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Weddings

Until further notice, all in-person student activities, with the exception of classes, associated coursework and intercollegiate athletics, are paused temporarily at Syracuse University. All religious and spiritual gatherings will be online only for this time period. Contact chapel@syr.edu for more information.

Thank you for considering Hendricks Chapel as the setting for your wedding ceremony!  We look forward to partnering with you in planning for your special day.

We welcome couples from a broad and diverse background of faiths and identities to be married in Hendricks Chapel.

About the Chapel Spaces

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

Main Chapel

The Main Chapel 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.

 

Reservations

As a next step, please submit this form to express your interest in reserving Hendricks Chapel. We will process your request within three (3) business days, and will email you information regarding availability, pricing and next steps.

Please be advised our 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.

After inquiring about your date, and if we are able to confirm a reservation for you, 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 to the time of your rehearsal or wedding must be approved by Hendricks Chapel.  Please contact chapelevents@syr.edu to discuss any changes to your reservation.