Member Since: 1/15/2013
Naper Settlement is the perfect venue for a quaint wedding ceremony and reception. The chapel with all of its elegance provided the perfect back drop for our special day.
Member Since: 12/2/2011
Naper Settlement in downtown Naperville is adorable. Convenient location, great picture backdrops, and a one stop shop for the wedding day.
We had our ceremony in the chapel, which seats 175 people. The perfect size for everyone to sit comfortably but appear full. Plus, the architecture is breathtaking.
The cocktail house was held on an ideal brick patio near the chapel, then up the hill to our tent rental for the reception.
However, with so many additional pieces needed for the party (dj, bar, catering) this type of venue is for the organized! Make sure you're comfortable doing more from your end. Though, I will say, the Naper Settlement provided attendant, Andi, is phenomenal.
Only drawback? Naperville says the music must turn off at 10 pm.
Overall, we were thrilled with our choice of venues. It was beautiful.
Matt + Rachel
Member Since: 1/12/2013
Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement is by far one of the most stunning historic churches in the area. Its also wonderful because you can have a non-denominational ceremony in an actual church! Becca and her staff were wonderful to work with. My questions were answered promptly, and the day of staff were very accommodating and patient. No matter what season you get married, this church is the perfect setting, as well as the surrounding grounds. I highly recommend this church to anyone searching for a ceremony site. You'll fall in love instantly.
Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that everything went so well for your special day! We wish you all the best!
Member Since: 1/2/2013
Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement was exactly what I wanted for the place to get married. The old feel of the chapel plus the location was perfect. Dealing with the people at Naper Settlement was also great. I worked mostly with Becca, and she was so personable and really easy to get a hold of- she also answered any questions I had in a timely manner. The Chapels new renovations was also a plus! I HIGHLY recommend Naper Settlement Chapel for any couple looking for somewhere unique and memorable to get married!
Thank you for your sweet words! We are happy that everything went so well for you! Best wishes!
Member Since: 7/25/2010
The chapel was the perfect place to have our wedding. It is so beautiful and intimate. We received so many compliments from guests on the beauty of the chapel. Becca from the Naper Settlement was great to work with. She was quick to respond to any question and always very friendly and professional. We loved having our wedding at the Naper Settlement!
Thank you for your kind words! We wish you all the best!
Member Since: 5/7/2006
Century Memorial Chapel was a fantastic choice for our September 2013 wedding! The grounds of Naper Settlement are gorgeous and the chapel was the perfect historic setting. The reservation process was very simple and the rental attendant was extremely helpful at the rehearsal and during the wedding day. It was like having a planner/day-of consultant on-site!
Thank you for taking the time to review us! We wish you all the best!
Member Since: 7/10/2011
I can't say enough about how beautiful the chapel is, not to even mention the history. My fiancé and I really wanted to find a chapel/church close to our reception location since more than half our guests were from out of town, once they got there we didn't want them to travel far. We searched for churches willing to marry us (even though we weren't members). When I found Naper Settlement and visited, I was sold! All the beams and woodwork is beautiful. So many guests were blown away by how beautiful the church was. We got married in December and all the decorations are beautiful and will work for anyone, no matter your colors. The staff was friendly and so easy to work with. They always quickly answered questions (calls or emails). Andi was our coordinator at the rehearsal and the day of the wedding. She really made it so easy for us and gave us wonderful advice for what works best at that location. She even worked with our musicians to make everything flow flawlessly.
My only complaint really has NOTHING to do with the location, service or people. It's just paying $1,000 for only 2 hours the day of and 1 hour for rehearsal really is a lot. I understand it's an old building and it needs to be maintained to keep it in the wonderful state it’s in now. It still seems pricey to me, especially when they can have numerous weddings booked in a day.
But then again, even with the high price they got me (miss save every dollar I can). So I guess they know what they're doing. :-)
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy that you were so thrilled with the chapel! Best wishes!
Member Since: 7/29/2010
Naper Settlement was a GREAT experience! The staff was VERY helpful and made everything super easy on us! Definitely recommend them! Also, you will get some GREAT pictures!
I'm happy that you had such a great experience! Best Wishes!
Member Since: 5/23/2009
We picked this chapel because of it's beautiful stained glass windows and antique look, as well as the location (we met and were engaged in downtown Napervillle, so it seemed fitting). It's so pretty you don't need decorations. It was also close enough for us to walk over to the riverwalk for photos after the ceremony. The assistant (Andee?) was very helpful and ensured that everything went smoothly. She really made it more perfect than it would have been, and went above and beyond. I was very grateful for all her help. I only gave a 3 for flexibility because the original day we wanted to marry wasn't available even though we reserved a year in advance, and it wasn't very easy to set an appointment for us to test the music beforehand. We were planning a casual ceremony so did not schedule a rehearsal, but my friend who was going to play piano wanted to test it out and see how many steps to the altar for the music timing, and they only gave us a short mid-afternoon window during the week, which meant taking time off work, and then we had to wait for groups of children on field trips and sneak in in between them. Other than that small issue this place was perfect for us, and we had a beautiful ceremony.
Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry you had problems getting in to test music. We wish you all the best!
Report Abuse Policy
If you have any documentation proving it false, please send it to email@example.com. We will review your request in the order it was received.
You can expect to receive a response within 5 business days.
Thank you for reporting your review.
Our policy is to only take down reviews that contain spam, explicit content or are proven to be factually false; we cannot dispute a bride’s opinion. We will review your request in the order it was received.
You can expect to receive a response within 5 business days.
Century Memorial Chapel: Unique and Distinctive
A non-denominational chapel built in 1864, Century Memorial Chapel features original stained glass windows and unique architectural details. Located on the 12-acre site of Naper Settlement outdoor history museum, it's the perfect venue for your distinctive and memorable wedding.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Mansion/Historic Site, Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative