Families from all faiths and backgrounds gather at Kirkpatrick Chapel to host memorial services for loved ones. The chapel’s serene setting offers a peaceful place in which family and friends can meet to pray, reflect, and share memories.



The chapel may be booked for memorials on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays in 1.5-hour time slots during the hours listed below.


5–6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ceremony start time)

5:30–7 p.m. (6 p.m. ceremony start time)

Saturdays and Sundays

10–11:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. ceremony start time)

Noon–1:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. ceremony start time)

2–3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. ceremony start time)

4–5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ceremony start time)

6–7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. ceremony start time)


Pricing and Deposit

$400. A nonrefundable deposit of $200 is required upon booking.

Booking Steps

1. Call the chapel’s office at 848-932-7808 during business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to confirm that the time and date you would like are available.

2. Confirm that the officiant you would like to have conduct your service is available. Kirkpatrick Chapel does not have an officiant on staff to conduct services.

3. Make an appointment to meet with Kirkpatrick Chapel’s operations manager, Patrick Cogan. At that time, you will sign the rental contract and leave the $200 deposit.


Additional Services

Using the Organ

The chapel’s organ features a rich, majestic sound. However, the university organist, Renée Anne Louprette, is the only person allowed to use this delicate instrument and must be hired to perform at your memorial. Contact the chapel office for more information on hiring the organist for your event.

Using the Piano

The venue’s piano may be used by anyone in conjunction with your event. If you decide to hire your own pianist, we charge a $150 piano usage fee and a $150 tuning fee (optional). If you hire a pianist from the Rutgers Concert Bureau, you may use the piano at no charge, but the artist’s fees will still apply.

Renting Candle Holders

Rented for $35 each, the candle holders are approximately five-feet tall and hold seven white candles. We provide the candles and light them for your ceremony.

Kirkpatrick Chapel is handicap accessible. Seating capacity is 440 with a total occupancy rating of 650.

For more information, check out our FAQs or contact the chapel office.