Garden Wedding PackageThe Chapel’s garden offers a spectacular setting for your wedding. Our garden is a tropical paradise, with a pristine gazebo nestled in the middle of the lush foliage. Brick pathways interconnect the garden and lead you to the gazebo and the shores of Sarasota Bay. When one is in the garden, you will feel the tranquility and peace that is present.
The Garden Wedding Package is designed to be all-inclusive, and provide an incredible value for a fee of $1800. (If the number of wedding guest will be less than 15 please call the wedding coordinator for special pricing). Included in this package are the rehearsal, and two and one-half hours at the Chapel on the day of the ceremony. The Chapel’s Senior Minister will be available for the sacramental ceremony. The Wedding Coordinator will guide the wedding party and guests through each step of the rehearsal and the wedding day. The recently renovated Ruth Cushing Room will be available one hour prior to the ceremony for the bride and her attendants to make last minute “touch-ups”. There are several options for music. The package includes a pianist or an organist. In lieu of the pianist/organist, many celebrants choose their pre-recorded music, which enables them to more fully personalize their service. Additional amenities include the use of the Chapel’s silk flower arrangements at the gazebo, a state-of-the-art sound system and extensive parking for guests.
Fresh petals may be used in the Garden, as they will naturally return to the soil, as do all of our blossoms. The Garden Package also includes the use of 120 white chairs that will be placed on the three lawns surrounding the gazebo. If additional amenities are desired, the wedding coordinator will provide you with local business contacts to help you customize your event to meet your every desire.
When you book the Garden Wedding Package, you also have the option to reserve the Shook Fellowship Hall (reception hall) for an incremental fee of $1,200 plus a refundable security deposit of $150. The reception hall can easily seat approximately 80 people with space remaining for a dance floor. Rental of the reception hall also includes the use of the Chapel’s tables and chairs. The Chapel’s commercial kitchen is included as part of the package. It is a fully equipped kitchen that has drawn rave reviews from local caterers.
In addition, when a Garden Wedding is scheduled, you will automatically have the Main Sanctuary reserved for you in case of inclement weather, thereby ensuring that your day will be perfect!Additional Wedding Services