Evelyn Chapel

Evelyn Chapel
Evelyn Chapel Interior
Evelyn Chapel Organ
Rainbow Chapel
Evelyn Chapel Interior

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 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 ceremony!  


Application ProcessEvelyn Chapel

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 affiliates.

Application Timeline

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

Evelyn Chapel

 The Chapel Fee includes:

Illinois Wesleyan University is welcoming and affirming of all couples.