We all love a good wedding.
The engagement parties, the gate-crashing, the vows, a romantic kiss and more, a wedding is something to be treasured and celebrated.
One of the most important aspects of a wedding (no, not the seating arrangements), is where the couple decides to tie the knot. For Catholics in Singapore, there is an abundance of high-ceilinged churches with timeless flooring and saintly statues that will make your wedding photoshoot a truly beautiful affair.
But the real question of the day is this: Which are our favourite Catholic churches to get married in? Over the next few weeks, we will be unveiling our top choices (in no particular order), to help all our Catholic to-be-weds out there.
Having the first Roman Catholic church ever built in Singapore, as one of our choices is a pretty obvious one, but can you blame us? This mother church was blessed and opened by Father Jean-Marie Beurel in 1847 (some of you might know him as the man who established CHIJ and SJI in Singapore). It houses the relics of St. Lauren-Marie-Joseph-Imbert and St. Francis Xavier.
Nearly 200 years old, this cathedral has come a long way from its humble wood-and-attap structure. Lovingly restored from 2013 to 2016, it now stands tall and proud, a beautiful building designed in a restrained renaissance style, boasting graceful arched windows, an elegant checkerboard tiled floor, and of course, the grand century-old Gallery Organ serving as a gorgeous backdrop.
Over the years, we have captured many happy couples exchanging their vows in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Below is a video of just one of them.
The Cathedral is open for weddings on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 10am, so try to give yourself at least 1 year to book the venue in advance. Click here to book the Cathedral for your wedding.
- Located near to Bras Basah MRT
- Ample parking space for guests
- Bridal car drop-off point right at the entrance of the church
- You can book the function hall for a small and cosy wedding reception of up to 100 guests
Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
Queen Street, Singapore 188533