Schram Memorial Chapel

UPDATE: The Grove Redfield Estate, Lakeview Room and Schram Memorial Chapel can currently host event reservations for up to 50 people. We are booking current and future events. Future events will be subject to mitigation measures and state restrictions at the time of the event. Tours are available at each facility by appointment.  


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Address: 1799 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 224-521-2562
Tours available by appointment only. Click here for a virtual tour of the chapel interior.
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Your Place in History

Host your next event in this one of a kind chapel!  One of 47 NAS chapels built across the USA, Schram Memorial Chapel is the only one still operating. Originally built at the Glenview Naval Air Station during World War II and named after Captain Richard A. Schram, a renowned Navy flier, this historic non-denominational chapel served as a house of worship for thousands of servicemen and women passing through this military base. After the Naval Air Station closed, the building was moved from its original location and painstakingly restored by the Village of Glenview and Kimball Hill Builders. Now owned by the Glenview Park District, it is available for rental by groups, individuals and organizations.

Perfect For Every Occasion

Couples of all faiths are welcome to marry at the chapel.  The large stage/ altar can accommodate a wedding party of any size.  Dressing rooms for the groom and bride are available.

It’s a fitting place for special ceremonies like Bar/ Bat Mitzvah, Eagle Court of Honor, baptism/ christening or a memorial service.

The chapel’s size, amenities and location make it a great place for music recitals, meetings, training and presentations.

Availability & Rates

Schram Memorial Chapel is available all year round, for day/evening, weekday and weekend events.

Ceremony Package- perfect for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, baptism/christenings and memorial services.

  • May be booked up to two years in advance of the event date.
  • 15% discount when another Glenview Park District reception site is booked.
  • The 3-hour ceremony package is $730 ($915 nonresidents) plus a refundable $300 security/damage deposit, for a total of $1,030 ($1,215 nonresidents). A deposit amount equal to 50% of the rental fee will be required to hold the date along with the security deposit. For further details, refer to the rental contract upon booking.

Hourly Rental Rates

Fee Structure Based
Day Resident Nonresident Recognized Organized
(Hourly Rentals, minimum of 2 hours)
$86/hr $108/hr $58/hr
(Ceremony Package Discount)
$52/hr $64/hr N/A
3-Hour Minimum Ceremony Package
$244 each additional hour
$305 each additional hour
Fri-Sun* Non-Ceremony
(Minimum of 2 hours)
$295/hr $356/hr $58/hr

*Hourly rental available if booking within 30 days of the event.

Hourly Rentals

  • Two-hour minimum rental required
  • Typical hourly rentals include rehearsals, recitals, meetings, trainings, funerals, etc.


Main chapel: pew seating for up to 150 Upper level room: 40 auditorium-style seating, 30 banquet-style seating Lower level:  90 banquet-style seating

Amenities Included in All Rentals

  • Central heat & air conditioning
  • Built-in sound system
  • Three wireless hand-held microphones & one lapel microphone
  • Electric piano, organ and CD & Mp3 player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Unique four-sided altar
  • Ample lighting options
  • Raised altar/stage area
  • Eight stained glass windows depicting historic motifs

For information on other Glenview Park District wedding and meeting venues, click here.