Wedding Policy

The following is for weddings on the Vassar College campus. The Vassar College Alumnae House is another option and has its own policies.  Please visit their website for more information.

Campus Activities Chapel Reservation Form

Vassar College students, alumnae/I, employees and immediate family members of those groups may be married on campus.

The Vassar College Chapel and the Shakespeare Garden will be available for weddings on Saturdays at the discretion of the Campus Activities Office based on the Campus Calendar. Weddings and rehearsals will be scheduled at the convenience of the college so as not to conflict with on campus events. Wedding Receptions are not allowed on campus.

Weddings requests should be submitted through the Campus Activities office via our website by completing an online application.  All applications must be fully completed and must include the names of the bride, groom, their Vassar connection and the requested date and time of the wedding.

Only those couples that have permission to be married on the Vassar Campus may take wedding photographs on the College grounds. Photographs should be taken in public spaces and should not inconvenience Vassar students or employees. Residential houses, and Vassar faculty houses are all off limits for photographs.

Campus Access:
Except for the taking of photographs, wedding parties and guests should stay on campus walkways. Wedding parties and guest are required to obey all on campus traffic, speed limit and parking regulations/signs. All guest are should respect the privacy of the Vassar students and employees. Parking is allowed in North & South lots.

The fee for use of the Chapel and/or Shakespeare Gardens is currently $150. Additional fees may apply for additional services such as special setups or the moving of furniture.

Attn: Katherine Bush

Fees listed for the 2012/13 year and are subject to change.

Campus Activities Office

Main Office

  • (845) 437-5370
  • (845) 437-7801 (Fax)

Students' Building

  • (845) 437-7560