Perkins Chapel hosts nearly 200 weddings each year. While approximately one-third of those who marry in the chapel are SMU students or alumni, the remainder are members of the larger community. Couples of all faiths have been married in the chapel since it opened in 1951, and some families have celebrated marriages through multiple generations. Perkins Chapel's central aisle, as well as its proximity to many reception sites, makes it particularly suitable for weddings.
Four time slots are available for weddings each Saturday: 9:00 am–noon, noon–3:00 pm, 3:00–6:00 pm, and 6:00–9:00 pm. One-hour rehearsals for the weddings are held Friday evenings from 5:00–8:00 pm.
The cost of a wedding in Perkins Chapel is $2,000, which includes an organist, a public safety officer to direct parking, and a sound technician. Couples must provide their own ordained officiant or request information about available ministers from Perkins School of Theology.
Reservations for weddings at Perkins Chapel may be made in person or by telephone at 214.768.3035. The reservations office, located at 101-B Kirby Hall, is open 10:00 am–noon and 2:00–4:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays.
Sample wedding photos are available online.
Regulations for Weddings in Perkins Chapel
Any questions not answered in the documents above may be directed to the chapel office at email@example.com.