Neu Chapel Weddings

Built in 1966 through the generosity of the Adam Neu family, Neu Chapel is a charming building constructed of Indiana limestone, Vermont slate shingles, a high-arching wooden ceiling, and a neo-Gothic outer design. The balcony hosts a choir loft and a fine Holtkamp organ, while the sanctuary seats 450 comfortably.

Neu Chapel serves as the spiritual center of the University of Evansville. While many UE alumni choose to tie the knot in Neu Chapel, community members are also welcome to share in the rich tradition of weddings at the chapel.

General Information

The Neu Chapel sanctuary seats approximately 450 guests and is equipped with stage lighting and a house sound system. In addition to the use of the sanctuary, the wedding party will have access to Grabill Lounge.

Grabill Lounge: Open lounge area in the basement of Neu Chapel with adjacent restrooms. The wedding party will have access to a small kitchen in Grabill Lounge. No outside catering is allowed.

Booking and Rates

Neu Chapel has set time blocks to accommodate two weddings per weekend. Please see below for Saturday time blocks:

  • 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Rehearsal 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. the Friday before.
  • 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Rehearsal 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. the Friday before.

Booking Availability

Neu Chapel does not reserve wedding dates further than one calendar year in advance. Requests are first come, first served.

Neu Chapel is currently reserving wedding dates through Monday, October 31, 2022.

Neu Chapel will not be available for rental on days when the University is closed. This will be indicated on the wedding calendar.

Check available dates on the wedding calendar.

REQUEST NEU CHAPEL FOR YOUR WEDDING DATE

Neu Chapel Fees

The rental fee reserves the sanctuary for a 45-minute rehearsal the Friday before the wedding, and for the three-hour time block the day of the wedding. The fee for all weddings is $1,230. In addition, a refundable $250 security deposit is needed to confirm your reservation.

Extra Time

Additional time may be available but is not guaranteed due to other events in the building. Both time slots may be purchased for an additional $1,500 for six hours. If the other time slot has not been rented four months before your wedding, you may rent additional prorated time at $310 per hour in one-hour increments.

Instrumental Rentals and Musicians

Two instruments are available for rental at $155 apiece - the Bösendorfer Concert Grand Piano and/or the Holtkamp Pipe Organ. If you are looking for a particular type of instrument or vocalist, please request a list of musicians from the campus wedding coordinator Rachel Roscoe at 812.488.5004. Agreements, contracts, and payments between musicians and soloists are the responsibility of the wedding party.

Additional Furnishings Available

Candelabras-Altar
$30 to rent the pair. You will need 14-15" drip-less candles.
Candelabras-Pew
$25 a pair; One to six pairs are available. You will need six 12" candles per set.

Office Phone
812-488-5004

Office Email
rr209@evansville.edu

Office Location
Olmsted Administration Hall, Room 234