favorite wedding venues. Great service and food. Great place for wonderful and unique photographs.

You can married at the Cathedral but you may have to "convert" to catholic. You can check the requirement in your local catholic church because they will be the same.

It would be easier to have a non denomintional wedding than a catholic. A catholic wedding has to be on a catholic church while a non denominational can be anywhere.

Hope that helps, if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

David Medina


Emptyprofileicon Brenda and Karl Wedding date: July 27, 2012

January 16, 2012 10:33:19 am

I am getting married at el catedral on july 27th. My fiance is catholic and I am,not. He just has to sign a statement swearing helk raise his kids in the catholic faith Youlk so have to take m
Marriage classes at your local parish.


Emptyprofileicon Jeanette and Manny Wedding date: March 24, 2012 San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 16, 2012 11:27:05 am

Yes, you can get married in the catholic church, just do the homework. La Catedral will provide you with all the requirements... And trust there are many of them. In my case we are both catholics so the documentation was double. I'm also having my reception at El Conveto... They too do very nice denominational ceremonies. Also know that is you are both Americans (or Puerto Rican) you can get your marriage license here in he states versus getting it in PR. So you have that option too. I'm sure you will make the best decision. Good luck!



Emptyprofileicon David Medina Wedding date: August 30, 2009 San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 16, 2012 11:39:12 am

And, to add to what Jeanie said, you will have a blast of a good time!


Emptyprofileicon Jessica Soule Wedding date: February 16, 2013 San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 16, 2012 1:56:38 pm

Thank you all so much for your replies! We were planning on meeting with the lady at El Catedral who handles this, but I'm happy to hear there are others in our same situation who have been able to marry there!
Thanks again!


110824 Maria A Lugo Wedding date: May 16, 2009 San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 16, 2012 3:33:34 pm

Hello Im a Destination Wedding Planner in PR and for sure El Convento is a unique place were you can have an unforgettable REception.
Yes you can get marry in the Catholic Church even though one of you is not catholic, he will need to comply with all the catholic requirements and you will have to sign a statement swearing you will raise the children in the catholic faith You also have to take Marriage classes at your local parish. As a Wedding Planner I plan all kinds of weddings my website: and email: in case I can be of help.It will be a pleasure.


145287 Noel Del Pilar

January 17, 2012 8:04:55 am

I recommend to find a wedding planner in Puerto Rico. they know every local vendor and this saves to you much time and money.
I recommend Maria Lugo -

If you are looking for a photographer with experience taking pictures at the Old San Juan and El Convento, I am one option! :-)
Enjoy Puerto Rico!


Emptyprofileicon Jossimary Gonzalez

January 17, 2012 6:43:55 pm

You can contact Santana Ministries. Minister Aran Santana; its amazing at his job. He is absolutely the best you can have. I have done plenty wedding with him and he just out of the world. And like David says Catholic wedding must be in the church, and (i believe you must be baptized catholic and do the communion as well) ; but I am not sure. I am non-denominational Christian as well. So it is kind of cook to get married where you please. Email me i will give you his information at


145287 Noel Del Pilar

February 22, 2014 3:30:39 am

I recommend to you to contact a local wedding planner who has all the information about all this details and from other vendors and venues.
Feel free to contact: Milly Centeno - 787-717-1808 or Merilyn Andino - 787-745-1306


Emptyprofileicon Merylin Andino

February 27, 2014 5:33:48 pm

Merylin Andino
Destination Wedding Planner in Puerto Rico
(787) 475-1306


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