Weddings & Social Events

Let us help plan your next social event! Whether a wedding, retirement party, fundraising event, or prom, Wesleyan's professional event coordinators will help find the venue that's right for you. 

Wesleyan University's Memorial Chapel is a gothic revival brownstone building that seats up to 530 in traditional pews on two levels.  During renovations in 2003, a pipe organ was designed and built specifically for the chapel.  The building is air conditioned and fully accessible.

The Zelnick Pavilion, a glass atrium that connects the chapel to the Patricelli '92 Theater, was completed in 2003.  With walls entirely of glass, it offers a unique setting for social events such as receptions, small dinners, or art exhibits.  It is possible to rent the Zelnick Pavilion separately or in conjunction with Memorial Chapel.

Usdan University Center and Fayerweather buildings have wonderful spaces for weddings and social events.  The Daniel Family Commons, located on the third floor of Usdan, offers a spacious dining area with windows along two walls.  Enjoy cocktails by the fireplace in the lounge or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the center of campus.  This room seats 130 comfortably for dinner and over 300 for standing receptions.  For larger social gatherings, Beckham Hall, located in Fayerweather, is a large ballroom with beautiful vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and upper and lower lobbies that are accessible to those with disabilities.  Seating for dinner is just over 200.

  • All rooms in Usdan and Fayerweather offer state-of-the-art multi-media equipment and on-site technology support.
  • Wesleyan dining by Bon Appetit is available to provide on-site catering.  Visit their website for menus and pricing.
  • Clients work one-on-one with a professional event coordinator to plan events from start to finish.

The Russell House was named a National Historic Landmark in 2001 and is furnished with period antiques.  A ramp for those with disabilities was completed in 2004.  Receptions of up to 100 persons or sit-down dinners for 50 can be held within the house.  

For more information or to reserve any of these spaces on campus contact us at or visit our client inquiry portal