Weddings

Stanford Memorial Church

Stanford, CA View map

About

Weddings at Stanford Memorial Church continue to be a celebrated tradition at Stanford University. The church stands at the center of the Stanford campus and is the University's architectural jewel. It provides a beautiful sacred space for weddings with guest attendance from 2 to 1,200. Honoring its founding charter, Stanford welcomes all religious and spiritual traditions, endeavoring to create a memorable ceremony for all couples. Weddings are held on Saturdays

throughout the year in Stanford Memorial Church at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. To be eligible to have a wedding ceremony at Stanford Memorial Church, one member of the couple must qualify with a Stanford University affiliation:

Current student in a Stanford degree program

Stanford alumnus/alumna

Current or retired Stanford faculty or staff member

Registered member of the Catholic Community

Regular participant in the University Public Worship

Postdoctoral individuals at Stanford

A child or grandchild of a person in one of the categories listed above

A child or grandchild of a couple previously married at Memorial Church

3 months lead time is needed for non- Catholic weddings and 6 months is required to plan a Catholic wedding.

For more information, please email at weddings.stanford.edu or call 650 723 9531.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 81% of couples
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    The waitlist is not as long as rumored! We had our pick of summer dates when we went in a year in advance, and there were only 2 out of 4 possible weddings on our wedding date. Current students and/or employees get a substantial discount on the usual rate.
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    Rachelle Married on 05/22/2010
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    Memorial Church is absolutely beautiful, and I've dreamed of getting married there since I was a wide-eyed freshman.

    Mary Gallagher, the coordinator for MemChu, is an absolute gem and we were so lucky to work with her for our ceremony. Also, Father Nathan and the rest of the staff of the Catholic Community at Stanford were very supportive and helpful during our marriage preparation.
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    R Married on 04/12/2003
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    The Rev. Scotty McLennan performed a beautiful service, allowing us to substitute two poems that are important to us for a sermon. The church provides a wedding planner as part of the contract, which was wonderful.

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450 Jane Stanford Way, Bldg 500 Stanford, CA, 94305
6507239531
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Stanford Memorial Church frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Stanford Memorial Church in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Stanford Memorial Church for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Religious

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Stanford Memorial Church for wedding events?

Stanford Memorial Church offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Stanford Memorial Church offer?

Stanford Memorial Church offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony

What services does Stanford Memorial Church offer for wedding events?

Stanford Memorial Church offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound

What percentage of users recommend Stanford Memorial Church and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Stanford Memorial Church is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.2 in professionalism, 4.1 in average response time, 4.1 in value and 3.6 in flexibility.

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