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

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. 

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.

Great measures are being taken to beautify the grounds at the chapel. 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 225-250 guests.

Additional Information

Willard Chapel is only a ceremony venue and can accommodate up to 10 bridesmaids/groomsmen. There are facilities in the chapel where the wedding party may dress. The chapel is not responsible for any valuables left anywhere, at anytime, in the chapel.
The wedding party 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 wedding party and guests aware of chapel rules

  • any damage to the facility or its furnishings


  • $600 for regular dates with a $300 deposit

  • $900 for holiday dates with a $450 deposit

  • $200 additional fee for every hour added  

Deposits may be paid with cash or check at the Willard Chapel’s office, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn NY  13021 from 11am to 4 pm Wednesday through Friday or by mail. 

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


The Community Preservation Committee provides this list as a courtesy. 

(The Wedding Party can make the choice without influence from our staff)


Rev. Anthony Tosti  315.228.1805

Susan Marteney  315.252.7141   

Karen Macier  315.246.9484

Rev. Renee-Noelle Felice  315.426.1543

Justice Chad Hayden   315.255.0074 

Rev. Matthew Binkewicz  607.280.1586


Emma Bauso Photography

Erica Manners (Essentially Erica) 

Tom Hanning Photography  315.834.9022     

MGM Photography - Maureen McEvers  315.252.6303

Paul Carmen Photography - Paul C. Viggiano Photographer  917-697-5855 

J. Freeman Photography  315.730.3966 

Videography: Steve Gage Productions  315.252.4443


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

First Student Charter Bus  855.272.3222


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 

Ambiance Designers 

Fleur de lis Florist  315.685.3484


Hilton Garden Inn  315.252.5511 

Emerson Park Pavilion  607.256.3463

The Apple Station Winery & Farm Store  315.889.5814

Balloons Restaurant & Catering  315.252.9761

Moro's Table 315.282.7772
Springside Inn Restaurant & Catering  315.252.7247
The Apple Station Winery & Farm Store  315.889.5814


Cynthia Klock  315.604.2196

Susan May  315.364.7141 

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


Jimmy Main  315.255.2607

Susan May  315.364.7141

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   


Susan May  315.364.7141
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


Christopher Molloy  315.258.3777

Lisa Craig Fenwick  607.257.6962  

Please email: for more information on Weddings at Willard Chapel and Wedding Planning.

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