The Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers is available to Manhattan College employees and alumni for Catholic weddings from mid-June through mid-August on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your selection will be reviewed to determine if the facilities are available. Requests for weddings are typically made a year in advance.
Manhattan College uses summer months and school breaks to schedule renovations, repair and enhancement projects to our buildings and grounds on campus. When booking your wedding, these schedules for work and projects may not be known. While we cannot anticipate these projects in advance, we do want you to understand the potential exists that some work may impact buildings and grounds aesthetically. Be assured, we will do our best to minimize any inconveniences to you and your guests. We will notify you in advance of any projects, as soon as we learn of them.
You are responsible for arranging for the priest to perform your wedding, and he must be authorized to officiate within the Archdiocese of New York. Your priest is responsible for this arrangement with the Archdiocese.
Step 1: The priest you have arranged to officiate your wedding must reach out to our local parish, St. John's Roman Catholic Church, by emailing our local pastor, Fr. Kerrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your priest's email to Fr. Kerrigan should include the names of the bride and groom and the date requested for the ceremony.
Step 2: Once Fr. Kerrigan replies back with confirmation, your priest is to forward that same email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. It is your responsibility to instruct these necessary details to your priest so that he can receive the reply confirmation from St. John's in a timely manner.
Upon receipt of this email confirmation, our office will be able to check availability of the Chapel of De La Salle. If the dates/times requested are open for both the rehearsal and wedding, you will be notified.
There is a non-refundable fee of $800 which covers the use of the Chapel only. There is an additional $200 fee for the sacristan to be paid in cash directly to him following the ceremony. The $800 fee is due once we confirm the dates are available for both the wedding and rehearsal. Payment should be submitted by check, made out to Manhattan College, and mailed to:
Manhattan College Attn: Elena Mastrangelo 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy. Riverdale, NY 10471
Upon receipt of a confirmation number from Manhattan College, payment will be required within seven days to reserve the Chapel. Please include your parish release letters with payment.
No request should be assumed confirmed without your receipt of written confirmation and a confirmation number from Manhattan College.
Regarding music, please contact Andy Bauer, music director at 718-862-7254 or email@example.com. Please note - ALL musical events taking place in the Chapel of De La Salle must be approved and coordinated with the Music Director.
Any request to have your own musician perform at your ceremony must be discussed with our Music Director, at the time of your meeting. The use of the Chapel’s instruments by any person other than the Music Director and his staff is strictly prohibited. The Director will discuss this with you and may request the musician’s name and contact information to provide instruction and details on restrictions.
Yes, you must be Roman Catholic to have your ceremony in the Chapel. You will need to go to your church for Pre-Cana, or meet with your priest who is performing the wedding ceremony at least six months in advance.
Yes, there are many locations to take photos including the Quad, grotto, statue of St. John the Baptist de La Salle, front entrance, Memorial forecourt, etc. Please be mindful and considerate of other parties utilizing the campus while you are taking photos.