The Bigelow Chapel provides a breathtaking, intimate, one-of-a-kind setting for your wedding ceremony. A delicate composition of floating planes of glass, frosted clerestory windows, cast stone walls and translucent curved wood panels, the award-winning chapel creates a tranquil and inspirational environment. Adjoining the chapel are a large grass courtyard, meditation garden and stone patio, providing additional environments for photos.
United is set on a beautiful, 10-acre campus in New Brighton, Minn., approximately 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul. The seminary is easily accessed from I-694 and the Silver Lake Road exit, which lies between I-35W North and I-94 West.
From start to finish, the wedding staff works to make your ceremony a worry-free, singularly beautiful event, with memories to last a lifetime.
- Dedicated wedding coordinator
- Up to four hours use of the chapel on the day of the ceremony
- Two dressing rooms
- Steinway grand piano
- Altar and lectern
- Guest book podium
- Wireless sound system (WiFi not available)
- Free off-street parking
- Custodial services
- Air conditioning
The seminary does not provide reception space or catering for weddings. We can suggest several nearby venues to hold your reception, as well as recommend hotel lodging for your guests.
Four-hour maximum, from first individual’s arrival onsite to last individual vacating the property; includes photography session, decorating of Bigelow Chapel, and floral drop off/set up.
*Current students, staff and faculty of United may contact the wedding coordinator for discounted rates. To receive the student rate or staff/faculty rates, one of the individuals to be married must be a current student/staff/faculty when the non-refundable deposit is submitted.
One-hour maximum. The preferred time (for a Saturday wedding) is 5:00 PM on the Friday before the ceremony.
This non-refundable deposit goes toward the $850 service fee.
This deposit is fully refundable within 10 days after the ceremony date if, once all event individuals have vacated the seminary, 1) the Bigelow Chapel narthex, sanctuary, and processional and the dressing rooms (Classroom E and F) are left in the condition in which they were found, 2) no damages to seminary property have been made by the wedding party/guests/associated vendors, and 3) the time limits of one hour for the rehearsal and four hours for the ceremony are honored, given a 15-minute grace period at the start and end of the event (unless contracted otherwise). A violation of any one of these three items will result in the full deposit being retained by the seminary.
Services Requiring Additional Fees
- Premarital counseling (required)
- Use of space beyond 4-hour time limit for ceremony or 1-hour time limit for rehearsal