5 great wedding chapels
Southern California's Mission Inn was built in 1876 as a two-storey guesthouse. Today? The hotel and spa is a national historic landmark and occupies a whole city block - with six restaurants, 238 guest rooms and a luxury spa! It also boasts Riverside's only hotel chapel, St Francis of Assisi, and with seven banquet rooms, there is a host of options for your ceremony and reception. Check out their 2014/2015 wedding packages here.
Hello - can you say breathtaking? The chapel at the One&Only Pamilla, Los Cabos resort, is in traditional Mexican style, with whitewashed walls and located on the hilltop overlooking the resort. You can arrive at the chapel by horse-drawn carriage if you so wish, and the One&Only Pamilla also has its own spa. Plus: you get to wake up as a married couple in Mexico. We love!
In Sonora, California, the Union Hill Inn's chapel (photographed by Dreambox Photography) is in a converted barn - described as "rustic and refined", with trails for walking, running and hiking and even the chance to take a buggy ride along the old miners' channel! With on-site accommodation for the bridal party and Sonora a 10-minute drive away, it's a beautiful space for a wedding-slash-retreat with all of your family and friends, and we love that light-filled chapel!
Searching "wedding Palmetto Bluff" on Pinterest is one of the simplest ways to see all that the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina, has to offer. The Inn's Waterside Chapel overlooks the May River and the Inn's majestic oak trees and the venue combines old-school Southern charm (shuttered windows, leafy green backgrounds and good old-fashioned hospitality) with a seriously stunning wedding backdrop.
Last, but by no means least, the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California is known as "the glass church" for, well, obvious reasons! You may recognise it from its recurring role on The OC or from the episode of 90210 where Naomi ruins Max's wedding and wins him back. But don't let that put you off; as if the design of the chapel isn't enough to win you over, it's planted inside with natural greenery - so decorating the interior with flowers is wholly unnecessary (although totally still acceptable - we are, after all, big fans of over-the-top blooms at Dreamwedding!).