BELMONT UNIVERSITY ’S HERBERT C. GABHART CHAPEL IN THE JANET AYERS ACADEMIC CENTER
t Belmont, we understand the importance of selecting the right venue for an event as momentous and special as a wedding day! Should a couple desire to host their wedding on campus, we will strive to best meet their needs and provide them with a location and service that will be equally as stress-free as it will be memorable. We welcome the opportunity to help coordinate and witness such an event that symbolizes before God, family and friends the union of two individuals. We will work with wedding clients to put together a package that best fits the vision for their big day!
The Janet Ayers Academic Center The Janet Ayers Academic Center on Belmont University’s campus opened its doors in August 2014. Located on the corner of Wedgewood and 15th Avenues near Nashville’s acclaimed Music Row, this 186,000 square foot structure houses a myriad of academic programs, 430 underground parking spots and a state-of-the-art chapel facility on the ground floor.
The Gabhart Chapel The first-ever intentionally designed chapel in the history of the university, this ecumenical Christian sanctuary boasts a grand space and prime location for events of all types, including wedding ceremonies. The impressive two-story layout includes arched, double height clear glass windows on the exterior that are mirrored on the interior and are veiled by a layer of art glass. The art glass includes the motif of three crosses and creates a sanctuary experience filled with both breathtaking beauty and peaceful stillness. An art glass rosette provides the focal point for the front of the Chapel. Wrought iron chandeliers help illuminate the space, which is also equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities that are fully integrated into the design so that the Chapel can be a multi-functional venue.
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A grand curved staircase descends into the Chapel lobby, creating an elegant yet ideal space for welcoming and appropriately directing guests. Dressing rooms for the bride, groom and bridal party are conveniently located in the eastern corner of the ground floor, just off the lobby, providing both privacy and easy access to the Chapel entrance. Ample parking is available underneath the building for guests, with elevator access to just outside the Chapel and all floors of the Janet Ayers Academic Center. These features combine to create an environment that needs little additional decoration and allows the most important focus to be on the special couple. The Chapel is an ideal space for couples wishing to host their wedding ceremony in a church-like chapel space.
Anyone is eligible to book the Gabhart Chapel for weddings, including current students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community-at-large.
Features of the Chapel: 284 seat capacity ADA accessible Sound system Projector and screen Center aisle Bride and Groom dressing rooms Additional classrooms available for use Easily accessible full bathrooms for guests Elevator access from underground parking garage
For more information and to inquire about pricing, availability and booking of the Chapel for wedding ceremonies and/or other on-campus locations for wedding receptions, please contact the Office of Event Services at Photo by ebphotography.org
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HERBERT C. GABHART CHAPEL IN THE JANET AYERS ACADEMIC CENTER Office of Event Services 1900 Belmont Boulevard Nashville, Tennessee 37212
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Belmont University Office of Event Services Wedding Brochure