Information For Vendors

Decorators and Florists

  1. Please check in with our wedding team upon arrival.

  2. Please have your personal florals for the bridal party delivered to your hotel or preparation location. Pin corsages and boutonnieres on recipients prior to arrival at Saint James Chapel. Altar decor can be delivered to the Chapel directly.

  3. Weddings at St. James Chapel are scheduled at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. The set-up time allowed is 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. Flowers are not required, but if they are used, they must be delivered and in place at least 25 minutes prior to the wedding start time.

  4. Altar flowers may be placed on either or both sides of the tabernacle only.

  5. Stands or pedestals are generally not required on our high altar.

  6. Flowers or decorations are not placed in the aisles or on the pews or attached to railings. Flower arrangements and candle stands may not obstruct the liturgical movements of the ceremony.

  7. Aisle runners are not used at Saint James Chapel.

  8. Floral arrangements must be done by a professional florist. Papier-mâché containers are not permitted. You must use flower containers that present no danger of leaking.

  9. The only candles permitted are those already in place by the church staff. Candelabra, lighted or unlighted are not permitted in the church. Candles in the aisles or on pews are not allowed. The couple is however required to supply the unity candle should they decide to have one. The church does not supply unity candles. The unity candle must be placed on the stand provided by the church. The unity candle is strictly prohibited from being placed on the altar.

  10. Please remove all containers used for corsages, floral arrangements, etc., from the vestibule before leaving the church.

  11. No food or beverage is to be brought into the church. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on church grounds.

  12. It is the responsibility of the wedding couple to ensure that the florist and decorating personnel receive these policies and follow them.

  13. Please refrain from dropping petals inside of the chapel during the processional or outside after the wedding. Additionally, Rice, birdseed, confetti, flower petals, sparklers, balloons, birds, butterflies, etc., may not be used, thrown or released in the church or outside the church. You may enhance your grand exit (see photo) with bubbles or ribbon wands to be held by your guests as you exit.

  14. If you have any questions about these policies, please direct them to the Wedding team.

  15. Any violation of these policies will be immediately addressed. Continued violations will result in the removal of inappropriate decorations and the dismissal of the florist from the building.