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Weddings

Kirkpatrick Chapel has hosted weddings of all faiths and traditions for more than a century. We provide a gracious setting at a reasonable price in the heart of Rutgers University’s historic Old Queens Campus. We work to make your service as stress free as possible.

Thank you for everything you did to help with our wedding. Everything looked absolutely beautiful! We couldn’t have been happier with how things turned out.
Jacqueline and Justin
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Scheduling

The chapel may be booked for weddings on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays in 1.5-hour time slots during the hours listed below. Each booking includes a 30-minute rehearsal, which can take place a day or two prior to your wedding.

Fridays

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)

We just wanted to thank you for providing such a beautiful place to have our ceremony. At the rehearsal, a member of your staff was very friendly and helped us through everything—and even cued our musician at the ceremony itself.
Mary and Jonathan
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Pricing and Deposit

$600. A nonrefundable deposit of $300 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 $300 deposit.

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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 wedding. 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.

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