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Century Memorial Chapel & Heritage Hall
St. John's Episcopal Church was built in 1864 on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Ellsworth Street. By 1870, the parish had outgrown the structure and moved on to a new, larger building, leaving the old structure behind.

When this Gothic Revival style chapel became destined for demolition in 1969, a handful of concerned citizens chartered the Naperville Heritage Society to preserve one of the oldest church edifices in northern Illinois and moved it to the Naper Settlement property and renamed it Century Memorial Chapel. Nestled in a beautiful 12-acre outdoor history museum, the nondenominational chapel has been restored to its 1864 splendor.

The chapel is available for rentals year-round and makes a beautiful home for small congregation services. Countless weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies have taken advantage of the intimate setting and come complete with an experienced wedding attendant for both your rehearsal and ceremony.

The Heritage Hall, located in the Chapel lower level, is beautifully furnished with a main meeting room, catering prep kitchen, Bride's room and exterior entrances. The large room lends itself easily to rehearsal dinners, showers, meetings and private parties.

Century Memorial Chapel


Century Memorial Chapel interior


Heritage Hall


Century Memorial Chapel rental includes wedding at Century Memorial Chapel
Interested in having
your wedding
at Naper Settlement?

Find more information here
about our 
wedding rentals.

  • Minimum four-hour rental includes set-up and break-down
  • Additional time available based on scheduling
  • Use of catering prep kitchen 
  • Naper Settlement rental attendant
Century Memorial Chapel
  • Spectacular stained glass windows, classic architectural features and carved pews
  • Nondenominational venue
  • Chapel seating for up to 175
  • Air conditioned facilities
  • Piano available on site; organ available upon special request
  • Fully accessible with wheelchair lift to the lower level 
  • Free parking
Heritage Hall, Lower Level
  • Maximum capacity: 90 seated / 100 standing
  • 10 rectangular tables (2.5' x 6')
Renters must use one of our
 preferred caterers
Pricing and date availability 

Please contact the Main Office at
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wedding Rentals

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