The Sacrament of Christian Marriage is a serious and sacred union that calls a man and a woman to each other in a most profound and permanent way; it is not something to be undertaken lightly or hurriedly. Therefore, the Church invites engaged couples to prepare themselves spiritually for marriage.


For Engaged Couples

The first thing you should do is set an appointment with one of our parish priests. You can do this by contacting Parish Executive Colette Davis at 813.876.5841, ext. 2229 or who will set the appointment for you. Marriage preparation must begin at least 6 months in advance of the anticipated wedding but should not begin more than 12 months in advance.

Christ the King typically performs marriages and marriage prep (for those getting married somewhere else) for couples living in the South Tampa area with at least one party registered and active for at least four months.

Couples who do not live in the South Tampa area must contact their local church to begin wedding prep and may use our church for the ceremony if desired (please call for associated fees).


Setting a Date for Your Wedding

Please note that we will not book a date for any weddings more than 12 months in advance for active parishioners (or 9 months in advance for non-parishioners). Wedding dates will not be added to our church calendar until after the couple meets with the priest and the deposit paid. You can ask by phone or email about dates that might be available, but nothing will be added officially (or even penciled in) to the calendar until after meeting with the priest.

Weddings are scheduled with respect to the couple’s wishes and subject to the availability of the church (which seats 1000) or Our Lady Queen of Angels Chapel (which seats 120).  Most weddings are scheduled on Saturdays; however, they can also be celebrated on other days of the week. We offer four time slots for Saturday weddings: 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Weddings on Fridays and other weekdays are more flexible in terms of time.