We aren't just your average chapel

Ringgold Wedding Chapel has been the choice of venue for thousands of couples from all over the world.

The history of the Wedding Chapel began as an Episcopal Methodist Church in 1845. During the City of Ringgold Georgia’s Civil War history, it was destroyed by fire as Sherman marched towards Atlanta. After the damage, the Church was given a meager $600 to rebuild – but they did. In 1987, Helen Boyd opened the chapel to allow her Brides and Grooms to view their upcoming wedding décor. Couples began to come into the chapel asking to be married. Helen located a minister and the wedding chapel began to join couples together as one. Teresa James purchased the business in 2008, she turned that old church into a 1st class Wedding Chapel.

February 2022 RWC Weddings

62

Completed Weddings

53

New Happy Couples

35+

Years Severing

56 years on
and still going strong

One of the most talked about celebrity weddings that occurred in Ringgold is that of entertainment superstar and Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton. Dolly came to Ringgold with her fiance Carl Dean in May 1966. "We picked Ringgold to get married because for some time in his youth, my husband lived on Missionary Ridge, right on the Tennessee-Georgia border just outside of Chattanooga," Parton said. She also explained that the idea of "rings of gold" sounded like a good sign - hints why Ringgold.

FAQs

Are appointments required to get married?

Yes, you have to have an appointment to get married at Ringgold Wedding Chapel. However, they can be made same day or scheduled in advance.

Can we just come in and tour?

No, you will need to make an appointment for a tour to view the facility or a sit-down meeting with a wedding planner.

Are booking fee refundable?

Booking fees are non-refundable but are deducted from the total balance of your wedding costs. Please see our refund policy for more information.

Do you have bi-lingual offers?

If you need a Spanish interpreter or minister/pastor please advise RWC staff, there is a $50 fee to request one through us.

Who is considered a guest?

Guests are defined as anyone sitting/attending during your wedding ceremony. The wedding party (bridesmaids and groomsmen) are also considered guests. Children must be monitored by an adult at all times. The bride and groom, plus children under 10 are not counted as guests. However, if you are having a reception everyone is counted for seating arrangements. Parent will be held responsible for all damages or injuries created by children. RWC is not responsible for any injuries caused during unsuperised behavior.

Does RWC perform same-sex marraiges?

Unfortunately, we don not currently perform same-sex marriages.

Can we take our own photos?

Personal photography is allowed in the Chapel and Reception Hall.

What about food & drinks?

No food or drinks are allowed inside the RWC Chapel. This does include cake; nothing may be served in the Chapel. Please consider upgrading your package to include the reception area if you want to serve cake or food.

Can outside catering, ministers, etc be used?

Outside photography, officiants, ministers, catering and/or bakery are allowed - but RWC must be informed ahead of time. There are no additional charges to use these services.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is allowed but only in the designated area which is the grass area next to the wedding chapel.

Can we have rice thrown at us after we are married?

You can, just not here. No confetti, throwing of rice, birdseed, cake throwing or food may be thrown in the chapel! Please use only bubbles or bells and throw stuff somewhere else!

Can we bring our pets to attend? What about service animals?

Dogs must be pre-approved before being allowed in the building. Dogs are welcome, and no additional charges are billed. However, if there are damages to the Chapel due to your pet, fees could be up to $100. All dogs or cats must be non-violent, on a leash, or in a cage at all times while in the Chapel.

Special service animals are allowed and welcomed at RWC. For guidelines on any other type of animal please contact RWC staff.

What about setting up for our wedding?

There is no set-up/decorating time included in the package price for outside vendors or personal decor. If these services are needed, there could be an hourly charge of $100. Please contact RWC staff if you would like additional information. A $35 service fee (+ tax) will be added to all packages, except Express Weddings.

What if we go over time?

Extended time is billed as follows: Extra 30 minutes - $75 | Extra hour - $115

Can we do get ready and do hair/make-up at the Chapel?

Hair and makeup MUST be done before arriving. One dress time is accounted for in the allotted time periods. We ask that your bridal party is dressed and that hair preparations and make-up are completed before they arrive.

We do have a bathroom area for the groom to dressed if needed as well as a private bridal suite for the bride to change.

For all express packages, the bride, groom, bridal party and guests must come dressed.

What people are saying

We absolutely loved getting married here! The staff was great and helped with any and everything! They made me feel comfortable and made everything go smoothly! Thank you for being apart of our day.
- Georgia Fitske

Truly a wonderful place to experience! As mother of the bride, this was the most stressless and perfect
time ever. Dee was wonderful and so very accommodating. She took care of every detail! The pastor did
a fantastic job and you could tell by his words that he really has a passion for people. All we had to do
was show up and the rest was a piece of cake! Highly recommend Ringgold Wedding Chapel to all.
- Donna Cates

I got married there on November 28, 2014 and it was AMAZING. Troy and Dee are an amazing, Spirit-filled team. I thought I'd just go to exchange vows and leave, but they made sure that my husband, kids, and I (we were the only ppl there) had an actual wedding. It was beautiful, absolutely beautiful! The space was magnificent and we were treated like royalty.
- Betty Wright

I don’t even know where to start! This was the best day of our lives and it couldn’t have been made special without the staff at the wedding chapel. They were so kind and patient. We had a family emergency at the time of the wedding and the way it was handled was so perfect. Without them we wouldn’t have had our special day turn out like it did. 1000x grateful for everyone that was there. Highly recommend getting married here! Thank you again to everyone working there, you made our day. We will never forget you.

I love this place I couldn’t have asked for a more friendly staff. Very affordable place. Thank you so much for the most wonderful experience in my life.

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