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Regulations Regulations for the use of St. Luke's Chapel

Regulations for the use of St. Luke's Chapel

A sexton has been assigned to oversee your event and assure adherence to the Rules and Regulations for the use of St. Luke's Chapel.

  1. All events are limited to the block of time reserved. Due to other reservations, early arrivals or late departures cannot be accommodated.
  2. Please notify your florist of the reserved times for the Chapel. They will have access to the Chapel at the beginning of your reservation time; additional hours may be purchased if necessary. Remember that all decorations must be removed at the end of the reserved time. No hooks, clamps, pins, tape, etc. may be used on the pews or altar rails. Please consider silk cords, tulle, or ribbons.
  3. The Chapel must be ready for the next occupant, so please leave the Chapel as you found it. Chapel reservations are often "back-to-back", so your cooperation is very important.
  4. Food and drink (except for sacramental purposes) are not permitted inside the Chapel.
  5. Flower petals, birdseed or rice may not be strewn inside the Chapel or on the Chapel grounds. Bubbles are not allowed.
  6. An aisle runner may be used, but is not provided. The aisle is approximately 65 feet long. There are three steps to the platform.
  7. Furniture and other items inside the Chapel shall not be moved or removed without prior arrangement with the Chapel director or the Sexton overseeing the event.
  8. The two large altar candlesticks and the seven-branched candlelabras (candles furnished) may be used for the event. Candles must be extinguished at the end of the event. Please snuff the candles, do not blow them out (this will prevent wax from being blown onto the altar cloth, altar and/or floor).
  9. There is a kneeling bench and also a movable, free-standing small altar.
  10. Except for weddings, dressing for events should take place elsewhere.
  11. The Chapel's director must be notified before large musical instruments (pianos, harps, etc.) may be brought into the Chapel.
  12. If a limousine is rented for the bride and groom to depart the Chapel, please arrange parking with the Chapel director.

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