Kirkpatrick Chapel has been the home for weddings of all faiths for over a century. We provide a beautiful setting at a reasonable price and 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
The chapel can be booked for weddings on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays in one-and-a-half-hour time slots during the hours listed below. Each booking also includes a one-half hour 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)
The cost for renting the chapel for a wedding service is $600. A nonrefundable deposit of $300 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, Patrick Cogan. At that time, you will sign the rental contract and leave the $300 deposit.
Using the Organ
The chapel’s organ has a rich, majestic sound and can be used for wedding services. However, the university organist, Renne 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 can be used by anyone in conjunction with your event. If you decide to hire your own pianist, there is a $150 piano usage fee and a $150 tuning fee (optional). If you hire a pianist from the Rutgers Concert Bureau, there is no charge for using the piano, but artists’ fees will still apply.
Renting Candle holders
The chapel’s two large solid brass candle holders can be a great addition to our already beautiful surroundings. Rented for $35 each, the candle holders are approximately five-feet tall and hold seven white candles. We provide the candles and will light them for your ceremony.
“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
Kirkpatrick Chapel is handicapped accessible. Seating capacity is 440 with a total occupancy rating of 650.