A popular location for Dallas weddings, Perkins Chapel is the site for approximately 200 weddings each year. About one-third of those who get married in the chapel are SMU students or alumni. The rest are members of the local community. Couples of all faiths have been married in the chapel since it opened in 1951, and some families have had several generations marry there. Two attributes which make it particularly attractive are its proximity to many reception sites and its central aisle.