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Wedding Season at Benton Chapel

Posted by on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in News.


The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life is always honored to be a part of a couple’s special day. The University opens up Benton Chapel, our largest chapel on campus to couples on Saturdays to hold weddings. With Vanderbilt holding a special place for many, and the historic feel and look calling to anyone, the campus is a wonderful place for weddings of any size. Just as with any location, Benton Chapel’s height for wedding season is in the beginning of the summer. With 2013 being no exception, almost every weekend is filled with a different couple beginning their lives together in our beloved chapel.

The Chapel has seen many special occasions over the years and many different faith traditions using the chapel for the ceremony. As Benton Chapel gets more use, the University will be investing more into the chapel with the installation of a new projector system that can be of use for weddings, memorial services and lectures. Seating over 300 on the main floor and an additional 100 in the balcony, the chapel can accommodate many different sized parties. With light streaming through the classic stained glass windows, the vast space of the chapel is warmed by the array of colors of light.

Over time, the OUCRL has worked with many local caters, hotels, reception halls, florists and musicians that come together to make weddings special. A hidden resource on campus, the chapel is available to hold weddings throughout the year. As the Chapel grows, more couples are welcome to make Vanderbilt a part of their special day.