wedding photos


We are pleased to offer the possibility of taking your wedding photos in the beautiful historical site of the Cathedral. If you are interersted in reserving a time slot for your photos, please call the secretary at 233-7304 or email as soon as possible, even if you have not found your photographer yet. The time slots are an hour long and overlap by half an hour. The cost for one hour is $100. It is always possible to book for more than an hour. In this case, the fee would be pro-rated. We accept payments by credit card, interac, cheque, or cash. You can come and pay in person at the parish office or mail a cheque to: Paroisse de la Cathédrale, 190 ave de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg MB, R2H 0H7.

If you choose to mail a cheque, we will mail you a receipt.

In order to secure your time slot, please provide us with the full names of the bride and groom, as well as a phone number, and the name of your photographer if you already know it.

Agreement regarding wedding photos
(cost is $100 per time slot)

1. In the event of rain, the photo session may not proceed inside the church.

2. You have 30 days to claim a reimbursement for a cancellation due to inclement weather. Rent will be reimbursed less a 10% administration fee.

3. If you wish to cancel your reservation and receive a reimbursement less a 10% administration fee, you must do so no later than 30 days in advance.

4. The use of confetti is strictly prohibited.

5. The use of alcohol on the church property is strictly prohibited.

6. The wedding party will be held responsible for all damages it will have caused on the premises.

7. The parish will not be held responsible for any of the following occurences:
- unscheduled repairs
- intrusive photographers & parties
- obstacles and encumberances
- accidents of any sort
- pigeon droppings
- barred access to the washrooms
- any incident that may hinder the progress of the photo session

8. The parish reserves the right to cancel a reservation with little or no prior notice due to the advent of a funeral or other last-minute event. The fees will automatically be reimbursed.

Can I be married at the cathedral?

The Cathedral is a place of worship, and is not like a hall to be rented out.  In keeping with teachings of the Catholic Church, a wedding ceremony should take place inside a church in order to maintain its sacred character.  Weddings therefore don't take place in the ruins.  As our parish community is francophone, weddings ceremonies are either celebrated in French or are bilingual.  Thank you for your understanding.