A Wedding Coordinator will be provided by St. Edward the Confessor Parish to assist and advise you in planning your wedding ceremony and to conduct your wedding rehearsal. On your wedding day she will prepare the church and make certain that all is ready for a smooth and prayerful marriage ceremony. The fee for your Wedding Coordinator is $200.00.
Outside wedding coordinators are welcome as guests but are not permitted to serve in a professional capacity at our church and chapel.
Your rehearsal will be held where your wedding will take place: either in our church or our chapel. After our priest confirms your wedding date you may call our Parish Office to reserve the church or chapel for your rehearsal. Wedding rehearsals usually last one hour and are held on Thursdays or Fridays at 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. It is important that your rehearsal starts on time since other parish events are often scheduled before and after rehearsals. We request that everyone in your wedding party attend the rehearsal including parents, readers, offertory gift presenters, sponsors, grandparents and anyone who will be in the procession.
Your Wedding Day*
At St. Edward the Confessor Parish we want you to have the wedding of your dreams so it is essential that your wedding begin on time. We are a busy parish and frequently have back-to-back events scheduled in our church and chapel so we cannot delay your wedding for late arrivals. The consequences of a late wedding start could result in your Mass becoming a ceremony, a reading being cut as well as various other traditional elements you wanted to include being eliminated.
Dana Point is a resort town with lots of traffic, especially on weekends and in the summer, so please advise your wedding party and guests to allow extra time to drive to the church or chapel. The groom and groomsmen must arrive at the church or chapel one hour prior to the wedding start time and the bride and bridesmaids must arrive forty-five minutes prior to the time the wedding is scheduled to begin. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
*We do not allow alcoholic beverages on the property for rehearsals and weddings. Please advise your wedding party and guests of this restriction. Thank you.
Important Traffic Reminder
The southbound route to arrive in Dana Point, especially during the summer months, can pose severe traffic delays. Please notify your wedding party and guests ahead of time as it is important to begin your ceremony on time. You may share these alternate routes.
From the I-405
Exit Irvine Center Drive, turn right and travel to Dana Point
South of where the I-405 and I-5 meet (called the ‘Y’), you may exit at several off ramps and travel west to Irvine Center Drive/Moulton Parkway/Golden Lantern St. (this is the same street changing names in 3 places)
From the I-5
Exit Lake Forest, turn right and then left on Moulton Parkway and travel to Dana Point
Exit El Toro Road, turn right onto El Toro road and left on Moulton Parkway and travel to Dana Point
Exit Alicia Parkway, turn right onto Alicia Parkway and left on Moulton Parkway and travel to Dana Point
Exit Oso Parkway, turn right onto Oso and left on Moulton Parkway and travel to Dana Point
Exit Crown Valley Parkway, turn right and left on Golden Lantern St. and travel to Dana Point