Newly married bride and groom leave the Chapel to be greeted by friends and family

Our historic chapel is a beautiful small church that rests on a peaceful rural hilltop. There are no distractions or noises from city life. Here you can focus on your celebration.

The building was originally a Catholic church built in 1916.  As the years went by, the size of the parish diminished and Saints Peter & Paul Church, along with several other rural churches, was closed by the local diocese. 

In order to prevent the church from being destroyed, the Saints Peter & Paul Historical Foundation was created to renovate, maintain and administer the facility. Learn more about our history.

View of the South and East sides of the building from the road via the entrance to the main parking lot.

The Foundation rents the chapel and the reception hall for weddings and other special moments of celebration and remembrance.  Learn about renting our historic building.

View of the South side with handicap access and parking

The south entrance provides easy access for wheelchairs to our Reception Hall which also has an elevator that goes up to the Chapel floor.

Saints Peter and Paul Chapel East Side with the offset spires
Photo by Mark Gromko, Iowa City

The steeple on the left contains a working bell, which newlyweds are encouraged to ring after their ceremony to announce the start of their life together.