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Wedding Facilities

Hood College is conveniently located on a beautiful campus in the historic city of Frederick, Maryland an hour's drive from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. Noted for its Georgian-style, brick buildings and tree-shaded lawns, Hood College provides a picturesque setting for your wedding. Hood's Coffman Chapel is widely popular and always in demand year-round for weddings. The Hodson Outdoor Theater also creates a fabulous wedding setting with its beautiful landscaping, majestic trees and water fountain.

About Coffman Chapel

Coffman Chapel, one of Frederick's renowned "Clustered Spires," was built in 1955 in honor of Andrew and Gladys Coffman, well-known Maryland philanthropists and longtime residents of Hagerstown, Maryland. The sanctuary seats 750 guests. The 95-foot center aisle is lined by wooden pews with painted white accents. The beautiful windows, numbering five on each side of the sanctuary, are clear glass. The sanctuary is carpeted in a light shade of blue. A red brocade drape hangs behind the altar. Both the lectern and the pulpit are equipped with microphones. A kneeling bench and a communion table are available upon request. The chapel is not air conditioned. We kindly ask that no bird seed or rice be thrown following the ceremony.

The Organ

The organ is located in the front of the sanctuary of Coffman Chapel, and the solo trumpets are mounted on the back wall of the upper balcony. Built by Möller Organ Company, the organ contains 41 ranks of pipes, playable on a console of three manuals and full-pedal keyboard. The combination action is available to use and reset to suit each specific organist. In addition, a grand piano is available at the front of the sanctuary.

Rental Fees

The Coffman Chapel rental fee is $450. This fee includes the following services:

  • use of the chapel for two hours for the wedding rehearsal
  • five hours for the ceremony
  • one hour of rehearsal time for the organist, if needed
  • services of Campus Security to open and close the Chapel for your wedding rehearsal and ceremony
  • use of the Chapel parking lot
  • access to dressing areas for the bridal party
  • audiovisual equipment, with a limit of three microphones
  • kneeling bench, and communion table

Reservation Procedures

For more information, or to schedule your wedding, contact:
The Office of Conference Services and Special Events at:
301-696-3711.