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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel

Naperville , IL
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LOCATION

523 S. Webster St.
Naperville, IL US 60540 (map)

PHONE

630-420-6010

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Century Memorial Chapel offers a charming, nondenominational setting for your special day. Located at Naper Settlement, a historic museum village in Naperville, photo opportunities... Read more
Century Memorial Chapel offers a charming, nondenominational setting for your special day. Located at Naper Settlement, a historic museum village in Naperville, photo opportunities abound both in the picturesque chapel dating from the 1800s and on the beautifully landscaped grounds. Personalize your service by choosing your own minister, flowers and music with a piano on site and approved organists available. With seating for up to 175 guests, the chapel provides an intimate, warm setting for your wedding day. To check our available dates, call (630) 420-6010 or e-mail weddings@naperville.il.us. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1864
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
175
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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?
735
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1864
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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?
735
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everything was great and everyone was wonderful!
Everything was great and everyone was wonderful!
Everything was great and everyone was wonderful! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We wish you all the best!
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Century Memorial Chapel was a beautiful place to get married. The staff was very helpful in organizing all the wedding day details.
Century Memorial Chapel was a beautiful place to get married. The staff was very helpful in organizing all the wedding day Read more...
Century Memorial Chapel was a beautiful place to get married. The staff was very helpful in organizing all the wedding day details. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to review us. We wish you all the best!
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Sarah
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement is by far one of the most stunning historic churches in the area. Its also wonderful because you can have a non-denominational ceremony in an actual church! Becca and her staff were wonderful to work with. My questions were answered promptly, and the day of staff were very accommodating and patient. No matter what season you get married, this church is the perfect setting, as well as the surrounding grounds. I highly recommend this church to anyone searching for a ceremony site. You'll fall in love instantly.
Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement is by far one of the most stunning historic churches in the area. Its also Read more...
Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement is by far one of the most stunning historic churches in the area. Its also wonderful because you can have a non-denominational ceremony in an actual church! Becca and her staff were wonderful to work with. My questions were answered promptly, and the day of staff were very accommodating and patient. No matter what season you get married, this church is the perfect setting, as well as the surrounding grounds. I highly recommend this church to anyone searching for a ceremony site. You'll fall in love instantly. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your very sweet words! We are happy that everything went so well for you! We wish you all the best!
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Cynthia
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
It was an ideal location for us to plan our wedding and rehearsal dinner. Just steps away from River walk and many restaurants as well. Most importantly the chapel was nicely decorated and had perfect lighting for perfect wedding pictures. Beautiful location, friendly and responsive staff and memories to last a lifetime.
It was an ideal location for us to plan our wedding and rehearsal dinner. Just steps away from River walk and many Read more...
It was an ideal location for us to plan our wedding and rehearsal dinner. Just steps away from River walk and many restaurants as well. Most importantly the chapel was nicely decorated and had perfect lighting for perfect wedding pictures. Beautiful location, friendly and responsive staff and memories to last a lifetime. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your kind words. We wish you all the best!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Naper Settlement went above and beyond anything I could have hoped for, from answering all of my many questions and helping to run what many people called the smoothest wedding rehearsal they'd ever attended to calming down an anxious bride and assisting in finding a lost cell phone after the ceremony. And of course, needless to say, the Chapel itself was truly stunning the day of the ceremony.
The staff at the Naper Settlement went above and beyond anything I could have hoped for, from answering all of my many Read more...
The staff at the Naper Settlement went above and beyond anything I could have hoped for, from answering all of my many questions and helping to run what many people called the smoothest wedding rehearsal they'd ever attended to calming down an anxious bride and assisting in finding a lost cell phone after the ceremony. And of course, needless to say, the Chapel itself was truly stunning the day of the ceremony. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! We wish you all the best!
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The chapel was the perfect place to have our wedding. It is so beautiful and intimate. We received so many compliments from guests on the beauty of the chapel. Becca from the Naper Settlement was great to work with. She was quick to respond to any question and always very friendly and professional. We loved having our wedding at the Naper Settlement!
The chapel was the perfect place to have our wedding. It is so beautiful and intimate. We received so many compliments Read more...
The chapel was the perfect place to have our wedding. It is so beautiful and intimate. We received so many compliments from guests on the beauty of the chapel. Becca from the Naper Settlement was great to work with. She was quick to respond to any question and always very friendly and professional. We loved having our wedding at the Naper Settlement! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that you felt the chapel was the perfect place for your wedding! Thank you for your kind words. We wish you all the best.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The chapel is beautiful and seated our 165 guests with room to spare. Having access to walk around Naper Settlement to take our wedding pictures was a huge plus as we were able to have very unique settings. Everyone we worked with from Naper Settlement for this event was very helpful and professional. We priced out other ceremony locations in the west suburbs and I felt that the price for rental was very reasonable.
The chapel is beautiful and seated our 165 guests with room to spare. Having access to walk around Naper Settlement to Read more...
The chapel is beautiful and seated our 165 guests with room to spare. Having access to walk around Naper Settlement to take our wedding pictures was a huge plus as we were able to have very unique settings. Everyone we worked with from Naper Settlement for this event was very helpful and professional. We priced out other ceremony locations in the west suburbs and I felt that the price for rental was very reasonable. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you were able to get so many unique photos on your wedding day.
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Kate
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about the chapel. Beth was wonderful the day of the wedding.
I couldn't be happier.
I loved everything about the chapel. Beth was wonderful the day of the wedding.
I couldn't be happier.
I loved everything about the chapel. Beth was wonderful the day of the wedding.
I couldn't be happier. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are glad that you had such a great experience with the chapel! We wish you all the best.
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Yuliya
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Great place to have a wedding ceremony.
Great place to have a wedding ceremony.
Great place to have a wedding ceremony. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that your ceremony was everything you dreamed it would be. We wish you the best.
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Kate
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Naper Settlement was wonderful to work with. The reservation process was incredibly simple and the professionalism of the rental attendant was second to none. They were friendly, accommodating and wonderful to be around.
Naper Settlement was wonderful to work with. The reservation process was incredibly simple and the professionalism of the Read more...
Naper Settlement was wonderful to work with. The reservation process was incredibly simple and the professionalism of the rental attendant was second to none. They were friendly, accommodating and wonderful to be around. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that everything went so well for you! We wish you the best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Naper Settlement staff were so nice and accommodating for us. Right down to the payments made to secure the chapel. On the day of our wedding and our rehearsal the night before the staff were very attentive to not just us the bridal couple but all of our guests and wedding party. I would recommend Naper Settlement to anyone wanting an affordable and beautiful wedding.
