Schram Memorial Chapel

Address: 1799 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: (224) 521-2562

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Contact Us

For information on availability or to schedule a tour contact Katrina Manhart at  (224) 521-2562 or katrina.manhart@glenviewparks.org.

Tours may be scheduled Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 10:00am - 4:30pm & Wednesdays between 11:00am -6:30pm.

 For a virtual tour of the chapel interior, click here.

 

Helpful Information

Schram Memorial Chapel Brochure             The Booking Process              Chapel Measurements and Equipment

Main Floor Layout                                          Back Room Layout                 Lower Level Layout

Map with Directions                                       Service Providers                    Applying For A Marriage License

FAQ- Wedding                                               FAQ- Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Your Place in History

Host your next event in this one of a kind chapel!  One of 47 NAS chapels built across the USA, Schram Memorial Chapel is the only one still operating.

Originally built at the Glenview Naval Air Station during World War II and named after Captain Richard A. Schram, a renowned Navy flier, this historic nondenominational chapel served as a house of worship for thousands of servicemen and women passing through this military base. After the Naval Air Station closed, the building was moved from its original location and painstakingly restored by the Village of Glenview and Kimball Hill Builders. Now owned by the Glenview Park District, it is available for rental by groups, individuals and organizations.

Perfect For Every Occasion

Couples of all faiths are welcome to marry at the chapel.  The large stage/ altar can accommodate a weeding party of any size.  Dressing rooms for the groom and bride are available.

It’s a fitting place for special ceremonies like Bar/ Bat Mitzvah, Eagle Court of Honor, baptism/ christening or a memorial service.

The chapel’s size, amenities and location make it a great place for music recitals, meetings, trainings and presentations.

Featured In

Chicago Tribune         Glenview Announcements

Bouquet Catcher- September 2012 Wedding        Bouquet Catcher- July 2013 Wedding

Reviews

“Our wedding ceremony was such a huge success. Thank you and Rowena for help us make our day so unforgettable.”    -Dalin B.

“Thank you so much!!!! We had a wonderful wedding!!!! Rowena was great!! Please tell her thank you!!!!  I will definitely send you the pictures once our photographer finishes her work!!! I appreciated the pictures on your website a lot when I was planning!!!  Again, Thank you so much!!!”  - Aki E.

“We were very pleased with the Schram Memorial Chapel!! Kelly’s wedding went smoothly and the venue fit our needs  perfectly. Thank you for your help during this exciting time in her life.  We can’t wait to see the pictures- such a quaint setting! ” -Beth N. (mother of the bride)

“The chapel is really beautiful, and it really became the perfect backdrop for our (very) simple wedding. I’m glad I worked with you. I will definitely have you in mind for future things and referrals.” -Deanna L.

Check out our Wedding Wire Reviews

Capacity

Main chapel: pew seating for up to 150

Upper level room: 40 auditorium-style seating, 30 banquet-style seating

Lower level: 140 auditorium-style seating, 90 banquet-style seating

Amenities Included in All Rentals

  • Central heat & air conditioning
  • Built-in sound system
  • Three wireless hand-held microphones & one lapel microphone
  • Electric piano, organ and CD & Mp3 player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Unique four sided altar
  • Ample lighting options
  • Raised altar/stage area
  • Eight stained glass windows depicting
    historic motifs
  • Polished hardwood floors
  • Wooden flower stands
  • Built-in oak pulpit and lectern
  • Dressing rooms
  • Banquet tables and chairs
  • Lower level kitchenette equipped with microwave, sink and refrigerator/freezer
  • Street parking and additional available at the school across the street.

Availability & Rates

Schram Memorial Chapel is available all year round, for day/ evening, weekday and weekend events.

Ceremony Package- perfect for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, baptism/christenings and memorial services.

  • May be booked up to two years in advance of the event date.
  • Includes four and a half hours of rental time.
    •  Wedding- one and a half hours for the rehearsal and three hours for the ceremony. The dates and times are the renter’s choice as long as they are available.
    • All other ceremony rentals may use the time all on one day.
  • The package is $475 plus a refundable $240 security/damage deposit: $715 total.
  • 15% discount when another Glenview Park District reception site is booked.

Hourly Rentals

  • Two hour minimum rental required
  • Typical hourly rentals are recitals, meetings, training etc.
  • Contact Katrina for reservation schedule

Hourly Rental Rates

Day
Resident
(proof required)
Nonresident Recognized
Organization
Monday thru Thursday
$77
$97
$52
Friday thru Sunday
$240
$240
$52

For information on other Glenview Park District wedding and meeting venues, click here.