Pasquerilla Spiritual Center and Eisenhower Chapel

The Pasquerilla Spiritual Center-Eisenhower Chapel has been the site of many beautiful ceremonies over the years. Services of all sizes, traditions, and faiths are welcome and can be accommodated in the large Worship Hall in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center or in the smaller, more intimate settings of the Eisenhower All-Faith Chapel or Meditation Chapel.

For images of these spaces, visit our gallery. In addition to the ceremony spaces, we have a bridal room for the bride and wedding party to prepare.

  • Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Worship Hall can accommodate up to 450 people
  • Eisenhower All-Faith Chapel can accommodate up to 125 people
  • Meditation Chapel can accommodate up to 16 people

Our experienced and dedicated staff handles many ceremonies each year and is available to assist and guide you in the planning of your special day. You will be assigned a wedding facilitator if one is available to work with you during your rehearsal and wedding day.

Please call us to schedule a time to tour the spaces in person and discuss details related to your wedding.

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Reservations & Fees

Reservation Details

Inquire about a ceremony with our Ceremony Request Form.

When planning a ceremony, keep in mind:

  • You can schedule a wedding up to 2 years in advance.
  • You may be assigned a wedding facilitator if one is available to assist with the rehearsal and the wedding.
  • You must make your own arrangements for officiates, musicians, florists, and photographers. View our list of approved pianists/organists.

Wedding Rehearsal
Your ceremony reservation includes time for your wedding rehearsal. On the day before the ceremony, one hour is reserved for your wedding rehearsal.

Fees

Eisenhower Chapel: $400.00/hour
Worship Hall: $750.00/hour

A 50% deposit is due two weeks following your reservation. Your reservation will be tentatively reserved for 2 weeks until we receive the deposit. Payments are accepted by check or money order and made payable to Penn State Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development.

  • Final payments are due ONE MONTH BEFORE the event
  • ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Note about Scheduling

The Pasquerilla Spiritual Center-Eisenhower Chapel is a busy facility that hosts a variety of programs, events, and services. To accommodate other activities that may be happening before or after your ceremony, you will have access to the reserved space only during your scheduled time. We ask that the couple, officiate, and individuals involved in the ceremony arrive on time. Participants who arrive prior to the scheduled time may not be able to access the facility. Please ensure you book an appropriate amount of time, based on your needs. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us assist you in using your time and space within the facility as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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Accompanists

Approved Pianists/Organists

This list includes individuals who have been approved to play the organ in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center-Eisenhower Chapel as well as approved pianists. Fees may vary and are the responsibility of the group requesting the organist/pianist.

Organists Description Contact Info
Mary Bahnfleth Senior Organist – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, State College. Adjunct Organ Instructor, Penn State School of Music 814-237-6625
bahnfleth@comcast.net
William Bahnfleth Substitute Organist, Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State 814-237-6625
wpb5@psu.edu
Paula Bassett Organist & Pianist – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church State College 814-234-3309
p_bassett@comcast.net
Gwen D. Catchen Organist – St. Andrews Episcopal Church, State College 814-861-3438
gxc6@psu.edu
Debra Cree Organist – St. John’s Episcopal, Bellefonte, PA 814-355/3981
debra@dcree.net
Freda Crummey Organist – Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, State College 814-466-6300
crum616@aol.com
H. Ryan Ditmer Substitute Organist (United Church of Christ, Lutheran, and other Protestant churches) 814-883-8351
hrditmer@comcast.net
Kristy Drake Experienced vocal, piano, and viola soloist, and piano accompanist. Willing to work with you to help make your day special. 585-402-0517
musicsevennine@yahoo.com
Mona Hill Organist – St. John United Church of Christ, Boalsburg 814-466-6626
monalog@aol.com
Julia M. Kiefer Organist – Faith United Church of Christ, State College 814-234-1555
Anthony Leach Associate Professor of Music, Penn State (Director of Essence of Joy and University Choir) 814-867-2526
atl105@psu.edu
Cynthia Mills Organist – Park Forest United Methodist Church, State College 814-235-1685
cymills@gmail.com
Nicolas Miskovsky Substitute organist (particularly for Catholic weddings) Professor of Physics, Altoona Campus, Penn State 814-880-5263
nmm1@psu.edu
Kay Putnam Director of Music – St. John Episcopal Church, Bellefonte 814-355-4020
Kay_putnam@hotmail.com
Phil Torbet Director of Music – Penn State Catholic Campus Ministry, Adjunct Penn State School of Music 814-883-5909

ptorbert@gmail.com

Ned Weatherald Organist, Director of Music – State College Presbyterian Church 814-353-8990
scpcned@crslink.net
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Gallery

Gallery of Previous Weddings

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Parking

Parking

For the closest visitor parking, the Nittany Parking Deck is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking fees are $1.00 per hour. The deck is located on Fischer Road beside the Nittany Lion Inn and is about a five-minute walk to the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center and Eisenhower Chapel. See Campus Maps for parking locations.