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Morris Chapel Use Policy


Thank you for your interest in using Morris Chapel. Please read the policies below carefully. All clients sign and receive a copy of these when confirmation of booking is given.


Morris Chapel policy requires that one person involved in the event at the chapel sign this agreement. If the party is receiving the university discount the bride or groom must be a current student, staff, faculty member or alumni of the university or the parent of the bride or groom must be a current staff or faculty member of the university.

For weddings, the chapel rental fee provides you with one (1) hour of use on the day prior to your wedding (for rehearsal) and the number of hours selected in your package on the day of the ceremony (e.g. two and a half hours, three hours, three and a half hours, etc.). Any set up of decorations is to be done within the first hour of your allotted time on the day of ceremony. All decorations are to be taken down by someone you have designated by the end of your allotted time. Also, please note that Morris Chapel will seat a strict maximum of 300 individuals.

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All fees are to be paid by credit card, check, or cashier's check made out to Morris Chapel. The chapel does not accept cash for payment. A non-refundable retainer fee of $300.00 is due within 10 days of the date the reservation is booked, and this confirms your reservation (this retainer is applied towards the total amount owed). The balance is due 90 days from the date the first retainer was paid unless otherwise stated or in the case that individuals choose an approved payment plan. 

If a reservation is made within 30 days of ceremony, total fees must be paid at booking.

A $50.00 late fee will apply if payments are not paid by the date stated on the confirmation. If a payment plan is chosen there will still be a final due date.

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I agree to the rate of $_______________ for a _______________ hour package.

Alumni Discount Applies: __________   ID Number or Graduating year: _________________

I agree that additional time will be charged at $125 per 15 minutes, or $500.00 per hour.

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The chapel will allow the couple to adjust the date of the wedding within one year of the original wedding date (schedule permitting) and all monies will be applied accordingly. If couple cancels completely all monies paid are non-refundable.

If balance due is not paid on time and a courtesy letter is sent, the Chapel has the right to cancel the reservation after the date listed on the second letter.

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Morris Chapel is a welcoming, non-denominational, interfaith space. It is the responsibility of the couple to make arrangements for clergy or other officiant. Upon request, the chapel can provide couples with a list of local clergy persons to choose from (subject to availability).

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Because weddings are non-University events, insurance is required for all couples. For weddings, Morris Chapel recommends using Wed Safe Wedding Insurance for your convenience. The Wed Safe Liability and Property Damage policy is specially designed to protect the wedding couple from liability related to certain types of accidents that may occur during the wedding and result in bodily injury or property damage. An alternative to Wed Safe is to contact your homeowners insurance and obtain an event policy for the day of your wedding. No wedding can take place without proof of insurance.

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As mentioned above, all decorations are to be set up on the day of the wedding during the first hour of the time booked. It is the responsibility of the couple to share the following regulations with the chapel event manager, florist, etc.:

  • No lighted candles on the ends of the pews or on carpeted areas are permitted (battery operated candles are permitted). Lighted candles are accepted only on altar area.
  • Plastic or other protection must be placed under live plants.
  • There is no storage available before or after wedding; decorations must be removed as soon as guests leave the chapel and pictures are done.
  • Tape, Tacks, and anything metal may not be used to affix items to any of the pews in the chapel.
  • There may not be any rice, birdseed, confetti, or similar substances distributed inside or outside the chapel. Bubbles, butterfly release or dove release may be used outside the chapel.
  • If desired, flower girls may throw flower petals however they are required to be artificial—silk or fabric—and will need to be picked up after ceremony.

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The university provides a number of spaces on campus for rehearsal dinners and receptions including the University Ballroom, Grace Covell Banquet Room, the President's Room, etc. Please contact university's conference services department for prices and information (209-946-7745 or 209-932-2836). The chapel will also provide a list of reception sites in the local area for your convenience.



The chapel will provide a list of musicians for your music needs. If an organist is chosen the chapel requires that you use an organist from the Chapel's authorized list. The fee is paid directly to the organist. If you choose to have another party play the organ it must be approved by the wedding & events manager at Morris Chapel. A sound technician is provided for basic microphone services (additional charges apply for other services, including music arrangements, song or CD playing). Morris Chapel can also provide couples with a list of musicians such as string quartets, and bagpipe, harp, and flute players.

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The bride's and groom's dressing rooms will be available during the time slot that was reserved for the wedding ceremony. Personal possessions must be removed immediately following the wedding ceremony so that the wedding staff can clean for the next party. The chapel staff will lock the doors while the ceremony is taking place.

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Morris Chapel and the University of the Pacific are in no way responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged during any event held at Morris Chapel. Also, all events in Morris Chapel are video monitored and recorded for security purposes.

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Print Name:     ________________________________________


Signature:        ________________________________________    Date:  _________________



Your signature affirms your understanding and willingness to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Morris Chapel Use Policies.


Morris Chapel, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

Phone (209) 946-2538 for reservations.   (209) 946-2821 Chapel fax

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