Weddings in College Chapel


Dreaming of a wedding in the Chapel?

The Chaplaincy and Governing Body of Royal Holloway, University of London are delighted to inform current staff, and children of current long-standing staff of Royal Holloway of the opportunity to get married in the beautiful Chapel, located in the Founder’s Building.

In getting married in the Chapel you are saying that you wish God to be involved in your married life together. The Chapel can be used for Church of England, Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist (like Methodist or URC) weddings.

For current staff the Anglican and Roman Catholic College Chaplains may be available to officiate if requested.  Couples from other backgrounds and traditions would need to bring their own officiating minister.  Alumni should in any case provide their own minister.  Please contact the Weddings Coordinator for further clarification.

We are delighted to receive enquiries from those who are considering a Christian wedding in our beautiful chapel and we will endeavour to place your special day into the ongoing life of college and our chapel community.


Weddings dates are released four times per year with the available dates being twelve - fourteen months in advance. This ensures that the Chaplaincy office have a full schedule of College events and projects, and reflects the fact that we are a University Chaplaincy rather than a parish or commercial venue. The Chapel is a historic building and as such may occasionally be in need of maintenance and repairs at short notice, and College demands can be unpredictable.   

The hire of the Chapel for a wedding should not interfere with normal College life, and as such there are certain times when this service is not normally offered, e.g. weekdays, during graduation, open days or examinations. Our commitment is to offer up to twelve Saturdays per year, to provide a maximum of twenty weddings per year with ceremonies at 12pm and 4pm.

Please be aware that it can take up to three months to complete the legal preliminaries, and that the Weddings Coordinator is not available outside term-time.

We have the following dates available for weddings in 2017 & 2018:
Saturday 7 October 2017 at 12pm and 4pm
Saturday 11 November 2017 at 4pm
Saturday 27 January 2018 at 4pm
Saturday 3 February 2018 at 4pm
Saturday 10 March 2018 at 12pm and 4pm
Saturday 21 April 2018 at 12pm and 4pm
Saturday 12 May 2018 at 12pm and 4pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 at 4pm
Saturday 21 July 2018 at 12pm

There will be two further release dates for weddings in 2018:
Monday 22 May 2017 for weddings from August to September 2018
Monday 2 October 2017 for weddings from October to November 2018
(due to high demand for the Chapel we are unable to offer any weddings during the month of December)

Release dates are subject to change, therefore please ensure that you check this webpage for any updates.

The dates we are able to offer are limited by College events and staff availability so those displayed here are the only ones we are able to book.  If you are looking further in advance we recommend that you have several options for preferred dates as these will be taken into account in our planning, but it does not mean that we will be able to offer them.

Wedding Receptions

From intimate packages for 80 guests to sumptuous meals for 180, Royal Holloway is an incredible setting for your wedding celebration. Take a look at our Conferences and Banqueting website for more information in relation Wedding breakfasts and receptions. 


Get in contact

Please contact the Weddings Coordinator to check your eligibility to be married in the chapel and the availability for particular dates either by emailing or by telephone on 01784 443950. 

The Weddings Coordinator is available Mon - Wed, 9.30am - 2.30pm and Fri, 9.30am - 1.30pm, term-time only.  For term dates please click on the link

Please feel free to contact the Chaplains.
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