Directions

When planning your wedding, you may wish to include information on directions and parking in your invitations. We hope that the following is of some assistance. The Lee Chapel has no formal address other than Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450-0303. It is located off of Jefferson Street.

Location and Directions:

  • Street Address for Lee Chapel parking lot is 100 North Jefferson Street.
  • GPS Coordinates for the center of the Lee Chapel lot are 37 deg 47' 11.87" N and 70 deg 26' 31.26" W

From the North, South, or East.

  • Travel interstate 81 to Exit 188-B
  • Exit onto Route 60 West
  • Follow 60W into Lexington (approximately 3 miles)
  • At the 6th traffic light, turn right onto Main Street
  • Go three blocks, then turn left onto Jefferson
  • As you turn onto Jefferson, you will see the rear of Lee Chapel to the right. The Lee Chapel parking lot is located through the brick columns on the right. Other parking is available in the large, adjacent lot or on the street.

From the West

  • Travel interstate 64 to Exit 55.
  • Turn right onto Route 11 South.
  • After you cross the Maury River Bridge, Route 11 will split. Bear right onto Route 11 Business.
  • At the fork in the road after you pass the VMI campus, bear right onto Jefferson Street.
  • As you turn onto Jefferson, you will see the rear of Lee Chapel to the right. The Lee Chapel parking lot is located through the brick columns on the right. Other parking is available in the large, adjacent lot or on the street.

For information regarding air and train travel as well as maps - including a printable campus map - visit the Visitors section of the W&L Web site.

Where May Our Wedding Guests Park?

There are two lots close to the Lee Chapel. One is the Visitor's Lot, which has 14 spaces. Immediately adjacent is the Corral Lot for faculty and staff. This lot is available to visitors on the weekend and should provide sufficient parking space for your guests. If both of these lots are full and there is no street parking, you may park in the University's Parking Garage. (Stay on Jefferson; cross Washington Street; turn right onto Nelson; go through the light at Lee Street; drive past Gaines Hall on your right; the Lenfest Center will be on your left; turn right and proceed into the parking garage.

May We Reserve Parking Spaces For Guests?

The University Security Office does not reserve parking spaces for weddings. However, if there is an extenuating circumstance, a single space may be reserved by contacting Steve Tomlinson, Associate Director of Security, at 540-458-8937 or e-mail him at stomlins@wlu.edu to make a special request. If he is not available, call or e-mail Mike Young, Director of Security, at 540-458-8427 or mlyoung@wlu.edu.

Does Lee Chapel Have Handicap-Accessible Parking?

There are two handicap parking spaces in the Visitors Lot. These are close, but not adjacent, to the Lee Chapel. A sidewalk leads up to the main doors of the building, which is accessible on the main floor.

Where may Our Limousine or Carriage Park And Pick Us Up After Our Wedding?

Drivers of a car or carriage may wait during your ceremony in one of two areas:

  • Visitor Parking Lot
  • At the curb at the lower sidewalk along Letcher Avenue. Vehicles must have their flashers on.

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