Weddings

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.

The Facility

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 soto@alma.edu. The offices are located in the lower level of the building.

Additional Information

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.

Pianists Mr. Tony Patterson or Mrs. Jodie Reeves are willing to talk with couples about providing music for the wedding ceremony. Please click on the name to contact one of them by email.

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.

Entertainment Solutions offers a full range of DJ and MC services. You may reach them through e-mail or phone 989-285-5825.