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Meditation Chapel

Event Rates (seats 30)

2-hour time block for 3:30 PM Event Only

Saturday / Sunday Rates
UH Student $225
UH Faculty – Staff – Alumni [Main Campus ONLY] $275
Community $400

Fees include room rental for the ceremony only. No additional services included.

The Pipe Organ/Organist Fee for the Meditation Chapel is $225 and includes a brief consultation several weeks prior to the ceremony. Payment is made in advance by cash or cashier's check; personal checks and money orders are not accepted. Additional fees may be required if additional time is needed for consultation or for rehearsal time(s) with a soloist. A customer may request their own organist, however, the University appointed organist must be present and serves as a consultant.

UH Discount

The UH Discount applies only if the bride and/or groom (or the parents of the couple) are either current students, a faculty/staff member or are an alumnus of the University of Houston System. All other patrons are assessed the community rate for Saturday and Sunday events.

Payment

Effective November 1, 2020
In order to secure your wedding time block, we require a deposit of 50% of the reservation fee. Dates and time blocks are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. This deposit is nonrefundable and must be paid within 24 hours of receiving a tentative confirmation of the requested date and time block. The remaining balance must be paid in full 60 days prior to the event date.

Payments can be made online under the weddings tab. Please make sure to include your reservation number when submitting payments.

Payments made in the form of a

  • Personal check
  • Money order or
  • Cashier check

must be made payable to: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON. Please indicate in the MEMO section your wedding date and time.

Meditation Chapel Recommended Ceremony Timeline

The Meditation Chapel (rm. 201) is available only from 3-5 on Saturdays and Sundays.

4:00pm CEREMONY (Recommended)
3:00pm Access to the Meditation Chapel begins for decorating
3:15pm Decorating should be completed
3:30pm Finalize plans / Guests gather
4:00pm CEREMONY BEGINS
4:20pm Ceremony ends
4:30pm Photographs
4:45pm Photographs end, Clean up begins
4:55pm Clean up ends
5:00pm PAID RESERVATION ENDS

NOTE: There are no rehearsal times or dressing rooms for Meditation Chapel Events

Where

The Meditation Chapel (rm. 201) is also available for weddings of thirty or fewer occupants. Dressing rooms, rehearsal time, and a university organist are not provided for weddings held in the upstairs chapel.

Includes

The facilities will be available for two (2) hours on the day of the wedding and the chapel must be vacated within that time frame. The wedding party, florist, photographer, and wedding coordinator will be allowed in the chapel no later than fifteen (15) minutes prior to the time slot.

A wedding reservation will be confirmed only upon receipt of full payment.

Possible Conflicts

Should an Act of God or a university-related scheduling conflict develop prior to the initial confirmation date, then the wedding party shall be contacted and given the option of either: (1) working with the Office Coordinator to find another acceptable date and/or time (2) canceling the request and receiving a prorated refund based on the contract agreement. The university reserves the right to close the center whenever it deems necessary to do so. Should this ever occur during a time when a wedding has been scheduled, the wedding party shall be given a prorated refund based on the contract agreement.