52 Reviews
Guest Capacity

About Memorial Chapel

Say "I Do" to a Worry-Free Wedding

Welcome to the Memorial Chapel!

Whether you are planning a large celebration or intimate affair, we are thrilled that you are considering Memorial Chapel for the location of your wedding. Anyone can be married at Memorial Chapel regardless of their affiliation to the University and cultural or faith background. Ceremonies of all sizes and traditions are welcome and can be accommodated in the majestic Main Chapel or quaint Garden Chapel. Our experienced and dedicated staff handles more than 100 weddings a year and is available to assist you every step of the way from your initial reservation to "I Do." 

Anyone is welcome to reserve space in Memorial Chapel regardless of their affiliation to the University. 

Rentable Spaces

Main Chapel: With white interior with burgundy accents the Main Chapel accommodates up to 1,000 guests. There are 4 sections of pews on the ground level, as well as balcony seating on 3 sides. The Main Chapel is equipped with a Moller Pipe Organ, as well as a Baldwin grand piano. There is an assortment of altar pieces (brass and wood) to choose from, as well as a lectern, microphones, and numerous tables

Affiliates: $1075.00      Non-Affiliates: $1475.00

Garden Chapel: A quaint location with red brick walls and rustic wood trusses. The large arched windows allow views of the beautiful Garden of Reflection and Remembrance that surrounds the Garden Chapel on all sides. Maximum occupancy is 100, with about 90 guests seated comfortably. The Garden Chapel is equipped with a Disklavier grand piano with built-in musical options. There is an assortment of altarpieces (brass and wood) to choose from, as well as a lectern and several tables. The space does not require a sound system.

Affiliates: $625.00      Non-Affiliates: $1025.00


Additional Offers:

Garden Wedding -Garden of Reflection and Remembrance : With two fountains and a beautiful patio previewing the Labyrinth and Garden, the Garden Chapel Patio is an intimate and beautiful space to host small wedding of 40 guests or less. This package is by special request, with advanced approval from the Chapel Manager. Contact Chapel Reservation Office for specific information.

Affiliates: $625.00      Non-Affiliates: $1025.00


Small Weddings: Keep it small!  Plan a wedding for up to 15 people, one hour all together, with no altar decorations -- and pay only $200.00!  Some limits in terms of months and times. 

Winter Weddings: Limited to January and February. Main Chapel Only. 

Affiliates: $675.00    Non-Affiliates: $1075.00


Open House Dates- Spring 2018 

Attend one of our many Open Houses, meet the Chapel staff, get a tour of our spaces, and find out more about what we offer. This event is absolutely free but we ask that if you plan on attending, you give us a call at 301-314-9866!


Location: UMD Memorial Chapel

                  7744 Regents Dr., College Park, MD 20742

Time:       4:00pm to 6:00pm 


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

*Sunday, April 29, 2018- 12:3pm to 2:30pm

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Washington DC

Follow Memorial Chapel on

52 Reviews for Memorial Chapel

out of 5.0
User Photos
todo alt text
todo alt text
todo alt text
Filter reviews by services used:
All Reviews
Indoor (9)
Parking (7)
Chairs (5)
Altar/Arches (4)
Audio Equipment (4)
Wheelchair Access (4)
Furniture (3)
Lighting (2)
Bridal Suite (1)
Event Planning (1)
Event Rentals (1)
Lighting/Sound (1)
Tables (1)
Linens (1)
Sort by:


My husband and I recently held our wedding at the UMD Chapel and were extremely pleased and delighted with the entire process of working with the team. We cannot say enough good things about Mel Coles! She kept us calm, answered any questions we had quickly and professionally, and did anything she could to accommodate any request we had. I would recommend the chapel over and over again! My experience here was one of the highlights of my planning. We can't thank you enough!

Profile Picture Candice, 10/14/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

My husband and I (both graduates of UMD College Park) recently held our wedding ceremony at the UMD Memorial Chapel and were extremely pleased with the ease of reserving the facility, the information provided, and the support we received from the staff. Mel Coles made sure that everything was taken care of, provided recommendations on how to best decorate and plan the ceremony, and assisted with everything on the day of our ceremony. We were pleasantly surprised with all of the help we received leading up to our big day as well as the day of our wedding. She was amazing to work with! The Chapel provided her services and the services of an assistant (Olivia) and everything went very smoothly! Especially considering we didn’t reserve the Chapel until 2 months before our wedding. Even so, I didn’t feel rushed or stressed at all because Mel was on top of everything. We would definitely, without hesitation, recommend this beautiful venue and their dedicated staff for weddings.

Profile Picture Sherri, 10/8/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Memorial Chapel Pricing

Memorial Chapel FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Garden, Historic, Religious
City, Classic, Elegant
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
Off-Peak Season Months:
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wireless Internet
All Inclusive Packages
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Preferred Vendors Only
Audio Equipment
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access

Photos & Videos

185 Photos

Memorial Chapel

12 Photos

Emily & Irene

6 Photos


Happily Ever After...
0:43 minutes

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

1515719157 f4fd268a47a1df77 emily irene details 0036

Small Weddings

$900.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
We have a deal at the Chapel for those that are interested in having a smaller wedding ceremony! Discount depends on space used. Here are the details: - No more than 15 people (including wedding party) - Limited to no more than an hour - A flat rate of $200 will be charged. 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. - No decorations

Professional Network & Endorsements

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.

The Memorial Chapel at UMD has all the look, feel and grandeur that you want for a church wedding not intrusive for your beliefs. It is a grand setting, and they make no belief requirements. You have a choice between the main chapel and the small chapel (not SO small), so you can graciously accommodate any size gathering. The organ is beautiful and can really let go with some power and wonderful sounds. Plenty of room for family and friends to gather (and out of the rain, if that is necessary) and for the bride and groom to have room to change without bumping into each other. A perfect set-up for your wedding. When I am asked to officiate a wedding at the Memorial Chapel, I know there will not only be no problem, but that the wedding will also be just beautiful.

Great Place to have your wedding ceremony. I am also a UMCP Alumni nite



1101 Memorial Chapel, College Park, MD 20742   See On Map
301-314-9866 (phone) 301-314-9741 (fax)
9:00am - 5:00pm
Memorial Chapel is a wedding ceremony venue from College Park, MD. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Maryland, Washington, DC, and northern Virginia. Memorial Chapel is a professional wedding ceremony venue that has been part of the regional wedding industry for 62 years. We specialize in wedding ceremonies.