St. John's Episcopal Church was built in 1864 on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Ellsworth Street. By 1870, 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.
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
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