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Your Wedding Day

It's your big day!  Please refer to these guidelines to make sure your ceremony runs smoothly:

Start and End Times

We ask that you follow strictly the contracted start times and end times.  Any alteration of the ceremony timing must be approved in advance by the Chapel office.

Looking Pretty 

We understand the need for the bride and her attendants to look their best.  However, full hair and makeup sessions are not permitted in the bridal suite.  Touch-up and dressing are absolutely fine.

Food and Drink    

Food and drink are not allowed in the Chapel sanctuary or bridal suite.  You may provide light refreshments in the Lounge (Main Chapel wedding) or Conference Room (Garden Chapel wedding).  Alcohol is prohibited on the Chapel grounds.

No Smoking,

The University of Maryland is a smokefree campus, including our guests.

After the Ceremony

We love our Chapel and we ask that you leave it in the same condition that you found it.  We recommend having designated member(s) of your wedding party responsible for cleanup.  

Couples are responsible for the cleanup of all personal items; the assigned event manager will have responsibility for Chapel property.


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