Saint Mary's Chapel


The Saint Mary’s Chapel was designed and built in the Gothic Revival style by architect Richard Upjohn in 1856.

It features original steep gable roof, octagonal stained glass window, and gabled entryway. In 1905, two transepts were added to the building.

Saint Mary’s Chapel is a National Historic Site and a Raleigh Historic Property and available to rent for weddings and other special services.






Weddings in Saint Mary's Chapel

The Saint Mary's Chapel, with seating for up to 250 people, offers a warm and intimate setting for your wedding. Both alumnae and non-alumnae are eligible to be married in the Saint Mary’s Chapel. The Chapel is the only facility available on campus for weddings. No outdoor weddings are permitted.

Because the Chapel is an active part of campus life for students, faculty, and staff, the scheduling of school events takes priority; however, there are dates available to rent the Chapel both during the school year and over the summer months. 

Saint Mary's does not provide clergy for weddings. The bride must arrange for officiating clergy and clergy of all denominations are welcome.

The Chapel offers a beautiful organ which is available for weddings. Other instruments, such as strings and brass may also be used in the Chapel. The bride must arrange for an organist or other musicians. Saint Mary's School can provide contact information for organists interested in playing at weddings. 

For more details about weddings in the Saint Mary's Chapel, please read our Wedding Policies and Guidelines and complete the form below to receive more information. More questions? Please please contact Alli Leggett at

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