While wedding styles and themes have become more varied, a simple ceremony in a chapel is still the best option for many couples. To do this, all that’s needed is to find the right chapel – one with the right amount of space, ambiance and in the right location – and make reservations. Every chapel has its unique set of features that gives it its character. Here are some of the most charming chapels in the world.
A chapel with a mix of New England and Hawaiian architectural style built on a coi pond is a special destination for a garden or beach wedding in Maui. The wedding chapel at the Grand Wailea Resort has a surrounding view of lush greenery landscaped with soaring palm trees set by the Hawaiian beaches. A destination fit for a beach wedding getaway.
Image: Wedding Chapel at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort on oyster.com
For a rustic cabin style wedding, the chapel at the Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, Pacific Northwest is the place to be. The chapel is set amidst lush foliage that can recreate any fantasy wedding in the woods that is simple, intimate and magically romantic. The inn is a perfect wedding destination for couples who love the outdoors and great food.
Image: Chapel Behind Outlook Inn on outlookinn.com
Surrounded by a lush garden landscape with palm trees and a breathtaking view of the pacific, the Bayside Wedding Gardens of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa features the Bayside Chapel, Gazebo, Overlook, and Lawn. It is a special place for an idyllic garden wedding from ceremony to reception. The garden and the bay make for a beautiful backdrop for wedding pictures.
Image: Bayside Wedding Chapel on to-hawaii.com
The Meritage Resort and Spa’s private chapel Our Lady of the Grapes has high wood-beam ceiling with warm lighting for that romantic wine country wedding. With its beautiful vineyards, it is the place for couples to toast their union to excellent wine and celebrate it with fresh food from the farm.
Image: Our Lady of the Grapes Chapel at The Meritage Resort and Spa on oyster.com
The historic chapel at One & Only Palmilla has the traditional Mexican style that exudes romance and enchantment with its whitewashed walls and arched windows and doorways. The chapel is set on a hill with a view of the luxurious resort’s beaches. The scenic view of the tropical grounds also makes the wedding ceremony even more special.
Image: Church at the One & Only Palmilla Resort on oyster.com
Wherever you dream of having your wedding, consider the chapel for your ceremony as an option. Pick one that is nestled in a scenic location where you can enjoy the breathtaking outdoors at your wedding or one that allows you to smoothly transition from your ceremony to your reception.
But experiencing a beautiful chapel ceremony is not only for destination weddings. You can have one at your own hometown too! If you know of any historical chapel or one where you regularly go to for mass then see if you can have your ceremony there. Just do some research and see how you can make the place even more special.
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