Reserving the Chapel

How do I request a reservation for a wedding or blessing ceremony?
All reservations for weddings and blessing ceremonies are made through the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life (OCRL) at Brown University. You may contact Leigh Kendall at to check availability of the chapel for your ceremony.

How far in advance can a reservation be made?
Because the chapel is in the center of the University's educational life and institutional demands take priority, OCRL will not accept reservations in advance of one year. We thank you for understanding these constraints. We encourage you to start planning the date of your service as soon as possible and to contact us with your proposed date: a minimum of six weeks' advance notice is required.

Reservations are not final until the attached application is completed and returned to our office with the appropriate fee. When checking with our office about availability of the chapel, we can place a 30 day hold on the chapel for you, within which time you can complete the form and send it in with the appropriate fee.  If your reservation form and check are not received within that 30 day period, the hold will be removed. Your chapel reservation is not considered confirmed until we receive your form and check.

What is the application process?
This web page contains a reservation form that you can download and complete and mail to OCRL. Please make sure to provide as many details as possible, including your names and addresses, phone numbers and emails, as well as the name of your officiant. Reservation requests are NOT PROCESSED until this form is completed and returned to OCRL. Please make your check payable to Brown University and mail to:

Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life
Brown University
Box 1931
Providence, RI 02912

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SCHEDULING: From time to time, a reservation request may be refused at the discretion of OCRL. Among the reasons for this are scheduling priorities with University events. (Please see Frequently Asked Questions for scheduling restrictions.) Another reason for refusing an application is incomplete information on the form itself; so it's important to complete the form carefully.