Reserving a Space

The Interfaith Chapel can be reserved for weddingsmemorial services and other events. Chapel community and religious holidays have priority. The chapel cannot be reserved during the following campus-wide events:

  • First-Year Orientation and Move-In: August 15-29, 2022
  • Meliora Weekend: September 29-October 2, 2022
  • Commencement Weekend: May 12-14, 2023
  • Major religious and national holidays

All other reservations are first come, first serve.

Events held in the chapel are normally considered to be open to the public; no admission is to be charged. Fund-raising events may not be held in the chapel. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the chapel director.

Submitting a Request

Space in the chapel is limited. Submitting a request below does not guarantee you the room. We suggest considering several date and time options to maximize your chance for accommodations. If your event is canceled, please contact the Interfaith Chapel immediately.

Anyone in the University of Rochester or Greater Rochester community can reserve the chapel. There are additional guidelines depending on which category you fall into: 

We reserve the right to move your event to a different location within or outside of the Chapel if the space is needed for Chapel events. Events can be scheduled outside of business hours, however they are subject to event staff availability and additional staffing fees. We ask you to be considerate of your surroundings as many different groups often meet at the same time throughout the building.

To change an existing request, please use the Modify Room Reservation Form.

Available Rooms

The sanctuary


Located on the street level, this is a sacred space primarily used for religious purposes, including weddings and memorial services. It may also be used for lectures, conferences, and music recitals, as long as these events are appropriate to the space. Default seating capacity is 190 chairs, however the room can be set to accommodate up to 490 guests for an extra fee. Maximum reservation time is four hours.

Photo of River Level room

River Level Room

Located on the lowest level of the chapel, accessible by the elevator and stairs, the river level room is a spacious multipurpose room, used for religious services, lectures, receptions, and social gatherings. Default seating capacity is 250, setup on two opposite sides of the room facing open center aisle. Twenty round tables can be set up for receptions. Maximum reservation time is four hours. View the River Level Room Diagram [pdf]

Photo of Brennan room

Brennan Room

Located on the mid-level; this is a casual meeting space, set with overstuffed furniture, an 8 foot buffet table and 30 stackable chairs. Maximum seating capacity is 40 and 50 standing. Maximum reservation time is four hours. View the Brennan Room Diagram [pdf]