Other Planning Info & Tips

Use of the Parish Center

The parish center is a place where the wedding party can relax before the ceremony. Their valuables can be left locked in the parish center during the ceremony. Holy Cross – Immaculata Parish is not responsible for any items missing or stolen from the parish center, in the church or any other area.


Rice, birdseed, confetti, sparklers, flower petals and balloons are not permitted in the church or on the Holy Cross – Immaculata Parish campus. Aisle runners are a tripping hazard and cover the air vent in the main aisle of our church, so are not permitted. For safety reasons, candles are not permitted in the center aisle at any time. Additionally, luminaries or other lighting implements are not permitted outside.

Food & Beverages

No food or beverages of any kind are permitted in the church at any time. There is a water dispenser in the sacristy for the benefit of the groom and groomsmen before the ceremony.

Beverages and simple finger foods are permitted in the parish center.

Cell Phones

Please ask all guests to keep cell phones locked in the trunk of their vehicles if possible. If cell phones must be brought into the church, please ask guests to silence them during the ceremony.

Smoking & Alcohol

All Parish buildings are smoke free. No alcohol is permitted anywhere on the parish grounds at any time. Please note that the intoxication of any member of the wedding party is cause for their removal from the ceremony. The intoxication of the bride or groom is cause for cancellation of the wedding by the Presider since it is expected that he/she is able to give full consent to the promises they will make to one other. If this occurs, no fees paid to the parish will be refunded.


Parking is extremely limited in our parish lot. There are 26 marked spaces with the possibility of approximately 10 additional spaces if cars are double parked. Other lots and limited street parking are available in Mt Adams. Parking is included at the Towne Properties lot for guests attending weddings receptions at The Monastery Event Center. It might be advisable to use a private shuttle service in order to transport guests from the reception facility to our church.

Please be advised that the gates to our parking lot are locked on Friday and Saturday evenings and remain locked until 7 a.m. All vehicles must be cleared from the parking lot within one hour after the ceremony. Holy Cross – Immaculata Parish does not permit any overnight parking.

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