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Let the Beechwood Hotel provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. The beauty of Wilson Chapel’s stain glass and wooden arches creates a romantic and unique atmosphere for you and your guest. Our chapel can also be personalized with décor by you or your florist. The Beechwood hotel can accommodate any ceremony weather indoors or even out.

The Non-Denominational Maria Gill Wilson Chapel

There is a particular thrill in finding a treasure that can’t be found anywhere else. Charles and Janet Birbara appreciate this truth and are proud to be able to offer such a treasure to guests at the Beechwood Hotel — The Maria Gill Wilson Chapel.

Imagine and elegant, timeless, romantic wedding celebration in the Maria Gill Wilson Room.

Named after Maria Gill Wilson of Worcester, this historic chapel was originally part of the Worcester City Hospital founded in 1872 and is now the hotel’s wedding chapel and reception area. The chapel was build at the turn of the 20th century thanks to a gift from William R. Wilson, a Boston banker who wanted to find a way to immortalize the name and legacy of his late wife.

Another auction purchase, this chapel is nothing short of magnificent.

The significance of this chapel is only more pronounced due to its nearly unchanged appearance. All of the original wood beams, the carved wooden ceiling, wainscoting, and stained glass windows were manufactured in Indiana and are true to the original. The chapel even includes the bronze plaque that was dedicated to the hospital years ago in commemoration of a sizable donation made by Englishmen George Jacques, whose support helped found the original hospital in the late 19th century.

The elegant touches preserved in the Maria Gill Wilson Room allow for a guest experience like no other. The lighting is the only element of the chapel that has not stayed the same. Instead, hanging sconces that originated from a Masonic Temple in Pittsburgh were purchased at an auction by Birbara, who thought “they would fit just beautifully in this chapel…” And he was right. Couples from all over Massachusetts and beyond have fallen in love with the Maria Gill Wilson Chapel and have chosen the Beechwood Hotel for an unforgettable wedding celebration. A perfect wedding begins with the perfect setting, and this Victorian chapel helps to create a unique, historical and romantic experience that the bride and groom can cherish forever. Start Planning Your Wedding Now! Fill Out Request Form