Planning Checklist

Please remember that OCRL does not provide a wedding coordinator. Below is a checklist to guide you through the process of planning your wedding at Manning Chapel.

The reservation form and fee should be submitted a minimum of six weeks in advance; Facilities requires six weeks' notice for processing requests at Brown.

Designation by the couple of one individual who is the sole contact. The name of this person, usually the bride or the groom, must be stated on the reservation form when submitted. OCRL will not communicate with wedding planners.

Officiant arrangements and any necessary counseling or permission from local religious authority.  Note: The officiant must be secured at the time the reservation is submitted to OCRL. Full name, address, phone number, and affiliation are necessary for the reservation to be complete.

Investigate legal requirements about Marriage in the State of Rhode Island.

Decoration arrangements, including set-up and breakdown. Note: These need to be supplied, assembled, and dismantled by your florist or wedding planner within your allotted time in the chapel.

Parking arrangements for limousines or any vehicle carrying the wedding party or disabled members of the family.

Brown reception sites: Brown Faculty Club, Hope Club in Providence.

Please inform OCRL by emailing bijaya_karanjit@brown.edu about any special requirements that may be needed for guests coming onto campus. The chapel is handicap accessible, however advance notice is required to run the chairlift.