Weddings at Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Dimnent Memorial Chapel located at 277 College Avenue on the campus of Hope College provides a beautiful setting for a wedding. The chapel can accomodate over 1,100 guests.
Hope College Wedding Policy: Weddings in Hope College's Dimnent Memorial Chapel are reserved for Hope College faculty and staff and their immediate family members, and alums during the summer season, from mid-May through mid-August. Hope College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, however the chapel is open to persons of all faiths and denominations. The College encourages the celebration of weddings that affirm the Reformed Church of America's definition of marriage as "a joyful covenanting between a man and a woman."
Confirmation: The chapel is confirmed 1 year prior to the wedding date. One wedding can be scheduled on Friday evening, and two weddings can be scheduled on Saturday. You may choose a mid-day or evening block, depending on availability. To add your name to the waiting list, please call 616-395-7222.
Hours of Use: The renter will have use of the facility for one hour for the rehearsal and four consecutive hours for the ceremony. The four hours include set-up, the event and breakdown. To maximize the wedding experience for all parties using the chapel an extension of time is not permitted. All times are scheduled through the Events and Conferences Office at 616-395-7222.
Rental Fee: There is a non-refundable initial payment of 50% of the rental fee that can be remitted with the signed contract. The remainder is due 60 days prior to the date of the event.
Dressing Rooms: Two classrooms in the basement of the chapel are provided for your convenience as dressing rooms. Each dressing room has fans, mirrors, tables and chairs.
Handicap Access: Handicap parking spaces are located in the vicinity of the chapel. The chapel has elevator access through the front entrance.
Student Assistant: A student assistant is assigned to every wedding to ensure that the facility is open and to help with basic A/V and setup needs. All technical and setup needs must be confirmed one month prior to the wedding with the Events and Conferences Office at 616-395-7222.
Music: Any musician is welcome to play the Pel's Van Leeuwen Organ in the balcony of the chapel or the Skinner Organ on the stage. The 6' Yamaha Grand Piano is available to any musician as well. The CD Player is located in the balcony of the chapel. Chairs, stands, and stools are available upon request. Any musician wishing to rehearse in the chapel should rehearse during the scheduled rehearsal time or reserve additional time (a fee will be assessed).
Making Reservations & Touring Dimnent
To inquire about availability, for additional information, or to make a reservation to tour the Chapel, please call the Hope College Events and Conferences Office at (616) 395-7222
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