Saint Paul's Chapel


St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University provides a venue for hundreds of religious and campus events each year, including worship services, concerts, university and private ceremonies. Visitors come from around the world to see the chapel, one of the first buildings in New York City to be designated as an official historic landmark.

Designed by architect I. N. Phelps Stokes in 1904 as part of the McKim, Mead & White campus plan, the Chapel was fully restored in 2019.

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Columbia Affiliates with an EMS Account should submit requests through EMS.

The nave at Saint Paul's Chapel


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During Academic Year

Weekdays: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Weekends: Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Summer & Winter Breaks

Weekdays: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Weekends: Building is closed but can be rented for private events

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Submit our brief quote request form and we will contact you with additional details and estimated pricing. Students, faculty & staff can log into EMS to obtain estimated pricing.


St. Paul's Chapel is a special location to mark life's milestones.

Wedding ceremony in chapel

Stained glass windows and exquisite masonry make the recently restored St. Paul's Chapel the perfect setting for weddings. 

A clergyman stands at the altar
Baptisms and Christenings

St. Paul's Chapel is nondenominational and welcomes all community members for special ceremonies including baptisms and christenings.

People are seated for an event in St. Paul's Chapel

A haven in bustling Upper Manhattan, St. Paul's Chapel provides a comforting space to host celebrations of life and memorial services.

Relevant Policies for This Venue

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Columbia University Events Policies

All events at Columbia must comply with the University's Events Policies.

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St. Paul's Venue Policy

Guidelines and policies specific to using any of our spaces in Saint Paul's Chapel. Both policies below apply:


The following spaces are available within this venue. Additional information, including dimensions of available spaces at this venue, maximum occupancy numbers and space configurations are available in our downloadable Fact Sheet (PDF).

Because we know that in our current environment safety is critical, we've planned ahead by creating space configurations specifically designed to comply with public health guidelines for physical distancing. These configurations will be posted for each space soon.

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