The Austin Seminary Chapel has become a visible landmark of the Seminary's presence in the city of Austin. Built in 1942, it stands in a direct line with the Texas State Capitol and the famous Colorado River "bat bridge." Straddling the longitudinal axis of the city of Austin, people literally come from "east and west" Austin when the Lord's Supper is celebrated in the Chapel.
Moreover, the Chapel rises from a hill at the center of the Austin Seminary campus, placing it geographically and symbolically at the heart of our common life.
Worship services are held four mornings of the week; the Chapel is also a popular local setting for weddings.
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is honored to host your special event. We are delighted that you are considering Shelton Chapel as a possible location for this joyous event.
The chapel, built in 1942, features an eighty-foot tower that is modeled after the central tower of the Canterbury Cathedral and is surrounded by majestic Live Oak trees. Beginning with the first wedding performed on February 7, 1942, Shelton Chapel continues to be a beautiful setting for your special day. The Gothic style architecture of the interior contributes to the reverence of the Christian wedding ceremony.
Besides our historic chapel, the Seminary has many qualities that make it an excellent destination for a wedding:
- Central location
- Beautiful grounds
- On-campus guest accommodations
- Excellent reception space
Stotts Fellowship Hall and the Vickery Atrium inside the McCord Community Center provide a large and highly adaptable space for weddings and is a particularly convenient option, as it allows your guests to enjoy the wedding and reception all in one location.
Please keep in mind that although the Seminary values the use of our facilities by the community, Seminary classes and events take priority in the scheduling of space and resources.
Please complete the Wedding Information Request form for more information.