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Weddings at the Chapel

Setting and architecture have long made the Chapel a popular site for weddings.  The exterior and Sanctuary have offered a beautiful backdrop for couples entering God's sacred Covenant of Marriage since 1915.  As a place of worship, the Chapel provides the solemnity and sense of the Holy that should be present in the marriage ceremony.

If you are interested in having your wedding at the Chapel we would be happy to assist you.  Please click on an area of interest below for information regarding weddings at the Chapel.  Should any question remain after viewing this material, please feel free contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Seating Capacity

 

Our Chapel was built in 1915 as a school and Church for the residents who worked and lived at Longview Farm.  The school area has been converted into offices but the Sanctuary remains much the same as it was in 1915.  The Sanctuary's size is both a liability and a blessing.  It will seat comfortably a MAXIMUM of 120 GUESTS, which eliminates larger weddings but provides a very pleasant and intimate atmosphere for the small to average sized wedding.  There is a small Nave or Narthex in the rear of the Sanctuary that will accommodate a guest registration area. Please contact us to ensure the building will be open.
 
There are three basic challenges to our Sanctuary: 

 

We do not have a center aisle.  Our Sanctuary is divided into three sections with two inside and two outside aisles. Traditionally the wedding party enters down one aisle and exits out the other.

 

Our Narthex at the rear of the Sanctuary is not accessible from the inside.  The bridal party must exit the building through the Nursery and follow the sidewalk to the Narthex.  This is only a problem in severe weather.

 

We welcome and encourage visitors to come and see the Chapel before making any decision.  The Chapel is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment.

Wedding Package

When booking a wedding at the Chapel the following is included: 

  • Use of the Sanctuary for 4 hours on the day of the wedding.
  • Use of the Sanctuary for 1 hour for a rehearsal.
  • Pastoral leadership is required and included.

Use of the following Sanctuary items:

  • Communion Table with or without cross and two Christ Candles.  White "Altar Cloth" on table.
  • Two seven-candle candelabras w/ oil filled candles
  • Two tapers for candle lighters
  • Use of piano (Does not include pianist)
  • Use of Sound System (Does not include operator)
  • 1 Handheld mic available
  • Use of Dressing area for Bridal party and Groomsmen
  • Small guest book table

 

Our Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible but wheelchairs are limited to front rows of Sanctuary because of narrow aisles.

Decorations

No decorations are provided for a wedding.  If a party wishes, they may use the seasonal flower arrangements already in the Sanctuary.  Those wishing to decorate the Sanctuary must uphold the following guidelines.

Decorations are allowed on pews and candelabras as long as attachment material does not scratch or damage.

Two ceramic and two wooden stands are available for flowers.

All seasonal worship decorations will be removed from the Chancel area.

Exception: During the Advent / Christmas season the Sanctuary decorations must be left in place; only Chancel decorations will be removed if desired.

Please plan to handle all deliveries to the Chapel within the time allotted for your use. Someone from your party must be present to oversee any delivery.  All equipment and decorations that are not the property of the Chapel must be removed from the building immediately following the service.

Wedding Fees

$800.00

This fee covers all the items listed in "Wedding Package."  The following is required at the time of booking:

Standard Wedding
Deposit: A $200, nonrefundable, deposit is required to secure and hold your wedding date. This is deposited immediately.

Balance Due: A second check of $600 is held until one month before wedding date. This amount is refunded if wedding is canceled 30 days before wedding date.

Optional Wedding
Sometimes very small and informal weddings are requested. These are accommodated at reduced fees but only by special request. Should such a service be desired please contact the Chapel office and make arrangements to speak with the minister, All optional weddings MUST be performed by Longview Chapel ministerial staff.

Musical Accompanist and Equipment

The wedding package includes use of the following equipment but

NOT the musician or technician to operate them.

 

These services can be provided by the wedding couple or the Church can recommend persons to fill this need. The following equipment is available:

  • Roland KR-375 digital piano
  • 1 hand held mic
  • Other wired mics with boom stands are available
  • Four music stands are available
  • CD player into sound system for recorded music 
PASTORAL Leadership

Meet with couple a few months before the wedding for a get acquainted time and to discuss the format of service. Couple has input in the make-up of their wedding service. Minister will insure couple has not overlooked important aspects of the service.

 

If couple desires, minister offers a two-hour session that revolves around a "Personality Profile" based on the Meyers-Briggs test. This session is optional. Pastor will be happy to explain this session further if interested.

A final meeting a week or so before the wedding to review plans and make any last minute adjustments.

 

The wedding package does include the services of the Chapel Minister. 

Wedding HOSPITALITY

 A member of the Church will be present to provide hospitality and answer your questions.

Reception Facitilities and Fees

In 2001, Longview Chapel completed an addition to the Chapel that included "Long Hall," a 23 ft. by 51 ft. meeting area. The Hall will seat 80 people with a buffet serving table. The following equipment is provided when Hall is rented. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about receptions.

-          Eleven 2½ x 8 ft. tables

-          Eight 2½ x 6 ft. tables

-          Two 4 x 2 ft. tables

-          Eighty padded chairs 

 

 

The adjoining kitchen may be used for serving of food but NOT for meal preparation. Kitchen equipment and supplies may NOT be used without permission. Kitchen must be left clean and neat.

 

The fee for the use of Long Hall is $500. The rental fee is for a four hour span and includes a $150.00 custodial fee. To book Long Hall, a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is required. The remaining balance of $300.00 must be paid 30 days prior to the event. The fee also covers the cost of custodial take down of tables and chairs, emptying of trash, and the monitoring of the building during the reception. Custodian is not responsible for the taking down of decorations or the cleaning off of tables.


Miscellaneous Items of Importance:

·         ALCOHOL/SMOKING GUIDELINES. This is a TOBACCO (vaping-free) AND ALCOHOL free site in the Church building and the grounds. This includes the restrooms as well as the parking lot area. Those renting the Hall shall be responsible for seeing that ALL guests are advised of this regulation.

·         Rice & Birdseed Prohibited: Only bubbles or live flower petals may be used to anoint the bride and groom following the service.

·         Not Responsible For: Personal valuables or belongings of wedding party or guests. Leave all valuable belongings and gifts in the care of family members or friends during the service. The Church is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

·         Marriage License: Must be secured by the bride and groom from the state in which your marriage is to be performed. It MUST be secured at least three days before the ceremony. The license should be brought to the rehearsal and given to the minister presiding over the service. In Missouri the Minister must complete the license and return it to the state.

 

Updated: August 2018