Where to Park
Access to Lot Y is NOT available during the week (only on the weekends). Except by prior arrangement, such as for Thursday Rehearsal time-slots, parking during business hours for the lots surrounding the Chapel is restricted to faculty and staff members only. If you are coming to visit the Chapel during the week, contact the Chapel Office (301-314-9866) in advance to arrange parking. Parking meters require payment Monday-Friday, 7AM-10PM.
Parking spaces are conveniently located near the Chapel for your wedding rehearsal and wedding day:
- Lot Y: 113 spaces (directly behind the Chapel)
If Lot Y is filled:
- Exit the lot at the barrier (which rises automatically as you approach it)
- Turn right onto Chapel Drive
- Turn left at Regents Drive
- Take the first right into Lot L or continue in Lot L to the first right, giving you access to Lot C2 or Lot C1 to your left
- Lot L: 135 spaces
- Lot C1: 170 spaces
- Lot C2: 87 spaces
Event guests may park in these lots without penalty for the duration of your rental period. To view the locations of these lots, please view the campus parking map.
If you hold your reception on campus, your guests' vehicles must be driven to the reception location in order to ensure Chapel-area parking for the next wedding or event. Wedding parties/guests may not park in Lots A, B, D or W, areas for disabled individuals, fire lanes, or service or courier parking spaces. Parking in any of these areas may result in a parking ticket issued by the campus parking unit. Please notify in advance your wedding party, guests, officiant, and vendors of parking privileges and restrictions.
Thursday night couples will receive 15 parking permits that may be used in Lot Y only. The gate to the lot will automatically open at 4:00 pm. Friday night couples will not require parking permits for Lot Y.
Many disabled parking spaces are located in the vicinity of the Chapel. A grade-level entrance to the Garden Chapel is directly off Lot Y. The Main Chapel has ramped access through north side entrance. Accessible rest rooms are available via the north side entrance.
Guests for Main Chapel weddings will use the front entrance to the Chapel facing Route 1. Guests for Garden Chapel weddings will will use the rear entrance off Lot Y.
Vendors making wedding deliveries should park in Lot Y behind the Chapel or along the north side of the Chapel in a spot marked "courier." Spaces marked "service" are for UMD facilities staffers only.
Drivers are allowed to wait at the front curb with flashers on during the ceremony.
Carriages, Buses, etc.
Please call the Reservations Office at 301-314-9866 to make arrangements