Century Memorial Chapel Weddings

Built in 1864, the charm and elegance of Century Memorial Chapel comes through in its original stained glass windows and decorative hand stenciling. The curved buttresses, carved pews and globe lighting highlight the Gothic Revival style of architecture. This historic wedding venue near downtown Naperville, Illinois was moved in 1970 from Jefferson and Ellsworth Streets in Naperville to its present site as the cornerstone of Naper Settlement, a history museum.

With seating for up to 175 guests, our nondenominational chapel is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony. Come make some memories in one of Chicagoland's only historic wedding chapels!

Rental includes:

  • Two hours for service and use of Century Memorial Chapel
  • One hour for rehearsal
  • Spacious carpeted bride's dressing room with full-length mirror and sofa
  • Naper Settlement rental attendant
  • Air-conditioned facilities
  • Seating for 175 people
  • Fully accessible with wheelchair lift to lower level
  • Suburban location near I-88 and I-355 tollways (near Aurora, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton)
  • Free parking available

Pricing and Date Availability

Consultations are available by request. Ask us about our winter rates from November through March! Please contact our Organizational Resources Department at 630.420.6010 or email us here

2020 Wedding Showcase

January 18, 2020 | 10AM-3PM

Planning a wedding? Don't let it overwhelm you! The Wedding Showcase is a great place for busy brides and grooms to find out how to make your special day one to remember. In the historic setting of the Pre-Emption House and Century Memorial Chapel, brides and grooms have one-on-one personal consultations with the best in the bridal business including photographers, florists, ministers, musicians, bakers, caterers, and more. 

2020 Vendors

Here is a list of vendors attending 2020's Showcase so you can plan your dream wedding in style:

Brass String Chamber Ensemble · Sounds About Entertainment · Studio 10 Naperville · SixtyFour - Reserve Room · Music by Design · At Your Service Limousines, Inc. · Hyatt Regency · Fox Valley Park District - Blackberry Farm · Shaun Anthony Signature Entertainment · Photography by Scott Pfeiffer · Paparazzi Jewelry - His and Hers Jewelry · Alicia's Photography · Susan Hobson Photography · Jim Perona Guitar · Formally Modern Tuxedo · Harrison House Ben & Breakfast · Emerson Creek Events · Double Tree by Hilton Lisle Naperville · Floral Events · Embassy Suites · Marriott Naperville · Topgolf Naperville · Maggiano's Little Italy · Hotel Arista/CityGate Grille

and more!


Learn more about the 2020 Wedding Showcase here.

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