Wedding in the VELTINS-Arena - a dream in blue and white

Are you looking for the perfect wedding location in the Ruhr area, the best wedding venue in NRW? Are you and your partner ardent Schalke fans and can't imagine anything more beautiful than deciding on a life together in the VELTINS-Arena?

Then you've come to the right place. We will design your wedding in the royal blue living room according to your wishes - say "I do" in the stadium chapel and then celebrate in blue and white in one of the most unusual wedding locations of all.

VELTINS-Arena Chapel
VELTINS-Arena Chapel

Unusual wedding location

The chapel in the Schalke stadium was the first stadium chapel in the Bundesliga to open in 2001 and is considered a place for people's lives and questions. It is an ecumenical meeting place across denominations and perhaps the most unusual wedding location in the whole of NRW, far beyond Gelsenkirchen.

After the most beautiful moment of your life, you can book the hospitality areas of the VELTINS-Arena to continue the day in style. Get married in the stadium - Schalke 04 makes it possible and ensures smiling faces, not just among the royal blue fans.

If you love the Schalke atmosphere, are a big 04 soccer fan or play soccer yourself, a wedding ceremony in the VELTINS-Arena at Schalke is more than a unique and unforgettable experience. It is the absolute crowning glory, the derby victory so to speak. The wedding location in Gelsenkirchen offers the perfect setting for the royal blue wedding ceremony while you say "I do" in the company of your loved ones.


The first chapel of its kind

It was the first chapel of its kind in Germany and was inaugurated on August 12, 2001. Artist Alexander Jokisch designed it as an extension of the center line on the pitch. The chapel is intended to provide a counterpoint to the noisy stadium. It sees itself as a place for people's lives and questions. It is an ecumenical meeting place across denominations. The chapel at Schalke is a sheltered space of peace, joy, prayer and pastoral care in the heart of the arena.

The work in the chapel is supervised by two pastors:
Protestant pastor*: Ernst-Martin Barth (Hausfeld 8, 45891 Gelsenkirchen, phone 0209 | 72723, mobile 0170 | 6283714). For appointments, please contact Heike Spitzer in advance by telephone on 0209 | 798530. It is also possible to send an e-mail to

Catholic priest: Georg Rücker (mobile 0173 | 2954665).

The dates for inquiries depend on the schedule of the VELTINS-Arena.

*No civil marriage ceremonies