Wedding at Ida Cason memorial chapel. Help please!
I have a question :) My fiance and I are want to get married at the Ida Cason memorial chapel sometime in the Fall of 2013. I have done a lot of research and couldn't find what I needed to know. I am wanting to know the price of booking the chapel? Thanks for any help you can give me!
In 2007, the fee for just the chapel was $1,500. Maximum capacity of 65. Seating for 50. If you want more information, I have an email saved with all the details for all the gardens locations. Just post your email address and I'll send it to you. Here is some of the info...
The Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel seems as if it was built especially for Weddings. This idyllic stone chapel, fashioned after 16th century Gothic chapels, features a stone altar and magnificent stained glass windows. Its picturesque, lakeside setting is a lovely and inspiring place to begin your new life together. Comfortable seating capacity is 50 With a maximum capacity of 65. Standing room in the rear of the Chapel will accommodate 20-25 guests. The Chapel features a handmade pipe organ and excellent natural acoustics. The Chapel has natural ventilation.
Chapel Wedding Guidelines
Reservations are required for the use of the Chapel for Wedding ceremonies, rehearsals or any other event to be scheduled and held inthe Chapel. The Chapel Facility Fee is based on the day of the week: Friday through Sunday and Holidays: $1,500 (plus tax) Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays): $1,000 (plus tax) The Facility Fee includes use of the Chapel for up to three hours - usually for one hour to set up, one hour for the ceremony and one hour to remove any decoration or materials used for your Wedding.
Rehearsals: Use of the Chapel for a rehearsal is included in the facility fee and should be reserved at the time the Chapel is booked for the ceremony. Gardens Admission.' Wedding guests will be admitted to the Gardens at no charge on the day ofthe wedding up to two hours prior to the scheduled time of the wedding
Rice may not be used due to the harm is causes wild life. The release of butterflies or anything living is also not allowed in keeping with Callaway’s agreement with the Department of Agriculture. However, birdseed or bubbles are welcome. Due to the natural beauty of the Chapel and its surroundings, most brides do not feel additional decorations are necessary. Additional decorations are permitted Within reason on the inside of the Chapel only.
Any additional decorations provided for weddings in the Chapel must be removedimmediately following the ceremony. i
+ The use of nails, Staples or heavy gummed tape are not permitted. o All existing features currently in the Chapel must remain in place for any use.
Booking the Chapel
The Chapel is a signiñcant feature and point of interest for many ofthe Gardens visitors. It is necessary to schedule ceremonies and rehearsals around organ concerts and Gardens hours of operation. Ceremonies and rehearsals are scheduled as follows:
Callaway Gardens * Post Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000 * 706-663-2281
@_ Callaway Gardens
Weddings At Callaway
e January through October: Mornings at or before 9:30 a.m. or in the aftemoon at 5:00 pm.
or later. » November and December: Mornings are available to be scheduled but afternoon times
must be scheduled around the Fantasy In Lights festival activities. A $1,500 non-refundable deposit is required Within ten days after the reservation is made. Please see the Wedding Payment Guidelines section for additional information.
M usìcal Accompaniment
The Chapel features a handmade pipe organ that was designed specifically for this setting.
Your Wedding planner will schedule a Callaway organist for your wedding rehearsal and ceremony at a cost of $200 for the rehearsal and ceremony and $100 per for just the ceremony. The opportunity to meet with the organist to discuss your musical selections is included in this fee. The use of the Chapel pipe organ requires a Callaway organist.
» You are Welcome to provide any type of musical accompaniment for your wedding.