Pastoral Offices: Weddings, Memorials, and Baptisms


Who may be married?

  1. Couples of whom at least one party has received Holy Baptism
  2. Couples who are members of a church or exploring membership at a church

Who may officiate?

  1. Episcopal clergy licensed in DC, or
  2. Clergy of denominations that are members of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America must co-officiate with licensed Episcopal clergy person

Policies and Fees


  • Marriage and wedding must conform to laws of District of Columbia
  • Wedding must be scheduled and non-refundable 50% deposit received 6 months in advance, balance due 90 days prior to wedding date
  • Interfaith weddings are approved on a case-by-case basis


Cathedral wedding fees begin at $10,000.

Scheduling a Cathedral Wedding

Cathedral weddings are scheduled for select Saturdays at 4 pm or 6 pm and are subject to availability. To begin the process, please complete the inquiry form:

inquiry form


Memorial Services

Please contact Angela Wilson for information.



Learn more about interment at the Cathedral.


Holy Baptism

Learn more about the policies, dates, and complete the online request form: Holy Baptism at Washington National Cathedral


For more information, please contact:

Angela Wilson
Events and Special Services Manager