at the University of Denver

The beautiful and newly restored Evans Chapel is open again for weddings!

Couple in front of Evans Chapel


Historic gothic style stone chapel

Exchange vows inside among the ornate woodwork and stained glass or take it outside in the Harper Humanities Garden with its water feature and granite amphitheater

The space welcomes everyone – no affiliation with the school needed!

Evan's Chapel


Ceremonies at the Evans Memorial Chapel offer experienced Event Coordinators who serve couples through the wedding planning process. The non- denominational chapel features stained glass, historic charm and an intimate layout. Nestled in a certified arboretum, it is the perfect spot to say “I do”.

Wedding Ceremonies

Evan’s Memorial Ceremony Includes:

  • Rehearsal
  • Parking Accommodations
  • Bridal Suite
  • Rain Venue
  • Day of Coordinator

Harper Humanity Gardens (Seasonal) Includes:

  • Rehearsal
  • Parking Accommodations
  • Bridal Suite
  • Rain Venue
  • Day of Coordinator

Wedding Receptions

To compliment your ceremony at the Evan’s Memorial Chapel, the University of Denver offers a unique venue to celebrate your big day.

Craig Hall Community Room Includes:

  • Capacity for 110 at rounds
  • Room for a Dance Floor
  • Parking Accommodations
  • Day of Coordinator


Two (2) payments are due prior to the Event and one (1) payment after the Event as outlined below:

Deposit: equal to 50% of the Event’s Total Outstanding Charges

Second Payment: User agrees to pay the Total Outstanding Charges no later than 15 business days prior to the Event. Failure to pay may result in a delay or cancellation of the Event.

Final Payment: Charges for added services and/or damages incurred during the Event will be reflected in the Final Invoice, which will be sent to the User within 30 days after the Event.

Yes, we can take credit card payments up to $5,000 and are also able to store the information on file following all PCI compliant regulations.

No, we do not accept cash. We can accept personal checks or credit card payments over the phone.

Outside caterers are only allowed in certain locations and are subject to the University’s approval. We provide on-site catering services through DU Flavours by Sodexo.

Email or call our office with three separate days and times that work with your schedule and an Event Manger will contact you to confirm a site visit. Site visits are typically conducted Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Alcohol may only be served by a licensed bartender. Alcohol in catering-exclusive locations must be purchased from the entity owning the liquor license.

If the event takes place in a non-catering-exclusive location and it involves the sale of alcohol, the client will be responsible for securing a Special Event Liquor License through the City and County of Denver.

Setup the night before is determined by room availability. We are able to secure some items depending on their location, however, this is not guaranteed and the University cannot be held responsible for any times that are stored overnight.

DU requires proof of general liability insurance for all events. If you do not have this type of coverage, you may purchase a tenant user policy (TULIP) through DU’s provider. To obtain a quote, please ask your event manager for the appropriate document.


Send us a quick message below and we will be in touch soon. Have a date or season in mind? Let us know in the comments below!

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