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Campus Reservations and Events

Samuel J. Cadden Chapel

Exterior front of the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel on a bright and sunny day

Visit the Chapel

The Samuel J. Cadden Chapel welcomes all members of the Clemson University community for prayer and other expressions of faith during published open hours.

Open Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Reserving the Chapel

In addition to personal prayer and expression of faith, the chapel also can be reserved for faith-based and cultural activities that include organizational gatherings, services, special events, recitals and ensemble performances. The chapel is additionally available for weddings, funerals and memorial services.

We accept reservations up to one-year in advance. Note, reservations are not available during home football games and Clemson University breaks and holidays.

Please contact us with any questions.


Reservable Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Chapel Billing

    There are no associated fees during open hours.

    Please call (864-656-6118) or email for more information regarding billing.

  • Weddings

    We are honored to have you consider the Cadden Chapel for your special day! Whether you're a current student, an alumnus returning home, a faculty member, or simply a community member enchanted by the elegance of the chapel, we are excited that you're here. Regardless of your cultural background, religious beliefs, or affiliation, we welcome you to celebrate with us. 


    We are accepting wedding requests for May 7, 2022 and later. We will accept weddings up to one year in advance. Please contact us for more information.



    *Effective through June 30, 2024.

    Please contact us for information regarding pricing after June 30th.


    • Two-hours max for rehearsal on Friday evening prior to wedding (subject to availability)

    • Five-hours max for usage of all indoor spaces for day-of

    • Pre-Event coordinator to help plan logistics (does not include day-of coordinator)

    • In-house inventory – furniture, audio/visual

    • Coordinate 3rd party needs (furniture, linens, parking, etc.) (additional fees apply)

    • Basic building staffing day-of

    • Fixed seating for 120 guests

Chapel Overview

First Floor (Assembly Room and Foyer)

  • Foyer

    • Accessible with access to elevator

  • Assembly Room

    • Fixed seating for 120 persons

    • Fixed platform

    • Surround house sound

    • Adjustable lighting

    • Projector and retractable screen

    • Retractable blinds on audience right windows

    • Two private prayer nooks in the back left and right corners

Lower Level (Gallery)

  • Two private prayer rooms

  • Gallery Room

  • Johnson Family Student Memorial and Reflection Garden

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