Special Instructions

Important Information

The Wedding Chapel does not issue Marriage Licenses. Georgia or Tennessee Marriage License required!

Marriage License must be obtained before Wedding Chapel can perform ceremony.

The Marriage License can be obtained at your local County Courthouse if you are in the states of Georgia or Tennessee. If you live outside those two states, you have to purchase a marriage license across the street from the chapel in Ringgold GA, Catoosa County.

The Catoosa County Courthouse is only open Monday thru Friday, 8:30AM-12pm and 1pm-5pm, (706) 935-3511

Wedding Chapel Booking Guidelines

  1. A non- refundable booking fee is required in order for your wedding/ event to be added to calendar.
  2. A booking fee is half of your total price.
  3. The booking fee is counted toward your total cost.
  4. We can make exceptions for the amount of your booking fee. Please call the office if you need assistance
  5. The remainder balance for your event should be paid in full 7 days prior to the date.

Arrival

WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE HAVE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE AND GIVE TO RINGGOLD WEDDING CHAPEL STAFF. If wedding chapel has to wait for marriage license due to someone forgetting to bring them to the wedding chapel at the time of ceremony there will be a wait charge of $100.

Arrive no sooner than 45 minutes prior to the booked ceremony time. If the bride does not want the groom to see her before the ceremony, he should arrive 25 minutes prior to ceremony time. Please instruct all guests to not arrive until 15 minute prior to ceremony time and to have a seat in the chapel and not block the foyer or aisle since we have limited space.

If you have additional guests than the number allotted in your purchased package, you will be responsible for paying for the additional guests. If you have special music for your ceremony, please provide that CD when you arrive.

Ceremony

Ceremony will start at your booked time. Delay, whether by you or your guests, will result in a LATE START FEE of $100. Please make sure to inform your guests before your event date. Once the Chapel doors are closed, no one will be permitted to enter until after the ceremony ends.

APPOINTMENT WEDDINGS will be performed at the appointed times. Additional chapel time $100 per hour. Wedding chapel time included in your package includes ceremony and time for photographer after ceremony.

After Ceremony

Once ceremony has ended, the remainder of your allotted chapel time is for photos. Please be mindful of that time. Please instruct your guests before your event date to save their congratulations for after. This will ensure that you get all the photos you want before your time ends. Everyone will need to exit the building with their belongings by the allotted time. If you are having your reception here, everyone will go next door to the Event Center together.

Reception

If you are having a reception in our facility, your length of time is determined by the number of guests. Everyone attending your reception counts in that number. For additional guests, you will be responsible for the additional charge. All deliveries MUST be coordinated with Ringgold Wedding Chapel Staff outside vendors; including but not limited to (caterer, bakery, photographer, DJ, etc), failure to deliver on time is not the responsibility of Ringgold Wedding Chapel.

Bride and groom will do the cake cutting and toast at the beginning of the reception. If you plan to have a first dance, that will be done next. The food line will start after this. The remainder of time is for everyone to visit at their leisure. If you have music to be played during your reception, please bring it on a CD in the order you wish for it to be played. There will be a $100 LATE CHARGE if reception or special event is extended past the allotted time DUE TO the Wedding Party.

 

NO DRUGS on any Wedding Chapel event premises. SMOKING IN DESIGNATED AREAS ONLY. NO CONFETTI, throwing of RICE, BIRD SEED, CAKE, OR FOOD! There is a $100 CHARGE for cleaning if there is CAKE or FOOD on the CARPET or WALLS. Please use ONLY BUBBLES OR BELLS! Children MUST be attended by an Adult at ALL times. Parents WILL BE HELD responsible for ALL damages or injuries created by Children. The staff of Ringgold Wedding Chapel (RWC) is so excited to be a part of your special day! To ensure that your day goes well we are sending these special instructions to each bride. We function with a very tight schedule with several weddings each day. It is important that we have yours and your guest cooperation during your event.

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