Wedding

Wedding at the ICU Chapel (ELIGIBILITY)

To be eligible to have a Wedding at International Christian University (ICU) Chapel, one member of the couple must qualify with a ICU affiliation, listed below.

  • A student in a ICU degree program; an alumnus/alumna
  • A current faculty or staff member of ICU, and his/her child.
  • A present member of the ICU Chapel.

WEDDING SCHEDULE

All weddings from January 2018 (reservations made from January 2017) will be held according to the following schedule:

  • Saturdays and Holidays:
  • Service from 11:00 AM (You will have access to the Chapel to prepare for your service at 9 AM)
  • Service from 3:00 PM (You will have access to the Chapel to prepare for your service at 1 PM)
  • Sundays:
  • Service from 3:00 PM (You will have access to the Chapel to prepare for your service at 1 PM)

To ask more details about the wedding at ICU Chapel, kindly contact our Religious Center. (TEL: inside Japan: 0422-33-3323 outside Japan: +81(0)422.33.3323 URL: http://www.icuchurch.com/weddinge.html).  

As for “Reservation Process“, please refer to the section below.

RESERVATION PROCESS (From 2017)

Starting April 2017 (for April 2018 reservations), one who is interested in getting married at ICU Chapel, may call ICU Service Co., Ltd. (tel: +81(0) 422.33.3530), instead of calling ICU Chapel.

Wedding reservation may be taken only after at 9:00am on the first working day of the month, 11 months prior to the month of the wedding. (ICU Service: tel +81(0)422.33.3530)

example) If one would like to make a wedding reservation on Sept. 2018 > Accept inquiry from Oct 2nd 9:00am).

  • *Please note that at this point, the wedding reservation at ICU chapel is NOT CONFIRMED YET. ICU Service will advise a couple to contact the officiating minister, ideally within a month, to make an appointment for your initial meeting.
  • *During the meeting, a couple will be asked to fill out the wedding application form, which to confirm your reservation, approved by the officiating minister.
  • Reservation is only accepted via phone call.
  • ICU Service is not allowed to disclose the wedding dates until the date when we open the reservation.
  • Wedding Service may be offered on Sat, Sun, Holidays when there is no university events or ICU chapel related events are scheduled. These dates are determined by ICU Religious Center / ICU Chapel.
  • The chapel is not available for weddings during summertime (July and August), December, and early January.
  • We recommend you to come up with a few alternatives when making a reservation call. (Sat/Holidays 11:00 / 15:00, Sun 15:00)
  • Please note that reservations for on- or off- campus reception venues should made separately from those of ICU Chapel. Should there be any other event planning to schedule on the same date, ICU Service cannot support making reservations.

WAITING LIST

If one wishes to register him or herself in waiting list, please contact ICU Service via phone call.

  • Wait list will be renewed on the first working day of the month, except for summertime and December. Once registered, and if you continue to include your name on the list for next month, please contact us again. If there is no phone call, we take you are no longer interested, and take your name our of the list.
  • Wait list is established on a first-come, first-serve basis. (except for those who already have a reservation, and wish to change the date. In this case, you will be ranked only after those who does not have a wedding reservation.).
  • If a reservation becomes canceled, we will contact a person who is on the top of the waiting list via given contact information..
  • The Wait List are updated on October for summer time (June, July and August) and February (for December).

Support Service for the wedding at the ICU Chapel

After your first meeting with the Pastor, you are required to have a meeting with us.
We would like to hear from you to better understand what kind of wedding you wish to have. Then, we, ICU Service will assist you to make it happen.

During the meeting, we will introduce you the affiliated companies, who offers flowers, wedding costumes, professional photo taking, etc., relating to the wedding. We also will be consulted with the timeline between the day you make the chapel reservation and the wedding day, and on the fine details of the events which will take place on the wedding day, etc.

Support Service for the Wedding Reception at the facilities on ICU campus

ICU is not a dedicated wedding service facility. The facilities on campus are primarily for research and education.

Naturally, there are various rules/restrictions and also some limitation for the use for the events relating to the wedding.  For most of those who wish to get married on campus, however, those facilities embrace full of memories while they spent young days on campus. Therefore we will try to make your wishes come true by studying your needs carefully, and take various measures to negotiate with the concerned department at the college.