Naper Settlement staff were so nice and accommodating for us. Right down to the payments made to secure the chapel. On the Read more...
Naper Settlement staff were so nice and accommodating for us. Right down to the payments made to secure the chapel. On the day of our wedding and our rehearsal the night before the staff were very attentive to not just us the bridal couple but all of our guests and wedding party. I would recommend Naper Settlement to anyone wanting an affordable and beautiful wedding. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We wish you all the best.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
This quaint, historic, picturesque, little chapel created the intimate wedding ceremony we longed for. On top of that, everyone we worked with was extraordinarily kind and helpful from beginning to end. A tip if you decide to have your ceremony here... it may not seem like you need a sound system, but I do recommend renting one (from a third party).
This quaint, historic, picturesque, little chapel created the intimate wedding ceremony we longed for. On top of that, Read more...
This quaint, historic, picturesque, little chapel created the intimate wedding ceremony we longed for. On top of that, everyone we worked with was extraordinarily kind and helpful from beginning to end. A tip if you decide to have your ceremony here... it may not seem like you need a sound system, but I do recommend renting one (from a third party). Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, we are proud of our staff. The chapel doesn't have a sound system, however, most of the time it seems to be ok as long as everybody speaks loud enough. I hope it wasn't an inconvenience for you or your guests.
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Anita
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I just love this church. All the employees were very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this place to everyone I know. I couldn't be more happier.
I just love this church. All the employees were very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this place to everyone I Read more...
I just love this church. All the employees were very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this place to everyone I know. I couldn't be more happier. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your sweet words! We wish you all the best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had my ceremony at century memorial chapel and it was beautiful! Naper settlement let us visit as much as we'd like to get a feel for the layout and ceremony. They helped guide the entire ceremony even told the bms and gms when to walk. They were incredibly helpful even offered use of their unity candle and aisle runner if needed. The chapel also looks amazing in photos!
I had my ceremony at century memorial chapel and it was beautiful! Naper settlement let us visit as much as we'd like to Read more...
I had my ceremony at century memorial chapel and it was beautiful! Naper settlement let us visit as much as we'd like to get a feel for the layout and ceremony. They helped guide the entire ceremony even told the bms and gms when to walk. They were incredibly helpful even offered use of their unity candle and aisle runner if needed. The chapel also looks amazing in photos! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that everything went so well for you. Thank you for your sweet words.
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Andie is always a pleasure to work with at Naper Settlement. She was so flexible and accommodated multiple special requests we had. The grounds, as always, were beautiful - especially with the light dusting of snow we had the morning of the wedding.
Andie is always a pleasure to work with at Naper Settlement. She was so flexible and accommodated multiple special Read more...
Andie is always a pleasure to work with at Naper Settlement. She was so flexible and accommodated multiple special requests we had. The grounds, as always, were beautiful - especially with the light dusting of snow we had the morning of the wedding. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your thoughtful words. We are proud of our staff. We wish you all the best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with my ceremony location! Century Memorial Chapel is charming, historic, and gorgeous. It's also elegant and cozy at the same time. The chapel felt full with my 125 guests, which I really loved--I would not have wanted to walk into a gigantic church and feel like it was empty. The chapel has the elegance of a larger cathedral space--the woodwork and ceilings are stunning, as are the stained glass--but also lets you feel close to your guests. The service at Naper Settlement was excellent, too. Heather was extremely caring and answered any questions I had, which were many, since I was planning long-distance. It seemed like she really cared about my day being special. She was great leading up to the wedding, and then, for the rehearsal and actual wedding, my coordinator Andie was AWESOME. I was nervous about corralling everyone in my wedding party and wasn't really sure when certain people should enter, where my readers should stand, etc. Andie took care of all of that--I didn't have to think about it! She has this great get-things-done personality that ensured the wedding ran so smoothly. I really felt I did not have to worry about anything because of her. Thank you Andie, Heather, and the rest of Naper Settlement for a wedding ceremony my guests could not stop raving about!
I could not have been happier with my ceremony location! Century Memorial Chapel is charming, historic, and gorgeous. It's Read more...
I could not have been happier with my ceremony location! Century Memorial Chapel is charming, historic, and gorgeous. It's also elegant and cozy at the same time. The chapel felt full with my 125 guests, which I really loved--I would not have wanted to walk into a gigantic church and feel like it was empty. The chapel has the elegance of a larger cathedral space--the woodwork and ceilings are stunning, as are the stained glass--but also lets you feel close to your guests. The service at Naper Settlement was excellent, too. Heather was extremely caring and answered any questions I had, which were many, since I was planning long-distance. It seemed like she really cared about my day being special. She was great leading up to the wedding, and then, for the rehearsal and actual wedding, my coordinator Andie was AWESOME. I was nervous about corralling everyone in my wedding party and wasn't really sure when certain people should enter, where my readers should stand, etc. Andie took care of all of that--I didn't have to think about it! She has this great get-things-done personality that ensured the wedding ran so smoothly. I really felt I did not have to worry about anything because of her. Thank you Andie, Heather, and the rest of Naper Settlement for a wedding ceremony my guests could not stop raving about! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We are very proud of our staff. We wish you all the best.
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Jacquelin
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The Century Memorial Chapel was the perfect venue for our wedding. We wanted a beautiful setting for our wedding which our home church did not offer. The chapel was perfect for that. The staff was exceedingly helpful and the chapel was beautiful. I would strongly recommend this for others.
The Century Memorial Chapel was the perfect venue for our wedding. We wanted a beautiful setting for our wedding which our Read more...
The Century Memorial Chapel was the perfect venue for our wedding. We wanted a beautiful setting for our wedding which our home church did not offer. The chapel was perfect for that. The staff was exceedingly helpful and the chapel was beautiful. I would strongly recommend this for others. Read less
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Mrs. Smith
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much Andie! The wedding was beautiful and the attention to detail was wonderful. The chapel is so quaint and charming.
Thank you so much Andie! The wedding was beautiful and the attention to detail was wonderful. The chapel is so quaint and Read more...
Thank you so much Andie! The wedding was beautiful and the attention to detail was wonderful. The chapel is so quaint and charming. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review, we are very proud of our staff.
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becky
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Andy from Naper Settlement was fantastic! She did a great job helping with the ceremony rehearsal and always had a game plan on what to do next and where people needed to be. The space was of course, outstanding and we received numerous comments on how unique and beautiful the ceremony was.
Andy from Naper Settlement was fantastic! She did a great job helping with the ceremony rehearsal and always had a game Read more...
Andy from Naper Settlement was fantastic! She did a great job helping with the ceremony rehearsal and always had a game plan on what to do next and where people needed to be. The space was of course, outstanding and we received numerous comments on how unique and beautiful the ceremony was. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, we wish you all the best!
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Allie
Wedding:
6/8/2007
5.0/5.0
WOW what can I say about it! They were amazing! I had my wedding ceremony here and it was just incredible. The way the people work to make your day the best ever is great! The assign a coordinator for you the day before and you work with her throughout the rehersal and then she puts it all in motion the day of the wedding! It really did make my day so much easier! Also, I had forgoten my unity candle and about 10 min before the ceremony, so my brother went to their gift shop at Naper Settlement and they HAD ONE!!! How amazing!? I just can't do anything but rave about the service! Then we got to take great pictures around the settlement and it was just WOW! I loved everything that day and the day of the rehersal.

