Fort Reno Post Chapel
7107 W. Cheyenne St.
El Reno, OK 73036
Off I-40 EXIT 119 or 4 miles WEST of El Reno on Business I-40 / Old Rt.66.
Look for signs to turn NORTH from Business I-40/Old Rt.66
Chapel is 1.5 miles from Fort Reno Gate Entrance, follow signs.
Fort Reno has a quaint European-style wedding chapel ready for you.
Chapel Use Fee: For the base price of $700* you will receive use of the Chapel for the rehearsal and ceremony plus use of the Chapel basement kitchen and dining facilities, if desired. Cost also includes the use of the Visitor Center, a two story, fully restored 1936 Officer’s Quarters, for the wedding party to dress in preparation for the ceremony. There are four bathrooms and multiple areas for dressing in the Center plus a beautiful curved staircase that makes a great place for a picture of the bride, etc., coming down to go to the Chapel.
*A non-refundable $250 deposit is required upon booking of Chapel.
*A refundable $100 cleaning deposit is also required and will be returned by mail within 5 to 10 days of expectation of post-wedding chapel.
Checks may be made out to Historic Fort Reno, Inc.
You may make your own arrangements for a horse drawn wedding carriage to transport the bride/bridesmaids from the Visitor Center to the Chapel, and for the Bride and Groom to return to the Visitor Center to change clothes for departure. We have contacts for carriage services which can be provided upon request. (Coggins Papers must be completed for any use of horses on USDA/HFR land.)
Security and Staff Fees: Historic Fort Reno and USDA Grazing Lands Research Facility is open from 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week, weddings which take place during this time will not incur extra staff fees. Evening weddings which take place between 4:30pm and 10pm will require an on-site security guard** at a cost of $25 per hour, minimum two hours. If a Historic Fort Reno staff member is required to be on site at the Visitor Center outside of operating hours then an extra $10 per hour fee may be charged.
No Alcohol of Any Type at Any Time is allowed within the boundaries of Historic Fort Reno or USDA Grazinglands Research Facility and subsequent buildings. Failure to comply with this regulation may result in a federal fine.
A USDA/Agriculture Research Service Revocable Permit will be sent to wedding party contact person and must be completed, signed and returned with the $50 deposit. There is no extra fee for the permit but failure to return one will result in wedding party being unable to use Chapel.
*Donation to Historic Fort Reno, Inc., a 501(c)(3); mission: restoration
** professional security required by Board Action in 12/07 for all after hours events. Wedding parties may not provide their own security in place of HFRI and USDA GRF approved security