Reservation and Chapel Polices

Reservation and Chapel Polices

To Make a Reservation: To reserve your date and time, we simply request a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the wedding and services you want for your wedding due at the time you make your reservation. After that initial deposit, please feel free to make payments along the way with your final balance due 1 month prior to your wedding. Once you reserve your wedding with us, one of our wedding coordinators will be assigned to you and your wedding and the will guide you through the decision making process: The deposit for Madness priced weddings is 50% of the total cost with the final balance due 1 month prior to your wedding as well. Easy and Stress Free Planning.

There are some limitations in the amenities that we are able to offer.   For any and all services provided, our contract is with the couple only regardless of who made the reservation or the payment for the wedding or the services. In the event of Acts of God, technical or human error, Chapel at the Park assumes responsibility only up to the financial amount paid for the particular service by the couple . Chapel at the Park is the copyright holder for all portraits, digital images and negatives.  Update Jan '20.  If you do not want your images used for advertising, please submit that request in writing to

As we are a small resort town, there are some limitations as to the amenities that we are able to offer.

Chapel Polices and Additional Information


AT THE CHAPEL: Please note that in most packages the couple are to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony to dress and meet separately with the minister and photographer. (Unless your letter states differently)  Brides may have one person in the dress room to help her slip into her wedding attire.  That person must arrive dressed.   We strongly recommend that the grooms arive dressed and be ready to meet with the minister and photographer.  The dressing rooms are not available for our 30 minute wedding packages/ reservations.

All other guests & family members, including children (especially the flower girls), must come dressed to the chapel. We want the focus to be on the Wedding Couple. We are unable to provide dressing accommodations for wedding guests. We are also unable to provide accommodations for the brides, grooms, or guests to change after the wedding.  If any one arrives needing to change, there is a per person dressing fee. To avoid this additional fee, please make sure everyone is dressed for the ceremony prior to arriving to the chapel.

For all Wedding Packages, any guests that attend over the maximum number allowable in each package, there will be a per person fee or a fee equivalent to the difference between your wedding package and the next larger wedding package. If your guest count exceeds 50 people in total (guests and bridal party) you will need to consider keeping your guest count to 50 or consider selecting a wedding package with a 90 minute to 2 hour reservation. The photo lab will not release your images if your account is not paid in full.

Ceremony Music

Ceremony Music: Most wedding packages includes one song for the processional. We offer the Traditional Bridal March or Pachelbel's Canon in "D".  If you would prefer a different processional song, please bring the song burned to a CD with you and we can play that instead.

Depending on the wedding package, we can play a "SPECIAL SONG" Request after the ceremony during the photo session. Again, if you have one in mind, please bring the song burned to a CD with you as well and if your wedding package includes a DVD, your "Special Song" will be recorded on the DVD.

We are unable to offer music for our 30 minute wedding packages. Ask your wedding coordinator for details.

Fresh and Keepsake Silk Flowers

Flowers: If your wedding package includes fresh or silk flowers, here's the information we will need for the floral designers. To be in step with the newest trends, we are asking our couples to select a color or a color mix for their bouquet. The Floral Designer will then create a unique bouquet with the flowers in her shop in your colors on the day of your wedding. Selecting exotic or specific flowers may result in additional costs.  Most wedding packages include a Hand Held/ Clutch or Nosegay bouquet.   For a Cascading Bouquet, there is a $25 upgrade fee. 

For KEEPSAKE SILK Bouquets: There are a lot more color options when selecting silk flowers. We offer approximately 18-20 colors from which to choose. If you have a specific color request that is unique or not on our website, please consider sending us ribbon in your color and we will have the floral designer incorporate it into your flowers. Select from 1 to 2 colors from the list on our website ONLY.  

Also, please remember we are a small resort town and at times it may not be possible to get specific flowers requested. In those circumstances, we will make substitutions that match as closely as is possible to your request. With most packages, the floral designer creates your bouquet with 12 stems (roses and/or other flowers she may have in her shop in your color palette), babies breath and greenery. All bouquet styles are created with the same number of stems.

Please keep in mind that exotic or specific flower requests may result in additional charges. For example, if you request lilies or hydrangea, they are usually $15 per stem, gerbera daisies are $3 additional per stem, peonies can be as much as $25 per stem depending on season availability.   Cascade bouquets can be requested for an additional $25.

