How to Make a Reservation
The primary purpose of the Berry chapels is to support the overall mission of the college and to serve the college community. The beautiful and historic Berry chapels are used for a variety of events including church services for Mount Berry Church congregation, music programs, lectures, special events and weddings.
The chapels may only be booked a year in advance. Dates may be penciled-in up to two years in advance; however, event dates are not confirmed until a year out to allow priority for college related events to be confirmed and scheduled.
Once a date has been selected for you special event or wedding, full payment for the chapel rental as well as completed reservation forms will need to be submitted. Our scheduling Assistant staff will provide the necessary paperwork once a date has been selected.
For weddings, Frost Chapel and College Chapel are available for Berry affiliated guests only.
Affiliation Requirements for College Chapel and Frost Chapel:
- Student presently enrolled, who has completed at least one year of study
- Berry Faculty/Staff (present and former) and their children
- Berry Alumni and their children
- Members of the Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, and official advisory councils and their children
Barnwell Chapel is available to both Berry affiliated guests and the general public.
Rental fees apply to all wedding and to all non-Berry related events held in the chapels.
Weddings in Frost or College: $650 rental fee and $400 security deposit
Weddings in Barnwell Chapel: $450 rental fee and $400 security deposit
Non-Berry events, such as recitals or events other than weddings: $250 (1/2 day) or $440 (full day) for any chapel, or $200 (1/2 day) or $350 (full day) for non-profit groups.
The Frost covered walkway may be used for receptions for weddings held in Frost Chapel, however, tables, chairs, trashcans, etc are not provided. Otherwise, outdoor weddings and receptions are not allowed on-campus. Food and drink are not allowed in the chapels.
Seating Capacities for each chapel vary. College Chapel has the largest capacity with seating for over 800 guests. Frost Chapel can seat up to 400 and Barnwell can seat between 100-125 guests.
Ford Dining Hall
Once used as a dining facility for students, the Ford Dining Hall is now a popular location for a variety of special events including: banquets, wedding receptions, meetings, seminars, recitals and more.
Events in the Ford Dining Hall may be scheduled up to a year in advance. Once a date has been selected for your event, a deposit and completed reservation forms will need to be submitted. Our scheduling Assistant staff will provide the necessary paperwork once an event date has been selected.
The rental fee for the Ford Dining Hall is $1300, which includes tables and chairs for your event. A piano and dance floor are also available for use in the Ford Dining Hall; however, there is an additional rental fee for these items for non-Berry events.
Classic Fare Catering of Berry's Dining Services is the primary caterer for events held in the Ford Dining Hall. For more information on Classic Fare Catering, please call 706-238-7883/ If you choose to use an outside caterer, please note that there are very limited kitchen facilities and storage available for their use. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on Berry College's campus.
The Interfaith Center is a facility dedicated to the diversity of religions and the unity that we all share. Located in the Ford Complex in East Mary 100, this room is used by the Interfaith Council and as classroom space; however it is open to any individual or group at Berry or in the Rome community interested in having a service or program of religious nature.
For additional information on the Interfaith Center please contact the Campus Scheduling Office.