Also, the library area is a great place to have your rehersal dinner. It's close, and its so beautiful! If you are going to get it catered, i'd recomend Heaven on Seven in Downtown Naperville, they did ours and it was delicious and a great deal!
WOW what can I say about it! They were amazing! I had my wedding ceremony here and it was just incredible. The way the Read more...
WOW what can I say about it! They were amazing! I had my wedding ceremony here and it was just incredible. The way the people work to make your day the best ever is great! The assign a coordinator for you the day before and you work with her throughout the rehersal and then she puts it all in motion the day of the wedding! It really did make my day so much easier! Also, I had forgoten my unity candle and about 10 min before the ceremony, so my brother went to their gift shop at Naper Settlement and they HAD ONE!!! How amazing!? I just can't do anything but rave about the service! Then we got to take great pictures around the settlement and it was just WOW! I loved everything that day and the day of the rehersal.

Also, the library area is a great place to have your rehersal dinner. It's close, and its so beautiful! If you are going to get it catered, i'd recomend Heaven on Seven in Downtown Naperville, they did ours and it was delicious and a great deal! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. Our grounds do offer a variety of unique picture opportunities. We wish you the best!
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LHAUFE
Wedding:
3/9/2007
5.0/5.0
We could not have picked the best Chapel to get married in. the old look, seating and location was perfect
Beautiful location to pick for your cermony
We could not have picked the best Chapel to get married in. the old look, seating and location was perfect
Beautiful Read more...
We could not have picked the best Chapel to get married in. the old look, seating and location was perfect
Beautiful location to pick for your cermony Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are glad you were very happy with the chapel!
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Kristin
Wedding:
1/4/2014
4.9/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was wonderful! The Chapel was beautifully decorated and the staff was impeccable. They worked with our requests and helped make the day perfect. We highly recommend Naper Settlement for wedding ceremonies, especially around their winter season!
Our wedding ceremony was wonderful! The Chapel was beautifully decorated and the staff was impeccable. They worked with Read more...
Our wedding ceremony was wonderful! The Chapel was beautifully decorated and the staff was impeccable. They worked with our requests and helped make the day perfect. We highly recommend Naper Settlement for wedding ceremonies, especially around their winter season! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience! Thank you for taking the time to review us. Best wishes!
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Christine
Wedding:
12/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Wonderful! The chapel looked absolutely beautiful decorated for the holidays. And Andie, our day-of coordinator, was just wonderful!
Wonderful! The chapel looked absolutely beautiful decorated for the holidays. And Andie, our day-of coordinator, was just Read more...
Wonderful! The chapel looked absolutely beautiful decorated for the holidays. And Andie, our day-of coordinator, was just wonderful! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We wish you the best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We recently had our wedding at Century Memorial Chapel and we couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went. The chapel is gorgeous, the location is perfect, and the staff are incredibly helpful!
We recently had our wedding at Century Memorial Chapel and we couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went. Read more...
We recently had our wedding at Century Memorial Chapel and we couldn't have been more pleased with how everything went. The chapel is gorgeous, the location is perfect, and the staff are incredibly helpful! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to review us. Best wishes!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Since our church meets at a local high school, I was thrilled to find the Century Memorial Chapel for our wedding ceremony. The beauty and charm of the chapel helped to make our day spectacular. The chapel is cozy, warm, and inviting. Definitely a hidden gem of the Chicagoland area. I highly recommend it!
Since our church meets at a local high school, I was thrilled to find the Century Memorial Chapel for our wedding Read more...
Since our church meets at a local high school, I was thrilled to find the Century Memorial Chapel for our wedding ceremony. The beauty and charm of the chapel helped to make our day spectacular. The chapel is cozy, warm, and inviting. Definitely a hidden gem of the Chicagoland area. I highly recommend it! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words about our chapel! Best wishes!
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haley123
Wedding:
4/28/2007
4.8/5.0
It was a beautiful place to have a ceremony. They also offered a wedding planner which was very helpful.
It was a beautiful place to have a ceremony. They also offered a wedding planner which was very helpful.
It was a beautiful place to have a ceremony. They also offered a wedding planner which was very helpful. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Our rental attendants work very hard to make sure everything runs smoothly during your rehearsal and ceremony.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Century Memorial Chapel is a beautiful place to hold your wedding! It is a vintage church with hand-carved wooden pews and original stained glass. The acoustics are outstanding - we didn't need any kind of amplification for our ceremony. The staff is very professional and helpful and helped us with everything we needed. A GREAT option for anyone who wants a classic, old-school wedding venue.
Century Memorial Chapel is a beautiful place to hold your wedding! It is a vintage church with hand-carved wooden pews and Read more...
Century Memorial Chapel is a beautiful place to hold your wedding! It is a vintage church with hand-carved wooden pews and original stained glass. The acoustics are outstanding - we didn't need any kind of amplification for our ceremony. The staff is very professional and helpful and helped us with everything we needed. A GREAT option for anyone who wants a classic, old-school wedding venue. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for sharing your special day with us!
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Terri
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.7/5.0
Our wedding at Naper Settlement could not have been better. The attentive staff, peaceful surroundings, and historical attributes created the perfect ambiance.
Our wedding at Naper Settlement could not have been better. The attentive staff, peaceful surroundings, and historical Read more...
Our wedding at Naper Settlement could not have been better. The attentive staff, peaceful surroundings, and historical attributes created the perfect ambiance. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your sweet words, we are happy that everything went well for your special day! We wish you the best!
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Sandy
Wedding:
2/1/2014
4.7/5.0
Beautiful venue. Very historical.
We had a boatload of snow that morning and the walks were nice and clear.
Everyone was very helpful and informative. As the mother of the bride, it helped to have someone else handling everything for me so that I could enjoy the ceremony.
There was another rehearsal before us and a wedding after us, so the time is cut a little close, but it worked. Definately a great chapel to hold a wedding.
Beautiful venue. Very historical.
We had a boatload of snow that morning and the walks were nice and clear.
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Beautiful venue. Very historical.
We had a boatload of snow that morning and the walks were nice and clear.
Everyone was very helpful and informative. As the mother of the bride, it helped to have someone else handling everything for me so that I could enjoy the ceremony.
There was another rehearsal before us and a wedding after us, so the time is cut a little close, but it worked. Definately a great chapel to hold a wedding. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy that everything turned out well even with all the snow. We wish the happy couple all the best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
They did not have the handicap accessible bathroom available for or aunts and grams :(
They did not have the handicap accessible bathroom available for or aunts and grams :(
They did not have the handicap accessible bathroom available for or aunts and grams :( Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

