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The chapel will comfortably seat 175 people.
For rates and wedding availability, please call our main office at 630.420.6010 on Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aisle is 50 feet long from the stair to the archway.
Yes, the chapel is air-conditioned.
Candles are not permitted in the chapel, with the exception of memorial candles or a unity candle and two tapers that light it.
The suggested address for wedding invitations is 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540. This is the address for Naper Settlement's main office, which is also the closest physical address to the chapel. To add clarity for your guests, it is recommended you include "On the Grounds of Naper Settlement."
Unless otherwise noted, the entrance for Chapel wedding guests will be through the parking lot gate along Aurora Avenue.
Guests are welcome to park in our Chapel lot on Aurora Avenue, which has parking for 22 guests, including two handicap parking spots. Your guests may also park in the Naper Settlement Visitor Parking Lot, located on the corner of Webster Street and Porter Avenue one block south of Aurora Avenue There is also additional parking at the Municipal Center, located directly across the street from the Chapel parking lot. Parking at the Municipal Center is permitted after 5:00 PM on weekdays and anytime on the weekends. The Naper Settlement Visitor Parking Lot and the Municipal Center parking lots are public parking areas. Unfortunately we are unable to reserve these areas specifically for your guests.
Decorations are allowed, provided that bows are attached with something that doesn't scratch or stick to the pews. A rubber band or ribbon works best and is preferred. Floral arrangements are permitted. Every bride has a certain vision for their special day and we are open to any ideas you may have. Please call a member of our Guest Services Team at 630.420.6010 with your ideas, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Naper Settlement brings together historically important buildings and their stories, connecting visitors to Naperville's heritage and beyond. The Cultivate Center will build on that foundation, providing an immersive opportunity to learn about Naperville's storied agricultural history and how it connects to the farming story of the region and nation today.
The exhibits will feature STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities that will highlight such themes as food production, planting and harvesting of crops, mechanics of simple machines, climate, weather, and natural resources, and the economic value of agriculture to communities and others.
Projected costs for the building and exhibits are $4 million, and potential funding sources include grants, corporations, foundations and individuals. A significant lead gift has been received from the Wheatland Plow Match, including the donation of The Wood Bros. thresher.
Exhibit and building construction is funding dependent.
One of the center's project objectives is to establish a cultural connection to Naperville's dynamic downtown and serves as a direct and indirect economic engine for the vibrancy of our city - advancing tourism, street-life and city beautification efforts. The center will also have an indoor gathering space available for events and social gatherings, as well as feature a dynamic educational space for our more than 35,000 school children, changing digital exhibits and content-driven programming. The new visitor center will be an investment in education and cultural tourism.
The budget for the Innovation Gateway is $3.7 million. The Naperville Heritage Society, administrator of Naper Settlement, has recently received a generous combined grant award and gifts totaling $1,000,000 in support of the museum's Heritage Gateway and Innovation Hall. The Naperville Heritage Society received a $500,000 grant from the Tellabs Foundation, and gifts totaling $500,000 from Christopher and Christine Birck and The Birck Family Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation.
The Innovation Gateway's construction is funding dependent.
You can help in a variety of ways! We are looking for donations of all kinds, including financial support, oral histories, and artifacts. We are incredibly excited to get this project off the ground and with your help we can make this happen. To donate or to learn more, please email us.
For information on admission fees and hours, please view the admissions and hours.
Naper Settlement is located at the corner of Aurora Avenue and Webster Street at the south end of downtown Naperville, which is just 28 miles west of Chicago. The address is: 523 S Webster Street Naperville, IL 60540
Yes. The lower level of the Century Memorial Chapel holds 80 to 85 people, and the tavern in the Pre-Emption House holds 44 people.