Weddings

Georgetown University opens the three following unique religious settings to campus weddings:

Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart (Located in Dahlgren Quadrangle)
The university’s main chapel since 1892, Dahlgren’s historical richness attracts many engaged couples. Its site, behind historic Healy Hall in the Dahlgren Quadrangle, adds to its attraction. The chapel seats approximately 300 wedding party members and guests. One of the engaged must be a Roman Catholic to qualify for a wedding in this 19th century setting.

Copley Crypt Chapel of the North American Martyrs (Located in Copley Hall)
Engaged couples may also reserve Copley Crypt for a wedding if one of the engaged is a Roman Catholic. The chapel offers an intimate seating capacity of 70. The center aisle of the chapel is 20 feet in length. Chapel entrance is from the roadway behind Copley Hall.

St. William Chapel (Located in Copley Hall)
St. William Chapel comfortably seats 125 wedding party members and guests in chairs. The center aisle of the chapel is 20 feet in length.  The chapel may be reserved for ceremonies of any faith. Access St. William’s via Copley Hall’s main entrance.

The chapels are all wheelchair accessible.

Reservation Process

Beginning July 1, the new chapel fee will be $1500. 

Step 1: Review Georgetown University's Guidelines for Marriage
Engaged couples interested in marrying at Georgetown University are first asked to review GU's Guidelines for Marriage. Should couples have additional questions after reading the guidelines, they are welcome to contact the Coordinator for Weddings and Faith Formation by email at weddings@georgetown.edu or by telephone at (202) 687-6880.

Step 2: Determine Eligibility
Dahlgren, Copley Crypt and St. William's Chapels are available for weddings of the following affiliates within the Georgetown University community:

  • GU degree students
  • GU alumni
  • Current GU faculty, staff and administrators
  • Children of current GU faculty, staff and administrators

Step 3: Determine Availability, Hold a Date, and Set-up a Pastoral Visit
After reviewing the online chapel calendar, engaged couples should contact the Coordinator for Weddings and Faith Formation to hold their preferred wedding date and time and to arrange for a pastoral visit with Dr. Ennio Mastroianni, Director of Adult Faith Formation. Choose no more than two dates and times on which to place holds. Please, no third party calls.

The Coordinator for Weddings and Faith Formation will initially hold a wedding date and time for a period of two weeks, at which point the hold will be removed from the chapel calendar until the engaged couple contacts the Coordinator to extend the hold. Please note that no wedding date is confirmed until after the couple meets with Dr. Mastroianni for the pastoral visit.

Tips for SELECTING A WEDDING DATE
  • Please refer to the Online Chapel Availability Calendar for available times for weddings, wedding rehearsals and pastoral visits with the Director of Adult Faith Formation.
  • Weddings only take place on Saturdays at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Rehearsals take place on Fridays at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.
  • Campus Ministry does not schedule weddings on certain federal holidays and during certain University events and breaks. Please refer to the Guidelines for Marriage for more information.
  • Archdiocesan Regulations require arrangements for marriage to be made at least 6 months in advance.
Schedule of Fees

The current chapel fee per wedding is $1500.00. Checks should be made payable to Office of Campus Ministry, Georgetown University. Please refer to the Guidelines for Marriage for all additional fees.