Danielle Collins | May 25, 2018
Because of its beauty, sacredness and location, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame is the coveted site of more than a hundred weddings annually. Beginning July 1, changes will be implemented to the process of reserving a date and time for a wedding.
For more than 25 years, the Basilica has opened the process of reserving a date and time for weddings on a specific date, which came to be known as “Basilica Day” or “Basilica Monday.” This date, the first Monday of March, when the following calendar year dates opened, came to symbolize equal parts excitement and stress as brides — and often many of their family members — would prepare to flood the phone lines of the Liturgy Office for their preferred time and date.
As the use of online reservations has become more ubiquitous, the liturgy staff of Campus Ministry began exploring the possibilities of switching to an online reservation process.
Beginning July 1, reservations will be made through an online form found at campusministry.nd.edu/weddings. At that time, all available dates for two years (through July 1, 2020) will be visible and open for reservations. This two-year calendar will advance each day so that the two-year window will roll forward on a daily basis.
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