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Rental Information

Sharp Memorial Chapel is available for weddings to members of the university community (students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees) for their use and for the use of their immediate families (father, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, children), when the university and chapel calendars permit.

Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations for the year 2019 are currently being accepted.

Reservations for the year 2020 will not be accepted until Monday, June 17, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

At that time, Sharp Chapel will begin taking reservations from current students.

We will begin accepting reservations from Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Trustees and their immediate family members on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

What's Included

The rental fees include both the wedding and the rehearsal time. Organists and/or other musicians are paid directly by the bride and groom. Honoraria for clergy are left to the discretion of the couple and minister performing the wedding. While honoraria are not fees, they should generally be budgeted in with other wedding expenses. A non-refundable deposit is due at the time the facility is scheduled; complete payment of fees is due one month prior to the wedding.

There is no private space provided for the groom and groomsmen to dress. The bridal party may use the Canterbury Seminar Suite on the 2nd floor at no additional charge.

Rental Fees

The rental fees for use of chapel facilities are determined by the couple’s affiliation with the university. Affiliated members include students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, retirees and their immediate family members (father, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, children). Checks for rental fees should be made payable to The University of Tulsa. Please include the bride’s name and the date of the wedding on the check.

Facility Current Students,
Faculty and Staff
Alumni, Retirees
and Trustees
Sanctuary $500 $1,000
Prayer Chapel $250 $500
Buford Atrium
(Reception/food serving only)
$250 $400
Non-Refundable Deposit $150 $300