St. Peter The Apostle

St. Peter the Apostle church was built in 1847 by the German Catholics who were quickly outgrowing their existing Parish. St. Peter the Apostle church is also the National Shrine for St. John Neumann. This church is absolutely stunning inside. The architecture is unbelievable and is sure to leave your guests in awe. St. Peter the Apostle is a very popular wedding ceremony destination in Philadelphia. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Philadelphia and we love photographing your wedding ceremonies here! When you walk in, make sure you look up! The attention to detail is unreal.

You wedding ceremony is a special moment you should remember for the rest of your life. Make sure you take time to read your contract so you know the churches guidelines. We have had a few instances where our couples were told the day before their ceremony that the photographer could not be up front to capture them coming down the isle. This is why it’s super important to do your research. If that picture is important to you and the church doesn’t allow it, you will want to know that ahead of time.

Things You Should Know

  1. Arrangements must be made with the pastor at least six months before the date of the wedding. Pre-Cana instructions are required. Couples should contact the church rather than parents or wedding coordinators. If either party was previously married, an annulment must be granted prior to the selection of a future wedding date.
  2. This church has some guidelines for photographers. You can see the full list here.
  3. They don’t allow photographers to use flash.
  4. The photographer is not to stop the procession to take individual shots of each person in the bridal party.
  5. The photographer may not enter into the sanctuary area.
  6. This church requires you to hire their musicians.

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