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Memorial Chapel

Say "I Do" to a Worry-Free Wedding
1101 Memorial Chapel, College Park, MD 20742
301-314-9866
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4.7
51 Reviews

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." 

 

Reserve The Chapel

Anyone is welcome to reserve space in Memorial Chapel regardless of their affiliation to the University. The Memorial Chapel is an ideal location for concerts, lectures, meetings, convocations, commencements and everything in between. If you are interested in holding a wedding at Memorial Chapel, please visit our weddings web site at www.weddings.umd.edu. For all other events, please see below.

Rentable Spaces There are four rentable spaces in Memorial Chapel:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Small Weddings

Limited to the Garden Chapel and 8PM wedding slot in Main Chapel ONLY during April-November months. Both Chapels may be used during December-March months. Guest count must not exceed 15 people, including couple and wedding party. This package includes 1 hour in the Garden Chapel (including set-up and take-down and photographs inside and outside) for your ceremony, access to the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance for pictures, the services of a Chapel Event Manager at your rehearsal and wedding and use of Garden Chapel Baby Grand Piano, Garden Chapel furnishings and altar pieces during your ceremony. This package does not include a dressing/prep room or a 90-minute wedding rehearsal. There is no affiliate/non-affiliate pricing; a flat rate of $200 will be charged. No decorations allowed, but Chapel items may be used, only if not being used by a full wedding taking place at the same time.

 

Open House Dates- Summer 2017 

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: 

 

-June 25th, 2017 

-July 3rd, 2017 

-July 17th, 2017 

-July 23rd, 2017

-August 14th, 2017 

-August 20th, 2017 

-August 28th, 2017

 

Candice
10/14/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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!
Sherri
10/8/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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.
Yvonne
10/7/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Mel and Olivia were very helpful with the Harrison/Williams wedding, down to the tiniest detail. If would definitely recommend others to host their wedding at the Memorial Chapel.
Cavena
10/1/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We could not have selected a more perfect venue for our ceremony. The Chapel was important to us as I am an alum of UMD. More specifically, Mel Coles (Event Coordinator) was amazing. She was so attentive to our needs and extremely flexible. Mel was quick to answer e-mails, phone calls, and complete follow-up items. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, she made sure that every detail was ironed out and settled our nerves during the rehearsal and even on the day-of. Mel is a natural and will definitely be an awesome wedding planner in the future :) I recommend the care of UMD Chapel to handle all of your ceremony needs with efficiency and class!
Michael
9/8/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Good morning, we just want to send our appreciation and thanks to you and your staff everything was amazing! thank you so much, Michael and Tanya Christie
Maria
9/2/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everything was perfect! We are very happy to have chosen the Garden Chapel at UMD. Beautiful!
Lola
9/2/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The staff at the Memorial Chapel UMD were truly the best! Mel was very helpful, answered all our questions and assisted as necessary.
christina
8/19/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a great experience working with Memorial Chapel!! The staff ,especially Mel was really nice and answered emails quickly. Since we were both Alumni, getting married at the Chapel was our first choice! The chapel is big and the inside is very pretty. We decorated the altar with flowers and some tulle, but minimal decoration is needed because it looks great plain. I had no complaints working with the chapel, we had our reception in the Alumni center on campus as well, so it was great to have the ceremony and reception very close to each other. Also parking was not an issue, we put a few signs to point guests, but parking is free the day of! I would definitely recommend getting married here!!
Erin
7/30/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Mel Coles was absolutely fabulous to work with. She made herself very available and was responsive to every question and concern that I had. My dream was always to get married at the UMD Chapel ever since I went to school there in college. Not only did my dream become a reality, it exceeded every expectation I could have had for the intimate, quiet, and calm wedding day I desired. Thanks to the UMD Chapel and Mel, specifically. I'll never forget your impact on my special day!
Michelle
6/17/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This venue is absolutely GORGEOUS! I am working with Mel and she is a doll! I have has had the opportunity to meet Denise. Everyone has been so courteous and helpful. They are very prompt with the response time. I could not have chosen a better ceremony venue! I cant wait until the big day!!!!!
Chevonne
9/3/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We held our wedding ceremony there last September. The staff there are exceptional and very friendly. Inside the chapel is absolutely beautiful especially the altar. They offer a discount to University of Maryland alumni/students and military. I would highly recommend this vendor.
Brittany
7/9/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Memorial Chapel staff was amazing to work with and I would highly recommend having your ceremony there. The Chapel is beautiful and I loved every part of my ceremony. I have no complaints. If you plan on getting married in peak season, book early to make sure you get the day/time you want. Perfect venue for Terps and other happy couples :)
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Historic, Religious
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
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