Dunning Memorial Chapel is a beautiful location for weddings. The Chapel hosts many weddings throughout the year for members of the campus community as well as people who are not affiliated with the college.
Dunning Memorial Chapel seats 350 people in the nave. The center aisle is 50 feet long and there are 16 rows of pews on either side of the aisle. A ramp is provided on the west side of the building. Restrooms and dressing rooms are located on the lower level, which is accessible by stairs only. The building is not air conditioned but does have ceiling fans. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited in the chapel.
Reserving the Chapel
Weddings in the chapel are often scheduled 12 months in advance. All arrangements for reserving the chapel for weddings are made through the Chaplain’s Office. These arrangements include checking dates, making special arrangements and paying fees. To see what dates are available please contact the Chaplain’s Office.
Visit the Chapel
The Alma College Chapel is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and is closed for major holidays. The building is often used for college events such as choir rehearsals. For information about visiting the chapel, please call the Chapel Office at 989-463-7981 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The offices are located in the lower level of the building.
Marriage licenses for weddings held in Alma are available from the Gratiot County Court House in Ithaca. Requirements and fees are detailed here.
The college’s chaplain is willing to officiate at weddings by request and if the schedule permits. You may contact the chaplain by phone at 989-463-7231.
Sodexo, the college’s food service, is happy to work with couples to provide a served meal, buffet, snacks or other refreshments. Contact the Sodexo campus office through e-mail or phone, 989-463-7284.