My ONLY problem with St. Mary's Chapel is that you only have it available to you for 2 hours. You have to be very careful in how you plan your events of the day so as not to arrive too early and interrupt the wedding before you, or to leave too late and hold up the wedding after you. Other than that, it's perfect. Wonderful location, fantastic for photos, and just very intimate and peaceful inside.
St. Mary's Chapel is located in a beautiful park setting and was the perfect location for our wedding. It's small and quaint which made everything just picture perfect!
St. Mary's is beautiful. The only issue is that since there are so many weddings you only have a 2 hour window. You can rent extra hours if they don't have anyone before or after you but that is unlikely if you are getting married at a popular time. Since we wanted to able to take photos outside and have plenty of time we had our wedding photos made before the ceremony at the Duke Mansion. It's very beautiful and for a small fee you can use the house and grounds. We also spent our wedding night there in the Dowd Suite. I would highly recommend it.
We used Dottie and Dr. Patrick Maloy as the director and minister. They work together often along with Barbara Wells-Hodges (organist) and have done hundreds of weddings at St. Mary's. With them you can't go wrong. They will make everything perfect. Everyone loved our ceremony. Even though Dr. Maloy has done a few thousand weddings he makes the ceremony special and unique for you. It was very personal.
Chris Marsh of photoplaync.com was our photographer. She was easy to work with and has great photos and prices.
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