Wedding Information

 Welcome to Perkins Chapel! We look forward to being the location for your wedding and to providing a safe yet memorable experience. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently enforcing a socially distanced seating arrangement and a capacity of 100 guests. Facial coverings are also required to be worn inside the chapel at all times. Please contact our staff at chapel@smu.edu for further information and questions regarding these policies.

Perkins School of Theology

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 $4,000.  Couples must provide their own ordained officiant or request information about available ministers from Perkins School of Theology.

Please be sure to thoroughly read the wedding policies before making a reservation. Reservations for weddings at Perkins Chapel may be made by emailing chapel@smu.edu.


Sample wedding photos are available online.

Regulations for Weddings in Perkins Chapel

Chapel Wedding Policies  |  Florist and Decorations |  Photographers

Any questions not answered in the documents above may be directed to the chapel office at chapel@smu.edu.