Meditation Chapel

Event Rates (seats 30)

2 hour time block for 3:30 PM Event Only

Saturday / Sunday Rates
UH Student $225
UH Faculty – Staff – Alumni [Main Campus ONLY] $275
Community $400

Fees include room rental for ceremony only. No additional services included.

The Pipe Organ/Organist Fee for the Meditation Chapel is $225 and includes a brief consultation several weeks prior to the ceremony.  Payment is made in advance by cash or cashier's check; personal checks and money orders are not accepted. Additional fees may be required if additional time is needed for consultation or for rehearsal time(s) with a soloist. A customer may request their own organist, however the University appointed organist must be present and serves as a consultant.

UH Discount

The UH Discount applies only if the bride and/or groom are either current students, a faculty/staff member or are an alumnus of the University of Houston [77004]. All other patrons are assessed the community rate for Saturday and Sunday events.

Payment

All Payments are due in full upon confirmation. Payments must be in the form of a

  • personal check,
  • money order, or
  • cashier check

and made payable to: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON.

Please indicate in the MEMO section on your payment your wedding date and time.

Full payment is required within 10 business days when submitting a reservation request.  If required, a payment can be split into two payments to coincide with an individual’s payroll cycle.  However, fifty-percent (50%) of reservation fee is required when submitting the reservation request.  FULL PAYMENT must be received within 30 days of making the reservation.

Meditation Chapel Recommended Ceremony Timeline

The Meditation Chapel (rm. 201) is available only from 3-5 on Saturdays and Sundays.

4:00pm CEREMONY (Recommended)
3:00pm Access to the Meditation Chapel begins for decorating
3:15pm Decorating should be completed
3:30pm Finalize plans / Guests gather
4:00pm CEREMONY BEGINS
4:20pm Ceremony ends
4:30pm Photographs
4:45pm Photographs end, Clean up begins
4:55pm Clean up ends
5:00pm PAID RESERVATION ENDS

NOTE: There are no rehearsal times or dressing rooms for Meditation Chapel Events

Where

The University Chapel (rm. 122) has a seating capacity of 275 people and is the main area available for weddings. The Meditation Chapel (rm. 201) is also available for weddings of thirty or less occupants. Dressing rooms, rehearsal time, and a university organist are not provided for weddings held in the upstairs chapel.

Includes

The reservation includes the University Chapel, the adjoining lobby and the assigned dressing rooms (rooms 202 and 204). The wedding party should confine themselves to the dressing rooms while upstairs. Wedding guests should remain in the University Chapel lobby area during the allotted time frame.

One (1) hour will be allowed for a rehearsal on the Friday evening of the wedding weekend. The facilities will be available for two (2) hours on the day of the wedding and the chapel must be vacated within that time frame. The wedding party, florist, photographer, and wedding coordinator will be allowed in the chapel no later than fifteen (15) minutes prior to time slot.

A wedding reservation will be confirmed only upon receipt of full payment.

Possible Conflicts

Should an Act of God or a university related scheduling conflict develop prior to the initial confirmation date, then the wedding party shall be contacted and given the option of either: (1) working with the Manager to find another acceptable date and/or time (2) canceling the request and receiving a full refund of all fees paid. The university reserves the right to close the center whenever it deems necessary to do so. Should