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Memorial Chapel

College Park , MD
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LOCATION

1101 Memorial Chapel
College Park, MD US 20742 (map)

PHONE

301-314-9866

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Memorial Chapel Weddings



An Overview



Whether you are planning a large celebration or intimate affair, we are thrilled that you are... Read more
Memorial Chapel Weddings



An Overview



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."


Weddings are held at Memorial Chapel on Saturdays and Sundays in both the Main and Garden Chapels in alternating time blocks so that no two ceremonies take place simultaneously. There are some weekends, however, that weddings cannot be accommodated due to University of Maryland functions and holidays.


A wedding reservation at Memorial Chapel includes:



· 2 hours and 45 minutes in the 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

· Two dressing/prep rooms for Main Chapel reservations or one dressing/prep room for Garden Chapel reservations on your wedding day



We are a wedding site only. The West Chapel will seat 90 or less and the Main Chapel will seat 1100. Read less
Wedding Venue

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1952
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Place of Worship
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Samantha
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with the staff (specifically Janice and Rebecca) at University of Maryland's Memorial Chapel. The chapel itself is massive, with cathedral ceilings and seating for up to 1100! We only had 100 and it was still beautiful and didn't feel too big. I planned my wedding from Atlanta, and the staff was extremely responsive via email and phone. They were very prepared with all the information I needed for my denomination (it's a non denominational chapel) and really helped make sure I was fully prepared for the ceremony. The day of coordinator was SO patient with us and was ready with all the 'accessory' items we needed (stands, candles, lights, mics, etc). They even offer discounts for winter weddings and alumni, so it was a very reasonably price!
I absolutely loved working with the staff (specifically Janice and Rebecca) at University of Maryland's Memorial Chapel. Read more...
I absolutely loved working with the staff (specifically Janice and Rebecca) at University of Maryland's Memorial Chapel. The chapel itself is massive, with cathedral ceilings and seating for up to 1100! We only had 100 and it was still beautiful and didn't feel too big. I planned my wedding from Atlanta, and the staff was extremely responsive via email and phone. They were very prepared with all the information I needed for my denomination (it's a non denominational chapel) and really helped make sure I was fully prepared for the ceremony. The day of coordinator was SO patient with us and was ready with all the 'accessory' items we needed (stands, candles, lights, mics, etc). They even offer discounts for winter weddings and alumni, so it was a very reasonably price! Read less
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Tosha
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Memorial Chapel did a SPECTACULAR job on our wedding ceremony!!!

The chapel was decorated beautifully with our decorations and the decorations that the Chapel allows weddings to use like the candelabras, unity candle, columns to hold flower vases, etc. Plus, the chapel staff was so friendly and attentive.

Most of all, we would like to thank Janice and Denise for being so helpful and understanding while we were in the planning process of this wedding. Their advice really made it easier to plan for this special day.

The Chapel is all white with red carpet and drapes which made my wedding colors, Meadow Green & Champagne Gold, pop!!! We could not have asked for a better location for our wedding ceremony!!
The staff at the Memorial Chapel did a SPECTACULAR job on our wedding ceremony!!!

The chapel was decorated Read more...
The staff at the Memorial Chapel did a SPECTACULAR job on our wedding ceremony!!!

The chapel was decorated beautifully with our decorations and the decorations that the Chapel allows weddings to use like the candelabras, unity candle, columns to hold flower vases, etc. Plus, the chapel staff was so friendly and attentive.

Most of all, we would like to thank Janice and Denise for being so helpful and understanding while we were in the planning process of this wedding. Their advice really made it easier to plan for this special day.

The Chapel is all white with red carpet and drapes which made my wedding colors, Meadow Green & Champagne Gold, pop!!! We could not have asked for a better location for our wedding ceremony!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
Before the wedding day, UMD chapel sent us a form to fill out of what we have and need for the chapel. The Chapel has very good organ system and works perfectly than a piano. Chapel allows to have rehearsal one week or a day before the wedding ceremony.

On the wedding day, there will be two assistants to help out during the ceremony and they did a great job.

Recommendation: Always pick out the organist from the list that provided by UMD chapel because they really know to set up the music and very professional.
Before the wedding day, UMD chapel sent us a form to fill out of what we have and need for the chapel. The Chapel has very Read more...
Before the wedding day, UMD chapel sent us a form to fill out of what we have and need for the chapel. The Chapel has very good organ system and works perfectly than a piano. Chapel allows to have rehearsal one week or a day before the wedding ceremony.

On the wedding day, there will be two assistants to help out during the ceremony and they did a great job.

