Wilde Memorial Chapel
- Resident - $500
- Nonresident - $650
- $50 deposit is required to hold the date
- Balance due 30 days prior to wedding ceremony.
About the Chapel
Wilde Memorial Chapel, designed by Portland architect Frederick Tompson, was built in 1902. The family of Samuel Wilde, whose wife Mary Ellen Lunt Wilde was a Portland area native, bestowed the cemetery with this granite Gothic chapel. The chapel has interior woodwork of cypress and stained glass windows by the firm of Moakley and Bell of Boston. Some restoration work has been done over the years providing continued use of the chapel for funerals and weddings.
- The chapel holds no more than 105, which includes those standing in the ceremony.
- The bell cannot be rung.
- All candles must have protective plates, holders, etc. under them to catch drips.
- No throwing of rice, flower petals, etc. allowed in the chapel.
- Year-round use when the burial is taking place in Evergreen.
- There is no fee for Evergreen or Forest City cemetery lot owners to use the chapel for a funeral service.
- The chapel is available for wedding use April 2 to October 31 only.
- Weddings must be three hours only (to be completed by 5 p.m.).
- Wedding must take place Monday through Saturdays only (no Sunday use).
- Rehearsals must be two hours only (to be completed by 5 p.m.) day prior to wedding.
- Doors open one hour before the wedding. A park ranger or cemetery staff will open and close the side door.
- Fees for wedding services are listed at the top of this page.