Beautiful, simple, intimate, and filled with light, the Evelyn Chapel is available
year round for wedding ceremonies for alumni as well as the general public. Illinois
Wesleyan University is welcoming and affirming of all couples. If you have any questions
or would like to visit the Chapel, please contact the our Conference Services office
by phone at 309-556-3035 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hosting your ceremony! Thank you for considering Evelyn Chapel
on the Illinois Wesleyan University Campus in Bloomington, Illinois for your wedding
In order to reserve the Chapel for your ceremony, please:
Reservations are not final until completed forms and fees received and confirmed by
the Conference Services staff by email. Due to the large number of services and programs
at the Chapel, we suggest putting in your reservation as early as possible. The University
may refuse an application because of scheduling conflicts or other reasons at the
discretion of the Conference Services office or the University Chaplain.
The reservation fee is determined by the couples affiliation with Illinois Wesleyan
University. If one member of the couple is a current IWU student, staff member, faculty
member or alumnus, then the couple will receive the affiliate status. Additionally,
any children of the before mentioned IWU community members will also be considered
Couples may reserve the Chapel up to 18 months in advance.
A deposit, by check, of 50% of the Chapel fee is required with the application. The
remaining balance is due at least two weeks before your wedding. All checks should
be made payable to Illinois Wesleyan University.
Required Deposit due with Application $375
Not affiliated: $950
Required Deposit due with Application $475
The Chapel Fee includes:
- The Chapel space for 1 hour at your rehearsal and 3 hours at your wedding. Additional
time may be requested within six weeks of your scheduled ceremony and will be prorated,
depending on availability.
- A musician to play either the organ or the piano at your wedding ceremony. In addition,
we include a one hour music consultation with this musician. Outside musicians are
expected to work with the university-provided musician to coordinate all instrument
and rehearsal needs. No discount will be given if you should decline using the university
musician. Please note: the Chapel is not wired for sound; pre-recorded and electronically
amplified music is not permitted in the Chapel.
- An Illinois Wesleyan Ceremony Coordinator, who will serve as your host and assistant
at the rehearsal and wedding day and who can also be available to answer specific
questions in the weeks leading up to your wedding. The Coordinator is also responsible
for helping people know where to go – florist, photographer, bridal party, relatives,
guests, and specifically the seating of guests, the procession, forming the receiving
line, and minor clean up following the ceremony.
- Ample free parking is available for you and your guests in several Illinois Wesleyan
- Use of the entire building including the second floor meditation area, lower level
Fellowship area and lower level conference room.
- Use of such liturgical supplies as white taper candles, a kneeler, flower stands,
Illinois Wesleyan University is welcoming and affirming of all couples.