Fees

This page is designed to explain most fees associated with holding a wedding ceremony at Marsh Chapel. The Space Use Fee, Wedding Director Fee, and Music Consultation Fee are all mandatory fees. The Clergy Honorarium and Chapel Organist Fee(strongly recommended) are only paid on an individual basis, if you choose to hire them to perform services at your wedding ceremony. Please see the parking page for costs associated with wedding-day parking.

All fees must be paid by check, money order, or cash six business days before your wedding rehearsal. Marsh Chapel cannot accept credit cards.

Space Use Fee

The Space Use Fee covers reservation of one indoor sanctuary space(Marsh or Robinson) for your wedding rehearsal and wedding, as well as use of the Marsh Chapel Plaza and Alpert Mall (BU Beach) for photos during your three hour wedding day time block. This fee also includes reservation of the Thurman Room for the bridal party to gather before the wedding. Free parking for you and your guests is included for wedding ceremonies held on the weekend or on Friday after 5 pm, upon availability. For more parking information please visit the parking page.

The Space Use Fee amount is determined by the couple’s affiliation to Boston University.

Marsh – seats 350
Robinson – seats 45
Full-time Student
$500.00
$300.00
Alumni, Faculty or Staff
$800.00
$400.00
No University Affiliation
$1,200.00
$600.00

A deposit of at least 50% of the Space Use Fee is required to reserve a wedding date and time. Checks for the Space Use Fee should be made payable to ‘Marsh Chapel’.

You must provide a University ID number and send in proof (or you may have the appropriate office send proof) that you are a full-time student, alumni, faculty, or staff before the Chapel can process your information and apply the appropriate affiliate discount. Full-time Students and Alumni may contact the Office of the University or Registrar at 617-353-2178. Faculty and Staff may contact the Office of Personnel (617-353-2380). Please remember that is your responsibility to provide the Chapel with the proper verification of your status.

Wedding Director Fee

The fee for this required service is $250.00. All fees must be paid by check, money order, or cash six business days before your wedding rehearsal. Marsh Chapel cannot accept credit cards.

For more information about the Wedding Director’s responsibilities, please click here.

Music Consultation Fee

The fee for this required service is $75.00. Payment is due at the same time as the Space Use Fee Deposit. No wedding applications will be processed without receipt of this fee. Checks for the Music Consultation Fee should be made out to the Principal Music Consultant, ‘Justin Thomas Blackwell.’ For more information about the responsibilities of the Principal Music Consultant, please click here.

Please, remember that is your responsibility set up all meetings with the Music Consultant.

Chapel Organist Fee

The Chapel Organist’s fee is $275.00. Checks for this fee should be made out to the Organist him/herself. All fees must be paid by check, money order, or cash six business days before your wedding rehearsal. Marsh Chapel cannot accept credit cards.

There will be a $50.00 cash fee for every fifteen-minute delay after the scheduled wedding ceremony start time.

For more information about the responsibilities of the Chapel Organist, please click here. Please, remember that it is your responsibility to set up all meetings with the Chapel Organist.

Clergy  Honorarium

The Clergy honorarium is $500.00, paid to the Dean or Chaplain officiating and payable by check, money order, or cash six business days before your wedding rehearsal. Marsh Chapel cannot accept credit cards.

For more information about the responsibilities and requests of the Clergy, please click here. Please, remember that is your responsibility to set up all meetings with the Clergy person who will officiate at your wedding.

Cancellation Fee

In the event that you cancel your wedding reservation for any reason, a cancellation fee of $150.00 will be deducted from your fee refund.