Wedding Chapels and Locations

Luther Seminary has three chapels, as well as outdoor locations for a wedding ceremony.

A description of each chapel is listed below.

Be sure to review our the wedding guidelines, for reservation policies, campus and chapel restrictions.

To check facility availability for a specific date or dates for your wedding and/or reception, please fill out our Initial Wedding Information Form

To schedule a tour of chapel spaces available for a wedding, contact the Facilities Scheduling Coordinator by email or call 651-641-3432. 

Chapel of the Cross

Chapel History and Setting: The Chapel of the Cross is located in Northwestern Hall, which was built in 1967. The brick room has the general shape of a Greek cross. Four columns of small, colored windows punctuate the walls in front and back. A permanent bronze sculpture of Christ on the cross rises among the pews. A bronze candelabra holding seven candles hangs above the freestanding altar. Heavy stone slabs create the altar, pulpit and baptismal font. A Cassavant organ and rebuilt 1901 Steinway grand piano are located in the rear of the chapel. The chapel is air-conditioned. There are three sections of pews and four aisles

Wedding Rental Fee:  $750.00

Capacity: 150

Rental Fee Includes: 

  • One hour use for the rehearsal
  • Four hours use on the day of the wedding (includes time for dressing, photos and ceremony)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Organ and Piano. Note:  The piano may not be moved without prior permission.
  • Unity Candle Holder. Candles are to be supplied by the couple and must be dripless.
  • Kneelers (two)
  • Dressing rooms, family rooms
  • Extra charges are applied for communion set up.

A deposit of half the rental fee is required to reserve the space. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance of the rental fee must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the wedding date.

 

Chapel of the Incarnation

Chapel History and Setting: The Chapel of the Incarnation is located in the Olson Campus Center, which was built in 1985. Warm colors of sand-molded brick, a wood ceiling, red oak pews and quarry tile floor create a striking interior. A Holtkamp organ and Yamaha grand piano are located in the chancel. The chapel is air-conditioned. The pews are set on a sloped floor, in a nonsymmetrical arrangement, around three sides of the altar. A center aisle and two side aisles divide the sections.

Wedding Rental Fee:  $900.00

Capacity: 640

Rental Fee Includes: 

  • One hour use for the rehearsal
  • Four hours use of the chapel on the wedding day (includes time for dressing, photos and ceremony)
  • Wedding Coordinator; present for the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding
  • Sound system operator (will arrive one hour before the wedding for sound checks)
  • Microphones at pulpit and for officiants
  • Organ and piano. Note:  The piano may not be moved without prior permission
  • Unity Candle Holder. Candles are to be supplied by the couple and must be dripless.
  • Kneelers (two)
  • Dressing rooms, family rooms
  • Lectern for guest book

Extra charges are applied for the following items: 

  • Additional microphones (beyond the standard microphones outlined above)
  • Placement of wooden candle stands (battery operated tea lights must be provided by the couple).
  • Communion set up. Advance notice must be given if the bridal couple intends to have communion as part of the service.

A deposit of half the rental fee is required to reserve the space. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance of the rental fee must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the wedding date.

 

Old Muskego Church/Outdoor Locations

Norwegian immigrants in America built this log church in a settlement near Racine, Wisconsin. The structure was moved to the Luther Seminary campus in 1904. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Wedding ceremonies are only permitted in this space from May 15 to October 15.

Wedding Rental Fee: $500

Capacity:  50

Rental Fee Includes: 

  • One hour use for the rehearsal
  • Four hours use on the day of the wedding (includes time for dressing, photos and ceremony)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Dressing rooms, family rooms

Restrictions in Old Muskego Church are:

  • The building is not handicapped accessible.
  • There is no heating or air conditioning in the building
  • No seating is permitted in the balcony.
  • No candles are allowed.

A deposit of half the rental fee is required to reserve the space. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance of the rental fee must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the wedding date.

 

Outdoor Locations - Front lawn of Bockman Hall

Outdoor weddings may be held in front of Bockman Hall. There are various picturesque locations on our campus that can provide a lovely backdrop for your wedding photos.

Outdoor Wedding Rental Fee:  $900

Rental Fee Includes: 

  • One hour use for the rehearsal
  • Four hours use on the day of the wedding (includes time for dressing, photos and ceremony)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Chapel of the Incarnation (Olson Campus Center) and Sound Technician as back-up space, in case of inclement weather.

Restrictions for outdoor weddings:

  • Luther Seminary does not provide chairs or sound system for outdoor weddings. Couples may contact a rental company of their choice to make these arrangements.

A deposit of half the rental fee is required to reserve the space. This deposit is non-refundable. The balance of the rental fee must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the wedding date.