Chaplains and Religious Life

Manning Chapel

Manning Chapel may only be reserved for religious or spiritual purposes. This space is ecumenical in its weekly use, home to our Catholic Masses, Meditation Group, Protestant Worship and more.

The classic exterior of this lovely early 19th century structure on Brown's Main Green disguises its bustling inner vitality as a hub of Brown's religious life. The spare elegance of this space ideally suits it to the variety of Brown's life.

Manning Chapel is available for weddings, baptisms and memorial services. All members of the Brown community receive first priority in reserving it for personal ceremonies.

Please call the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life at 401-863-2344 for additional information.

Check the availability calendar     Directions to the chapel

Weddings and Blessing Ceremonies

For 173 years, Manning Chapel has presided graciously over the Main Green of Brown University and has strengthened the prayers of people of all faiths and backgrounds. We are honored that you are considering Manning as the place for your ceremony.

Chapel Facts

Construction Stone
Building dimensions 90 feet in length and 42 feet in width, including the portico that faces Prospect Street
Chapel dimensions 64 feet in length, 38 feet in wide, and about 25 feet in height
Chapel location in Manning Hall Second floor
Aisle Length 53 feet (a service runner should be 50 feet)
Restrooms Located on both the first and second floor of the building