St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important church in Prague. Apart from divine services the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place in it. The remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops are interred here.
The cathedral is the third church consecrated to the same saint on the identical site. About the year 925 Prince Vaclav I founded a Romanesque rotunda here which after 1060 was converted into a triple-naved basilica with two steeples. The importance of the cathedral grew especially after the establishment of the Prague bishopric in 973 and the founding of the body of canons — the St. Vitus chapter, which later became an important cultural and administrative institution.
In 1344 Charles IV began the construction of a Gothic cathedral. Its first builders, Matthias of Arras and later Peter Parler, built the choir with a ring of chapels, St. Wenceslas’s Chapel, the Golden Portal and the lower part of the main steeple. In spite of the endeavours of some sovereigns to secure the continuation of the construction work the cathedral remained uncompleted for whole centuries.
It was not until the latter half of the 19th century that the Union for the Completion of the Building of St. Vitus’s Cathedral began the repair of the original part and the completion of the building of the cathedral in Neo-Gothic style. The cathedral was solemnly consecrated in 1929. Its interior was subjected to adaptations even in later years.
The construction of the large southern steeple was started by Peter Parler, but he did not complete it. It gained its originally planned height after being provided with a Renaissance helmet in the 16th century. St. Wenceslas’s Chapel partly reaches on to the area of the transverse nave. The different conception of its architecture and its magnificent decoration emphasize its importance as the central point of the cathedral as a whole. The solemn entrance to the cathedral, the Golden Portal, affords access to the chapel from the Third Courtyard.
Situated in the choir of the cathedral, in front of the high alter, is the royal mausoleum below which, in the crypt, there is the royal tomb. The choir is surrounded by a ring of Gothic chapels. Czech sovereigns and patron saints are interred in some of them.
Basic information about what documents are needed for the Catholic wedding please find here. For more information, please contact us!
|Ceremony days:||Please request|
|Ceremony time:||From April till October from 5 p.m.;
from November till March from 4 p.m.
Wedding packages at the St. Vitus Cathedral — from 2100 EURO*:
|ULTRA ALL INCLUSIVE
|Personal Wedding Planner to manage the entire wedding planning process (to cater for personalized wedding arrangements) with unlimited email correspondence;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Providing of assistance for how and where to request and collect all legal documentation in the country of your origin;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Support with all legal documents collection and verification in Prague (includes court translation and fees);||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Wedding Coordinator to monitor your wedding ceremony (on-site);||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Managing of the Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage at the Consulate of the country of your origin without your presence in case it has to be done in the Czech Republic (fees are not included);||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Visiting of the Immigration Police for registration of legal staying in the Czech Republic;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Visiting of the Registry office and payment of the Town Hall fees;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Transfer to the Immigration Police and the Registry Office;||×||♡||♡||♡|
|Round airport/railway station transfer to/from hotel on the day of arrival/departure;||×||♡||♡||♡|
|Assistance during the visit of the beauty, wedding, cosmetic salons (in case of order of those services from the agency);||×||♡||♡||♡|
|Excursion:||×||Walking Prague Tour||Around Prague or to some castle on your choice||Around Prague or to some castle on your choice|
|Transfer to and from wedding ceremony for the Bride and Groom — up to two hours of use;||Mercedes E with the basic decor||Mercedes E with the life-flower decoration||Limousine Lincoln 120” with the basic decor||Limousine Lincoln 120” with the basic decor|
|Photo-shooting of the wedding ceremony & the walk around historic Prague during two hours;||×||×||♡||♡|
|Video-shooting of the wedding ceremony & the walk around historic Prague during two hours;||×||×||×||♡|
|Wedding hair dress;||×||×||×||♡|
|Wedding make up;||×||×||×||♡|
|Wedding Bouquet (round shape, roses or seasonal flowers);||×||×||×||♡|
|Delivery of the Bouquet for a Bride and Boutonniere for a Groom to your hotel (in case of order of this services from the agency);||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Rental of the wedding venue;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Religious wedding ceremony at the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Ceremony Music — live organ;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Basic flower decoration;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Ceremony Interpreter as required by law;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Wedding witnesses if necessary;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Toast for Newlyweds after the ceremony (wine);||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Legalized marriage certificate translated to the appropriate language and mailed to you via express post — EMS;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Visit of the jewelry company (on request);||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Individual attention to your wishes;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Concierge service: informational service, taxi booking, booking of the restaurants, ordering tickets. The service is available from 9:00 am till 9:00 pm;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Dress code for the staff;||♡||♡||♡||♡|
|Guest service (Accommodation booking, Airport transfer arrangements….etc).||♡||♡||♡||♡|
*For couples who are already in a civil marriage, discount on all packages — 100 EURO!
The wedding package does not include:
- visas, air or train tickets, insurance, accommodation;
- wedding reception;
- wedding bouquet if it is not included in the exact package;
- The Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage at the Consulate of the country of your origin without your presence in case it has to be done in the Czech Republic;
- The Apostille or Super Legalisation on the Marriage certificate.
Special offers for our customers for the hotels in Prague:
!!! Offer does not include the TOP dates: Christmas, New Year, Easter and other top state holidays. Please request.
- Andel Apartmany – from 40 EURO/night — DBL room with breakfast.
- UNION HOTEL (4*) – 62 EURO/night — DBL room with breakfast.
- The Mark hotel (5*) – 210 EURO/night — DBL room with breakfast.
We would be happy to arrange any other accommodation on your request according to your needs and wishes!