(NOTES) Please note that reservations for on- or off- campus reception venues should made separately from those of ICU Chapel.  Should there be any other event planning to schedule on the same date, ICU Service cannot support making reservations.  Kindly understand, and if you are interested in having on-campus wedding reception etc, please ask ICU Service upon your first ICU Service meeting or when you book your first Pastor Meeting.

University Dining Hall (Dialogue House “DH”)

Dialogue House (DH) is a modern, spacious, and bright glass covered building surrounded by the beautiful woods, and other college buildings. This facility was built and open for use in September, 2010.  Since then it has facilitated more than 100 wedding couples with the place for the wedding receptions.

Seating Capacity: Maximum 132   Buffet or Stand-up party: Maximum around 200
Picture images.

Food & Drinks provided by Tokyo Catering Co., Ltd. (URL: http://www.tokyo-catering.com/index.html)
Menu and photo images

Alumni House (AH)

Alumni House (AH) provides rich private mansion or country club-like atmosphere, best suited for the couples who wish to have wedding reception in a relaxed atmosphere.

Seating Capacity: Maximum 78,   Buffet or Stand-up party: Maximum around 100
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Food & Drinks provided by Cordon Bleu (URL: http://www.cordon-bleu.co.jp/)
Menu and photo images

Cost for the Wedding at ICU

Initial Cost JPY130,000* (Chapel facilities fee, ICU Service Support fee, etc.)
Gratuity & Offerings to Church, Pastor & Organist JPY105,000 minimum
DH Facility fee JPY125,000*
AH Facility fee JPY100,000*

* Sales Tax shall be added to above fees.

Support Service for Wedding Reception only

For those who have done wedding ceremony elsewhere, but would like to hold a wedding reception on ICU campus, we offer support service for the need.

Wedding reception can be facilitated only if the facility is not reserved for the college activities or for the other weddings at ICU Chapel.

Please contact ICU Service to inquire about the service (TEL: +81(0)422.33.3530, info★icu-service.com <Please replace ★with @>)

Flow of events after reservation for the wedding until the wedding day

Tentative Reservation for wedding

Contact ICU Service via phone (+81(0)422.33.3530 Weekdays 9:00-12:00 / 13:00-17:00)

Wedding reservation may be taken only after at 9:00am on the first working day of the month, 11 months prior to the month of the wedding. (ICU Service: tel +81(0)422.33.3530)

example) If one would like to make a wedding reservation on Sept. 2018
>>> Accept inquiry from Oct. 2nd 2017, 9:00am).

(The information we ask when making a reservation)

  • Wedding date and time
  • ID
  • Name of Bride and Groom and his/her contact information (Telephone number and Mail Address (PC, preferable)

*Please note that at this point, the wedding reservation at ICU chapel is NOT CONFIRMED YET.  Reservation become active only after the couple has received the approval from the Pastor upon their first Pastor Meeting.

*Please note that reservations for on- or off- campus reception venues should made separately from those of ICU Chapel.  If you are interested in having on-campus wedding reception etc, please ask ICU Service upon your first ICU Service meeting or when you book your first Pastor Meeting.

Meeting with Pastor

The meeting shall take place within one month after the tentative reservation is made.

Wedding application is filled at the meeting. Wedding reservation is formalized when Pastor signs the application.

The First Meeting with ICUService
  • The schedule for the preparation of the wedding.
  • Time line and flow of events on the wedding day.
  • Introduction of the reception facilities on campus, DH & AH. You can reserve the facility if so desired.
  •  Introduction of the affiliated companies relating to the wedding, who offer special discount for the couples.
Application Procedures

ICU Service shall bill you the basic fee, facilities fees, Gratuity & Offerings, etc. Please make payment until the ascribed date on the invoice.

For those who reserve DH for the reception, please have meeting with Tokyo Catering to discuss menu, table placement & settings, etc.

For those who reserve AH, you are also required to have meeting with Cordon Bleu to discuss menu, table placement & settings, etc.

(Second Meeting with Pastor)

The second meeting shall be held only if the couple want to alter the bulletin, change the scripture, and/or hymn, etc.

Final Meeting with ICU Service

About one month prior to the wedding, the final meeting with us shall be held to review the various arrangement made by the couple, and to make sure everything be in order.

Wedding Day ICU Service will offer all necessary services starting with greeting to the couple early in the morning , ceremony at the chapel, reception, until we see you off in the evening. You can rest assured you are in good hands!