Memorial Chapel is a breathtaking traditional wedding venue located just outside of Washington, D.C. Housed at the University of Maryland in College Park, this stunning space features a variety of gardens and chapels that are perfect for wedding day festivities. Whether you imagine a traditional ceremony with a pipe organ or a romantic garden ceremony with lush greenery as a backdrop, Memorial Chapel is able to give you the ceremony you have been dreaming of.
Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 1,000 guests, this venue is a versatile space that is perfect for intimate gatherings and grandiose celebrations alike. The Main Chapel is the largest event space and features vaulted ceilings, a stunning pipe organ and two-level seating. This captivating space is perfect for any couple seeking a traditional wedding day atmosphere in the beauty of an elegant chapel space. The Garden Chapel, suitable for up to 95 guests, features exposed brick, wooden pews and a baby grand piano. This space invites a more intimate affair in a stunning, naturally-lit chapel space. For outdoor ceremonies, you may choose from a variety of garden spaces. Your guests will love watching you exchange vows among the fresh flowers and bright botanicals found on Memorial Chapel’s grounds.
The venue's experienced team helps to plan and host more than 100 weddings each year. Their experience brings them the expertise needed to answer any questions you might have along the way. From event rentals to timelines and transitions, the team at Memorial Chapel is ready to help you plan an unforgettable wedding day from start to finish. You’ll have full access to their lighting and sound services, bridal suite and more. One of the best parts about hosting your wedding in one of Memorial Chapel’s elegant chapel spaces is the fact that the built-in pews remove the hassle of having to rent additional seating on your wedding day. The venue offers the following services:
Upcoming Open Houses- Spring 2019
Feb. 2 - 9am -12pm
Feb. 18 - 4pm-6pm
Mar 9 - 9am-12pm
Mar 18- 4pm-6pm
Apr 8 - 4pm-6pm
Apr 20- 9am -12pm
May 10 - 4pm-6pm
May 18 - 9am-12pm
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Brittany · Married on 07/09/2016
The Memorial Chapel staff was amazing to work with and I would highly recommend having your ceremony there. The Chapel is beautiful and I loved every part of my ceremony. I have no complaints. If you plan on getting married in peak season, book early to make sure you get the day/time you want. Perfect venue for Terps and other happy couples :)
Judy Kim · Married on 11/10/2018
Our ceremony was PERFECT!
Mel. and the other staff at UMD Chapel were amazing to work with. They were incredibly understanding, accommodating, flexible, and just simply kind. My fiance is a UMD alumn so we were able to get an almumni discount but moreso than that, the chapel is gorgeous (minimal decorating) and the staff is excellent!!!
Mayumi · Married on 06/30/2018
I really had the pleasure of working with the entire team. They were all very proffesional and accommodating throughout the entire process. I definitely revvommend the Umd Memorial Chapel!!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
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:
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.
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.