Alumni Chapel

Chapel Wedding


The excitement is building. Please pardon our dust during the closure of the MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019-Thursday, April 30, 2020, to accommodate renovations. MSU will install a brand-new state of the art organ, reconfigure the altar space, and make other needed updates to the building to be compliant for accessibility. All scheduled events will continue as usual through Nov. 12. However, we will not be able to book the space or provide site tours during construction. We can book events for dates after April 30, when construction is complete. To book an event, please call 517-884-8124.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we improve our operations.

Reserve the MSU Chapel: 517-884-8124
636 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

Each ceremony is treated with the same care and reverence at the MSU Alumni Memorial Chapel. We can provide a setting appropriate any faith. The altar, a simple rectangle, was designed after the chaplain’s combination altars of World War II; accessories for various types of worship are available onsite.

Chapel Amenities

  • Seating: The chapel comfortably seats 160 people. There are seventeen pews with a center aisle in the nave and six pews in the choir loft. The chapel is wheelchair accessible by an exterior ramp. Seating is on the first floor with front pew seating modifications.
  • Ready Room 1: The room has a mirror, make-up table, clothes hooks and seating, providing a tranquil spot for dressing and relaxing before your wedding. There is also a connecting door to the women’s restroom for your convenience.
  • Ready Room 2: A mirror, closet and comfortable seating provide a quiet place to relax before your ceremony.
  • Altar Area: Consists of a Pel Pipe organ, piano, aveu organ and two pulpits with lighting and microphones. Dimmable lighting is available in the nave.
  • Accessories: Available for your use during your ceremony are one three-tier candelabra, two wrought iron seven-tier candelabras, two brass altar candle holders, a wrought iron kneeling bench and bud vases. If candles and aisle runners are desired, contact chapel sexton to assure all fire and safety codes are met.
  • Parking: Limited meter parking is available adjacent to the chapel. Located directly across from the chapel is a parking lot that is open to the public weekdays after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

Reserving the Chapel
The wedding specialist will schedule your rehearsal at the time the chapel reservation is made. Rehearsals are an hour long and are typically held the day prior to your wedding. If a change or adjustment in time is needed after scheduling your rehearsal, the wedding specialist must approve it in advance. To insure a smooth, successful event, wedding parties will have access to the chapel only during their specific time block. This should include all delivery and removal of any services, including floral. Also, all video and photographic services must take place within your exclusive time period.

Available service times:

Friday  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday  |  10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  |  2-5 p.m.  |  5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunday  |  1-4 p.m.  |  4:30-7:30 p.m.

Other times may be available with prior special arrangements made with your wedding specialist.


Photo courtesy of Allie Siarto Photography.
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