If you’re looking for the perfect, old-fashioned, little, white chapel for your wedding… this is it!
The Bridal Chapel of Door County can comfortably seat up to 100 guests. They can provide a non-denominational minister, decorations and music (songs of your choice) or you can provide your own officiant, etc. Outdoor weddings are also an option with a very lovely waterfront reception site available.
Owner, Donna Streckenbach has been a wedding consultant for more than 35 years and thoroughly enjoys helping each bride and groom plan their most special day to make it an everlasting, beautiful memory! Weddings are performed any day of the week at any time. The Bridal Chapel provides a beautiful, romantic atmosphere in a nondenominational, religious setting.
The Boynton Chapel is a small wooden chapel built in a late 12th-century Norwegian stave church (stavkirke) style. Handcrafted by Winifred and Donald Boynton between 1939 and 1947 on the grounds of their summer residence, the chapel is modeled after the Garmo stave church at Maihaugen in Lillehammer, Norway. A popular site for weddings and a favorite stop among Door County tourists, the chapel contains 41 hand-painted frescoes and numerous exceptionally fine carved-wood furnishings.
The chapel is a seasonal building, so although it is available year-round, the temperature inside the building is the same as the temperature outside. The chapel accommodates 36 people sitting in pews. The lighting of candles or use of electric equipment (i.e. space heaters) is not allowed in the chapel. Battery operated candles and boom boxes are permitted.
Lawrence University’s fee for the use of the Björklunden chapel is $425. This fee is for use of the chapel only; there are no facilities for dressing, handling groups if it rains, or public restrooms. There is a two-hour time limit that must be strictly adhered to, as we often have multiple services on the same day.
Washington Island is a beautiful location for a wedding, and the Scandinavian Stavkirke Church constructed based on a 12th century Stavkirke in Borgund, Norway, is a wonderfully unique setting for a wedding.
If your wedding will be attended by more than 38, wedding party and guests can be accommodated in Trinity Lutheran, the main church which is located across the street. The pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church is also pastor of the Stavkirke and is responsible for presiding at all worship services, weddings and baptisms. Visiting clergy may assist at the sole discretion of the Trinity pastor.
The Chapel is located in the Heritage Village at Crossroads at Big Creek.
The Chapel is available for rental along with several other optional buildings. The Chapel seats 40-50 people and the fee for weddings is $250. Additional fees are as follows:
Rehearsal or set up the day before – $50/hr
Before 9 am and after 8 pm – $ 50/hr
Setting up a tent – $50/tent
Other buildings are available for small groups. Please contact the Historical Society for more information.