The chapel is handicap accessible, however, I'm sorry for the inconvenience that your aunts and grams had with the access. Please call the office so we can address the issue.
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Christy
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.7/5.0
The chapel was a gorgeous place to have a wedding! It has an old world quaint feeling and the grounds of the Naper settlement make awesome and unique picture backdrops! Make sure you start your event on time and are organized because they are strict with their rental time constraints.
The chapel was a gorgeous place to have a wedding! It has an old world quaint feeling and the grounds of the Naper Read more...
The chapel was a gorgeous place to have a wedding! It has an old world quaint feeling and the grounds of the Naper settlement make awesome and unique picture backdrops! Make sure you start your event on time and are organized because they are strict with their rental time constraints. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are pleased that you were able to get great photographs for your wedding. We wish you the best.
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Christy
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.7/5.0
The chapel at Naper settlement is a gorgeous place to have a wedding. The chapel is an old church feel and the grounds make gorgeous pictures. The staff was very helpful and easy to work with. It was a bit difficult to fit everything in to their time constraints for your rental so be sure you are organized and start on time for your event.
The chapel at Naper settlement is a gorgeous place to have a wedding. The chapel is an old church feel and the grounds Read more...
The chapel at Naper settlement is a gorgeous place to have a wedding. The chapel is an old church feel and the grounds make gorgeous pictures. The staff was very helpful and easy to work with. It was a bit difficult to fit everything in to their time constraints for your rental so be sure you are organized and start on time for your event. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that you were able to get so many great pictures. We wish you all the best.
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.6/5.0
We recently had our wedding at Naper Settlement, in downtown Naperville. It was charming, efficient, and, oh, so beautiful! As well-kept historical site, there were so many options for great pictures. Some of the guests we encountered before the grounds closed to the public were a little rude, but the overwhelming help from the Naper Settlement staff off set that (what can you do?!)

Our ceremony was the Century Chapel. It sits 175, which is about the number of guests we had. It was full without being crowded, and again, so awesome for pictures. Also, the acoustics were great. We did not use a sound system but the two violins and officiant were well heard.

Cocktail hour and group photos directly following on the brick patio near the church was so much fun. Then, up the small hill to the tent we rented for the reception. Keeping everything moving, and in the same location, was a huge asset for the flow of the day. We are still hearing rave reviews from our guests!

Only drawbacks? Due to it's historical nature, there are a handful of limitations to be mindful of. Nothing too crazy, but still important to be aware. Also, as it is only an event venue, a wedding here takes a bit of extra coordinating (tent, caterer, dj, ect) However, as we love that stuff, we had fun with it. Oh, worst part, Naperville says music has to be off by 10 pm. Again, though, did not impact the awesomeness of our day!

Highly recommend taking a look. The venue is a dream!
We recently had our wedding at Naper Settlement, in downtown Naperville. It was charming, efficient, and, oh, so Read more...
We recently had our wedding at Naper Settlement, in downtown Naperville. It was charming, efficient, and, oh, so beautiful! As well-kept historical site, there were so many options for great pictures. Some of the guests we encountered before the grounds closed to the public were a little rude, but the overwhelming help from the Naper Settlement staff off set that (what can you do?!)

Our ceremony was the Century Chapel. It sits 175, which is about the number of guests we had. It was full without being crowded, and again, so awesome for pictures. Also, the acoustics were great. We did not use a sound system but the two violins and officiant were well heard.

Cocktail hour and group photos directly following on the brick patio near the church was so much fun. Then, up the small hill to the tent we rented for the reception. Keeping everything moving, and in the same location, was a huge asset for the flow of the day. We are still hearing rave reviews from our guests!

Only drawbacks? Due to it's historical nature, there are a handful of limitations to be mindful of. Nothing too crazy, but still important to be aware. Also, as it is only an event venue, a wedding here takes a bit of extra coordinating (tent, caterer, dj, ect) However, as we love that stuff, we had fun with it. Oh, worst part, Naperville says music has to be off by 10 pm. Again, though, did not impact the awesomeness of our day!

Highly recommend taking a look. The venue is a dream! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your kind words. We wish you both the best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Loved the venue! My wedding was perfect.
Loved the venue! My wedding was perfect.
Loved the venue! My wedding was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that your wedding was perfect! Best wishes!
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Julie
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.6/5.0
Everything was wonderful. Just expensive.
Everything was wonderful. Just expensive.
Everything was wonderful. Just expensive. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that your ceremony was wonderful. Best wishes.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.6/5.0
Our ceremony was held at Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location. Because it is a historical building, there are some stringent guidelines in place for what can and can't be done as far as rituals and decorations go; however, none of this was a problem for us. The staff at Naper Settlement was always willing to answer our questions or let us see the chapel "just one more time." Catherine B., the manager, also went above and beyond her responsibilities in approving a friend of ours to play the chapel's organ (he is a professional organist). She also ran our ceremony rehearsal as well as the actual ceremony. Everything was extremely organized; she eased everyone's mind about how our big event would pan out.

