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.
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.
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
$700. A nonrefundable deposit of $350 is required upon booking.
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, J.J Cooper. At that time, you will sign the rental contract and leave the $350 deposit.
Using the Organ
The chapel’s organ features a rich, majestic sound. However, the chapel approved organist is the only person allowed to use this delicate instrument and must be hired to perform at your wedding. Please contact JJ Cooper to discuss use of the organ.
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, contact the chapel office.