Did Alec Baldwin Just Set a Wedding Date?

Reports surface that the newly engaged actor and his soon-to-be bride have ironed out when and where they plan to tie the knot—so what's The Godfather have to do with it?

By Josh Grossberg Jun 13, 2012 4:39 PMTags
Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas, Cannes Film Festival Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Early in his career Alec Baldwin starred in Married to the Mob. So it's fitting that he's now planning to get hitched in a historic New York City venue immortalized in The Godfather.

E! News has learned the 30 Rock star and his yoga instructor fiancée, Hilaria Thomas, have chosen June 30 as the date for their highly anticipated nuptials, which will be a Catholic ceremony taking place at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Little Italy.

The landmark house of worship, built in 1810, just so happens to be the place where Francis Ford Coppola filmed the famous baptism scene in his 1971 Oscar-winning mob epic. The locale was also utilized in two Martin Scorsese pictures, Mean Streets and Gangs of New York.

The news, first reported by the New York Post, cited an insider familiar with the wedding plans as saying the couple had to produce baptismal certificates among other documents to lock in the locale.

When asked by E! News about the report, a publicist for the 54-year-old thesp declined to comment, though didn't exactly deny the June 30 date.

A separate source now confirms E! News that invites did go out recently to about 300 guests for a June 30 wedding at the Cathedral. Among those expected to receive one include most of his 30 Rock costars, producer Lorne Michaels and NBC late night host Jimmy Fallon.

This will be the first marriage for the 28-year-old Thomas and the second for Baldwin, who divorced Kim Basinger in 2002. The lovebirds got engaged back in April, have since moved in together and, word had it, were mulling an elopement while in Europe for the Cannes Film Festival last month.

It looks like they may be going the traditional route after all.

Reporting by Ken Baker