Our Venue

Thank you for considering Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School for your upcoming event. One of Rochester’s most unique and professional facilities for hosting your ceremony and reception all in one place.

The Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel is one of the Rochester’s exclusive sites for wedding ceremonies with seating available for 180 guests. It was built and designed by James Gamble Rogers in 1936 and is known as one of the noble buildings located in the south wedge neighborhood of Rochester.

The reception site includes the use of several rooms each with its own character. The main room is know as the Refectory, with hidden pocket doors leading into Remington lounge. The rooms have wood paneled walls and large plank flooring. The room highlights are cathedral ceilings, seven floor to ceiling windows, large brass candlestick style chandeliers and oversized stone fireplaces. Stewart lounge has a 12 ft high ceiling with ceramic inlaid design, wood paneled walls, and a large stone fireplace. There are Queen Anne chairs and love seats around the room giving it a vintage parlor look.

The reception site can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down served meal in the main room, and up to 240 with obstructed view. From May 1st thru October 31st there is a tented area on the terrace of the reception site. It can accommodate your guests for the social hour before dinner or also can be rented for rehearsal dinners for up to 80 people. The school reception facilites will be air conditioned beginning June 1st, 2008.