Little Chapel-in-the-Woods

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Book the Chapel

About the Little Chapel

Constructed in 1938 and dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt on November 1, 1939, the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods has been named one of Texas’ most outstanding architectural achievements. The chapel seats a total of 110 people, including 15 seats in the balcony. The chapel may be used for traditional weddings, nondenominational services, recitals, and events sponsored by recognized student organizations or other components of TWU. Questions regarding acceptable types of events in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods can be directed to the Office of Conference Services.

For weddings, there is a bride and a groom room, as well as two designated parking spots that are included in the rental of the chapel. There is a restroom in the groom’s room as well as an outdoor restroom, located in the Northeast corner of the chapel.

Food, beverage, and tobacco products are not permitted in the Little Chapel. Alcohol is not permitted.

RatesChapel Rates

Saturday Wedding Timeslots: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, and 5pm-8pm
Sunday Wedding Timeslots: 9am-12pm, and 1pm- 4pm

*There are no preset timeslots for weddings held Monday-Friday

**Military and Alumni discounts available upon request (verification required)

All of our ceremonies include use of the following:

• Candelabras, including candles                     • Unity stand, including candles

• Pedestals for floral arrangements                • Shepherds hook lighter

• Pew clips                                                             • Piano/Organ

• Antique kneeler                                                • Handheld and lapel microphones

• Votive candles for the window ledges         • Sound system with CD/DVD capability and iPod connectivity

Unity Ceremonies

You may conduct a unity candle, sand, knot, cross, etc. ceremony; we do not allow unity paintings, strictly because the chapel is such an historic building. If conducting a unity candle ceremony, we require you to use our tapers to light the center candle. For any activity/ceremony not listed above, please contact us at or 940.898.3644.


Conference Services does not permit the use of tape, glue, tacks, nails, staples or any other agent that will cause damage to the facility. Flower petals must be silk. Because the Little Chapel is an historic building, the pews may not be moved under any circumstances. Pew clips belonging to and provided by Conference Services must be used to attach any and all decorations to the pews. For safety measures, please no throwing of rice, birdseed, confetti or flower petals outside. Sparklers may be used for sendoffs if there is a container filled with sand nearby for precautionary measures. Decorations must be removed after the event. Please make arrangements to have all gifts, flowers, props, and decorations removed from the Little Chapel at the completion of the event.

Little Chapel-in-the Woods Gallery


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