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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 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.

Services Offered

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:

  • A 2 week hold for your date can be put if you are amidst picking your venue
  • 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
  • 鈥婽wo 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.

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,475

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,075

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Park
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Bridal Shower
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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Sharon
Sharon G. Married on 07/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding Venue

My husband and I are so pleased with the quality of dedicated customer service provided to us from the first meeting to the unforgettable day of our wedding. Truly, the responsiveness, professionalism and overall care of the staff whomever we dealt with, was bar none. I especially appreciated the call from Kait, the Senior Event Manager, days prior to our ceremony to finalize details to ensure the timeline was correct and we had not forgotten anything, allowing our ceremony to be seamless and as beautiful as it was. We are grateful.
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Jonathan A. Married on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

The chapel was beautiful. We even opted not to decorate and let the building shine. It had plenty of seating. The staff are super friendly and helpful.
A. Vines
A. Vines Married on 03/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My experience from start to finish was seamless.

The entire Chapel staff was extremely helpful from answering countless questions via phone and email to ensuring that my big day went off without a hitch. They were all so professional and pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend using the Chapel to anyone.
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Deals

Events

21 Oct
Open House

With two Chapels and three auxillary spaces, come tour the venue during our monthly Open Houses and see if it is perfect for you. Free and open to the public.

Date: From 10/21/2023 to 10/21/2023 Schedule 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: 7744 Regents Drive, College Park, DC
18 Nov
Open House

With two Chapels and three auxillary spaces, come tour the venue during our monthly Open Houses and see if it is perfect for you. Free and open to the public.

Date: From 11/18/2023 to 11/18/2023 Schedule 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 7744 Regents Drive, College Park, DC
16 Dec
Open House

With two Chapels and three auxillary spaces, come tour the venue during our monthly Open Houses and see if it is perfect for you. Free and open to the public.

Date: From 12/16/2023 to 12/16/2023 Schedule 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: 7744 Regents Drive, College Park, DC

Team

Denise  Mchugh
Denise Mchugh
Chapel Manager

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!

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
MARRIED by REV ROXY MARRIED by REV ROXY Wedding Officiants

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.

Selfie Monopoly Selfie Monopoly Photo Booths

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!

Total Exposure Band Total Exposure Band Wedding Bands

Very friendly and professional staff. An absolute beautiful venue. Highly recommended.

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