Rental Fees and Wedding Policies

The Norman Chapel (Seats up to 200)
The chapel built in 1880 boasts several beautiful stained glass windows and gargoyles. There is an intricate pattern of arches and pillars of Bedford stone gracing the interior chapel. Carved wooden beams support the ceiling and the floor (although carpeted in some areas) is Belgian Marble. The chapel houses a Baldwin electronic organ and sound system. While heated in the cooler months, the chapel does not have air-conditioning. It accommodates a total of 200 guests. Building code maximum is 249. Viewings are by appointment only.

The Garden Courtyard (Seats up to 1,000)
The Garden Courtyard is located in the front area of the cemetery/arboretum. It is planted with Hybrid Tea roses, as well as other colorful annual flowers. The wedding party is permitted to rent their own tents, chairs, wedding arbor, etc., and will assemble/ disassemble their own set-ups. Spring Grove will designate the appropriate site for tent set-up. All equipment must be disassembled and removed from site the eve of the event. In the event of inclement weather, the Norman Chapel will be made available to the wedding party. 

Rental Fees / Scheduling:
The Rental Fee is due in full 30 days prior to the event date.
If the Rental Fee is not paid in full 30 days prior to the event, the reservation will be canceled and the Renter will forfeit the Security Deposit.
Ceremonies may be scheduled within one of the time slots noted below:

Day of the Week          Timeslot Price
Friday4:30 - 7:30 PM$895
Saturday 4:00 - 8:00 PM$1195
Sunday 12:00 - 3:00 PM$895

No Weddings will be scheduled Monday-Thursday, over Memorial Day weekend or the Saturday before Easter Sunday.

Security Deposit: A $500 Security Deposit is required at the time of booking. It is separate from the Rental Fee (see Rental Fees/Scheduling) and is refunded as follows: The security deposit will be refunded within 30 days after the event date. If any repairs are required or excess maintenance issues exist after the event, including damages caused by a party associated with the event, Spring Grove will deduct the cost of those repairs or maintenance from the security deposit. If the Rental Fee (see Rental Fees/Scheduling) is not paid in full 30 days prior to the event, the reservation will be canceled and the Renter will forfeit the Security Deposit. Exceeding the rental time period will result in a forfeiture of all or part of the security deposit based on an hourly rental fee of $195 per hour.

Rehearsal: The chapel may be scheduled (based on availability) for a one-hour wedding rehearsal 1 - 3 days prior to your ceremony. You are encouraged to schedule that date as far in advance as possible to assure availability. Spring Grove reserves the right to schedule more than one rehearsal on any specific date if necessary.

Dressing Facilities: There are no dressing rooms available on the premises.

Decorating: Decorating the chapel will need to be accomplished during your usage period (Refer to the Standard Facility Use Agreement.) All decorations, florals, equipment rentals, etc., must be removed from the chapel immediately following the ceremony. No drip-wax candles or fresh rose petals are permitted on the carpet. No permanent attachments may used or anything that will cause damage to the pews or other surface area (nails, screws, glue, tape, etc…).

Security/ Chapel Attendant: Spring Grove will provide one security guard to serve as Chapel Attendant for the opening & closing of gates and to direct traffic and parking. You must provide your own valet if you desire one.

Event / Ceremony Coordinator: If the couple wishes to have an event professional assist with ceremony detailing, coordination, and to be present for rehearsal and ceremony management, Spring Grove provides a referral with a special discounted rate. Please inquire for more information.

Minister / Musicians: Spring Grove does not employ staff musicians, photographers or a minister. It is the responsibility of the couple to provide their own officiates, musicians, etc. Spring Grove does have a referral list available upon request.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of a cancellation, written notification must be received to cancel a reservation. Upon cancellation, the deposit refund schedule is as follows:
Written notice received more than 180 days prior to the ceremony - 100% refund of deposit
Notice received within 180 days of the ceremony - 50% of deposit refunded
Notice received within 90 days of the ceremony - no refund of deposit will be issued
If there is an emergency and you have to postpone your wedding, we will help you reschedule. The deposit will be applied to your rescheduled date.

Spring Grove does not permit food, beverages, or alcohol on the premises.
Spring Grove is a smoke-free organization: Smoking is prohibited in all buildings (offices, chapels, mausoleums) throughout the grounds.
Throwing rice, birdseed, confetti, etc. is not permitted.
Dogs or pets of any kind are not permitted.
With the exception of candles within the chapel, no flammable items (i.e. sparklers or fireworks) are permitted.

For more information, or to schedule any of the wedding area locations, please contact us at (513) 681-7526.


Arthur Schiltz, 90
Born: Sunday, November 03, 1929
Died: Saturday, May 23, 2020

William Bentley, 79
Born: Monday, June 03, 1940
Died: Friday, May 22, 2020

Daniel Booth , 69
Born: Friday, May 18, 1951
Died: Friday, May 22, 2020

Thelma Coy, 98
Born: Tuesday, September 27, 1921
Died: Friday, May 22, 2020

Lois Fox, 93
Born: Wednesday, March 30, 1927
Died: Friday, May 22, 2020

Upcoming Events

May 31Canceled - Light Keepers 5K
May 31Canceled - May Public Tram Tour
May 31Canceled - Public Tram Tour May
Jun 02Canceled - Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 03Canceled - June Public Tram Tour
Jun 04 - Jun 04Canceled - Summer Plant Identification
Jun 07Canceled - Weekend Walkabout / June
Jun 09Canceled - Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 10 - Jun 10Canceled - Concert - The Trouble With Tina Band
Jun 14Canceled - Janet's Memories 5K Walk/Run