Time of the Ceremony

The Wedding Ceremony will be held at the Saint Patrick's Basilica on September 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. therefore we would kindly like to ask our guests to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early as the Bridal Procession will begin at 2:00 p.m. sharp.

Invitation to All

We would like for all our family and friends to be part of this great celebration and to witness our marriage, therefore we encourage everybody to attend our wedding ceremony regardless of the religious beliefs. The ceremony is not restricted to invited guests only, therefore we would also be happy to see our friends who unfortunately we were unable to invite to our Reception due to capacity limitations.


The Basilica is located in the Ottawa downtown core on Kent Street (before Laurier if arriving from the Queensway) as shown in the map below. For detailed directions please visit the Directions page.



There are two designated parking lots by the Basilica (click on each one to view the street panorama and the location on the map above):

Duration of the Ceremony

The ceremony will last about an hour, after which we will take a group picture outside of the church if the weather permits.

Preserving the Integrity of the Ceremony

We wish for everybody (regardless of the religious beliefs) to attend the beautiful ceremony to witness our marriage and we would kindly like to ask our guests to respect some of the basic rules of the church. Most notably during the Eucharist (which is given towards the end of the ceremony), please refrain from walking around the church and taking pictures and/or video. Please also note that the Eucharist (Holy Communion) can only be served to a person of the Roman Catholic faith, therefore we would like to ask others to remain in their seats during this time.

Dress Code

Informal or a semi-formal attire would be appreciated.


Wedding Ceremony
followed by a Reception
September 3rd, 2011
Wedding Ceremony
The Bridal Procession will begin at 2:00 p.m. sharp, so we would appreciate if our guests arrived at least 10-15 minutes early.
Group Picture
at ~3:05 p.m. (weather permitting)
starts at 5:00 p.m.
Wedding Ceremony
at Saint Patrick’s Basilica
on 220 Kent Street,
Ottawa, Ontario
at the Baldachin Inn on
111 St. Lawrence Street,
Merrickville, Ontario
For more quick information, please visit the FAQ page.