A summer wedding at in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University

Weddings at Duquesne


Requirements for having a
Wedding at Duquesne

  • Either bride or groom must be a current student, an alum, or an employee of the University
  • Either bride or groom must be Roman Catholic
  • If either party has been married previously, there is paperwork that must be in place before the wedding can be scheduled


  • The suggested donation for the Chapel is $200.
  • This does not cover the cost of musicians

Musical Services

  • Since marriage is a sacrament, its music is considered sung prayer and should therefore be appropriate for a liturgy. You may contact Mr. Gene Forish, Director of Music and Liturgy, at 412-396-6019 or forishe@duq.edu to obtain contact information for pastoral musicians. You may also bring in qualified pastoral musicians to provide the music for your wedding or contact the Mary Pappert School of Music for contact information regarding qualified student musicians (412.396.6080).

Pastoral Services

  • You must provide a priest for the ceremony.
  • You may personally ask one of the Spiritans here at Duquesne, your parish priest, a friend of the family or a family member who is an ordained priest of the Roman rite.


Available Wedding Times

  • Weddings are on Saturdays at 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm
  • You are given one hour for the ceremony, 1/2 hour before the ceremony, and 1/2 hour afterwards for pictures. For this reason, there is to be no receiving line


Together for life - Getting married and staying married can be quite a challenge! Together for Life Online was developed as a community of engaged couples, married couples, and ministers to help couples build strong, life-long marriages with God.

For questions and scheduling please contact Debbie Kostosky: 412.396.6021 or kostosky@duq.edu