As an added bonus, we received a free year pass to Naper Settlement about two months after our wedding!
Our ceremony was held at Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful Read more...
Our ceremony was held at Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location. Because it is a historical building, there are some stringent guidelines in place for what can and can't be done as far as rituals and decorations go; however, none of this was a problem for us. The staff at Naper Settlement was always willing to answer our questions or let us see the chapel "just one more time." Catherine B., the manager, also went above and beyond her responsibilities in approving a friend of ours to play the chapel's organ (he is a professional organist). She also ran our ceremony rehearsal as well as the actual ceremony. Everything was extremely organized; she eased everyone's mind about how our big event would pan out.

As an added bonus, we received a free year pass to Naper Settlement about two months after our wedding! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We strive to make sure every couple has the best experience possible. We do have certain guidelines to follow with the chapel being part of the museum, but we always try to have ideas to make it be everything and more the couple imagined for their special day.
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Amy
Wedding:
2/25/2012
4.5/5.0
Its beautiful and you really don't need to add much in terms of decorations. Wonderful venue for a smaller wedding. We had about 80 guests and the chapel felt full even though it holds something closer to 150-200. Beth, the chapel attendant was great. She was at the rehearsal, helping with every detail and was also there the day of moving things right along and helping the various vendors. In terms of flexibility, you get your 2 hour time slot and that's it so you have to make sure things keep on track. They book several events within the same day so its understandable and by no means are they rushing you out the door. We probably would have stayed a bit longer for pictures, but other than that you really don't notice the time slot.
Its beautiful and you really don't need to add much in terms of decorations. Wonderful venue for a smaller wedding. We had Read more...
Its beautiful and you really don't need to add much in terms of decorations. Wonderful venue for a smaller wedding. We had about 80 guests and the chapel felt full even though it holds something closer to 150-200. Beth, the chapel attendant was great. She was at the rehearsal, helping with every detail and was also there the day of moving things right along and helping the various vendors. In terms of flexibility, you get your 2 hour time slot and that's it so you have to make sure things keep on track. They book several events within the same day so its understandable and by no means are they rushing you out the door. We probably would have stayed a bit longer for pictures, but other than that you really don't notice the time slot. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your sweet words. We wish you all the best.
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Private User
Wedding:
3/15/2014
4.4/5.0
The pricing was slightly higher that I thought it would or should be. We got married off season and it was clear they were not going to have an other events that day. Because we wanted a time that was in between two time blocks, they made us pay for both time blocks. It worked out fine, but was kind of annoying.
The pricing was slightly higher that I thought it would or should be. We got married off season and it was clear they were Read more...
The pricing was slightly higher that I thought it would or should be. We got married off season and it was clear they were not going to have an other events that day. Because we wanted a time that was in between two time blocks, they made us pay for both time blocks. It worked out fine, but was kind of annoying. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

I apologize for any misunderstandings. The two time slots were purchased due to the extra time requested for time to get ready and indoor pictures. We wish you all the best!
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Erika
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.4/5.0
The staffing was professional and always accomodating through the entire process
The staffing was professional and always accomodating through the entire process
The staffing was professional and always accomodating through the entire process Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you, we are proud of our staff. We wish you all the best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Century Memorial Chapel was a fantastic venue to have a wedding if you're looking for a traditional setting without the religious affiliation. Not only did we have the use of the chapel for both our ceremony and the rehearsal, but we were able to take pictures throughout Naper Settlement which provided a unique and fun backdrop for our wedding photos. Beth, the rental attendant we had, was also fantastic. She was very understanding the evening of our rehearsal especially since we had some issues crop up, and worked with us patiently and professionally. The day of the wedding, she was a fantastic help as well.
Century Memorial Chapel was a fantastic venue to have a wedding if you're looking for a traditional setting without the Read more...
Century Memorial Chapel was a fantastic venue to have a wedding if you're looking for a traditional setting without the religious affiliation. Not only did we have the use of the chapel for both our ceremony and the rehearsal, but we were able to take pictures throughout Naper Settlement which provided a unique and fun backdrop for our wedding photos. Beth, the rental attendant we had, was also fantastic. She was very understanding the evening of our rehearsal especially since we had some issues crop up, and worked with us patiently and professionally. The day of the wedding, she was a fantastic help as well. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that everything went so well for you! Thank you for your sweet words, we are proud of our staff. Best wishes!
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JoAnne
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.4/5.0
We picked this chapel because of it's beautiful stained glass windows and antique look, as well as the location (we met and were engaged in downtown Napervillle, so it seemed fitting). It's so pretty you don't need decorations. It was also close enough for us to walk over to the riverwalk for photos after the ceremony. The assistant (Andee?) was very helpful and ensured that everything went smoothly. She really made it more perfect than it would have been, and went above and beyond. I was very grateful for all her help. I only gave a 3 for flexibility because the original day we wanted to marry wasn't available even though we reserved a year in advance, and it wasn't very easy to set an appointment for us to test the music beforehand. We were planning a casual ceremony so did not schedule a rehearsal, but my friend who was going to play piano wanted to test it out and see how many steps to the altar for the music timing, and they only gave us a short mid-afternoon window during the week, which meant taking time off work, and then we had to wait for groups of children on field trips and sneak in in between them. Other than that small issue this place was perfect for us, and we had a beautiful ceremony.
We picked this chapel because of it's beautiful stained glass windows and antique look, as well as the location (we met Read more...
We picked this chapel because of it's beautiful stained glass windows and antique look, as well as the location (we met and were engaged in downtown Napervillle, so it seemed fitting). It's so pretty you don't need decorations. It was also close enough for us to walk over to the riverwalk for photos after the ceremony. The assistant (Andee?) was very helpful and ensured that everything went smoothly. She really made it more perfect than it would have been, and went above and beyond. I was very grateful for all her help. I only gave a 3 for flexibility because the original day we wanted to marry wasn't available even though we reserved a year in advance, and it wasn't very easy to set an appointment for us to test the music beforehand. We were planning a casual ceremony so did not schedule a rehearsal, but my friend who was going to play piano wanted to test it out and see how many steps to the altar for the music timing, and they only gave us a short mid-afternoon window during the week, which meant taking time off work, and then we had to wait for groups of children on field trips and sneak in in between them. Other than that small issue this place was perfect for us, and we had a beautiful ceremony. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are very proud of our staff. I’m sorry the time you originally wanted wasn’t available. We try to be make sure that couples are able to come in and test decorations or sound as much as they need to. I apologize that your piano player didn’t really get as much time as they would have liked.
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/30/2007
4.4/5.0
Beautiful location for a wedding. Parking was a bit confusing for guests even when we provided a detailed map. We enjoyed the intimacy of the chapel. The chapel was filled with friends and family, not just the first pews if we had decided to have our ceremony in our parish's church.
Beautiful location for a wedding. Parking was a bit confusing for guests even when we provided a detailed map. We enjoyed Read more...
Beautiful location for a wedding. Parking was a bit confusing for guests even when we provided a detailed map. We enjoyed the intimacy of the chapel. The chapel was filled with friends and family, not just the first pews if we had decided to have our ceremony in our parish's church. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry that the parking was confusing for your guests. We do give the couples a map with parking directions, and we are also working on signage for parking.
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.3/5.0
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel was the PERFECT place for me and my husband to get married! The atmosphere and ambience was beyond amazing! There was barely any need for extra decoration in the chapel because the chapel is so untique by itself!
The staff was extremely friendly and very responsive to any emails/calls that I made!

