Princeton University Religious Life

Officiant

Finding the right person to preside over your ceremony

Princeton University Chapel

We ask that your officiant contact Dean Alison Boden (609-258-6244) as soon as possible by phone, so that we can answer any questions he or she may have, and convey basic information about the chapel policies and procedures. We need you to pass this request on to your officiant, and thank you in advance for doing so as soon as possible.

Couples may choose their own clergyperson or public official to conduct the service.

The Dean and Associate Dean the Chapel are available to officiate at ceremonies, as their schedules permit. In order to arrange for this, the couple must contact Liz Powers (609-258-3048) at least seven months in advance of the ceremony date (or immediately, if  the date is less than seven months from the time of scheduling). Ms. Powers will direct the couple to one of the Deans. It is the responsibility of the couple to apply to the Dean by letter no less than six months before the scheduled date of the ceremony. (This letter should state the reason for the request, and should include contact information, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.)  

Roman Catholics must submit a written request to Father Gabriel Zeis at the Aquinas Institute at least one year prior to the marriage for further instructions. The Aquinas Institute is located at Aquinas House, 24 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ  08540.  Since diocesan guidelines regarding the location of wedding ceremonies apply, Roman Catholic couples should not assume that permission to be married in the Chapel will be granted.  Please contact University Organist Eric Plutz (eplutz@princeton.edu) upon signing this agreement, due to the number of musical details involved in a Roman Catholic service.

Episcopalians who wish to use a minister from outside the campus must inform the Chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Princeton, Rev. Joseph Wolyniak, at least six months prior to the marriage. The Episcopal Church at Princeton University is located at Proctor House, 53 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540.  Please contact University Organist Eric Plutz (eplutz@princeton.edu) upon signing this agreement, due to the number of musical details involved in an Episcopal service.

Orthodox Christians who wish to use a minister from outside the campus must inform the Chaplain of the Orthodox Christian Church at Princeton, Father Dan Skvir, at least six months prior to the marriage. The Orthodox Christian Church at Princeton, c/o Office of Religious Life, Murray-Dodge Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544.  Please contact University Organist Eric Plutz (eplutz@princeton.edu) upon signing this agreement, due to the number of musical details involved in an Orthodox Christian wedding.