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US Naval Academy Chapel

Annapolis , MD

LOCATION

52 King George St.
Annapolis, MD 21402 US

PHONE

410-263-6933

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Wedding:
7/18/2015
3.2/5.0
The chapel is a beautiful place to be married, but there is a lot of added work that comes with getting married here. I got married here and felt like a number. The USNA chapel wedding coordinator Claire seemed nice throughout the wedding process, but the day of the rehearsal, she was far from helpful. She rushed through all the details of the wedding day and caused many individuals within my wedding party to be completely confused about where they needed to go the morning of the wedding and never instructed my ushers how to usher until the WEDDING DAY!! That should of been done during the rehearsal. She even prevented my photographer from taking any pictures from the alter and forced him to take pictures from way back in the aisle. He couldn't even take pictures on the side or from above. She was very rude to my photographer and several of our groomsmen. As a result, I have many pictures from my ceremony that are too far away. Claire also did not properly handle the background check and gate pass for my photographer, therefore he was not able to drive onto the base. This caused a major setback for my photographer being able to take pictures of the groomsmen and groom gathering together. In other words, we have none because of her mistake. I sincerely liked Chaplain Cash, he is a very nice person and took the time to meet with my now husband and myself for marriage counseling. He had great advice and I was honored to have him marry us. If you are getting married here, stay on Claire and make sure she has all of your information. She is not organized. If you don't mind being a number and being very rushed throughout your wedding ceremony then you will have no problem getting married here. Claire does not allow you to take many posed pictures within the chapel, therefore reserve the superintendent garden for all of those type of pictures. You won't have time to do it anywhere in the chapel. The protestant rehearsal needs to be more informative and less rushed.
The chapel is a beautiful place to be married, but there is a lot of added work that comes with getting married here. I Read more...
The chapel is a beautiful place to be married, but there is a lot of added work that comes with getting married here. I got married here and felt like a number. The USNA chapel wedding coordinator Claire seemed nice throughout the wedding process, but the day of the rehearsal, she was far from helpful. She rushed through all the details of the wedding day and caused many individuals within my wedding party to be completely confused about where they needed to go the morning of the wedding and never instructed my ushers how to usher until the WEDDING DAY!! That should of been done during the rehearsal. She even prevented my photographer from taking any pictures from the alter and forced him to take pictures from way back in the aisle. He couldn't even take pictures on the side or from above. She was very rude to my photographer and several of our groomsmen. As a result, I have many pictures from my ceremony that are too far away. Claire also did not properly handle the background check and gate pass for my photographer, therefore he was not able to drive onto the base. This caused a major setback for my photographer being able to take pictures of the groomsmen and groom gathering together. In other words, we have none because of her mistake. I sincerely liked Chaplain Cash, he is a very nice person and took the time to meet with my now husband and myself for marriage counseling. He had great advice and I was honored to have him marry us. If you are getting married here, stay on Claire and make sure she has all of your information. She is not organized. If you don't mind being a number and being very rushed throughout your wedding ceremony then you will have no problem getting married here. Claire does not allow you to take many posed pictures within the chapel, therefore reserve the superintendent garden for all of those type of pictures. You won't have time to do it anywhere in the chapel. The protestant rehearsal needs to be more informative and less rushed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful. Claire is wonderful as well.
Absolutely beautiful. Claire is wonderful as well.
Absolutely beautiful. Claire is wonderful as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Claire at the Naval Academy Chapel was the most WONDERFUL person to work with. Many brides forget that we are not paying Claire for her time and patience and she was incredibly gracious in finding us a date for our wedding given his hectic and unpredictable military schedule. She was responsive and communicated all expectations immediately. Getting married at such a historic venue with wonderful traditions was a great honor. Claire has been doing weddings for over ten years at the chapel and she was able to help answer all of my questions - after all this was my first time getting married! She had great suggestions for my ceremony including having a little box for our ring bearer - it's a long aisle to walk down! The ceremony was soooo enjoyable for our guests and it was the part of our day where I really felt like everything was taken care of. The wonderful hostesses held my hand as I was a little shaky prior to the ceremony and fixed my train before I walked down the aisle with my dad. They wrangled our swordbearers and made sure the boys (I mean men) were well behaved. We felt so lucky to get married here!!!
Claire at the Naval Academy Chapel was the most WONDERFUL person to work with. Many brides forget that we are not paying Read more...
Claire at the Naval Academy Chapel was the most WONDERFUL person to work with. Many brides forget that we are not paying Claire for her time and patience and she was incredibly gracious in finding us a date for our wedding given his hectic and unpredictable military schedule. She was responsive and communicated all expectations immediately. Getting married at such a historic venue with wonderful traditions was a great honor. Claire has been doing weddings for over ten years at the chapel and she was able to help answer all of my questions - after all this was my first time getting married! She had great suggestions for my ceremony including having a little box for our ring bearer - it's a long aisle to walk down! The ceremony was soooo enjoyable for our guests and it was the part of our day where I really felt like everything was taken care of. The wonderful hostesses held my hand as I was a little shaky prior to the ceremony and fixed my train before I walked down the aisle with my dad. They wrangled our swordbearers and made sure the boys (I mean men) were well behaved. We felt so lucky to get married here!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
