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Weddings

We are happy that you are considering Hendricks Chapel as the place for your wedding ceremony. It is our goal to provide each couple and their guests a quality experience.

We welcome couples of all sexualities and gender identities to be married in Hendricks Chapel. Syracuse University embraces diversity as one of its core values. In that spirit, Hendricks Chapel affirms the full range of diverse faiths and provides space for each of these traditions and their particular practices.

We look forward to being part of your wedding ceremony.

About the Chapel Spaces

Weddings can be booked in either the Hendricks Chapel Main Chapel or Small Chapel.

Main Chapel

The Main Chapel is located on the main floor of Hendricks Chapel. It can accommodate 1,000 people comfortably on pews and chairs. As of July 2019, the first six rows of pews in the middle sections of the Chapel were removed and replaced with beautiful matching chairs. For photos, refer to this Syracuse University News article. The space includes an elevated podium area. The Main Chapel is now air conditioned, as of Summer 2019.

Small Chapel

The Small Chapel is located on the lower level of Hendricks Chapel. It can accommodate approximately 14 comfortably with wooden chairs. The space is narrower, does not have windows, and includes a small worship center.

As a sacred space of worship and sanctuary, we ask that wedding guests, vendors, and all who enter, treat the Chapel to reflect this awareness and respect the space. Hendricks Chapel reserves the right to refuse admittance.

Reservations

Thank you for considering Hendricks Chapel for your special day. Fill out this form to express your interest in reserving Hendricks Chapel. We will process your request within three (3) business days, at which time we will email you information regarding availability, pricing and next steps.

Please be advised our typical wedding season begins the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend and runs through the middle of August. We occasionally are able to schedule weddings during the academic year (when there are not events in the chapel, on the quad, or in the Carrier Dome). Please contact chapelevents@syr.edu with any questions.

 

Upon making your reservation, a wedding packet will be mailed to you to be completed and returned to Hendricks Chapel no later than two months from the date of your wedding ceremony.  The wedding packet includes:

  • Hendricks Chapel Wedding Reservation Form – form must be signed by both spouses and include officiant information before being sent to Hendricks Chapel; additional details can be marked “to be determined” and provided at a later date if necessary
  • Request for Guest Chaplain/Public Official Form (if applicable) – this form only needs to be returned if you are using a guest officiant
  • Music Policy
  • Florist Information (two copies) – you can provide your own flowers or hire a florist
  • Photography and Video Information (two copies) – includes Hendricks Chapel’s photography and videography guidelines

After making your reservation, any changes in the time of your rehearsal or wedding must be approved by the wedding administrator.  Please contact chapelevents@syr.edu to discuss these changes.  Please also contact the wedding administrator if you have any changes in address or phone numbers.