Reserving the Chapel is simple.

All reservations must be made through the Student Involvement and Leadership Center. The Chapel may be reserved for events between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily.  All reservations except for weddings, have a limit of ONE HOUR.  Wedding reservations include TWO HOURS on the day of the ceremony and ONE HOUR for the rehearsal.   An additional one hour ONLY, for any event, may be purchased for an additional fee along with the reservation fee at time of reservation.

Reservations for weddings or commitment ceremonies must be made at least 30 days in advance of the date requested. Reservations for christenings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the date requested. For memorial services, please contact the office directly. Reservations are not guaranteed until payment is received. If your payment is made by check and it is returned for insufficient funds your reservation will be canceled.

Please follow the steps below to ensure that you reserve the Chapel for the event.

  1. Check the availability of the Chapel by clicking here: Check Availability
  2. Complete a Danforth Chapel Reservation Form
  3. Pay Reservation Fee: (Check or Credit Card) 
  4. Pay Cleaning Deposit: (Check only)
  5. Submit your reservation form, reservation fee, and cleaning deposit to:
    Student Involvement & Leadership Center (SILC) 
    1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Suite 400
    Lawrence, KS 66045
    (785) 864-4861
    (785) 864-4595 (fax)

All five steps must be completed in order to receive a reservation confirmation.  We cannot hold a date without a completed reservation process.


Student Groups

While there is no charge for registered student groups to reserve Danforth, we do require you to fill-out both a University Events Committee (UEC) Form and a Danforth Reservation Form.

The signature you need for the University Events Form is from the Student Involvement and Leadership Center. Both the UEC Form and the Danforth Reservation Form must be turned into SILC by Tuesday at noon, at least two weeks prior to your event.

The chapel is only available to registered student organizations Monday-Thursday, from 7:30 am-10:00 pm for one hour per day.  The reservations made by registered student organizations are never guaranteed if a paying party wishes to use it for a wedding, christening,  or memorial service.  Those reservations will take precedence over all other activities on weekdays and weekends. 




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