Congratulations on your engagement and your decision to celebrate your marriage on the Cornell campus.  Sage Chapel and the chapel in Anabel Taylor Hall are both suitable venues for your marriage.

Faculty, administrators, staff, trustees and their children as well as students and alumni/ae are eligible to celebrate their marriage at Cornell.

Only Saturday weddings can be scheduled in our chapels.  Each scheduled wedding includes a predetermined Friday night rehearsal.  

Each couple provides its own officiant, rehearsal coordinator, and music.  Permission to use the organ in either chapel is reserved to the University organist, Annette Richards, Ph.D., who can be reached at or (607) 255-7102. 

A wedding license must be procured in New York State.  The wedding officiant must be credentialed in the State of New York.  Find complete information here.

If the wedding is to be recognized in the Roman Catholic Church, please contact the Cornell Catholic Community office at (607) 255-4228 or (607) 255-9240 as soon as your reservation is confirmed by the university to learn of the policies and procedures mandated by the Diocese of Rochester.

Making Reservations

Reservations are taken on the first business day of the same month one year in advance of your proposed wedding. If, for example, your wedding is planned for July 25, 2020, reservations will open July 1, 2019 at 8:00 am EST. Sage Chapel reservations can be made online at Please call the main office of Cornell United Religious Work at (607) 255-4214 to check the availability for weddings in Anabel Taylor Hall.

Wedding Fees effective January 1, 2020

Sage Chapel with a seating capacity of 614 can be reserved for $700.00.  

Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel with a seating capacity of 135 can be reserved for $650.00.

Both chapels require a $150 non-refundable deposit which is applied to the total fee. The check should be made out to Cornell University.