WEDDINGS AT
WILLARD CHAPEL

The Willard Memorial Chapel, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, is a beautiful and unique place to celebrate your wedding!


Scheduled Times
Saturday weddings are scheduled at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm.

Rehearsals for Saturday weddings are scheduled for one hour on Fridays at 4, 5 or 6 pm. 

Other times can be allowed with permission from the Executive Director. 

Decorations
Flowers placed on each side of the podium add a very beautiful touch. However, there are some restrictions in the use of flowers. Flowers must be in vases. Petals used by flower girls must be fake. In an effort to preserve the beauty of Willard Chapel, candles (other than a unity candle) are no longer allowed in the building. The smoke from the candles damages the stained glass and ceilings and open flames present an obvious hazard. In addition, pew bows may only be fastened with ribbon or rubber bands. No pew clips, tacks, tape or wire are allowed. The use of the following is prohibited at the chapel before, during and after the wedding: food, rice, confetti, potpourri and bird seed.


Parking
Great measures are being taken to beautify the grounds at the chapel. It is imperative that your guests not park or turn around on the lawn. Willard Chapel has two parking lots for your use. The main lot is off of Nelson Street. The north lot is off of Seymour Street and is the only entrance that is handicapped accessible. When the Nelson Street lot is full, we ask that our Seymour Street lot is used. The chapel entrance is located just beyond the garden through the walkway.

Seating Capacity
The chapel can accommodate a maximum of 225 guests.

Additional Information

There are facilities in the chapel where the bride and attendants may dress and a separate room is available for the groom and ushers. The chapel is not responsible for any valuables left anywhere, at anytime, in the chapel.
The bride and groom must agree to be responsible for:

  • completing the entire wedding within the allotted three hour time frame

  • making all arrangements with the officiator and the musicians

  • submitting the balance of the rental fee one month prior to the wedding ceremony

  • making bridal party and guests aware of chapel rules

  • any damage to the facility or its furnishings

Rates

  • $600 for regular dates with a $300 deposit

  • $900 for holiday dates with a $450 deposit

Deposits may be paid with cash or check at the Willard Chapel’s office, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn NY  13021 from 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Friday or by mail. 

Check out our listings of musicians, florists and caterers down below!

 

SERVICES FOR WEDDINGS

The Community Preservation Committee provides this list as a courtesy. 

(The Bride and Groom make the choice without influence from our staff)

OFFICIANTS

Rev. Anthony Tosti  315.228.1805

Susan Marteney  315.252.7141  nasusm@hotmail.com   

Karen Macier  315.246.9484

Rev. Renee-Noelle Felice  315.426.1543

Justice Chad Hayden   315.255.0074  chadhayden@aol.com 

Rev. Matthew Binkewicz  607.280.1586

PHOTOGRAPHY

Emma Bauso Photography hello@emmabauso.com

Gaston Moore Photography  315.255.1224  

Tom Hanning Photography  315.834.9022     

MGM Photography - Maureen McEvers  315.252.6303  mgmphotos@gmail.com

Paul Carmen Photography - Paul C. Viggiano Photographer  917-697-5855  paulviggiano@yahoo.com 

J. Freeman Photography  315.730.3966  http://www.jfreemanphotography.shootproof.com 

Videography: Steve Gage Productions  315.252.4443

LIMOUSINES

Rumors Limousine Service  315.889.5466

BIG D's Limos  315.730.5931

American Limousine  315.473.2000

Auburn Limousine  315.252.1057

Right Limousine  800.647.5466

JK Percherons, “Elegant Horse Drawn Carriage Services"  315.224.0293  jkperchersons@gmail.com

First Student Charter Bus  855.272.3222

FLORISTS AND DESIGNERS

Cosentino Florists  315.253.4451

Foley Florist  315.253.6487

Shaw & Boehler Florists  315.252.7231

Smiley's Florists  315.252.7259

Wildflowers 607.844.3597  swhite61@twcny.rr.com 

Ambiance Designers  nicole@ambiancedesigners.com 

Fleur de lis Florist  315.685.3484  fleurdelisny@hotmail.com

CATERERS AND RECEPTION VENUES

Balloons Restaurant & Catering  315.252.9761
Springside Inn Restaurant & Catering  315.252.7247
Emerson Park Pavilion  607.256.3463
The Apple Station Winery & Farm Store  315.889.5814

VOCALISTS

Cynthia Klock  315.604.2196 

 cynthiaklock62@gmail.com

Susan May  315.364.7141 susanmaysings.com 

Lori Rhodes Pettit  315.406.3417

Karen Bartlett-Morse  315.252.1214

Susan Petrocci  315.672.3481

Anne Adessa  315.253.4887

Julie Howard  315.253.3939

Sara Heit  315.253.8900

Colleen Liggett  585.235.7947

Rebecca Carr  315.252.3194

ORGANISTS

Jimmy Main  315.255.2607  music@sbcauburn.com

Susan May  315.364.7141 susanmaysings.com

Lori Rhodes Pettit  315.406.3417

Sandy McNabb 315.246.5612

Cheri Allred  315.685.3047

Kathleen Strickland  315.730.4451

Donna Riester  315.246.6754 

Tom Techman  315.252.9169

Karen Bartlett-Morse  315.252.1214

Steve Uhnak  315.258.0406

Rebecca Pezzulo  315.568.2043

Kathy Wilt  315.720.4139  

Rebecca Pezzulo  315.246.5318   

PIANO/KEYBOARD: 

Susan May  315.364.7141 susanmaysings.com
Lori Rhodes Pettit  315.406.3417
Ed Mosley  315.252.0958
Kathleen Strickland  315.889.5174
Tom Techman  315.252.9169
Kim Fetters  315.423.7804
Amy Bellamy  315.224.0691
Nick Hrynyk  315.729.7480
Jennifer Hysick  315.415.0003
Kathy Wilt  315.720.4139  
Donna Riester 315.246.6754  
Evelyn Calkins 315.283.7517

HARPIST

Christopher Molloy  315.258.3777  stablemolloy@yahoo.com

Please email: admin@willard-chapel.org for more information on Weddings at Willard Chapel and Wedding Planning.