Berry Chapels: Weddings
It is part of Berry tradition for the campus community and alumni to use the college chapels for Christian weddings. These three magnificent structures, built in part by students, were made possible by supporters of the college who funded them with the intent they would be used and consecrated for Christian worship. When used for other college functions, care is always taken that the Christian purpose of the spaces is respected. Likewise, individuals holding wedding ceremonies in the chapels are to be mindful and respectful of the Christian and sacred nature of these spaces. While weddings are not required to be rituals of Christian worship, the college does expect that all weddings in the chapels refrain from anything that would be disrespectful of the historic Christian faith, and that nothing is done to alter the exterior, interior or furnishings of the chapels that would diminish their Christian character.
The Christian nature of the chapels and these expectations may mean that other venues on campus may be more appropriate for some weddings. In these cases, the campus scheduling coordinator, in consultation with the college chaplain, will work to find other suitable on-campus locations.
Weddings must be conducted by a licensed member of the clergy and comply with the laws of Georgia. Berry reserves the right to ensure that all campus events, including weddings, are consistent with the mission and values of the college.