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Our spaces are available to rent by student groups and university departments. They may also be available to off-campus clients on a case-by-case basis with priority given to university events. All rental revenue goes to support the department of Religious & Spiritual Life at Northwestern University. 

All of our Religious & Spiritual Life rooms are available at no cost for Religious & Spiritual Life Registered Student Groups! Please check your registration status on the Wildcat Connection.

All Facility Users must agree to the General Facilities Rental Agreement and associated Room Exhibit B.

You can now reserve all our rooms through Northwestern's Event Management System (EMS). You must create an account in EMS to reserve a room. All reservations should be placed at least 2 weeks in advance. 

Room Rental Rates 

Room Name Student Rate Department Rate External Rate
Alice Millar Chapel Free $35/hr $250/hr
Jeanne Vail Chapel Free $20/hr $100/hr
Choir Room (034) Free $15/hr $25/hr
RSL Lounge & Conference (120) Free $15/hr $25/hr
RSL Reception (122) Free $40/hr *Please email for a quote!


Additional Fees:

  • Room Setup/Teardown Labor (required for PKS 122): $50
  • Projector/Screen $150 for Millar 
  • Sat. & Sun. Custodial Fee (required for all events): $150
  • Late fee is a minimum of $100/hr
  • External Clients pay a $300-$500 deposit

Place your deposit or pay your balance by clicking here

Religious & Spiritual Life Spaces

Reception Hall (PKS 122)

  • Basic sound system: 2 wireless microphones
  • Smart TV - requires laptop to be provided by client
  • 200 seated lecture, 150 seated plated reception, 120 buffet reception
  • (10) 8' rectangular tables, (25) 6' round tables, (2) 4' Cake Rounds, (4) 6' rectangular tables
  • 200 banquet chairs
  • podium, upright piano
  • attached catering kitchen with 4 unit fridge & 2 stoves/ovens

To view more photos of the reception hall please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Reception Hall (PKS 122)
Alice Millar Chapel

Alice Millar Chapel

  • capacity of 700
  • access to gendered & gender open restrooms
  • fixed white oak pews
  • Baldwin grand piano
  • basic sound system with 2 wireless microphones

Jeanne Vail Chapel

  • capacity of 125
  • access to gendered & gender open restrooms
  • fixed white oak pews
  • upright piano
  • basic sound system,: 2 wireless microphones
Jeanne Vail Chapel
Religious & Spiritual Life Conference/Lounge (Parkes 120)

Religious & Spiritual Life Conference/Lounge (Parkes 120)

  • capacity of 50
  • access to gendered & gender open restrooms
  • standard room set of conference table seats 20, lounge area seats 10
  • 2 wall-mounted presentation monitors with HDMI connection
The Choir Room (Parkes 034)

The Choir Room (Parkes 034)

  • capacity of 80
  • access to gendered & gender open restrooms
  • 60 movable chairs
  • 1 wall mounted presentation monitor with HDMI connection
  • *not an accessible room*

*Items available upon request: music stands, orchestra chairs, yoga mats, zafus,  rolling whiteboard 

Place your reservation online at 

For questions regarding any of these spaces please contact

Reception Gallery

West Buffet & East Dance Floor
Plated Meal & Center Dance Floor
Center Buffet & No Dance Floor
East Buffet & No Dance Floor)
West Buffet & Center Dance Floor
Rented Chairs & No Dance Floor
Sweetheart Table
Double-sided Buffet
Highboy Display (NU Catering, rented table))
Table Display (NU Catering)
Sweetheart Table
Cake & Sweetheart Table
Table Number Assignment