My only feedback to Naper Settlement would be to relook at the cost to rent the chapel. The cost is only for 2 hours and then extra time is additional cost- which I ended up getting. When paying that the two hour cost + even with the additional time, it was unfortunate that there was such a time constraint (because there can be up to 3 weddings on one day)- it made the time before & after feel really rushed and not as enjoyable as I would have liked.

I highly recommend this venue!
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel was the PERFECT place for me and my husband to get married! The atmosphere and Read more...
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel was the PERFECT place for me and my husband to get married! The atmosphere and ambience was beyond amazing! There was barely any need for extra decoration in the chapel because the chapel is so untique by itself!
The staff was extremely friendly and very responsive to any emails/calls that I made!

My only feedback to Naper Settlement would be to relook at the cost to rent the chapel. The cost is only for 2 hours and then extra time is additional cost- which I ended up getting. When paying that the two hour cost + even with the additional time, it was unfortunate that there was such a time constraint (because there can be up to 3 weddings on one day)- it made the time before & after feel really rushed and not as enjoyable as I would have liked.

I highly recommend this venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for spending your special day with us and taking the time to review us. We wish you all the best!
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Megan
Wedding:
12/26/2009
4.3/5.0
Naper Settlement is beautiful. This is the main reason why we chose this venue. It is a little bit expensive and they do charge more if the wedding date falls on a holiday weekend. They do provide an attendant on the day of your rehearsal and the day of the wedding. While an accompanist nor a clergy person is provided, they do provide a comprehensive list of recommendations. Also, keep in mind that it is a wooden chapel and therefore no candles except for the unity candle are allowed.
Naper Settlement is beautiful. This is the main reason why we chose this venue. It is a little bit expensive and they do Read more...
Naper Settlement is beautiful. This is the main reason why we chose this venue. It is a little bit expensive and they do charge more if the wedding date falls on a holiday weekend. They do provide an attendant on the day of your rehearsal and the day of the wedding. While an accompanist nor a clergy person is provided, they do provide a comprehensive list of recommendations. Also, keep in mind that it is a wooden chapel and therefore no candles except for the unity candle are allowed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you and we wish you the best!
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Amber
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.2/5.0
Andi did a great job taking the lead at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. We received multiple compliments on how beautiful the chapel is. Only problem is you are limited on decor and grand exit options, but it was still worth it!
Andi did a great job taking the lead at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. We received multiple compliments on Read more...
Andi did a great job taking the lead at the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. We received multiple compliments on how beautiful the chapel is. Only problem is you are limited on decor and grand exit options, but it was still worth it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We are limited to what can be thrown after a ceremony in order to preserve the chapel and our grounds, however, we try to come up with alternative options for you.
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Private User
Wedding:
9/13/2013
4.2/5.0
It's a beautiful chapel to be married in. We wouldn't have chosen anywhere else. However, there are several things that you cannot do on the premises, so be sure and check into the list of what you "cannot do" before you make your deposit.
It's a beautiful chapel to be married in. We wouldn't have chosen anywhere else. However, there are several things that Read more...
It's a beautiful chapel to be married in. We wouldn't have chosen anywhere else. However, there are several things that you cannot do on the premises, so be sure and check into the list of what you "cannot do" before you make your deposit. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Our chapel is part of a history museum so we do have some restrictions that we have to follow to be sure we preserve the chapel. I hope we were able to help you come up with other ideas for things you may have wanted to do, but couldn't do because of the restrictions.
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m
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.2/5.0
The people were wonderful to work with and the venue is beautiful. The only problem is we had a hard time securing our rehearsal time.
The people were wonderful to work with and the venue is beautiful. The only problem is we had a hard time securing our Read more...
The people were wonderful to work with and the venue is beautiful. The only problem is we had a hard time securing our rehearsal time. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, we are proud of our staff. I apologize for any trouble you had securing your rehearsal. Please call us so we can talk about it.
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Aimee
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.0/5.0
The chapel and grounds provided a beautiful space for our ceremony! When booking the ceremony and rehearsal the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The only issue we had was our "rental attendant" who was present for the ceremony and rehearsal. She was very rude to members of the wedding party and my florist.
The chapel and grounds provided a beautiful space for our ceremony! When booking the ceremony and rehearsal the staff was Read more...
The chapel and grounds provided a beautiful space for our ceremony! When booking the ceremony and rehearsal the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The only issue we had was our "rental attendant" who was present for the ceremony and rehearsal. She was very rude to members of the wedding party and my florist. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for spending your special day with us and taking the time to review us. Our Director of Organizational Resources, Josh Chartier, will be following up with you.
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/13/2012
3.9/5.0
We had our ceremony at Century Memorial Chapel and it was absolutely beautiful! Andy was our wedding Cordinator and was wonderful to my groom and I! However, our guests and bridal party had many complaints about her rudeness and arrogance. There were thunderstorms that day at our wedding, which of course threw everything off schedule and she refused to let us leave for bridal party photos until we got to 2 candelabras out that the photographer forgot to grab for us. My husband had paid an extra $50 to the Carillon belltower across the street, where he proposed, for our bridal party photos and we missed that appointment all because of two candelabras she refused to let go you even though we had guests offering to turn around and come back just to get them.
Other than all that, the chapel is beautiful and our ceremony was wonderful and truly blessed and I'm incredibly thankful! One other thing to consider is they do not allow any type of flowers to be sprinkled on the floor, dry, silk, real, fake. Instead we just had our flower girl carry a sign that says "Here comes the bride".
Best of luck to you all and God bless!
Jamie & Mike Best
We had our ceremony at Century Memorial Chapel and it was absolutely beautiful! Andy was our wedding Cordinator and was Read more...
