FAQ

What all does my venue rental include?

Renting the chapel includes the space, tables, chairs, vendor coordination and preparation of wedding lay-out. Depending on your package choice, you will either have access to the entire building or one particular level. Dooley's Chapel DOES NOT provide linens, decorating, catering, bar service, officiant, or photography. 

Dooley's Chapel chair and table inventory includes:

  • 35 Rectangle tables (30X96) Seats 8-10

  • 6 Round tables (72") Seats 8-10

  • 6 cocktail (bar height) tables (32") Standing room for 4-6

  • A total of 250 chairs

What all do I need to do in order to book my date?

In order to book your date, Dooley's Chapel requires 1/3 of the total price of your package to be put down as a non-refundable deposit. The remaining payment is due 90 days before your wedding. Damage deposit thirty days prior to wedding.

Does the chapel have specific vendors that must be used?

No, the chapel does not restrict which vendors can be used. However, all vendors must have a valid business license and insurance. Upon booking, you receive a list of Dooley's Chapel preferred family of vendors, but you do not have to use them.

Does the chapel have a separate ceremony and reception space?

If your wedding has more than 50 guests, both the ceremony and reception occurs in the main sanctuary. This requires a cocktail hour while Dooley staff flips the room from ceremony to reception. If your wedding and reception has 50 guests and under, you can have your ceremony upstairs and reception downstairs. For a 1 hour ceremony only, the ceremony would take place upstairs and there would be no access to the lower level. 

Is the chapel handicap accessible?

Yes, the chapel has handicapped parking spaces and a wheelchair accessible sidewalk that can access both levels.

Can I decorate the chapel?

Yes, decorating can be done during your complimentary 1 hour rehearsal or you can decorate during your chapel rental time the day of your wedding. If you wish to have extra decorating time outside of your rehearsal or chapel rental time, it is $75 per additional hour. You can schedule this 30 days in advance and time is based on availability.

What kind of sound system does the chapel have?

The chapel has a large portable blue tooth speaker for the sanctuary and a blue tooth speaker for the lower level. Both are free to use with your rental. For hired DJ's use, we also have numerous power outlets located throughout the building.

Does the chapel allow alcohol to be served?

You can have wine, beer, or champagne served, but you must use a Missouri licensed and insured bar tending service. Hard alcohol is not permitted.

How can I book accommodations for my guests at Dooley Lodges?

On-site lodging for wedding guests is based on availability. Dooley staff will check your date and inform you of what cabins are available. Guests needing lodging will then call, mention which wedding they are coming in for, and book the cabin of their choice. Wedding party and wedding guests receive 10% off of lodging for two nights of their stay.