The University of Maryland Memorial Chapel is a serene and picturesque wedding ceremony venue situated in College Park, Maryland. Within the grounds of the campus, this romantic chapel venue is characterized by red-brick walls, manicured gardens, and open parkland. Imagine your I-dos to the background music of a traditional pipe organ or within the gardens surrounded by blooming flowers. The Memorial Chapel is a multi-faith facility that welcomes people from all backgrounds.
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The University of Maryland Memorial Chapel is composed of two chapel venues and a variety of garden ceremony spaces. The Main Chapel, which can host up to 300 guests, is an elegant red-brick structure that is distinguished by white columns and a belltower. Set against the church your wedding photos are sure to be phenomenal. This backdrop is bordered by a bright green lawn and mature trees that match the impressive height of the chapel. Walk down the aisle under a vaulted ceiling and seat your guests comfortably within the classic pews. The Garden Chapel is a smaller, more rustic venue and seats up to 100 guests. Filled with natural light that streams through large windows, the traditional interior gives this chapel a cozy atmosphere. The baby grand piano is a charming addition to this intimate wedding setting. Couples may also choose from the many garden spaces on the Memorial Chapel grounds if they wish to have an outdoor ceremony.
Couples booking their wedding ceremonies at the Memorial Chapel are entitled to a selection of services and amenities. The chapel can provide professional sound equipment and instruments for any music-related needs. Couples can also avail of the two dressing rooms on-site for wedding preparations. Hosting over 100 ceremonies annually, this highly qualified staff is on-hand to provide the best experience possible and to help with all event rentals. Furthermore, they can help you organize the marriage license and offer advice regarding the best nearby reception venues. An event manager will also be present at the rehearsal and on the big day to ensure seamless transitions throughout the event. A wedding reservation at Memorial Chapel includes:
- 2 hours and 45 minutes in the Main Chapel on your wedding day (2 hours and 30 minutes in the Garden Chapel).
- A 90-minute rehearsal on the Thursday or Friday evening before your wedding.
- The services of a Chapel Event Manager at your rehearsal and wedding.
- The use of Chapel sound system, musical instruments, furnishings and altar pieces during your ceremony
- Two dressing/prep rooms for Main Chapel reservations or one dressing/prep room for Garden Chapel reservations on your wedding day.
- Lovely garden and Labyrinth, perfect for picture taking.
- Local parking accommodation with advanced notice.
In the event of a cancellation, the Chapel retains the deposit fee. In event of cancellation made prior to six (6) months of the wedding date, the Chapel retains the deposit fee; other payments are returned to the Licensee. In the event of a cancellation made less than six (6) months before the wedding date, the Chapel retains the deposit fee and no refund will be issued.
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A discount is available for US Veterans and Active Duty Military Members. To qualify for the Military discount, the bride or the groom must meet be a US Veteran or active duty military member. Proof of status is required. If the bride or groom do not meet this criteria, then the General Public rate applies.
A discount is available for University of Maryland, College Park Affiliates. To qualify for the affiliate discount, the bride or the groom must meet one of the following criteria:
- They are a current full-time student at the University of Maryland College Park
- They are a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park
- They are a current employee of the University of Maryland College Park
- They are the son or daughter of a current employee of the University of Maryland College Park
If the bride or groom do not meet one of the above criteria, then the General Public rate applies.
Planning a very small intimate affair of less than 20 people? For a flat rate of $230, you can host your small ceremony at the Chapel for one hour, with access to parking, Chapel furnishings and candles, and and on-site Event Manager!
Here are the details:
- No more than 15 people (including wedding party)
- Limited to no more than an hour
-This is the hour general public rate for the Main Chapel!
- Limited to Garden Chapel and 8PM wedding slot in Main Chapel ONLY from April-November. Both spaces may be used from December to March.
Denise has been working at the chapel for over 10 years! She knows all the ins and out! She is kind hearted and is enthusiatsic about every event that chapel hosts! She is a team leader and will help you with any questions you might have!
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Memorial Chapel has been great to connect with as a wedding vendor. They are very attentive and responsive which is an amazing quality when dealing with vendors and engaged couples. Great customer service. Welcoming personalities.
It is always an honor to work with/for you and your clientele. With our ensembles of flute/violin/cello or string quartet, we LOVE what we do and we love working at your venue!
Very friendly and professional staff. An absolute beautiful venue. Highly recommended.
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