We got married and the beautiful Naval Academy chapel. The coordinator, Claire, is so nice and really easy to work with. The average reviews were from the service of the chaplain. He was by far the hardest person to work with during our wedding and we were not happy that he didn't show up to the rehearsal. The chapel was beautiful and we received many compliments. We hired Monte as the organist and he was AMAZING! I would recommend the chapel.
We got married and the beautiful Naval Academy chapel. The coordinator, Claire, is so nice and really easy to work with. Read more...
We got married and the beautiful Naval Academy chapel. The coordinator, Claire, is so nice and really easy to work with. The average reviews were from the service of the chaplain. He was by far the hardest person to work with during our wedding and we were not happy that he didn't show up to the rehearsal. The chapel was beautiful and we received many compliments. We hired Monte as the organist and he was AMAZING! I would recommend the chapel. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I worked with Claire for quite some time! I emailed her about 6 months before I could even request the chapel. Our heart was set on the chapel and she was so wonderful and put us at ease. She let us turn our paperwork in early to put on file and let me know that we had been approved even earlier than expected! After that, she helped me through all of the paperwork - which was challenging for a non-catholic to understand at times. She was so patient and kind. We are so thankful for everything that she did. Our ceremony at the chapel was so wonderful and I owe that all to her. She is more behind-the-scenes, but she deserves all the recognition. I hope everyone appreciates how much she does for them.
I worked with Claire for quite some time! I emailed her about 6 months before I could even request the chapel. Our heart Read more...
I worked with Claire for quite some time! I emailed her about 6 months before I could even request the chapel. Our heart was set on the chapel and she was so wonderful and put us at ease. She let us turn our paperwork in early to put on file and let me know that we had been approved even earlier than expected! After that, she helped me through all of the paperwork - which was challenging for a non-catholic to understand at times. She was so patient and kind. We are so thankful for everything that she did. Our ceremony at the chapel was so wonderful and I owe that all to her. She is more behind-the-scenes, but she deserves all the recognition. I hope everyone appreciates how much she does for them. Read less
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Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.7/5.0
Claire was one of the most responsive and professional vendors that my fiance and I worked with for our wedding! She was extremely helpful at every step in the planning process, from assisting us with vendors to explaining the Chapel standards to our out-of-town pastor and bridal party. Also, the Chapel in itself is arguably one of the most beautiful churches in the mid-Atlantic. Just Googling it will provide you with dozens of pictures attesting to that fact.
Claire was one of the most responsive and professional vendors that my fiance and I worked with for our wedding! She was Read more...
Claire was one of the most responsive and professional vendors that my fiance and I worked with for our wedding! She was extremely helpful at every step in the planning process, from assisting us with vendors to explaining the Chapel standards to our out-of-town pastor and bridal party. Also, the Chapel in itself is arguably one of the most beautiful churches in the mid-Atlantic. Just Googling it will provide you with dozens of pictures attesting to that fact. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony at the Academy Chapel. We worked with Claire and she was wonderful. It was amazing! The Chapel is beautiful and needs nothing added (which is good, because you can't bring your own decorations, just flowers which you carry). I would definitely recommend this location!
We had our ceremony at the Academy Chapel. We worked with Claire and she was wonderful. It was amazing! The Chapel is Read more...
We had our ceremony at the Academy Chapel. We worked with Claire and she was wonderful. It was amazing! The Chapel is beautiful and needs nothing added (which is good, because you can't bring your own decorations, just flowers which you carry). I would definitely recommend this location! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The Chapel's wedding coordinator, Claire, is such a pleasure to work with. She keeps everything so organized and makes sure that your ceremony runs as smoothly as possible. She was very responsive throughout the entire wedding planning process. So thankful for her help!!
The Chapel's wedding coordinator, Claire, is such a pleasure to work with. She keeps everything so organized and makes Read more...
The Chapel's wedding coordinator, Claire, is such a pleasure to work with. She keeps everything so organized and makes sure that your ceremony runs as smoothly as possible. She was very responsive throughout the entire wedding planning process. So thankful for her help!! Read less
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HouseofHart
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.4/5.0
The USNA Chapel is a picture-perfect venue to get married in. If you meet the qualifications and are lucky enough to be approved for the venue, it is a magnificant backdrop for a fairy tale ceremony. Working with the Chapel Coordinator, Claire Maccallum, was a dream. She was very responsive, thorough, and professional in all communications. While the ceremony is pretty standard, the Chaplain allowed for very small personal touches which enhanced the meaning of our ceremony. While this is not the ideal location for someone who wants full control of the ceremony and contents, it is the perfect location for a meaningful military wedding.
The USNA Chapel is a picture-perfect venue to get married in. If you meet the qualifications and are lucky enough to be Read more...
The USNA Chapel is a picture-perfect venue to get married in. If you meet the qualifications and are lucky enough to be approved for the venue, it is a magnificant backdrop for a fairy tale ceremony. Working with the Chapel Coordinator, Claire Maccallum, was a dream. She was very responsive, thorough, and professional in all communications. While the ceremony is pretty standard, the Chaplain allowed for very small personal touches which enhanced the meaning of our ceremony. While this is not the ideal location for someone who wants full control of the ceremony and contents, it is the perfect location for a meaningful military wedding. Read less
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Morgan Healy
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.2/5.0
SUPER beautiful!!! very specific on requirements and rules and regulations, but worth the hassel.
SUPER beautiful!!! very specific on requirements and rules and regulations, but worth the hassel.
SUPER beautiful!!! very specific on requirements and rules and regulations, but worth the hassel. Read less
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