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Campus and Facilities

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Chapel and Tower in Autumn

Convenient but Secluded

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is an ideal location for your small group meetings, spiritual retreats, conferences, and personal sabbatical. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan just a few miles north of Chicago, Garrett-Evangelical offers a place of picturesque quiet and reflection as well as state of the art meeting and retreat facilities. Our residential and meeting spaces are designed for larger and smaller groups and incorporate both the spiritual and intellectual legacy of our seminary.

Our VIP suites are located in Loder Hall, a LEED Gold Certified multi-use building. Private rooms with private bathrooms and suites are available for groups or personal retreats. With views overlooking the beautiful campuses of Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern University, we have convenient meeting spaces close to a variety of cafes and restaurants on campus and in the Evanston area. Garrett-Evangelical also has its own gated parking facilities and negotiated rate agreements with area hotels and caterers.

For information on reserving guest rooms at Garrett-Evangelical, please contact

Group Meetings

Group Meetings

We have meeting spaces for groups from one to one hundred. Private meeting rooms equipped with state of the art conference and communications facilities, smart classrooms, chapel and lecture spaces as well as small group and intimate worship environments are all available on campus.

For information on reserving spaces at Garrett-Evangelical, please contact

Weddings and Other Ceremonies

Weddings and Other Ceremonies

Garrett-Evangelical is home to two of the North Shore’s most beautiful chapels, both of which are available to rent. 

Howes Chapel: This stunning 1920’s building is a free standing chapel nestled in a rose garden and prayer walk and abutting the Shakespeare Garden (For wedding information in Shakespeare Garden, please contact Perfect for both winter and summer occasions, Howes Chapel offers a picturesque, intimate and very personal venue for groups up to 45. It features a lovely organ, traditional windows and pew settings, and a photogenic altar area.


The Chapel of the Unnamed Faithful: Housed inside the main building at Garrett-Evangelical, this chapel balances traditional symbolism with modern architecture to create an open and versatile venue for up to 300 persons. The contemporary altar and seats can be configured for almost any setting or service, formal, informal, contemporary and traditional. This chapel is equipped with an audio visual system including projection and screen, incorporation of audio for worship, and audio visual recording of services. 

For information on renting a chapel, please contact

Campus Safety and Security

At Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, your safety and security are of utmost importance. In the case of an immediate threat to your safety or security please call 911. Otherwise, if a campus safety or security issue arises please contact:

Monday - Friday  |  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Rev. Benjamin Reynolds
Dean of Students

After hours or on weekends:
Evanston Police Non-Emergency

For issues related to buildings and grounds contact:
Cheryl Larsen
Director of Buildings and Grounds

For general inquiries or additional information:

Full list of Emergency Numbers can be downloaded here.


For Employees and Current Students

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has launched an Alerts Notification System that allows us to alert you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather closings or active violence situations. If you are an employee or student of Garrett-Evangelical you have automatically been opted into emergency notifications. The Alerts Notification System allows each user to determine their preferred method of contact. To manage your preferences, go to the Alerts Notification System portal.


For Friends, Guests, and Vendors

For all others who want to receive alert notifications from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary an opt-in feature is available. This feature will notify participants via text message whenever an alert from Garrett-Evangelical is sent. In order for someone to sign up, they simply need to text GARRETTALERT to 888-777. Please note, there is no charge to them for the Garrett Alerts service but messaging and data rates may apply.