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Yes. You will need to schedule an appointment to meet with someone and have a guided tour. Please see our contact information to schedule an appointment.
We offer one (1) wedding block on Friday(s), three (3) wedding blocks on Saturday, and two (2) wedding blocks on Sunday.
Please see the Wedding Reservation Form to see cancellation and date change details.
We have a Familiar Vendors list to help you get started. While we recommend these vendors due to their familiarity with our venue. You can work with any certified vendor you choose. All vendors will need to sign an approval document with the A.D. Bruce Religion Center as a part of the wedding agreement.
No. The A.D. Bruce Religion Center follows the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission guidelines. Only through a licensed caterer, certified through TABC can alcohol be brought in. Absolutely no outside alcohol may be brought in otherwise and absolutely no alcohol can leave the premise.
You would need to work with your certified caterer to discuss those details if you were also hosting a reception at our venue.
Yes. You are allowed to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages, with advanced notice.
Yes, unless there is an event the night before. Our staff will assist you with the rehearsal. Typically, we allow one hour and encourage that only the wedding party be present. If additional time is required, there will be an additional cost for the use of space.
If you are interested A.D. Bruce Religion Center for your reception, arrangements can be made to accommodate your reception needs based on your expected attendance. We also recommend the following on-campus locations as reception venues that are in close proximity to our venue. Please see below:
Yes. Wedding day/Wedding rehearsal event parking for the A.D. Bruce Religion Center is available in parking lot 13A (Street Name is “Cougar Place”).

Physical Address: 3841 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77204-3050.

Google Map Address: 3800 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77204-3050.

Access to parking lot 13A off Cougar Place Drive. Handicapped parking is appropriately designated for anyone who needs that accommodation.  This is a gated lot so a code will be required to access it.  You will be provided the unique code once the wedding reservation is confirmed so it can be shared with all arriving guests. If you are visiting during the week to tour (Monday through Friday) you will have to pay for parking. The two designated locations are the Welcome Center Garage (third and fourth levels) or the TDECU Stadium Garage (first level) since there is no surface parking available on these days. If you have been given a parking code for your special event, it will not work since it is only designated to work certain hours throughout the weekend. There is also metered parking next to lot 13A, however, spaces are limited when classes are in session, but you are more than welcome to check on the day of your visit.
  • TDECU Parking Garage
    3875 Holman St.
    Houston, TX 77204
  • Welcome Center Garage
    4400 University Dr.
    Houston, TX 77204
Once you have secured your event, we are happy to allow you 1.5 hours use of the property for portraits.  Arrangements must be made in advance.
Please see the following links about animals on campus.

MAPP Animal Policy:

University Chapel- 294 people
Meditation Chapel- 30 people

Atrium- 48 to 64 people (60" rounds and chairs)
Mediation Chapel- 24 to 32 people (60" rounds and chairs)

Your reservation will be scheduled for a specific time block. All guests and vendors will need to exit the facility by the designated time provided.
Items can be brought to the building and left with the main office the day before the wedding ONLY. If necessary, you can drive your vehicle to the front doors of the A.D. Bruce Religion Center and unload at the front doors. There is a 20-minute unloading/loading grace period. Once unloaded you will need to move your vehicle either to lot 13A or to an appropriate parking area. All vendors must follow the same 20-minute unloading/loading policy.
Prior to reserving your wedding date for the Sacrament of Matrimony, please contact the Director of the Catholic Newman Center so that the required preparation and proper documentation are met. 4805 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004 or 713.748.2529
Please contact us directly at either adbrc@uh.edu or 713-743-5050.