Old St. Mary’s Church

Old St. Mary’s Church is one of our favorite Philadelphia Wedding Ceremony venues. It was built in 1763 and was the second Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.  Old St. Mary’s Church was the site of the first public religious commemoration of the Declaration of Independence. We love photographing wedding ceremonies at this beautiful church. As soon as you walk in you will be overwhelmed with the incredible architecture and vibrant colors. This wedding ceremony space is truly remarkable. Your guests will be in awe as they eagerly wait for you and your partner to walk down the isle. Old St. Mary’s Church is truly a work of art filled with centuries of history.

There are some things you should know about churches before you book your wedding ceremony with them. Different churches have different rules for photographers. Some churches do not let the photographer past the last pew in the back of the church. Others don’t let the photographer use flash and some don’t even allow pictures to be taken AT ALL! So if you are looking forward to seeing the image of you walking down the isle, you should double check with the church to make sure the photographer will be allowed to be up front etc.

Important Notes About Old St. Mary’s Church

  1. They allow the photographer to utilize the balcony
  2. They allow the photographer to use flash
  3. They don’t restrict the movement of the photographer

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The vibrant blue ceiling of Old St. Mary’s Church will keep you staring up in awe. Just make sure you don’t miss the ceremony itself!

Old St. Mary's Church

Old St. Mary's Church

Old St. Mary's Church

Old St. Mary's Church

Old St. Mary's Church

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We have had the privilege of capturing quite a few wedding ceremonies at Old St. Mary’s Church. We absolutely love this church! This church is also in high demand so if you plan on having your wedding ceremony there you will want to book it early to ensure it is still available on your big day.

Want to see more Philadelphia Wedding Ceremonies we have photographed? Check out our Philadelphia Ceremonies Page!