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Stephens among top 50 campus wedding venues

February 16, 2015

Stephens College has been named one of the most beautiful college campus wedding venues.

College Ranker, a website that showcases “the best features of universities across the United States,” ranked Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens campus among the top 50 wedding venues in the country. The chapel landed at the 27th spot.

“Designated as one of the historic buildings in Columbia, Firestone Baars Chapel owes its stunning architectural design to Eero Saarinen, who also designed the St. Louis Arch,” the site reports.

Firestone Baars Chapel is a non-denominational chapel that features stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and a 19th-century pip organ.

In 2013, Stephens also landed on BuzzFeed’s list of “31 Insanely Beautiful Colleges You Can Get Married At.”

“We know we have amazing venues for couples celebrating one of the most important days of their lives—so we’re pleased to be recognized for that,” said Amanda Tilford, director of special events and business development at SC Events.

Couples who marry in the chapel typically hold their reception in the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall near the chapel.

For smaller ceremonies, Historic Senior Hall is a popular venue.

SC Events manages external events on the Stephens College campus. In addition to weddings, Stephens venues are also available to those organizing corporate, family or other events.

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