Recommendation: Always pick out the organist from the list that provided by UMD chapel because they really know to set up the music and very professional. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/22/2006
5.0/5.0
She was great at the rehearsal she is a semi-wedding coordinator for the location that day. Overall the staff members are very responsive and extremely friendly.
She was great at the rehearsal she is a semi-wedding coordinator for the location that day. Overall the staff members are Read more...
She was great at the rehearsal she is a semi-wedding coordinator for the location that day. Overall the staff members are very responsive and extremely friendly. Read less
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Dolapo
Wedding:
3/18/2006
5.0/5.0
Absolutely Divine Location! Very Responsive Staff
Absolutely Divine Location! Very Responsive Staff
Absolutely Divine Location! Very Responsive Staff Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.6/5.0
We are alumni of the University of Maryland, so the Memorial Chapel was a very special and meaningful place for us to get married. I think the chapel is beautiful both outside and in; it's a great backdrop for photos! While the schedule you have for the day is tight (we had the chapel from 3:45 - 6:30 for our 5:00 pm wedding), the staff is very up front about that from the beginning of your planning. We had a very short ceremony and no receiving line, so this was no issue for us. Besides, the tight schedule ensures that you have total access to the main chapel and all the chapel grounds (like the beautiful garden to the right side of the chapel) for photographs without any other wedding groups encroaching on your space. The staff was very professional and helpful both at our rehearsal and the day of. Overall it is a great ceremony venue, particularly for Terrapins!
We are alumni of the University of Maryland, so the Memorial Chapel was a very special and meaningful place for us to get Read more...
We are alumni of the University of Maryland, so the Memorial Chapel was a very special and meaningful place for us to get married. I think the chapel is beautiful both outside and in; it's a great backdrop for photos! While the schedule you have for the day is tight (we had the chapel from 3:45 - 6:30 for our 5:00 pm wedding), the staff is very up front about that from the beginning of your planning. We had a very short ceremony and no receiving line, so this was no issue for us. Besides, the tight schedule ensures that you have total access to the main chapel and all the chapel grounds (like the beautiful garden to the right side of the chapel) for photographs without any other wedding groups encroaching on your space. The staff was very professional and helpful both at our rehearsal and the day of. Overall it is a great ceremony venue, particularly for Terrapins! Read less
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Chels
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.4/5.0
As it is the chapel on the campus of our Alma Matter, we absolutely had to have the ceremony at the Memorial Chapel. However, that being said, the staff really did everything they could to make it a wonderful experience. They were very pleasant and assisted us with all of our needs. Although, I think it was a kittle costly to rent considering we were both alumni, I think it was totally worth it and the pictures are absolutely stunning,. What a perfect way to honor the place where we both met!
As it is the chapel on the campus of our Alma Matter, we absolutely had to have the ceremony at the Memorial Chapel. Read more...
As it is the chapel on the campus of our Alma Matter, we absolutely had to have the ceremony at the Memorial Chapel. However, that being said, the staff really did everything they could to make it a wonderful experience. They were very pleasant and assisted us with all of our needs. Although, I think it was a kittle costly to rent considering we were both alumni, I think it was totally worth it and the pictures are absolutely stunning,. What a perfect way to honor the place where we both met! Read less
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veronica
Wedding:
9/23/2007
4.2/5.0
They were very professional, and the chapel is beautiful, but for the amount of money charged, I feel that there could be a little more time alotted for your reheasal and wedding day.
They were very professional, and the chapel is beautiful, but for the amount of money charged, I feel that there could be Read more...
They were very professional, and the chapel is beautiful, but for the amount of money charged, I feel that there could be a little more time alotted for your reheasal and wedding day. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/29/2008
3.9/5.0
The place is lovely, but you are kept on a tight schedule. We felt that they rushed us out of the church
The place is lovely, but you are kept on a tight schedule. We felt that they rushed us out of the church
The place is lovely, but you are kept on a tight schedule. We felt that they rushed us out of the church Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
3/24/2007
3.9/5.0
You don't choose the Memorial Chapel for flexibility-you choose it because it's your alma mater! They are on a tight schedule and have pretty strict rules, but it was beautiful and the perfect place for two alums to marry.
You don't choose the Memorial Chapel for flexibility-you choose it because it's your alma mater! They are on a tight Read more...
You don't choose the Memorial Chapel for flexibility-you choose it because it's your alma mater! They are on a tight schedule and have pretty strict rules, but it was beautiful and the perfect place for two alums to marry. Read less
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April
Wedding:
7/14/2007
3.0/5.0
My husband and I are alumni of the university-getting married here was our dream. We loved this as our ceremony site, but did not like the time limit we had. We also compared getting married here as opposed to my hometown church- we would have saved more money if we married at my hometown church. As alumni, we got a discount rate of 850.00 for the chapel. If we had married at my church, we would have only had to make a minimal 300-400 donation.

I thought parking would be a problem for my guests, but suprisingly it was not. I did not hear of anyone getting a parking ticket at the ceremony.

P.S. If you plan to have an hour long ceremony, consider paying for the next time slot as well to allow for pictures. I did not get all the pictures I wanted because our ceremony was very long.
My husband and I are alumni of the university-getting married here was our dream. We loved this as our ceremony site, but Read more...
My husband and I are alumni of the university-getting married here was our dream. We loved this as our ceremony site, but did not like the time limit we had. We also compared getting married here as opposed to my hometown church- we would have saved more money if we married at my hometown church. As alumni, we got a discount rate of 850.00 for the chapel. If we had married at my church, we would have only had to make a minimal 300-400 donation.

I thought parking would be a problem for my guests, but suprisingly it was not. I did not hear of anyone getting a parking ticket at the ceremony.

P.S. If you plan to have an hour long ceremony, consider paying for the next time slot as well to allow for pictures. I did not get all the pictures I wanted because our ceremony was very long. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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