Beautiful Cone Chapel is the perfect place for a simple wedding. Renovated in 1989, the chapel features an impressive pipe organ patterned after the designs of renowned organ builder Thomas Appleton, a classic Steinway piano, stained glass windows and traditional pew seating for 300. The 50-foot long aisle, subtle lighting and ornately painted trim offer inviting warmth and charm for your special day.

Located in the historic Waller Hall, built in 1867, the chapel is situated near many ideal locations for wedding photographs; the Willamette Rose Garden, the grassy banks of the Mill Stream, the stately Whipple Clock Tower as well as acres of manicured lawns and plantings.

Reception Sites

For excellent reception sites, Willamette University offers the Putnam University Center's Cat Cavern, Roger's Music Center Rehearsal Hall, Montag Den and Kaneko Atrium. All venues are a short walk from Cone Chapel and have ideal dimensions for a dance floor, banquet and music setup. We can easily accommodate the most intimate receptions up to the more robust 315 people.


Willamette University's food service must be catered by Bon Appétit, a premier on-site restaurant company. Bon Appétit is passionate about serving fresh, wholesome, delicious food, prepared from scratch, using the finest local and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Bold flavors, tempting presentation and friendly service are the company's hallmarks. Choose between light or heavy hors d'oeuvres, full meals and endless other possibilities. Bon Appétit's highly trained staff can also provide wine and beer served in accordance with University Alcohol policy. Please feel free to visit Bon Appetit on the web for more information, or contact them directly at

Contract and Insurance Requirements

All interested wedding and reception parties will be required to sign a Letter of Agreement and provide a Certificate of Insurance. For more information about our Insurance requirements please contact the Scheduling, Events, & Conferences office at 503-375-5442.