Ringgold Wedding Chapel
7682 Nashville Street
About the only thing we do not provide is the marriage license. We accept Tennessee and Georgia marriage licenses, but you must bring your own. If you decide to purchase your marriage license in Ringgold, stop by the chapel and schedule your wedding first. Then go to the courthouse for the license. Ringgold Wedding Chapel will give you a gift for supporting our community.
The Chapel began as a Methodist Church in 1845. The church was destroyed by fire during Sherman’s march through Ringgold during the civil war. The church was given $600 to rebuild, which it did. In 1987,
Teresa James purchased the property in 2008 and turned the old church into a 1st class Wedding Chapel serving not only the Southeast but, visitors from around the world. Since purchasing the Chapel, Teresa and her staff have grown the Ringgold Wedding Chapel to be one of the best Wedding Chapels in the area. In fact, the Ringgold Wedding Chapel was nominated for the 2011 and won the 2012 Chattanooga Times Free Press: Best of the Best in Wedding Venue Category.
While there, be sure to check out the “Couple Hall of Fame”. The inductees to this Hall of Fame were chosen based on criteria such as, the longest-married couple, oldest in age, most creative story, traveling the furthest to be married at the chapel and best love story. New inductees are added one to two times a year. There is a chance you may see someone famous while you are there. Ricky Townsend, of New York Giants fame, was married at the chapel on Christmas Eve. Bob Harvey, Jefferson Air Plane, chose Valentine’s Day to tie the knot at the Wedding Chapel.
A bit of history of The City of Ringgold Georgia
The city was incorporated on December 18, 1847 and was named after Samuel Ringgold, a hero of the Battle of Palo Alto in the U.S.-Mexican War.
Ringgold is where the The General locomotive stopped during the Great Locomotive Chase on April 12, 1862. Ringgold is also home to the historic Ringgold Depot which still contains bullet marks from the American Civil War.
The Battle of Ringgold Gap took place here on November 27, 1863. Confederate Major General Patrick Cleburne with 4,100 men used the mountain pass known as the Ringgold Gap to stall the advance of Union Major General Joseph Hooker and his troops. Hooker's troops were over 12,000 strong. It was a Confederate victory because it allowed Confederate artillery and wagon trains to move safely through the Ringgold Gap unharmed while inflicting high Union casualties.
On March 14, 2002, a sudden heavy fog played havoc with morning traffic and contributed to one of the worst traffic pileups in history; 125 vehicles crashed on Interstate 75 North and four people died.
The city also gained some notoriety for erecting a display that included the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and a third blank frame. The stated purpose of the third frame was to include alternate beliefs, but the city agreed to remove the display as part of a settlement of complaints.
Entertainer Dolly Parton married her husband Carl Dean at the Ringgold Courthouse in 1966. (Parton, whose manager advised her that marrying at that time would hinder her career, chose to secretly marry out of state, so that the marriage would not be announced in any local Nashville newspapers.) George Jones and Tammy Wynette were also married in Ringgold in 1969. The city has traditionally been a "marriage center" because of the short waiting time after blood tests and close proximity to the Tennessee state line; one testing laboratory in the community offers a combination test/wedding package and sells clocks with the inscription, "I got married in Ringgold, Ga."
Where Your Wedding Dreams, Come True
Whether you are planning an elopement or a large wedding and reception, the Historic Ringgold Wedding Chapel will fit your needs perfectly. Located in Ringgold Georgia
"The Wedding Capital of the South”
The Ringgold Wedding Chapel helps brides and grooms with every aspect of their wedding and reception. Our services include a fully decorated wedding chapel and reception hall, wedding flowers, a minister, live performers, a wedding coordinator and much more. read more.....