A Naperville Wedding Venue for the History Books

Century Memorial Chapel Wedding CeremonyCouple getting married at Century Memorial Chapel

Built in 1864, the charm and elegance of Century Memorial Chapel comes through in its original stained glass windows and decorative hand stenciling. The curved buttresses, carved pews and globe lighting highlight the Gothic Revival style of architecture. This historic wedding venue near downtown Naperville, Illinois was moved in 1970 from Jefferson and Ellsworth Streets in Naperville to its present site as the cornerstone of Naper Settlement, a history museum. 

With seating for up to 150 guests, our nondenominational chapel is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony. Come make some memories in one of Chicagoland’s only historic wedding chapels!

Take a virtual tour of Century Memorial Chapel and Naper Settlement's buildings and grounds.

Facilities Amenities and Services

  • 3,500 sq. ft. in upper-level with seating for 150
  • 2,268 sq. ft. in lower-level with seating for 90 or 110 standing
  • Historic Ambiance
  • Beautiful landscaping
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Naperville  near I-88 and I-355 tollways (near Aurora, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton) 
  • Free parking 
  • Fully accessible with wheelchair lift to lower level
  • Projector available upon request

Rental includes:

  • Two hours for service and use of Century Memorial Chapel
  • One hour for rehearsal
  • Spacious carpeted wedding suite with full-length mirror and two plush chairs
  • Naper Settlement rental attendant to assist with the finishing touches to ensure that the day goes off without a hitch!

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Birck Family Innovation Gateway - A New Modern Reception SpaceRendering of the Birck Family Innovation Gateway setup for a Wedding

The Birck Family Innovation Gateway features an elegant and modern reception space for up to 150 guests. Fall in love with large, floor-length windows that showcase panoramic views of the museum’s lush green spaces and enjoy the convenience of having your event in the heart of Downtown Naperville.

Facilities Amenities and Services

  • 4,800 total sq. ft. building
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Naperville near I-88 and I-355 tollways (near Aurora, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton) 
  • Free parking 
  • Fully accessible 
  • AV package available upon request
  •  Outdoor patio usage upon request


  • 150 banquet style without a dance floor
  • 125 banquet style with a dance floor
  •  200 theater seating
  • 120 classroom-style 

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Need help planning? 

The Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Naperville) offers complimentary wedding planning services including venue selection, site tours, event coordination, visitor guides, goodie bags and so much more! For more information, visit: https://www.visitnaperville.com/img/WeddingFlyer.pdf.

The Naperville Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to help make your special day as magical as possible! Please click here to fill out their wedding planning form, and they will help you with your planning needs.