Thousands of brides have chosen The Little Wedding Chapel for their wedding ceremony. Our wedding chapel’s history, look and feel are no doubt why!
Couples seeking a place to marry where history and tradition flourish, are attracted to this chapel. Intimate ceremonies are performed inside Heritage Park’s West Mound Church, one of Downriver’s oldest churches. The church was built by a group of German settlers in 1882. This is a place where generation after generation, people can come together and feel the warmth of times gone by, while creating new memories in a church not just made of wood, but a place of heart, soul and spirit.
The towering steeple can be seen as one approaches the park. The view from the churches porch overlooks tranquil Coan Lake, which is crossed by a covered bridge and surrounded by historic buildings and replicas, which serve as beautiful backgrounds for photos!
Guests enter the church through double oak doors. Colorful lights dance and flicker on the walls and ceiling as rays of sunlight streak through Grisaille stained glass windows. Quaint pastel stenciling above the original moldings copy a pattern in the windows and accent the white walls. The natural pine wood work and floor of the church are original. The church is adorned with white antique pews trimmed in walnut and embellished with pew bows. The alter wall and furniture are solid cherry wood and the black walnut lectern is accented with leaf-motif carvings. The romantic setting is an inspired blend of timeless tradition, intimacy and elegant charm.
Scenic Heritage Park has traditionally been a favorite photography site for brides and grooms coming from as far away as Ann Arbor and Ohio on their wedding day to capture some beautiful photos. Memories are captured throughout the charming little village surrounding Coan Lake. Preferred photographic sites include the covered bridge, park benches, the caboose and boxcar, little red schoolhouse, the Gristmill and other historic buildings in the park. Click the “Check your date now” button below to contact us for chapel pricing for your wedding ceremony! Our Little Wedding Chapel could be the perfect setting for you!
Outdoor weddings are always desirable! If you are looking for a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony, our covered gazebo is just the place! Our gazebo sits right next to Coan Lake in Heritage Park. It is an absolutely beautiful setting for your outdoor wedding. The gazebo is large enough to accommodate 25 people inside if you are wanting to do a small, intimate ceremony. If you are expecting more guests, we can provide chairs for up to 100 guests.
You are welcome to decorate the gazebo to make it your own style as well, (See the photo gallery below). You can also add the audio package to choose your own music to be played for the various sections of your ceremony. Gazebo packages start at $500 including the minister and coordinator!
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