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Kirkpatrick Chapel

New Brunswick , NJ
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85 Somerset street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 US (map)

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848-932-7808

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Larissa
Wedding:
7/30/2016
3.8/5.0
Kirkpatrick Chapel is a beautiful venue inside and out. You are on your own when it comes to officiant, decorations, and music (they have a organ player for hire). In order to accommodate more couples, each ceremony has a hour and a half time slot. This time slot is for set up, ceremony, clean up, and pictures.
Kirkpatrick Chapel is a beautiful venue inside and out. You are on your own when it comes to officiant, decorations, and Read more...
Kirkpatrick Chapel is a beautiful venue inside and out. You are on your own when it comes to officiant, decorations, and music (they have a organ player for hire). In order to accommodate more couples, each ceremony has a hour and a half time slot. This time slot is for set up, ceremony, clean up, and pictures. Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
We held my daughter’s wedding ceremony at Kirkpatrick Chapel, on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. The chapel is an historic and architectural gem, and a beautiful venue – both inside and out – for a wedding. Patrick Cogan, operations manager, was responsive, knowledgeable, kind and helpful, and a pleasure to work with. He made the rental process extremely easy. Nancy, the staff member who was assigned to help us at the chapel on the day of the wedding, was very accommodating. She took great care to make sure the recorded music we provided was timed perfectly to each part of the ceremony.

Some other reviewers have commented on the tight window of 1.5-hour rental time slots. We were fortunate in that we booked the chapel far enough in advance so we were able to change our original rental time period to a later time to better suit our needs. And because the wedding was in March, we happened to luck out that there were no events scheduled at the Chapel before or after ours, so it did make our minimal decorating easier and less rushed.

We were thrilled that Kirkpatrick Chapel, so steeped in historical significance, provided such a beautiful setting to create a very special and memorable wedding ceremony.
We held my daughter’s wedding ceremony at Kirkpatrick Chapel, on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Read more...
We held my daughter’s wedding ceremony at Kirkpatrick Chapel, on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. The chapel is an historic and architectural gem, and a beautiful venue – both inside and out – for a wedding. Patrick Cogan, operations manager, was responsive, knowledgeable, kind and helpful, and a pleasure to work with. He made the rental process extremely easy. Nancy, the staff member who was assigned to help us at the chapel on the day of the wedding, was very accommodating. She took great care to make sure the recorded music we provided was timed perfectly to each part of the ceremony.

Some other reviewers have commented on the tight window of 1.5-hour rental time slots. We were fortunate in that we booked the chapel far enough in advance so we were able to change our original rental time period to a later time to better suit our needs. And because the wedding was in March, we happened to luck out that there were no events scheduled at the Chapel before or after ours, so it did make our minimal decorating easier and less rushed.

We were thrilled that Kirkpatrick Chapel, so steeped in historical significance, provided such a beautiful setting to create a very special and memorable wedding ceremony. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
10/10/2015
4.8/5.0
Kirkpatrick Chapel was pretty much the first thing we chose for our wedding, before we were even engaged. It's not only mere blocks from where my husband & I met while I was an undergrad at Rutgers, but it's the very chapel my parents were wed in 30 years ago!

Patrick Kogan was fabulous - responsive, professional, and friendly. He gave us so much of the historical background when we met with him for a tour, and was just a pleasure to be around. He even set up a very thorough FAQ section on the chapel website, with pew/aisle dimensions and everything! For our rehearsal and wedding ceremony, we were assisted by Lauren, who we adored. She was helpful and cheery, and even jumped in a selfie with my bridesmaids! We also hired their recommended organist, Renee Louprette, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the classic organ music we chose meant music cues for bridal party, etc were easy!

I would tell couples to plan ahead for the timeslots - you get to choose an hour & half slot, which sounds like a lot of time, but isn't quite! We chose the 2-3:30pm afternoon slot. Our ceremony start time on invitations was 2:30, meaning the friends who volunteered to set up decor had very little time, maybe 15 min, before guests started arriving. We opted for very little decoration because the chapel itself is so visually striking - just ribbon strung along the pews, our unity ceremony items, and an aisle runner (they did not have time to lay out the aisle runner, but heck I didn't even notice on the day!) Our ceremony *really* started closer to 2:45, was fairly short, and we had just enough time to greet guests and do family photos before our time was up. Not that they would have kicked us off the property had we gone over! They were very fair, but the historic nature of the building and the length of the timeslots meant there were rules to be aware of.

Ultimately, it meant so much to us to have our ceremony in this beautiful and (for us) sentimental chapel.
Kirkpatrick Chapel was pretty much the first thing we chose for our wedding, before we were even engaged. It's not only Read more...
Kirkpatrick Chapel was pretty much the first thing we chose for our wedding, before we were even engaged. It's not only mere blocks from where my husband & I met while I was an undergrad at Rutgers, but it's the very chapel my parents were wed in 30 years ago!

Patrick Kogan was fabulous - responsive, professional, and friendly. He gave us so much of the historical background when we met with him for a tour, and was just a pleasure to be around. He even set up a very thorough FAQ section on the chapel website, with pew/aisle dimensions and everything! For our rehearsal and wedding ceremony, we were assisted by Lauren, who we adored. She was helpful and cheery, and even jumped in a selfie with my bridesmaids! We also hired their recommended organist, Renee Louprette, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the classic organ music we chose meant music cues for bridal party, etc were easy!

