Reservation and Chapel Polices
To Make a Reservation: To reserve your date & time, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the wedding services is due at the time you make your reservation. After the initial deposit, please feel free to make payments along the way. Your final balance is due 1 month prior to your wedding. Once you reserve your wedding , one of our wedding coordinators is assigned to you and your wedding and they will guide you through the decision making process: The deposit for Madness priced weddings is 50% of the cost.
There are some limitations in the amenities 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.. Update Jan '20. If you do not want your images used for advertising, please submit that request in writing to GWCLab@gmail.com
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 1 person in the dressing room to help her get ready. That person must arrive dressed. We strongly recommend that the groom arrive dressed and ready to meet the minister and photographer. The dressing rooms are not available for our 30 minute wedding packages.
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 indicated 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: Our 1 hr or longer packages include 1 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 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.
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 create a unique bouquet with the flowers in her shop in your colors on your wedding day. Selecting exotic or specific flowers may result in additional costs. Hand Held/ Clutch and Nosegay Bouquets are included in most packages. There is an upgrade fee of $25 if you request a cascading bouquet.
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. Choose 1 or 2 colors.
Also, 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 note: exotic or specific flower will result in additional charges. 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.
If you have a photograph of a bouquet that you found online, please email it to us at GWCChapels@gmail.com and we will get it to the floral designers for pricing.
Photography Policies and Information
"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 videography, we do have a platform where you can set up a video 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..
** 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.
Your Online Photography Gallery: Available 48-72 hours after your wedding