Harkness Chapel Weddings

Harkness Chapel is available to qualified couples for wedding celebrations during the summer, starting the weekend after commencement (mid-May) and ending the weekend before orientation (2nd weekend of August). University chapels may be reserved for use by faculty, staff, current students, alumni, and direct family members (sons/daughters or brothers/sisters) of faculty, staff, current students, and alumni.

Wedding Rentals

  • Contact the Department of Music for reservation information or to schedule a viewing. Contact us by email at music+facilities@case.edu
  • Rental of Harkness Chapel requires a $100 deposit at the point of contract to hold a date and a $1,000 rental fee ($100 deposit is applied to rental fee).
  • Damages in excess of the rental fee will be billed separately.
  • Rules for Use 
  • Venue Specifications and Parking
Harkness Wedding (harpsichord)
Shiny Penny Studios

Rental Includes

  • Two-hour rehearsal booking
  • Four-hour ceremony booking 
  • Single booking per weekend (no conflicting events)
  • Final walkthrough conducted 30-days prior to the ceremony (balance of the rental fee due at this point)
  • Use of the piano (by a professional musician)

Local Vendors 

(services billed separately)

Reception Locations 

Suggested Wedding Reception Locations
On-Campus Near Campus
Tinkham Veale University Center* The Tudor Arms Hotel
Linsalata Alumni Center* Intercontinental Hotel
Thwing Center* Courtyard by Marriott
Glidden House Nighttown Cleveland
The Cleveland Museum of Art The Ballroom at Park Lake
Museum of Contemporary Art: Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Party Rooms at Playhouse Square
Cleveland Botanical Garden Great Lakes Brewing Company
Severance Hall House of Blues
L'Albatros Brasserie + Bar The Arcade Cleveland

*CWRU buildings

A happy couple exits harkness chapel after their wedding
Shiny Penny Studios