We had our ceremony at Century Memorial Chapel and it was absolutely beautiful! Andy was our wedding Cordinator and was wonderful to my groom and I! However, our guests and bridal party had many complaints about her rudeness and arrogance. There were thunderstorms that day at our wedding, which of course threw everything off schedule and she refused to let us leave for bridal party photos until we got to 2 candelabras out that the photographer forgot to grab for us. My husband had paid an extra $50 to the Carillon belltower across the street, where he proposed, for our bridal party photos and we missed that appointment all because of two candelabras she refused to let go you even though we had guests offering to turn around and come back just to get them.
Other than all that, the chapel is beautiful and our ceremony was wonderful and truly blessed and I'm incredibly thankful! One other thing to consider is they do not allow any type of flowers to be sprinkled on the floor, dry, silk, real, fake. Instead we just had our flower girl carry a sign that says "Here comes the bride".
Best of luck to you all and God bless!
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Services Used: Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are pleased that you were happy with the chapel, however, we are concerned about your comment regarding your rental attendant. We apologize for any problems that occurred during your time at Naper Settlement. Please call us so we can talk about it.
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Chelsie
Wedding:
2/14/2009
3.9/5.0
I loved the setting and the chapel. Everyone that came thought it was gorgeous. They had originally lost our contract but we worked it out and everything was still ok for our planned date. They were flexible with us having to change our rehearsal time a few times due to travel schedule. Our wedding planner on the day of the wedding was great. They really let you design the perfect wedding. The setting outside made for wonderful pictures too. If I had to do it all over again I would get married here again!
I loved the setting and the chapel. Everyone that came thought it was gorgeous. They had originally lost our contract but Read more...
I loved the setting and the chapel. Everyone that came thought it was gorgeous. They had originally lost our contract but we worked it out and everything was still ok for our planned date. They were flexible with us having to change our rehearsal time a few times due to travel schedule. Our wedding planner on the day of the wedding was great. They really let you design the perfect wedding. The setting outside made for wonderful pictures too. If I had to do it all over again I would get married here again! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! I'm sorry that your contract was originally lost, and I'm glad we were able to get everything worked out. We try to be flexible and allow couples to change their reheasal times if needed because we know things can change. We wish you the best!
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Meg
Wedding:
9/1/2007
3.9/5.0
This is a beautiful location. The chapel is a little dark though, so be prepared for most pictures, except your professionals to not turn out perfect. They book in 2 hour blocks, which doesn't give a lot of time for pictures afterwards, which is a little upsetting. I wouldn't trade it though, since it was a wonderful and historic location.
This is a beautiful location. The chapel is a little dark though, so be prepared for most pictures, except your Read more...
This is a beautiful location. The chapel is a little dark though, so be prepared for most pictures, except your professionals to not turn out perfect. They book in 2 hour blocks, which doesn't give a lot of time for pictures afterwards, which is a little upsetting. I wouldn't trade it though, since it was a wonderful and historic location. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are glad you were happy with the location of your ceremony. Couples are allowed to bring in additional lighting if they feel like it will be to dark for their pictures. Best wishes!
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Candace and Alvin
Wedding:
6/29/2013
3.8/5.0
We LOVED the chapel. I chose this place because I admired it on a previous field trip with my students. The interior is outstanding. The price is reasonable compared to the other contender on our list. Now, the professionalism of the staff member we worked with was subpar. She was very sweet when I talked to her over the phone, but she had a bit of a rude disposition at rehearsal. She was butting heads with my officiant (who I believe was able to take charge of what we envisioned). On top of this, my grandmother fell on a bump in the entrance rug and she never inquired about whether she was ok or not. I asked if the rug could be removed (since we had many elderly guests) and the answer was NO. I don't see how this would have harmed anything since it was NOT raining. Overall, the venue was great though.
We LOVED the chapel. I chose this place because I admired it on a previous field trip with my students. The interior is Read more...
We LOVED the chapel. I chose this place because I admired it on a previous field trip with my students. The interior is outstanding. The price is reasonable compared to the other contender on our list. Now, the professionalism of the staff member we worked with was subpar. She was very sweet when I talked to her over the phone, but she had a bit of a rude disposition at rehearsal. She was butting heads with my officiant (who I believe was able to take charge of what we envisioned). On top of this, my grandmother fell on a bump in the entrance rug and she never inquired about whether she was ok or not. I asked if the rug could be removed (since we had many elderly guests) and the answer was NO. I don't see how this would have harmed anything since it was NOT raining. Overall, the venue was great though. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that you loved the chapel so much. Your comment about the professionalism of the staff concerns me, please call our office so we can talk about it. We apologize for the problems you had during your rental.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
Overall, having our wedding ceremony at Naperville Settlement Chapel was great! We loved the intimate setting with the character-filled chapel. The attendant assisting us that day was very helpful initially, calling us a few weeks before and bringing up great points that we hadn't event thought about yet. Our guests loved the unique setting!

The value, however isn't fabulous. It is essentially $1,000 for 3 hours use of the chapel. We didn't like the times offered for the chapel use. It almost forces your ceremony to be at an odd time (for example, our ceremony was at 3:45pm). Due to the fact that they have Friday weddings as well, if you have your rehearsal on that Friday night before, it's pretty late at night. You have to host your rehearsal dinner before the actual rehearsal, which is a bit odd.

Maybe it was our photographer or maybe it's the dark/ poor lighting of the chapel, but our chapel pictures didn't turn out great. The outdoor pictures on the grounds were drastically prettier and more flattering.

The only complaint from our guests about the venue was that apparently the attendant didn't "allow" our young nieces (ages 7 and 10) to pass out the bubbles to our guests, as they had been excited about doing.

Overall, it was a beautiful setting and very memorable. Value and flexibility could be improved.
Overall, having our wedding ceremony at Naperville Settlement Chapel was great! We loved the intimate setting with the Read more...
Overall, having our wedding ceremony at Naperville Settlement Chapel was great! We loved the intimate setting with the character-filled chapel. The attendant assisting us that day was very helpful initially, calling us a few weeks before and bringing up great points that we hadn't event thought about yet. Our guests loved the unique setting!

