14 Chicago Area Chapels

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Not connected with a church but want a church feel for your ceremony? Get married in a chapel!

These 14 chapels are open to anyone. They are owned by not-for-profit groups like park districts. In order to pay for the upkeep of these historical buildings, they charge for weddings.

You get a beautiful, historic chapel to get married in. They get the funds to maintain them. A win-win!

Rev. Phil will be glad to officiate your wedding in any of these. Just fill out the form on this page for a complimentary one hour consultation.

Maple Street Chapel
200 S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148 c1
(630) 629-2630 ext. 10
Seats up to 170
Gorgeous historic church (built in 1860) with tons of wood and stained glass. No center aisle (go up left side and down right side; the center is now where the best seats are). There is a modern building next door that could host a reception for up to 200.
Debbie Curtiss, the wedding coordinator, is among the very best I work with – a big part of this being ranked #1.
Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540 c2
Seats up to 175
It’s air-conditioned but doesn’t keep up well in hot weather.
The wedding coordinators are among the very best I work with – a big reason this is ranked #2.
Hammerschmidt Chapel at Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 c2
630-617-6460 (main number is 630-617-3500)
Seats up to 800
Bright, beautiful large chapel on the lovely campus of Elmhurst College
Trinity Chapel
130 N. West St., Wheaton, IL 60189 c2
Seats up to 140

No microphone possible. Your officiant better have a strong voice to be heard by the last row. (Rev. Phil does.)

Trinity Chapel is Wheaton’s oldest church building in continuous use. Consecrated in 1882, the chapel has been accepted into the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.
The Portiuncula Chapel at Mayslake Forest Preserve
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook, IL 60523 c1
(630) 850-2363
The chapel itself seats 62. However, two sets of large double doors may be opened to allow additional guests seated outside to witness the ceremony.
There is no air conditioning.
Koten Chapel at North Central College
30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, IL 60540 c1
(630) 637-5560
Seats up to 150 — 100 on the main floor, 50 in the balcony
Built in 1913, renovated in 2006. This is on the campus of North Central College, just east of downtown Naperville.
Schram Memorial Museum & Chapel
1799 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026 c2
Seats up to 150
Historic chapel with great acoustics and beautiful stained glass (which can best be seen during daylight hours) representing different religions.
Chapel provides lapel microphone for Rev. Phil and microphone at lectern for readers.
Owned and operated by Glenview Park District. (That’s Rev. Phil in the picture.)
Old Stone Church at Lemont Historical Society
306 Lemont St., Lemont, IL 60439 c1
Seats up to 120
Old historical church (built in 1861).
There is a center aisle but a railing at front forces couple to go around it to the left or right. (Rev. Phil is in the photo, but you can’t see him with the “fish eye” lens.)
There is no air conditioning. Therefore, they do not do weddings in July or August.
Landmark Chapel
6727 W. 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477 c2

Seats around 100 – including the balcony
Historic, old church with side balconies (with more limited views)
There is air conditioning.
Old Central Church at Jacob Henry Mansion
20 S. Eastern Ave., Joliet, IL 60433 c2

Seats up to 500
Older church, a bit run down, lots of wood and stained glass.
Lily Holt Memorial Chapel at Lake Forest College
555 N. Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 c1
Seats up to 240
Older, historic chapel with no air conditioning (but windows on the side do open.) Beautiful stained glass at front.
Faye Kelly, wedding coordinator, is there for both the rehearsal and the ceremony to make sure everything is just right.
Gaslite Manor Chapel & Banquets
2485 Church Road, Aurora, IL 60504 c2

Seats up to 160
Newly built, simple but nice chapel across the parking lot from their banquet hall.

It’s air conditioned. With two sets of doors, it stays cool.

Rev. Phil only gets to lead half of the rehearsal. Their coordinator leads half of the rehearsal in her way – regardless of what you want.

Chapel on the Green
107 West Center St., Yorkville, IL 60560 c1
Seats up to 200
Built in 1855 — Kendall County’s oldest church building. Has 100 year old pipe organ.
Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago
5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 c2
773-702-9202 for Chapel Wedding Coordinator
Seats well over a thousand with a 500′ long aisle!
Only available to the public on Sundays.
Available only to University of Chicago students, faculty or alumni on Saturday afternoons.
Magnificent, huge stone building with stained glass. Towering.

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