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Can a religious priest/minister/pastor marry you in a non-denominational chapel?
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Leanne Booker Celebrant
Religions each have their own laws and rules about marriage and marrying couples outside their particular church. For instance, a Catholic priest will only marry a couple in a Catholic church. There are exceptions to this law and you need to seek consent from the Church (usually from the Bishop). So if you have a particular religious order in mind to marry you, I suggest you contact that order for an explanation on their laws.
You may find some of the non-denominational chapels will have a list of the religious people that will agree to marry in their chapel. So if you have a particular chapel in mind perhaps contact them first. Near where I live in Brisbane there is a stunning non-denominational chapel - Broadway Chapel Woolloongabba - which hosts both civil and religious wedding ceremonies.
Thanks and hope this has helped.
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