Christian marriage is a sacred vow between a man and a woman, "instituted of God, regulated by his Commandments, blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ, and to be held in honor among all men."

Many couples find the Big Canoe Chapel a beautiful and sacred place to say their wedding vows. While the ceremony has lovely social aspects, it is a service of worship in which vows are taken, prayers are offered, and a blessing is given. Because of this, many say that a wedding at Big Canoe Chapel is an unforgettable experience.  Wedding arrangements for next year's weddings at the Chapel begin September 1.

For a complete package of information, including Chapel usage rules and the contract, and to check available dates, please contact Mary Donna Rodden in the Chapel Office at (706) 268-3203 or email You may view the Complete Wedding Guide Packet by clicking the appropriate link below:


        Wedding Guide for Chapel Members             Wedding Guide for Non-Members



                                                Directions and Map to Big Canoe Chapel               

The Chapel has an experienced staff member to direct weddings. The Chapel’s wedding director, Nona Whipple, is available to consult with brides in advance of the wedding with suggestions if needed or to answer any questions. She organizes the rehearsal and, together with the minister, directs the entire ceremony.

The wedding director is available all day on the day of the wedding for assistance, making sure the Chapel is ready for the wedding service. She arrives at the Chapel about an hour and a half before the wedding, directs the wedding, and then remains until the service is completed, pictures are made, and the Chapel is readied again for Chapel services.

Big Canoe Chapel is God's Temple at all times. In order to maintain the proper spirit of worship and to facilitate arrangements for both the wedding parties and the Chapel staff, it is important to follow Chapel usage rules during the planning process.