schram memorial chapel

Host your next event in this one of a kind chapel!


1799 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026


Originally built at the Glenview Naval Air Station during World War II and named after renowned Navy Captain Richard A. Schram, the Schram Memorial Chapel used to serve as a house of worship for thousands of servicemen and women passing through this military base.

After the Naval Air Station closed, this historic non-denominational chapel was moved from its original location and restored by the Village of Glenview and Kimball Hill Builders. Now owned by the Glenview Park District, the Schram Memorial Chapel is available for rental by groups, individuals and organizations. Its rich history and outstanding religious structure is an incredibly special setting for milestones and memorable events.

Types of events:

  • Wedding
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Eagle Court of Honor
  • Baptism or Christening
  • Memorial Services/Celebrations of Life
  • Funerals

What you get when you rent:

  • Unique three-sided altar with ample lighting options
  • Eight stained glass windows depicting historical motifs
  • Central heat, air conditioning, ceiling fans
  • Built-in sound system and equipment, including two wireless hand-held microphones and one lapel microphone
  • Large stage and altar to accommodate large wedding parties
  • Private gathering areas for bride, groom, and family
  • Piano, organ, and CD & Mp3 player

availability and rates

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

  • Book up to two years in advance.
  • 15% discount when another Glenview Park District reception site is booked for the same day.
  • A $300 refundable security deposit is due with each 3 hour package.
  • A fee deposit of 50% is required to hold the date in addition to the security deposit.
  • If booking by the hour, a two hour minimum is required.

capacity and rates

Main chapel: pew seating for up to 150
Upper level room: 40 auditorium-style seating, 30 banquet-style seating
Lower level: 140 auditorium-style seating, 90 banquet-style seating

Days Resident Fees Nonresident Fees

Hourly Rentals

M-Th $90/hr. $115/hr.

3 Hour Package

F-Su $735 $920

Additional Hour

F-Su $250/hr. $310/hr.

Hourly Rentals (weekends)

F-Su $300/hr.* $360/hr.*

Hourly Rentals

Days M-Th
Resident Fees $90/hr.
Nonresident Fees $115/hr.

3 Hour Package

Days F-Su
Resident Fees $735
Nonresident Fees $920

Additional Hour

Days F-Su
Resident Fees $250/hr.
Nonresident Fees $310/hr.

Hourly Rentals (weekends)

Days F-Su
Resident Fees $300/hr.*
Nonresident Fees $360/hr.*

*Weekend hourly rate only available if booking within 30 days of the event.