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The Provincial House Chapel at the University of Missouri - St. Louis offers an excellent location for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, and/or showers. Our staff looks forward to working with you and answering any questions you may have. It is our goal to do our best to help make your festivities as enjoyable and worry free as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us whenever we may be of assistance to you.
You are invited to visit any of our facilities prior to or after reserving the Provincial House Chapel. To schedule an appointment for a site visit, please call Conference and Event Services at 314.516.4399. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; after hours and weekend appointments are only available by prior arrangement. All chapel appointments (either during office hours or by special appointment) must be made at least 24 hours in advance. You can also visit our online photo gallery or take a virtual tour.
The official address for the Provincial House Chapel 7804 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63121. Directions to the chapel can be found here.
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The Provincial House Chapel is located off Natural Bridge Road on the University’s South Campus. Completed in 1916, the Provincial House Chapel’s Norman Gothic design features a magnificent hammer beam ceiling with high arches and vaults, white marble flooring, towering windows, and seating for 350 guests. This chapel provides a striking setting for more formal weddings. To read what other couples have to say about the Provincial Chapel, please visit our testimonials page.
Facility Use Fees
Fees include the use of the facility for two hours for a rehearsal, four hours for your ceremony, a staff member on site during your wedding. and the facility set-up. Fees for the chapel also include two dressing areas, microphones, and sound system. If you would like to book additional time for the day of your wedding, the rate is $75 per hour. This must be arranged at least 4 weeks prior to your ceremony. If this time is not arranged, but a couple stays past the allotted block of time, a bill for the additional time will be mailed to the couple following the ceremony. Please note that this applies to both rehearsals and ceremonies.
(for Rehearsal Dinner)
Rehearsal Dinners: If the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner are both in these facilities, the total time available for both events is five hours. The five hours include the rehearsal, the dinner, and all set up and clean up for both events. Tables and chairs will be provided; you are responsible for arranging them as you prefer.
Sodexo (the food service provider for the University of Missouri-St. Louis) is the required caterer for all events taking place on campus. Sodexo can be contacted at 314.516.4321 or a copy of the catering menu is available on Sodexo's website.
Please note that the Provincial House Chapel is nondenominational and our facility does not have its own officiate. If you are intending to hold a Catholic wedding ceremony in the Provincial House Chapel, please consult your priest first and note that the ceremony will need to be approved by the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
All individuals and/or groups renting space for an event at the University must obtain Commercial General Liability Insurance. The University cannot provide insurance directly, but can provide information for agents and carriers that can provide this insurance. Further information regarding the insurance will be provided with your wedding confirmation materials, or you may visit the insurance information page.
We offer a ceremony location only. Reception space may be available on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus in the Century Rooms of the Millennium Student Center (please contact Dorian Hall at 314.516.5573), the Summit Lounge in the J.C. Penney Center (please contact Dorian Hall at 314.516.5573), or the Touhill Performing Arts Center (please contact Patrick McKeon at 314.516.4100).
Given our close proximity to both Interstate 70 and Interstate 170, you can easily get to all of the popular reception locations in downtown St. Louis, St. Charles, West County, or South County.
Conference and Event Services believes in serving our clients and their needs in the best way possible. Therefore, we only allow one wedding to take place in a given day and a maximum of two weddings per weekend. Please note that we cannot allow for any exceptions to this policy. We book weddings based upon this premise and it is unfair to couples who have already booked for us to ask them to share their day with another couple. We want to make sure that all couples have the wedding day of their dreams and one of the best ways for us to ensure this is to focus our attention on one couple per day. We greatly appreciate all couples' understanding this policy.
- The reservation process begins by calling 314.516.4399 and confirming the availability of the wedding date(s) you have in mind.
- If it is available, you (a person from the wedding party) must submit the Wedding Date Request Application online or in person. The name on the application should reflect the names of the couple.
- Due to the popularity of the chapel, reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Our offices will hold your requested date application for 48 hours without the $275 deposit. Please note that our receipt of an application does not guarantee the requested date.
- Acceptable forms of deposit payment: cash, check, or money orders made payable to University of Missouri - St. Louis. Credit or debit card payments may be made in person or over the phone.Upon our receipt of your application and $275 deposit (really more of a first payment, as the full amount of $275 is applied to the $950 rental fee), a confirmation package will be mailed to you. Your wedding is considered booked only when you receive a written confirmation package from Conference and Event Services.
- If you prefer to view the chapel prior to booking, please make an appointment.
Confirmation packages will include a detailed billing schedule, facilities and services agreement, and other helpful information regarding our facilities and St. Louis vendors familiar with our Chapel's policies. Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns during this process, as we would be glad to assist!
2018 Fridays/Saturdays available... (last updated on 01.11.2017 at 10:20 am)
- June 8 & 9, 2018 (due to previously booked wedding rehearsal, must be out of the Chapel by 5 PM)
- July 6 & 7, 2018
- July 27 & 28, 2018
- August 3 & 4, 2018
- August 31 & September 1, 2018 (due to previously booked wedding rehearsal, must be out of the Chapel by 6 PM)
- September 7 & 8, 2018
- October 26, 2018
- November 23 & 24, 2018
- November 30 & December 1, 2018
- December 14 & 15, 2018
- December 21 & 22, 2018
- December 28 & 29, 2018
*Please note that we do allow for Sunday weddings, provided that we do not already have weddings on the preceeding Friday and Saturday. As of September 13, 2016, during the academic year (mid-August to mid-May), all wedding parties must vacate the Chapel no later than 5:00 p.m. (this applies to Sunday weddings only). Please call the Coordinator at 314.516.4399 to inquire about Sunday availability.
*We are already booking ceremonies taking place in 2019 and 2020, so if you are interested in touring and reserving the chapel for your wedding, please call the Coordinator at 314.516.4399 to inquire about availability.
All cancellations must be in writing. The effective cancellation date will be the date the written cancellation is received by Conference and Event Services. Fees paid will be returned minus the following cancellation charges and any expenses incurred on your behalf. Please note that regardless of when you cancel, $50 of the $275 deposit will not be refunded.
1 month from date on confirmation
$50 of $275 deposit will be kept by Chapel
2-3 months from date on confirmation
75% of payments made to date will be refunded
4-5 months from date on confirmation
50% of payments made to date will be refunded
After 5 months from date on confirmation
all payments made to date; no refund given