Century Memorial Chapel

Rental Information

St. John's Episcopal Church was built in 1864 on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Ellsworth Street. By 1969, the parish had outgrown the structure and moved on to a new, larger building, leaving the old structure behind.

When this Gothic Revival style chapel became destined for demolition in 1969, a handful of concerned citizens chartered the Naperville Heritage Society to preserve one of the oldest church edifices in northern Illinois and moved it to the Naper Settlement property and renamed it Century Memorial Chapel. Nestled in a beautiful 13-acre outdoor history museum, the nondenominational chapel has been restored to its 1864 splendor.

The chapel is available for rentals year-round and makes a beautiful home for small congregation services. Countless weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies have taken advantage of the intimate setting and come complete with an experienced wedding attendant for both your rehearsal and ceremony.

The Century Memorial Hall, located in the Chapel lower level, is beautifully furnished with a main meeting room, catering prep kitchen, wedding suite, and exterior entrances. The large room lends itself easily to rehearsal dinners, showers, meetings and private parties.

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Rental includes (non-wedding):

  • Two hour rental includes set-up and breakdown
  • Additional time available based on scheduling
  • Naper Settlement rental attendant
  • Restrooms on lower level
  • Original stained glass windows, classic architectural features, and carved pews
  • Nondenominational venue
  • Chapel seating for up to 175
  • Air conditioned facilities
  • Piano available on site; organ available upon special request
  • Fully accessible with wheelchair lift to the lower level

To learn more about hosting your wedding at Century Memorial Chapel, click here.