Amenities + Details
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$$ – Affordable
Church, Religious Setting
Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment
This space is STUNNING. The architecture, the lighting, the sound system - all great. What leads to the low rating is the service we received throughout the wedding planning process. When I had originally booked there, they had a coordinator that had been there several years - Penny. Sometime after booking, she had retired/been let go/not really sure of the circumstances - as we had to reach out to the venue to find out who would be working with us as we had not heard from anyone since we had put down our deposit. Eventually we found out who our coordinator was (Nathan)- but he NEVER once reached out to us. We had to reach out to him each and every time. And each and every time we were met with silence until we contacted Human Resources (Vonda) - who eventually was able to contact him so he would respond to our inquiries. Each time we were handed excuses as to why our initial contact was ignored. We basically paid several hundred dollars for the space alone, when we originally were under the impression we were paying for some level of coordination. All-in-all, our day ended up being perfect - but that was due to our AMAZING choice in officiant (not at all affiliated with the venue). So in conclusion - beautiful space which really requires no decor at all... but until they find different coordinators, not worth the trouble (a shame since the space is SO neat!). In fact, I don't even know if they are booking outside weddings any longer, as the page is missing from the United Theological Seminary website.
Not only is Bigelow Chapel gorgeous, but the day-of coordinators are tremendous! Renee really made sure our day went smoothly - couldn't have found a better place to get married!
Modern, Contemporary Space. Beautiful light filled space.Reviewed on 12/20/2014 Rachel D
Unique, beautiful space! Very conveniently located just north of Minneapolis. Bigelow Chapel was a gorgeous space to host our wedding ceremony in June. The staff was very helpful in coordinating the rehearsal the day before as well as day of. When you book the space it also allows you to use the outdoor space surrounding the building which was perfect for taking pictures before the ceremony. We got so many comments from guests about how beautiful and unique the space was.
GorgeousReviewed on 7/20/2013 Ashley K
This was the most amazing location for our ceremony! The staff is very easy to work with. They give you an assistant on the day of to help things run smoothly and that was super helpful! We used the seminary minister Martha Postlewaite as our officiant and she did an incredible job. Our guests could not stop gushing about her homily. We also did our premarital counseling with her, which was fun and meaningful. The location is a little tricky to find, but it is an absolute gem! Our guests were amazed at the beauty of the wood sculptures and everyone stayed to take pictures themselves after the ceremony. I cannot rate this highly enough. It is also extremely reasonably priced.
Hidden Gem ChapelReviewed on 1/25/2013 Jennifer K
From the first contact with Penny to the rehearsal with Renee, the Bigelow Chapel was amazing! Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Our ceremony day went off without a hitch. The bride and groom waiting rooms were adequate. The architecture alone of the Chapel sold us on the space. We also liked that you knew you where in a house of worship but the chapel was simply decorate to not have you feel overwhelmed by religion. Highly recommend to any bride and groom!
Beautiful and perfectReviewed on 12/25/2012 Sarah D
Bigelow Chapel was quite possibly the best venue for us to hold our wedding. Capacity does not exceed 200, so the sanctuary felt full and intimate. It's also one of the most beautiful spaces in MN, which was one of our main priorities. Michelle Rodriguez and Penny Truax were both very helpful throughout the entire process. We loved having our wedding there.
Gorgeous!Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Jeni M
This place was gorgeous and absolutely LOVED having my wedding here! The staff was helpful. The place decorated itself!
Most Beautiful Ceremony SiteReviewed on 6/15/2012 Jacke J
I saw a picture of the Bigelow Chapel and immediately knew that this would be my ceremony site! It lived up to everything I imagined. Hardly any decorations are needed because it is SO beautiful. Penny is great!