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.
Facilities and Capacity
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 95 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.
CURRENT COVID-19 CAPACITY
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:
The deposit fee is non-refundable. The deposit fee is 50% of your rental fee plus a $75 administrative fee:
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.
Upcoming Open House Dates
Contact the rservations Office to schedule a socially-distant in-person or virtual tour with a member of our staff!
74 Reviews for University of Maryland Memorial Chapel
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Gretchen S. · Getting married on 04/07/2022
COVID-19 - Socially Distance Wedding
Planning a wedding during a global pandemic was very stressful. However, Mel Coles, Event Sales, and Office Assistant, UMD Memorial Chapel, helped make our wedding day memorable for my husband and me.
From our first phone conversation, she was honest regarding the university's COVID-19 guidelines and kept me posted as she and Denise Lorraine McHugh worked behind the scenes to get our date approved. Mel recommended vendors and was very hands-on throughout the entire planning process. On the day of the wedding, she went above and beyond to make sure my day was perfect. From rolling out my aisle runner, making sure I had the right music, to ensuring my 20 guests felt welcomed and safe, Mel was terrific. Her attention to detail was also a bonus.
If you are looking for a beautiful venue with impeccable customer service, I highly recommend the UMD Memorial Chapel to host your wedding.Sent on 11/01/2020
Eurydice · Married on 04/03/2021
The absolute best!
We decided to have a small wedding and I couldn’t have picked a better venue. Mel was the best and I don’t know if everything would have gone a smooth as it did without her!Sent on 04/05/2021
Annessa T. · Married on 03/16/2021
My wedding was very last minute but Mel from UMD Memorial Chapel was HEAVEN SENT! She was helpful from the instant she answered the phone. She made
My wedding was very last minute but Mel from UMD Memorial Chapel was HEAVEN SENT! She was helpful from the instant she answered the phone. She made my wedding stress free and memorable! Mel exceeded all expectations of customer service. Thank you is not enough!!!Sent on 04/05/2021
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
University of Maryland Memorial Chapel Price Rates
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.
Team of University of Maryland Memorial Chapel
Event Sales and Office Assistant
Mel. Coles (She/Her/Hers) is a M.A. student in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park, where she also received her B.A. in Sociology in 2016. She works and lives in College Park, Maryland with several plant babies and three feline fur babies: Emerald, Isis, and Galadriel.
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.