Photography Info and Policy

"UNPLUGGED" Weddings: As with all chapels in the area, we can not accommodate camera/ cell phone use by outside professional photographers or by guests as this is a service we offer. Our photographers will capture every moment.  Our goal is to perform a well orchestrated ceremony. We realize that this may seem strict, but it's the only way we can guarantee that our photographers will capture all of the special moments before, during and after your ceremony without over exposure from guest camera flashes and that guests do not step in front of our photographer while they are trying to do their job. Please include in your wedding invitations that you have hired a professional photographer and that you are having an "UNPLUGGED" wedding. We want your guests to focus on the two of you and your ceremony, not on being paparazzi.  For outdoor weddings: as we do not offer outdoor videograhy, we do have a platform where you can set up a camera on a stationary tripod to run during the ceremony.  

Our Photographers: Our contract is with our photographers and are the only ones to take portraits anywhere on the chapel grounds. We want your guests to enjoy your wedding ceremony and be in the moment without being paparazzi and getting their cameras in all of your wedding portraits taken by our photographer. Chapel at the Park is the copyright holder for all portraits & digital images..

The photographers guarantee that they will take at least twice as many images as are included in each wedding package, though they often take more. You can add additional images to your digital photo CD for $5 each and that will include the copyrights as well. 

** Though guests will not be able to use their personal cameras and cell phones at the Chapel or grounds, they are more than welcome to use their cameras if you are having a reception. If available, we can arrange to have a photographer at your reception. Pricing varies based on availability.

YOUR ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY: Again: within 48-72 hours after your wedding, the photo lab will create your personal online digital photo gallery of all of the portraits taken during your wedding. This gallery will be available online for 60 days so that you will have plenty of time to view and select the portraits that come with your wedding. Please note that these portraits are not high definition online, but will be burned to your CD or printed in high definition. The photo lab will light and color correct images where needed. If you would like your portraits “photo-shop” edited, the photo lab does charge for those services. After 60 days, the gallery will automatically become unavailable

There is a set of core portraits that the photographers work with. They will take portraits, before, during and after your wedding ceremony, however, they do not guarantee specific poses that you may see on our website. They will try to accommodate specific requests if possible.  After each wedding, the photographers will upload your images to a 3rd party vendor within 48-72 hours of your wedding and they will be available for viewing for 60 days after which they will automatically become unavailable for viewing. There is a $25 fee to have them re-posted to the internet so it is important you make your selection within the 60 day time frame. Please note that the images are not always sequentially numbered and when making your selection, please select the IMG number, not the PAGE number.  After your order is processed and charged, you should receive your order within 2-3 weeks.   We want to ensure you receive the images you really want!  If you have any questions, please call the photo lab at 865-430-3372.   The best way to contact us about your wedding photography is by calling us and asking for the lab.  There may be delays when emailing the photo lab. 

If your wedding package includes PRINTS or IMAGE option.   The images will be burned to a CD and you will own the copyrights to those images.  If you select the PRINTS option, the copyrights are not included.   If you purchase the entire CD option, the prints are not automatically included as well.  If you decide you want both the Prints and the entire CD option, the additional cost is $249 for our 1 hour wedding packages and  $299 for our 2 hour wedding packages.

Holiday Weddings

HOLIDAY WEDDINGS: Lodging: On some holidays, holiday weekends, holiday weeks, the cabin companies require a 3 night minimum and we will need to add a 3rd night to the 2 nights lodging included in our wedding packages at your expense. (we can always credit out the lodging). Also, there may be an upgrade charge applied for holiday lodging 

Some restrictions apply. "Madness" pricing is not available on holidays that fall on a Monday/Tuesday or on "specialty dates". New Reservations Only. Can not be combined with any other discount or special. Lodging and Tuxedo credits are available at 50% usual credit. Special may end without notice. For weddings performed on a Monday or a Tuesday only. 

Monday/ Tuesday Madness pricing includes the Digital Photo CD option only with the copyrights release letter so you can print your portraits anywhere, anytime you like. 

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Weddings: When NYE or New Year's Day falls on a weekday, Holiday/ Weekend pricing only will be available for this very popular holiday.     Madness Pricing is not available on New Year's Eve or New Year’s Day.    

LEAP YEAR Weddings:  On February 29th... Madness Pricing is not available on Leap Year should it fall on a Monday or Tuesday 

VALENTINE'S DAY Weddings:    Madness Pricing is not available on Valentine's Day should it fall on a Monday or Tuesday 

 If any of this information is unclear, please call us and one of our wedding coordinators will be happy to answer any of your questions.