A non-denominational chapel built in 1864, Century Memorial Chapel features original stained glass windows and unique Gothic Revival architectural details. Ornamental lighting, high wooden beams, decorative hand-stenciling, and brightly-colored stained glass windows enhance its historic charm. Located on the 13-acre site of Naper Settlement, an outdoor history museum, it’s the perfect venue for your charming and memorable wedding.
Historic rooms are also available to rent for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and receptionss.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 175 guests will find seats at this venue for a couple’s big day. This classic and intimate setting features stained glass windows with warm red and wooden decor. Traditional pews line the aisle leading to the altar. Naper Settlement also has beautiful outdoor spaces for couples to use surrounded by well-landscaped grounds with trees, flowers and grass. Just minutes from the Naperville Riverwalk, this venue is a 40-minute drive from downtown Chicago.
The venue offers use of a bridal suite and parking when couples choose to host their special day at the chapel. The bridal suite features large mirrors in multiple locations and comfortable furniture for the couple or wedding party to use.
Couples may use this chapel for bridal showers, engagement parties or rehearsal dinners in a private room.
71 Reviews for Naper Settlement
Recommended by 91% of couples
Allison · Married on 07/20/2018
I have been wanting to get married here since I was a kid! (It was always my favorite school trip haha). The chapel is beautiful and needs next to no decorations (all we had was pew bows and it was amazing). I do recommend sound, we added it last minute and were happy we did since we nearly filled the church to capacity! Our contact for day of was Judy and she was amazing! she offered suggests and the wedding went perfectly!Sent on 07/29/2018
Becky · Married on 06/10/2017
We had our ceremony at the chapel, and it was the perfect place for us. They were able to meet with us quickly to show us the chapel, and the payment process was easy. There wasn't really a need to talk with them too much, but when I had more detailed questions closer to the date, the staff responded very quickly. Our day-of coordinator was very friendly and was even willing to stay a little longer during our rehearsal so that we could work all of our details in.Sent on 07/01/2017
The historic nature and beautiful details of the chapel makes extra decoration really unnecessary, but we did spring for some lovely pew bows and an aisle runner through our florist. You cannot drop flower petals (real or fake), so be sure to have an alternative for your flower girl.
There is tons of parking, and the grounds are gorgeous. One of the best parts of the chapel is the location. We were in perfect walking distance to different photo locations along the Naperville riverwalk.
Catherine · Married on 10/29/2016
We weren't sure we were going to find the right place for our ceremony. We wanted a non-denominational place of worship that could seat at least 150 people. It could have not have worked out more perfectly that one of the few options in northern Illinois was in our home town! The Century Memorial Chapel is adorable, seats about 200 people, has plenty of free parking across the street and is on the gorgeous Napper Settlement grounds. Some people in my wedding party felt our coordinator was a little bossy but she definitely knew what she was doing and I was more than comfortable letting her take charge. Things could not have gone more smoothly and I think our guests were very impressed. If you are looking to have an non-denominational or inter-faith ceremony in a traditional church-like setting, this place is perfect.Sent on 11/18/2016
Naper Settlement's reply:Thank you for your kind words. We were happy to share in your special day!
Uniquely beautiful with touches of history. Who wouldn't want to host their wedding day at this amazing venue. The staff is always willing to help where they can to ensure that you and your guests are well taken care of. Not to mention the overall beauty of the grounds and the surrounding area makes for unique wedding day experience.
We absolutely love working with the entire staff at the Naple Settlement / Memorial Chapel. The service, and attention to details is as meticulous as mine and would highly recommend them.
The Chapel is Naper Settlement is a wonderfully charming venue for your wedding ceremony. A one of kind wedding experience at an artful venue. Definitely worth a look!