The value, however isn't fabulous. It is essentially $1,000 for 3 hours use of the chapel. We didn't like the times offered for the chapel use. It almost forces your ceremony to be at an odd time (for example, our ceremony was at 3:45pm). Due to the fact that they have Friday weddings as well, if you have your rehearsal on that Friday night before, it's pretty late at night. You have to host your rehearsal dinner before the actual rehearsal, which is a bit odd.

Maybe it was our photographer or maybe it's the dark/ poor lighting of the chapel, but our chapel pictures didn't turn out great. The outdoor pictures on the grounds were drastically prettier and more flattering.

The only complaint from our guests about the venue was that apparently the attendant didn't "allow" our young nieces (ages 7 and 10) to pass out the bubbles to our guests, as they had been excited about doing.

Overall, it was a beautiful setting and very memorable. Value and flexibility could be improved. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are pleased that you had an overall great experience. We have changed a few things with the Friday night rehearsals so they can now begin a little earlier than they used too. It can get a little dark in the chapel if it’s storming or evenings, but we encourage couples to talk to their photographers about bringing in additional lighting if they are concerned about the light in the chapel. We apologize about your nieces not being able to pass out the bubbles to your guests. I’m not sure why this happened, but if you would call the office we would like to talk to you more about it.
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cbonk34
Wedding:
8/17/2002
3.4/5.0
I loved the chapel that we were married in, and we were able to do the decorations that we had in mind. The only downside was that they failed to tell us that there would be an outdoor concert going on right outside our chapel. The music drowned out our piano and made it difficult for our guests to hear the ceremony. On the upside, however, they had already decided to refund our money before my mother could call the next day. Overall, it was a good experience and the building was beautiful.
I loved the chapel that we were married in, and we were able to do the decorations that we had in mind. The only downside Read more...
I loved the chapel that we were married in, and we were able to do the decorations that we had in mind. The only downside was that they failed to tell us that there would be an outdoor concert going on right outside our chapel. The music drowned out our piano and made it difficult for our guests to hear the ceremony. On the upside, however, they had already decided to refund our money before my mother could call the next day. Overall, it was a good experience and the building was beautiful. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We take customer service seriously and we apologize for the inconvenience. We are happy that it was handled quickly for you.
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cassie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
3.3/5.0
Beth was amazing! So helpful and accommodating!
Beth was amazing! So helpful and accommodating!
Beth was amazing! So helpful and accommodating! Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. I am concerned on the low ratings you gave us, please call the office so we can talk more about it.
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Katie
Wedding:
5/21/2010
3.0/5.0
The Naper Settlement chapel is a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony. Our wedding coordinator was very helpful, and had a lot of great suggestions for how to organize our ceremony. I felt at times like she was trying to overpower our Pastor during the rehearsal though, but they ended up working very well together and put together a very good plan of action for us.
Pros: they provide a wedding day coordinator who is also present at the rehearsal, and ours gave some very helpful insights and tips. It is a beautiful chapel and needs little or no decoration.
Cons: It is a tad pricey ($625 for our Friday afternoon ceremony for a 2 hour timeframe- though since nobody else had a wedding that day they were pretty flexible with the time we spent in the chapel). They have very strict rules regarding decoration (i.e what you can hang on the pews, etc), you cannot throw ANYTHING in the chapel (no flower petals real or fake), and you can only blow bubbles or throw birdseed outside the chapel. Also, there were thunderstorms forcasted for our wedding day, and they were adamant that they would NOT open the front door if it rained because they didn't want water getting in the chapel. So we would have had to enter/exit from the basement. Luckily that didn't happen. We had very little contact with them from the time we paid (full payment is due upfront) until I called them a week before the wedding with questions. When I called them it was always several hours to a day or more before I got a response.
I think Naper Settlement is a beautiful place for a wedding, and I recommend it with the caveat that you know what you're getting into before you sign the contract. Their number one priority is historical preservation of the building, so if you're ok with not having a flower girl tossing rose petals in the church, and the like then it's a great place for a wedding.
The Naper Settlement chapel is a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony. Our wedding coordinator was very helpful, and Read more...
The Naper Settlement chapel is a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony. Our wedding coordinator was very helpful, and had a lot of great suggestions for how to organize our ceremony. I felt at times like she was trying to overpower our Pastor during the rehearsal though, but they ended up working very well together and put together a very good plan of action for us.
Pros: they provide a wedding day coordinator who is also present at the rehearsal, and ours gave some very helpful insights and tips. It is a beautiful chapel and needs little or no decoration.
Cons: It is a tad pricey ($625 for our Friday afternoon ceremony for a 2 hour timeframe- though since nobody else had a wedding that day they were pretty flexible with the time we spent in the chapel). They have very strict rules regarding decoration (i.e what you can hang on the pews, etc), you cannot throw ANYTHING in the chapel (no flower petals real or fake), and you can only blow bubbles or throw birdseed outside the chapel. Also, there were thunderstorms forcasted for our wedding day, and they were adamant that they would NOT open the front door if it rained because they didn't want water getting in the chapel. So we would have had to enter/exit from the basement. Luckily that didn't happen. We had very little contact with them from the time we paid (full payment is due upfront) until I called them a week before the wedding with questions. When I called them it was always several hours to a day or more before I got a response.
I think Naper Settlement is a beautiful place for a wedding, and I recommend it with the caveat that you know what you're getting into before you sign the contract. Their number one priority is historical preservation of the building, so if you're ok with not having a flower girl tossing rose petals in the church, and the like then it's a great place for a wedding. Read less
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Naper Settlement - Century Memorial Chapel responded with the following comments:

We are happy that your rental attendant was helpful during your rental. I’m sorry if you felt at any time they were overpowering. Since we are a history museum the preservation of the chapel is very important. We try to offer other ideas instead of flower petals such as having the flower girl carry a bouquet of flowers, hand fresh cut flowers to the people on the ends or carry a sign that says here comes the bride. I’m not sure where it came from about the front door not being able to be opened during rain or thunderstorms, but we can open the doors at anytime no matter what the weather is. I apologize for any miscommunication on that end. I apologize for any delay in responses that you received. We work hard on making sure we respond as quickly as we can to any inquiries or questions that you may have. Thank you for taking the time to review us!

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