With a capacity of 90, the non-denominational Auburn University Chapel, located on the corner of College Street and Thach Avenue, may be reserved for weddings, formal ceremonies of fraternities, sororities, and other student organizations; as well as for memorial services. A Reuter-two manual pipe organ with four ranks is available upon reservation.
The Auburn University Chapel, located at 139 South College Street, stands as a landmark of more than a century of Auburn‘s history. The Chapel, constructed in 1851, is the oldest building still on its original site and is still used by the University. The Chapel is also the oldest public structure the town of Auburn. In 1976 the Chapel was given an imaginative restoration and designated a bicentennial building in the National Register of Historic Buildings.
This chapel has had a colorful past. It was used as a house of worship for the Presbyterian and Episcopal communities. It has also served as a Civil War hospital, a civic center, the Y-Hut (YMCA and YWCA headquarters), and a USO. In 1887, when the main building burned at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, the college used the Chapel for classrooms. Auburn University acquired this property in the early 1900’s. For forty years it served as the playhouse for the Department of Theater. It has now come full circle and again serves the Auburn University community.