War Memorial Chapel is available for use to other groups or individuals in the community for a variety of events and/or gatherings. Rates will apply.

Event types include but are not limited to:

  • Memorial Services
  • Prayer Vigils
  • Organ & Piano Rehearsals
  • Religious Services
  • Other: Please contact us to see how this facility may accommodate your organization’s needs.

Technical Specifications:

  • The Chapel's maximum seating capacity is 260 people.
  • Approximately 200 people may be comfortably seated in the pews
  • There are an additional 48 chairs available around the perimeter.
  • There are 28 pews consisting of 14 on either side of the aisle.
  • The wooden rails (the altar rails) on each side of the front of the Chapel are 17 feet in length
  • The brass rails on each side of the rear of the Chapel (near the front entrance) are 10 feet, 8 inches in length.
  • The Chapel aisle is 45 feet in length.
  • The top of the altar is 8 feet by 2 1/2 feet.

If you are interested in reserving the Chapel, please fill out the REQUEST FORM and email it to our office: chapel@vt.edu.

If the group will be using candles, it is required that an open burn permit be submitted to the War Memorial Chapel and Events Office no later than 10 business days prior to the event. Our staff can help you with the submission and answer any questions you may have.

Insurance is required for all external client events.  Certificates of Insurance must have a minimum general liability coverage amount of $500,000; the certificate must list “Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University” and the “Commonwealth of Virginia” as certificate holders and additional insured; and the certificate must include the organization name, event type, event date(s) including rehearsals, and location(s) in the description area.  Certificates of Insurance must be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the event.  If the certificate is not received by the War Memorial Chapel and Events office, the event cannot occur.

Please contact the War Memorial Chapel and Events Office for more information.

Contact Us

War Memorial Chapel and Events
Student Engagement and Campus Life | Virginia Tech
225 Squires Student Center (0138)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
phone: 540-231-6240 
fax: 540-231-5430
email: chapel@vt.edu