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Event Planning

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel is owned by the State of Minnesota and administered by Fort Snelling State Park.
To make a reservation, call Fort Snelling State Park at
612/279-3555.

( Air Conditioned as of June 2007)
The Chapel is fully handicap accesible.

Weddings:
Contact the DNR at 612/279-3555 to schedule your wedding and rehearsal date and time.


Reserve the Chapel for your wedding call 612/279-3555.

Once you have made your reservation for the use of the chapel, you will need to make arrangement for your choice of clergy, musicians and photographer, etc.

A few suggestions for the next steps:

A list of individuals willing to officiate and perform for wedding ceremonies may be obtained through the DNR. You have the freedom to choose any clergy, photographer and musician for your wedding at the chapel.

Observe the Chapel in use
You are invited to attend the non-denominational worship service any Sunday at 11:00 am. The Chapel is open for tours on the first and third Sundays of each month from 1:30 -3:00 pm. Otherwise the Chapel is locked and access is not possible.

If you are not able to attend a service, go to the "Virtual Tour" icon at this web site and review the photos and history of the Chapel's beautiful interior.

The Foundation will rent to wedding parties 14 candleholders that can be affixed to the end of the pews. A rental fee of $125.00 includes the holder; the glass hurricane covers and battery operated white candles. For more information contact the Foundation office at: info@fortsnellingmcf.org or by phone 651/286-7296

Reception / Hotel Options:
There are a couple of convenient and popular locations near the Chapel for your reception or accommodations for overnight guests -

Woolley’s Restaurant within the Embassy Suites Bloomington located at 7901 34th Ave. just off of Highway 494 is a popular location for receptions following an event at the Chapel. This site has numerous options for room size and offers a full menu and bar service. For further information or to make a reservation, contact Woolley’s at 952/854-1010.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites located at I-494 and 34th Avenue South in Bloomington. This site also has numerous options for room size and offers a full menu and bar service. For further information or to make a reservation, contact the Sales Office at 952-876-8655 or via e-mail at sales@cpsuitesmsp.com.

Provide driving directions to the Chapel to all invitees and vendors. The Chapel can be challenging for newcomers to find within the Fort Snelling properties, however with simple directions it is easily found.

Click here for driving directions

Funerals:
Select your funeral date and time.

Reserve the Chapel for the funeral call 612/279-3555

Generally if a mortuary is involved, a representative will make this call for you. The Chapel is reserved for funerals weekdays for limited periods of time.

Provide driving directions to the Chapel to all invitees and vendors.
Florists who are not familiar with the Chapel may have difficulty finding it without some assistance.

Reserve your reception location:
There are a couple of convenient and popular locations near the Chapel for your reception or accommodations for overnight guests -

Woolley’s Restaurant within the Embassy Suites Bloomington located at 7901 34th Ave. just off of Highway 494 is a popular location for receptions following an event at the Chapel. This site has numerous options for room size and offers a full menu and bar service. For further information or to make a reservation, contact Woolley’s at 952/854-1010.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites located at I-494 and 34th Avenue South in Bloomington. This site also has numerous options for room size and offers a full menu and bar service. For further information or to make a reservation, contact the Sales Office at 952-876-8655 or via e-mail at sales@cpsuitesmsp.com.

Provide driving directions to the Chapel to all invitees and vendors. Florists who are not familiar with the Chapel may have difficulty finding it without some assistance.

Click here for driving directions

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