"Memorial Chapel is an absolutely beautiful venue, especially if the University of Maryland is a special place to you. Both my husband and I went there, so when we got engaged, the Chapel was really the only venue we considered. It is beautiful; the staff are courteous and responsive. As for me and my husband, the chapel was absolutely perfect, the photos are beautiful and we have zero regrets!"

"Having our ceremony at the UMD Memorial Chapel was lovely. The inside of the Chapel is beautiful! From our initial tour to email correspondence, we knew this was a special venue to hold our ceremony. The staff is extremely helpful, timely, and professional. My husband and I were very pleased!"

"Considering we didn't reserve the Chapel until 2 months before our wedding, we were extremely pleased with the ease of reserving the facility, the information provided, and the support we received from the staff. We were pleasantly surprised with all of the help we received leading up to our big day as well as the day of our wedding. She was amazing to work with! The Chapel provided her services and the services of an assistant (Olivia) and everything went very smoothly! We would definitely, without hesitation, recommend this beautiful venue and their dedicated staff for weddings."

"UMD Memorial Chapel made the planning process extremely easy. They reached out to me on many occasions before I had to even think about reaching out to them. As a bride, there are a lot of details to remember, people to contact, timelines to follow-- and UMD made that extremely easy for me."

"We could not have selected a more perfect venue for our ceremony. The Chapel was important to us as I am an alum of UMD. More specifically, Mel Coles (Event Coordinator) was amazing. The staff was so attentive to our needs and extremely flexible. Mel was quick to answer e-mails, phone calls, and complete follow-up items. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, she made sure that every detail was ironed out and settled our nerves during the rehearsal and even on the day-of. Mel is a natural and will definitely be an awesome wedding planner in the future :) I recommend the care of UMD Chapel to handle all of your ceremony needs with efficiency and class!"

"My husband and I recently held our wedding at the UMD Chapel and were extremely pleased and delighted with the entire process of working with the team. We cannot say enough good things about Mel Coles! She kept us calm, answered any questions we had quickly and professionally, and did anything she could to accommodate any request we had. I would recommend the chapel over and over again! My experience here was one of the highlights of my planning. We can't thank you enough!"

"I was so happy to have the Chapel as my wedding venue. The inside was gorgeous! The long isle was stunning and made for such a dramatic entrance. :) We were assigned a coordinator for our rehearsal and wedding; she was great. She asked all the right questions and made it so the chapel was set up to fit our personal wedding. It really helped A LOT to have her there!"

"Of all the vendors we worked with, the UMD chapel had the most responsive, accommodating staff. Definitely recommend, especially for alumni!"

"The Memorial Chapel staff was amazing to work with and I would highly recommend having your ceremony there. The Chapel is beautiful and I loved every part of my ceremony. I have no complaints. If you plan on getting married in peak season, book early to make sure you get the day/time you want. Perfect venue for Terps and other happy couples."

"We had a great experience working with Memorial Chapel!! The staff, especially Mel, was really nice and answered emails quickly. Since we were both Alumni, getting married at the Chapel was our first choice! The chapel is big and the inside is very pretty. We decorated the altar with flowers and some tulle, but minimal decoration is needed because it looks great plain. I had no complaints working with the chapel, we had our reception in the Alumni center on campus as well, so it was great to have the ceremony and reception very close to each other. Also parking was not an issue, we put a few signs to point guests, but parking is free the day of! I would definitely recommend getting married here!!"

"Absolutely loved working with the staff at University of Maryland's Memorial Chapel. The chapel itself is massive, with cathedral ceilings and seating for up to 1100! We only had 100 and it was still beautiful and didn't feel too big. I planned my wedding from Atlanta, and the staff was extremely responsive via email and phone. They were very prepared with all the information I needed for my denomination (it's a non-denominational chapel) and really helped make sure I was fully prepared for the ceremony. The day of coordinator was SO patient with us and was ready with all the 'accessory' items we needed (stands, candles, lights, mics, etc). They even offer discounts for winter weddings and alumni, so it was a very reasonably price!"

"My dream was always to get married at the UMD Chapel ever since I went to school there in college. Not only did my dream become a reality, it exceeded every expectation I could have had for the intimate, quiet, and calm wedding day I desired. Thanks to the UMD Chapel and Mel, specifically. I'll never forget your impact on my special day!"

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Interested in seeing the venue for yourself? Mark your calendars for Open Houses at the Memorial Chapel!

Experience everything the Chapel has to offer by joining us for the following upcoming Wedding and All Event Open Houses:  

  • March 6th, 2-4 PM 
  • March 21st, 5-7 PM
  • April 9th, 9-11 AM
  • May 1st, 2-4 PM
  • May 16th, 5-7 PM 

Reservations are suggested by emailing chapel@umd.edu.