Chicago Area Chapels
Not connected with a church but want a church feel for your ceremony? Get married in a chapel!
These 12 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.
Main Street Chapel
Main Street Chapels Website
200 S. Main St, Lombard, IL
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.
130 N. West St., Wheaton, IL
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.
Portiuncula Chapel (at Mayslake Estate)
1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook, IL
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.
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 Chapel
1799 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL
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 Chapel
Old Stone Chapel (at Lemont Historical Society)
306 Lemont St., Lemont, IL
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.
6727 W. 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
Seats around 100
Seats around 100 – including the balcony
Historic, old church with side balconies (with more limited views)
There is air conditioning.
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel (at Lake Forest College)
555 N. Sheridan Rd, Lake Forest, IL
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
Gaslite Manor Chapel & Banquets
2485 Church Road, Aurora, IL
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.