May I attend a marriage outside the Church?

I have a grand daughter who is a confirmed catholic that is going to be married to a non-catholic who does not want to be married in the catholic church. They will be married by a Methodist minister who does not know them in a out door wedding. As a practicing Catholic may I attend?

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