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Weddings and Special Events


War Memorial Chapel is available to members of the Virginia Tech Community for weddings and special events, Tuesday through Saturday. The Chapel will not be available for use during university-observed holidays or on days when Virginia Tech hosts home football games.

As with other facilities that host weddings and special events, the prime dates and times (between April and August) are the first to be reserved. You are more likely to get ideal dates and times if you book your event at least six months to one year in advance.

Additionally, the Duck Pond and Old Dominion Ballroom are available to use for ceremonies, receptions, and special events. Costs and specifications vary for each venue and can be found below. If you are interested in reserving one of our venues, fill out the reservation form found in each section and email it to our office.

You can find more information about weddings and special events in our Resource Guide

 

War Memorial Chapel Reservations

Reservation Guidelines:

  • Reservations must include a minimum of 2 hours dedicated to the ceremony and 1 hour for the rehearsal. Rehearsals are normally scheduled the day prior to the ceremony.
  • Reservations must be booked a minimum of 3 months prior to the event date.
  • The cost to book the inside of the Chapel is an hourly rate based on university affiliation.
    • Students: $65.00 per hour
    • Alumni: $100.00 per hour
    • University Affiliates: $100.00 per hour
  • The Chapel Court (roof) is also available for $50.00 per day in addition to the applicable hourly rate listed above (the inside of the Chapel is automatically booked as a rain site).
  • A $75 non-refundable deposit is required for special events and wedding reservations.
  • Neither the inside of the Chapel nor the Chapel Court is available for receptions.

 

If you are interested in reserving the Chapel, please fill out the Weddings and Special Events - War Memorial Chapel Reservation Form and email it to our office: Chapel@vt.edu.

Prior to submitting the reservation form, please make sure to review our contract policy.

Once we receive the form, we will contact you to discuss reservation options and gather additional information. Once a date has been selected, you will be given a tentative reservation to hold the date for up to two weeks. In that two-week period, you will need to sign, date, and return the contract to our office with a $75 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to your final bill. In the case of a cancelled event, you will need to notify the Chapel at least 60 days in advance or full charges will be billed.

Technical Specifications:

  • The Chapel's maximum seating capacity is 260 people.
  • Approximately 200 people may be comfortably seated in the pews
  • There are an additional 48 chairs available around the perimeter.
  • There are 28 pews consisting of 14 on either side of the aisle.
  • The wooden rails (the altar rails) on each side of the front of the Chapel are 17 feet in length
  • The brass rails on each side of the rear of the Chapel (near the front entrance) are 10 feet, 8 inches in length.
  • The Chapel aisle is 45 feet in length.
  • The top of the altar is 8 feet by 2 1/2 feet.


 

Please contact the War Memorial Chapel and Events Office for more information.

Duck Pond Reservations

Reservation Guidelines:

  • Duck Pond wedding and special event reservations must be booked a minimum of 30 days prior to the event date.
  • Weddings and Special Events Package 1 ($150.00) – Includes the Duck Pond Amphitheater, Field, and Gazebo
  • Weddings and Special Events Package 2 ($100.00) – Includes the Duck Pond Amphitheater and Field
  • Gazebo Only ($50.00)
  • No deposit is required for reserving spaces in the Duck Pond area.
  • Photos of the Duckpond spaces can be found in this list of public space locations.

If you are interested in reserving a space at the Duck Pond, please fill out the Weddings and Special Events - Public Space Reservation Form and email it to our office: Chapel@vt.edu

Prior to submitting the reservation form, please make sure to review our contract policy.

Once we receive the form, we will contact you to discuss reservation options and gather additional information. Once a date has been selected, you will be given a tentative reservation to hold the date for up to two weeks. In that two-week period, you will need to sign, date, and return the contract to our office. In the case of a cancelled event, you will need to notify the Chapel at least 10 days in advance or full charges will be billed.

Please contact the War Memorial Chapel and Events Office for more information.

Old Dominion Ballroom Reservations

Reservation Guidelines:

  • Old Dominion Ballroom, located in Squires Student Center, is primarily used as a reception site, but can also be used for ceremonies.
  • The Ballroom can fit about 150 people with a small dance floor
  • The cost is $450 for the ballroom, balcony, and outdoor lawn.
  • A $200 non-refundable deposit is required in order to hold the date.
  • The Ballroom is only available on Saturdays after Spring Commencement in May and prior to Residence Hall “Move-in Weekend” in August (which is always the weekend before fall semester classes begin – Please see the Virginia Tech Academic Calendar for more specific information).
  • Old Dominion Ballroom (Squires Student Center) Access:
    • The earliest you could access the Ballroom is 10:15am
    • The building closes at 11pm and everyone would need to be out of the facility by that time.
    • Late Night Access:
      • If you need to extend your access to the facility beyond 11 p.m., the Late Night Access Fee is $120 per hour
      • The Late Night Access Fee can be prorated down to the quarter hour ($30 for 15 minutes)
    • If you needed access to the venue on Sunday (for breakdown/cleanup), it would require another day’s rental of $450 and is dependent on availability.
  • Photos of the Ballroom can be found in this list of venue layouts.

If you are interested in reserving Old Dominion Ballroom, please fill out the Weddings and Special Events - Old Dominion Ballroom Reservation Form and email it to our office: Chapel@vt.edu

Prior to submitting the reservation form, please make sure to review our contract policy.

Once we receive the form, we will contact you to discuss reservation options and gather additional information. Once a date has been selected, you will be given a tentative reservation to hold the date for up to two weeks. In that two-week period, you will need to sign, date, and return the contract to our office with a $200 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to your final bill. In the case of a cancelled event, you will need to notify the Chapel at least 30 days in advance or full charges will be billed.

Please contact the War Memorial Chapel and Events Office for more information.

Contact Information

Phone: 540-231-6240

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