To be married at the Cathedral, at least one of the persons to be married must have been on the membership rolls for at least a year. The officiating clergy should first be contacted for consent. A deposit of one-half of the total fee is due at the time of booking, with the remainder due 30 days before the ceremony.
Marriages are normally celebrated on Saturdays, at a time agreed upon by the couple, officiant and pastoral care coordinator. Weddings are not scheduled during Lent. Dates may be reserved no less than 90 days prior and no more than a year in advance.
Three counseling sessions with the officiating priest or a counselor at the Cathedral Counseling Center are required, as is a one-day premarital workshop (offered on one Saturday each month from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. in the Lanier House). The purpose of the premarital workshop the Cathedral is to deepen partner connections through conversations about commitment, intimacy, values, communication, boundaries, forgiveness, and finances.
Dates for upcoming workshops are:
- August 25, 2018
- September 22, 2018
- October 27, 2018
- November 10, 2018
- January 12, 2019
- February 9, 2019
- March 16, 2019
- April 6, 2019
- May 4, 2019
- June 22, 2019
- July 13, 2019
The cost for the premarital workshop is $150. Couples interested in registering should contact Christy Gituku, 404-786-0381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christy Gituku, Ed.S., M.S., L.P.C., is the Director of the Cathedral Counseling Center and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. Christy has over 14 years experience as a counselor working with couples, families, and individuals. Christy graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned both her Specialist in Education and her Master of Science degree from Georgia State University. Prior to working at the Cathedral Counseling Center, Christy maintained a private counseling practice. Her previous work experience also includes being a counselor at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences and at Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. Christy is a native of Atlanta and is married with three kids, ages 11, 9, and 3.