I would tell couples to plan ahead for the timeslots - you get to choose an hour & half slot, which sounds like a lot of time, but isn't quite! We chose the 2-3:30pm afternoon slot. Our ceremony start time on invitations was 2:30, meaning the friends who volunteered to set up decor had very little time, maybe 15 min, before guests started arriving. We opted for very little decoration because the chapel itself is so visually striking - just ribbon strung along the pews, our unity ceremony items, and an aisle runner (they did not have time to lay out the aisle runner, but heck I didn't even notice on the day!) Our ceremony *really* started closer to 2:45, was fairly short, and we had just enough time to greet guests and do family photos before our time was up. Not that they would have kicked us off the property had we gone over! They were very fair, but the historic nature of the building and the length of the timeslots meant there were rules to be aware of.

Ultimately, it meant so much to us to have our ceremony in this beautiful and (for us) sentimental chapel. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We had an absolutely amazing time planning our wedding ceremony at kirkpatrick chapel in june 2015. My husband and I are both Rutgers Alumni and this is THE place to get married for former students. We searched all over for the perfect venue and nothing came close to this historic chapel's elegance and charm. The coordinator Patrick Cogan is awesome and so responsive. The day of coordinator for both the rehearsal and wedding day was perfect. She was early, answered all my questions, and set-up exactly what I needed. I wish I could remember her name because she deserves credit, but I was overwhelmed and nervous. They do have time limits for rehearsal and ceremony times but we were able to purchase an extra hour prior to the start of our ceremony for our florist to set-up and the musicians to practice. It's not the cheapest ceremony venue but you do not need to worry about much. I highly recommend this place for anyone.
We had an absolutely amazing time planning our wedding ceremony at kirkpatrick chapel in june 2015. My husband and I are Read more...
We had an absolutely amazing time planning our wedding ceremony at kirkpatrick chapel in june 2015. My husband and I are both Rutgers Alumni and this is THE place to get married for former students. We searched all over for the perfect venue and nothing came close to this historic chapel's elegance and charm. The coordinator Patrick Cogan is awesome and so responsive. The day of coordinator for both the rehearsal and wedding day was perfect. She was early, answered all my questions, and set-up exactly what I needed. I wish I could remember her name because she deserves credit, but I was overwhelmed and nervous. They do have time limits for rehearsal and ceremony times but we were able to purchase an extra hour prior to the start of our ceremony for our florist to set-up and the musicians to practice. It's not the cheapest ceremony venue but you do not need to worry about much. I highly recommend this place for anyone. Read less
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David
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.9/5.0
Kirkpatrick is the Rutgers University Chapel; it is nondenominational, pristine, and elegant beyond expectations.

The hall is constantly being renovated and well-maintained, and the pipe organs played by Dr. Antonius Bitteman is a treat.

The venue is much cheaper than your average church or wedding hall, and its grounds are perfect for pictures.

I loved my wedding at Kirkpatrick's Chapel (note, no St. at the front.)
Kirkpatrick is the Rutgers University Chapel; it is nondenominational, pristine, and elegant beyond expectations.
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Kirkpatrick is the Rutgers University Chapel; it is nondenominational, pristine, and elegant beyond expectations.

The hall is constantly being renovated and well-maintained, and the pipe organs played by Dr. Antonius Bitteman is a treat.

The venue is much cheaper than your average church or wedding hall, and its grounds are perfect for pictures.

I loved my wedding at Kirkpatrick's Chapel (note, no St. at the front.) Read less
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sroman23
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.4/5.0
Kirkpatrick Chapel was the only ceremony spot for our wedding since we met during our sophomore year attending RU! It is absolutely gorgeous and makes for spectacular photos. Patrick Cogan, the manager of the Chapel is extremely sweet and professional. My only complaint is the inflexibility...because of the nature of the age of the chapel, etc...there are certain contractual restrictions...i.e. no throwing rice, flower petals, etc. The only person allowed to play the 200 year old organ was not the most responsive, professional and easy to work with.
Kirkpatrick Chapel was the only ceremony spot for our wedding since we met during our sophomore year attending RU! It is Read more...
Kirkpatrick Chapel was the only ceremony spot for our wedding since we met during our sophomore year attending RU! It is absolutely gorgeous and makes for spectacular photos. Patrick Cogan, the manager of the Chapel is extremely sweet and professional. My only complaint is the inflexibility...because of the nature of the age of the chapel, etc...there are certain contractual restrictions...i.e. no throwing rice, flower petals, etc. The only person allowed to play the 200 year old organ was not the most responsive, professional and easy to work with. Read less
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Celia
Wedding:
11/12/2008
4.4/5.0
I am a wedding officiant who has worked at Kirkpatrick several times; in fact I am going there today. The space is lovely, affordable and very meaningful for many of the couples who choose it. I've always been impressed with the professionalism of the staff there; they have made my weddings run smoothly.

There is a finite window of time for each wedding, which makes it vital for each wedding to be ON TIME. This may have been the root of Neen's disappointment in the venue. At a place that is this popular, the venue staff is responsible for each wedding, and to have one run over seriously compromises the next. While everyone wants to think of their day as "their day", at Kirkpatrick, it is likely to be other people's day too.

I would highly recommend it for a spring or fall wedding, especially for couples who want a church backdrop without being members of a specific church.
I am a wedding officiant who has worked at Kirkpatrick several times; in fact I am going there today. The space is lovely, Read more...
I am a wedding officiant who has worked at Kirkpatrick several times; in fact I am going there today. The space is lovely, affordable and very meaningful for many of the couples who choose it. I've always been impressed with the professionalism of the staff there; they have made my weddings run smoothly.

There is a finite window of time for each wedding, which makes it vital for each wedding to be ON TIME. This may have been the root of Neen's disappointment in the venue. At a place that is this popular, the venue staff is responsible for each wedding, and to have one run over seriously compromises the next. While everyone wants to think of their day as "their day", at Kirkpatrick, it is likely to be other people's day too.

I would highly recommend it for a spring or fall wedding, especially for couples who want a church backdrop without being members of a specific church. Read less
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