Conferences & Guest Services


At the heart of the Elmhurst campus, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel offers a perfect destination for wedding ceremonies of any size.

Elegant in its simplicity, the Chapel welcomes guests with a classic red-brick façade set off by an imposing limestone colonnade. The Chapel’s 115-foot-high steeple, topped with a five-foot-high cross, serves as a beacon for miles around. The interior features rose-tinged Tennessee marble, soaring cathedral ceilings, a center aisle large enough to accommodate a bouffant wedding gown and an abundance of natural light.

The Chapel comfortably seats up to 800 guests. For smaller ceremonies, the stage altar accommodates a group of 70, while the Prayer Chapel offers an intimate setting for up to 20.

Hammerschmidt welcomes marriages between couples of all denominations and all orientations.

The chapel is extremely difficult to book in February, April, May, October and November, and it is not available on the following holiday weekends:

  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Weekend after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year’s

To check availability, please submit the wedding reservation form and a staff member will contact you. Questions? Contact the Conference & Guest Services staff. We look forward to helping you plan a great event.

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