The sanctuary seats approximately 250-280 people; 250 on the main floor and 20 to 30 in the balcony. The sanctuary aisle is 75 feet long. There are a total of 38 pews on the main floor, 19 on either side of the center aisle. The walls are brown and buff colored stone. The floors are blue and grey slate. The wooden Tudor arches of the sanctuary extend 42 feet above the floor.
A concert baby grand piano and an organ are available in the sanctuary. The organ was designed and installed by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio. It has three manual consoles with 33 stops, for a total of 1,750 pipes and a set of 25 Deagan Chimes. The pipes and chimes are placed behind screens at either side of the great Chancel Window. They include classic flute and reed choruses, often used in 18th century compositions as well as some of the more recently developed tone colors for playing 19th century and contemporary works. Music Regulations apply see our music regulations page.
Josephine Meditation Chapel
The prayer chapel seats approximately 20 people, with four pews that may be arranged to suit the couple’s preferences.
Josephine P. Sharp Reception Suite
The Josephine P. Sharp Reception Suite will accommodate up to 30 seated guests or 50 standing guests.
The Buford Atrium will accommodate up to 50 standing guests.
For an additional fee the bridal party may reserve the Canterbury Suite on the second floor for waiting or dressing.
Food Catering Services
University policy dictates that catering for all events on campus must be provided by Sudexo Dining Services. For catering information, please contact the Dining Operations Assistant at 918-631-2145.
Additional Facility Information
For information about other reception areas available on campus, contact Sharp Chapel, 631-2546.