Friday, February 13, 2015

HU Memorial Church named to Most Beautiful Wedding Venues on College Campuses list

 HU Memorial Church named to Most Beautiful Wedding Venues on College Campuses list

Ricardo '11 and Whytnee '11 Silva made it official in the Chapel on June 23, 2014. 
Are you planning your wedding? Well, do we have the perfect venue for you - our very own "Chapel." The Hampton University Memorial Church was recently named one of the 50 Most Beautiful Wedding Venues on College Campuses by College Ranker. Just in time for Valentine’s Day the list was released with HU alums shaking their heads in agreement - cause we all brag about our beautiful campus.

On Dec. 3, 2011, Andre Mason '07 and Ciara Mason '08 said "I do" in the 
Memorial Church.
College Ranker looked at historical appeal, external and internal architectural features and accommodations were the biggest weighted factors, with additional consideration given to natural beauty of surroundings. 

Naima (Gethers) Ford ’07 and her hubby Lawrence Ford tied the knot in the Memorial Church on July 28, 2012.

The Memorial Church better known as “The Chapel” sits on the beautiful waterfront making it the perfect backdrop for any occasion or wedding (or a proposal). The elaborate building was designed by New York architect J.C. Cady in 1886 with an Italian-Romanesque structure that features a 150 ft. tower and four-faced illuminated clock.

Garnell T. Scott Jr. '09 and Nicquita (Reed) Scott '10 exchanged rings in the Memorial Church on Sept. 29, 2012.
The Memorial Church is used as college sanctuary for non-denominational religious services.  It  is one of six National Historic Landmarks on campus. The pews are made of yellow pine and were built by Hampton trade-school students. Carved African-American and Native-American faces adorn the trim throughout the chapel.
Donovan Rose '79 and Sylvia Woody Rose '81 have a true Hamptonian love story and were married in the Memorial Church.

Today the Memorial Church is open to all persons who wish to exchange nuptials in the historic site. Alum we want to hear from you! Did you meet your wife or hubby at Hampton? Did you tie the knot in the Memorial Church? We want to know! Join in on the conversation.

- Daisha Roberts '15

1 comment:

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