Snidow Chapel at Lynchburg College is available for weddings on a limited basis.
The sanctuary can hold more than 400 persons and was extensively renovated in 1996 (new pews), 2009 (new windows) and again in 2011 (bathroom additions).
At the front of the chapel hangs “Saving Grace,” a two-sided art quilt made for Lynchburg College by artist Jill Jensen.
Please keep in mind that Lynchburg College is a private, non-profit organization whose primary mission is to operate as an educational institution. Be aware that construction projects on campus can be going on at any time of the year, especially during the summer months.
How to Reserve the Chapel
First, review the information on this page. Then contact Christie Rapp ’83, administrative assistant in the Chaplain’s Office at the College, to check date availability. You may reach her at 434.544.8348 or by email at .
Scheduling is dependent on availability and the campus calendar of events, and is at the discretion of College personnel.
Cost and Payment Information
The basic fee is $500 for non-affiliated persons, and $250 for affiliated persons. This fee covers the entire day of the wedding and the evening prior for the rehearsal.
Affiliated means that either the bride or groom are students, employees, or graduates of Lynchburg College, or that one or more of their parents are graduates or employees of the College.
In addition to the basic fee, all parties scheduling a wedding are required to pay a $200 refundable security deposit.
The security deposit ensures that proper care is taken of our facility. Once the wedding is complete, an inspection will be made. If all is in order, a full refund of the $200 security deposit will be made.
Infractions which would cause the deposit to be forfeited are listed in the contract documentation. They include fire marshal infractions, improper use of candles, use of an aisle runner, excessive trash left in the building, unauthorized use of sound system, etc.
Payment of the fee and security deposit must be made in full three months prior to the date reserved.
Snidow Chapel houses a comprehensive sound system (2005). Should you choose to use our sound system, you will be responsible for contacting our chapel coordinator to make arrangements.
Any certified officiant may perform your wedding in Snidow Chapel.
If you would like one of the College chaplains to conduct your wedding, you must contact him/her directly. Contracting for one of the chaplains is dependent on his/her availability for the date requested as well as for prior, required pre-marital counseling sessions. Cost information should be obtained directly from the chaplains.
Snidow Chapel houses a pipe organ and a grand piano. In order to use the organ, you must hire an organist from our provided list of approved organists and pay him/her directly.
Occasionally College facilities are utilized for wedding receptions. The Hall Campus Center Ballroom (which has a separate fee) is the usual location, and in order to have the reception anywhere on campus, LC Dining Services must provide catering services. No outside caterers are allowed.
No dates are available while school is in session. Reservation dates are limited in the months of May through August.
For further information, contact Lauren Ferry in Dining Services at phone 434.544.8271.