Availability and Scheduling

1. AVAILABILITY

Marsh Chapel is available for weddings primarily to members of the University community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) and secondarily to those with no University affiliation. Roman Catholics intending to be married in the Chapel should refer to the enclosed set of requirements for Catholic weddings.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US PRIOR TO SENDING IN YOUR APPLICATION TO CHECK IF THE DATE AND TIME ARE AVAILABLE. Please call the Chapel at 617-353-3560 or email marshchapelweddings@gmail.com. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

 

2. SCHEDULING

Weddings may be scheduled to start at the following times:

  • Weekdays: Between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm
  • Saturdays: Between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm
  • Sundays: 3:00 pm

Three hours (one hour before and two hours after the scheduled start-time) will be reserved for each wedding. Should you know of any reason you might need more time, please specify on your application. Rehearsals may be scheduled to begin between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. One hour will be reserved for the rehearsal. All dates and times are subject to approval.

University and religious events have priority over the scheduling of weddings and rehearsals. For instance, reservations are not made for Orientation/Registration weekend in September, Parents’ and Alumni weekends in October, and Commencement weekend in May, as well as through Holy Week and the University Winter Intersession.

 

3. RECEPTIONS

Facilities for a reception are not available in the Chapel, although other excellent campus facilities are available.

The Castle, located only a block away from the Chapel, is an excellent option. For more information about the Castle, please visit their website or call (617) 353-2934.

For other spaces on campus, such as the Metcalf Trustee Center, please contact the Events & Conferences office.

 

4. RESERVING

We cannot reserve the date and time for your wedding until we have received your application and also a deposit of 50% of the Space Use fee.

If you are ready to submit an application, the wedding application can be found here.