Thank you for considering the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph for your wedding.

For all couples who have postponed their wedding because of Coronovirus – 19 we have many dates available to allow you to reschedule your sacrament.  Please call Anai Torres at (408)283-8100 x2204 or email her at  We are happy to work with you during this time to make your wedding a day of happiness and love.

The following information below covers our basic wedding guideline and policy.  For the full wedding policy in English click  Current Wedding policy  for the full wedding policy in Spanish click Spanish wedding policy BODAS Poliza 
Please contact Anai Torres, at 408/283-8100 ext. 2204 for further information and/or when you are ready to make your reservation.

*The Day of Recollection for Engaged Couples is the equivalent of the Marriage Preparation prerequisite to engaged couples receiving the Sacrament of Marriage.  Call Anai Torres at (408)283-8100 x2204 to inquire or register.  This  does not fulfill the Diocese of San Jose’s Natural Family Planning Requirement.

*The Wedding Information Night is a prerequisite for engaged couples with their marriage taking place at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.  Call Anai Torres (408)283-8100 x2204 to register.

Wedding dates are scheduled on Saturdays, at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. as well as Friday and Sunday (at 3:00 p.m. only).

Some conditions apply to Sunday weddings.

Each wedding is allotted a 2-hour time slot, which allows for seating of guests, the ceremony and pictures.

For example if your wedding is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., your time will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

Our music director will be your consultant regarding musicians and music selections and will also cantor for your ceremony.

Click here for wedding music samples.

A Cathedral organist is provided. Should you wish to contract additional liturgical musicians, we recommend budgeting approximately $250.00 for each. It is required that our music director meet with you to approve the selections, provide technical information to your musicians and be present at your ceremony to help things run smoothly. You may also visit the Cathedral web site for more information about wedding music selections and materials for your convenience.

Pop music is not appropriate during the ceremony, but can be used during the prelude and the wedding party and bridal entrance and exit.

Click here for the Wedding FAQ