Gold and Silver Wedding Jubilee and Mass
The Diocese of Savannah celebrates World Marriage Day annually with a special Gold and Silver Wedding Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Savannah for all couples married 25 or 50 years. Couples need to register in advance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What time should we arrive and where do we go?We are so glad you decided to celebrate your special wedding anniversary with us! On the day of the event, please plan to be seated in the Cathedral Basilica no later than 9:15 AM.
Where should we park?There is on-street parking all around the Cathedral, however you may need to walk a few blocks. Please be aware that parking meters north of Liberty Street are enforced on Saturdays in Savannah.
Is the Cathedral handicapped accessible?
The Cathedral has an elevator entrance on Harris Street. Please note that Savannah is a historic city and the streets around the Cathedral reflect this. The pavement can be uneven in places, making it difficult to navigate.
Where are the restrooms located?There are two restrooms in the narthex of the Cathedral. Additional restrooms are available in the Cathedral Parish Center located just across Harris Street. There will be signs directing you to the Parish Center and volunteers will also be available to direct you.
What is the typical style of dress for participants?Typically the gentlemen wear anything from a suit to a nice dress shirt and slacks. The ladies typically wear semi-formal to Sunday church dresses.
Is there a fee for getting a copy of the picture taken with the Bishop?Each couple will be gifted one copy of the picture taken with Bishop Parkes at the celebration. This picture will be mailed to the couples in the weeks after the celebration. Additionally the diocesan Communications office will make the pictures available online.
Will there be refreshments available?There will be a light reception at Sister Jude Walsh Hall (St. Vincent Academy) immediately following the Mass and pictures.
We are traveling from a long distance and would like to spend the night in Savannah. What hotels are nearby?
Savannah is home to a wide variety of accommodations ranging from chain hotels to charming, historic bed and breakfasts. This list is but a small sampling of the accommodations available within short walking or driving distance to the Cathedral.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District - 603 West Oglethorpe Avenue (.09 miles from the Cathedral)
- Courtyard Marriott Historic District - 415 W. Liberty Street (.05 miles from the Cathedral)
- The DeSoto - 15 E. Liberty Street (.02 miles from the Cathedral)
- Hamilton Turner Inn - 330 Abercorn Street (285 feet from the Cathedral)
- 17Hundred90 Inn - 307 E. President Street (.04 miles from the Cathedral)