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#1 Paula0509

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    Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:19 AM

    Hi,

    We booked our Catholic ceremony for our May 30th wedding at the "Capilla Inmaculada Concepci³n" at the El Pueblito Hotel in Cancun; however, we just recently received a call from the church we're filing our paperwork with in the US, saying that we can't use this church because it's not recognized by the Vatican!

    I guess this church does not meet the requirements necessary to be able to perform a ceremony recognized by the Catholic church. Needless to say, I'm scrambling to find a church for our 75 guests. I'm especially bummed because this church looked sooo cute in the pictures -- it had a great outdoor element that I thought would be so fitting with the destination wedding vibe.

    So with that, does anyone know of any Catholic churches in Cancun? I hate to sound picky, but I'm really looking for something that is bright and airy, and embodies the feel of Mexico/destination wedding as much as possible.

    I've researched online but haven't had much luck, especially when it comes to finding photos of the churches.

    Any suggestions would be so appreciated! We'll need to book something asap so that our church in the US can continue processing our paperwork in time for our wedding (can take upwards of 2-3 months...eek)

    #2 michp

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      Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:27 PM

      Did they tell you more about what the problem is? My sister is booked to get married at the same chapel- i think- the one on 5th ave in playa She hasnt been told this - yet- by our church?

      #3 Paula0509

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        Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:21 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by michp
        Did they tell you more about what the problem is? My sister is booked to get married at the same chapel- i think- the one on 5th ave in playa She hasnt been told this - yet- by our church?
        Basically, in all Catholic churches, there is a place in the altar that is blessed/has a part of the Eucharist (communion bread) that is always kept in the church in order for it to be considered recognized by the vatican as a church that can perform catholic ceremonies (this is what I was told by the lady handling our paperwork at our church in the US.....but even with 12 years of Catholic school as a kid, this was news to me :)).

        We are bringing our own priest to perform our ceremony, and since luckily he speaks spanish, he's trying to get in touch with someone working at the El Pueblito Hotel/Concepcion Imaculada Chapel to see what he can do.

        I'm supposed to hear back from him this week to see what happens....

        #4 Yazmin De La Mora

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          Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:46 AM

          There is a catholic Church at the begining of the hotel zone in Cancun. Is big and "airy" The name is "Iglesia de Cristo Resucitado", the address is Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 3.5 and the phone number +52 998- 849 50 35.
          Good Luck!

          #5 Yazmin De La Mora

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            Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:47 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Paula0509
            Hi,

            We booked our Catholic ceremony for our May 30th wedding at the "Capilla Inmaculada Concepci³n" at the El Pueblito Hotel in Cancun; however, we just recently received a call from the church we're filing our paperwork with in the US, saying that we can't use this church because it's not recognized by the Vatican!

            I guess this church does not meet the requirements necessary to be able to perform a ceremony recognized by the Catholic church. Needless to say, I'm scrambling to find a church for our 75 guests. I'm especially bummed because this church looked sooo cute in the pictures -- it had a great outdoor element that I thought would be so fitting with the destination wedding vibe.

            So with that, does anyone know of any Catholic churches in Cancun? I hate to sound picky, but I'm really looking for something that is bright and airy, and embodies the feel of Mexico/destination wedding as much as possible.

            I've researched online but haven't had much luck, especially when it comes to finding photos of the churches.

            Any suggestions would be so appreciated! We'll need to book something asap so that our church in the US can continue processing our paperwork in time for our wedding (can take upwards of 2-3 months...eek)
            There is a catholic Church at the begining of the hotel zone in Cancun. Is big and "airy" The name is "Iglesia de Cristo Resucitado", the address is Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 3.5 and the phone number +52 (99 849 50 35.
            Good Luck!

            #6 Paula0509

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              Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:05 PM

              Perfect - I'll look into this. Thank you!!

              #7 Paula0509

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                Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:31 PM

                Bad news....Looks like Iglesia de Cristo Recusitado is booked for our date!

                Needless to say, I'm extremely frustrated/stressed at this point....we have 75 people coming to Mexico, and our ceremony site has been pulled out from underneath us, with 2 months until our wedding date.

                Please please does anyone know of any other Catholic churches in Cancun (or within a 20-25 minute drive?) that they can provide photos of, or have contact information for?

                I've seen lists of Catholic churches in Cancun/RM, but really have no idea how far they are from our hotel (CasaMagna Marriott), or what they look like.

                I want a church that reflects the beauty of the area...while I love traditional churches, this was something I could have at home, and was really looking forward to a truly unique church to have as part of our memories, as were our guests.

                On a side note, we're contacting the Marriott to let them know to STOP recommending this chapel (Immaculada Concepcion) to its guests, since it cannot be used for Catholic ceremonies. Had they told us this information up front, it would have saved us this headache as we wouldn't be scrambling to find a place for our ceremony...

                Any suggestions would be so appreciated! I'm sort of freaking out here....

                #8 MsSunshine

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                  Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:53 PM

                  I'm so sorry to hear about the church situation. Does the Marriott Casa Magna no longer perform catholic ceremonies there? I know a bride who had a catholic ceremony there last year in the gazebo. What they did was enclosed the gazebo to make it an alter. Her wedding was amazing!

                  #9 Paula0509

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                    Posted 20 March 2009 - 01:07 PM

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                    Originally Posted by MsSunshine
                    I'm so sorry to hear about the church situation. Does the Marriott Casa Magna no longer perform catholic ceremonies there? I know a bride who had a catholic ceremony there last year in the gazebo. What they did was enclosed the gazebo to make it an alter. Her wedding was amazing!
                    I wish I could have my ceremony at the Marriott, but unfortunately, as of very recently, Catholic Weddings are no longer performed there, either. I guess there was some sort of new rule by the local bishop saying that Catholic weddings can only be performed in a church.

                    #10 LadyN

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                      Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:54 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Paula0509
                      Hi,

                      We booked our Catholic ceremony for our May 30th wedding at the "Capilla Inmaculada Concepci³n" at the El Pueblito Hotel in Cancun; however, we just recently received a call from the church we're filing our paperwork with in the US, saying that we can't use this church because it's not recognized by the Vatican!

                      I guess this church does not meet the requirements necessary to be able to perform a ceremony recognized by the Catholic church. Needless to say, I'm scrambling to find a church for our 75 guests. I'm especially bummed because this church looked sooo cute in the pictures -- it had a great outdoor element that I thought would be so fitting with the destination wedding vibe.

                      So with that, does anyone know of any Catholic churches in Cancun? I hate to sound picky, but I'm really looking for something that is bright and airy, and embodies the feel of Mexico/destination wedding as much as possible.

                      I've researched online but haven't had much luck, especially when it comes to finding photos of the churches.

                      Any suggestions would be so appreciated! We'll need to book something asap so that our church in the US can continue processing our paperwork in time for our wedding (can take upwards of 2-3 months...eek)
                      Hi Paula! I think we've emailed before right? I'm getting married at the University as well for our Catholic ceremony. Josephina had given me the name and email of the women in charge of booking the weddings there. Here is her email address: Alejandra Chavez email: achavez@achavez@celebracioncancun.net. Josephina had told me I had to go through her in order to book. I was unsuccessful getting a hold of anyone directly through the phone directly to the chapel. Try the direct number first the other member provided.
                      Alejandra is not the quickest at responding, but she'll get it done for you as long as the day is available. Let me know if you need anything else.




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