faqs

Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions…

Do you allow wedding vow renewals?
Absolutely. Your vow renewal is just as important as a first time wedding, and we are happy to help you celebrate.

How many guests can you accommodate?
Our property is meant for intimate weddings, and we can comfortably host up to 25 guests. We have 4 mini pews which will seat 8-16 people depending on size, and you are welcome to bring in additional seating. We have had roughly 50 guests on site in the past with chairs set up in front of the chapel. For more than 25 guests, you will need to have them carpool to be able to fit into 12 parking spaces in our parking area.

Do you have an indoor ceremony location?
At this time, we do not have an indoor ceremony location although there is a space to change clothes. We do, however, offer several outdoor options including our adorable chapel.

Do you welcome couples-only weddings?
Of course! The Smoky Mountains are a huge destination wedding location, and we have the perfect spot for you to elope.

Can I use my own officiant?
Yes. We have plans priced both with and without a officiant.

Who is the officiant?
The in house officiant is Ian Parrott who has been ordained through First Nation Ministries, Universal Life Church, and American Marriage Ministries.

Can I rent just the venue and bring an outside photographer?
As long as your professional photographer (as with all of the professional vendors) provides proof of their liability insurance, they are welcome. Because the venue is owned by a photographer, the grounds are being cultivated with photography in mind, and any photographer should be able to capture amazing images of you on your wedding day.

Who is your in house photographer?
As you may have noticed elsewhere, we mention that the venue is owned by a photographer–that would be me. 🙂 I also own and photograph for Star Noir Photography (www.starnoirstudio.com) and have been photographing weddings since 2007.

Do you allow pets?
Yes. You are more than welcome to bring fur babies of any variety as long as they are kept leashed while you are on the property and you clean up their messes.

Do you have restrooms?
We recently contracted with a portable restroom company so there is a handicap accessible restroom on site!

Is there electricity?
Although we have plans to provide electricity in the future as we expand, Chapel in the Hollow does not currently have electricity so please plan accordingly.

What is the cell service like?
The cell service in the area is spotty, and is virtually non-existent at the chapel itself so please plan accordingly. On the plus side, this means that you don’t have to worry about someone getting a phone call in the middle of your ceremony. 😉

What items can we use on the property?
We have several setups available for your use. The chapel is, of course, included in the rental fee along with the four mini pews, 4 colors of fabric drapery and 3 types of faux flowers for use on the chapel. There is also a rustic wall and plenty of cute woodsy spots available now. We also have some fun ideas in the works for later this season. All other chairs and tables are rentals brought in by the brides and grooms. To see the options available now, check out our Chapel Album on our Facebook Page.

What does the coordination consist of?
Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints is our on-site coordinator. Their Chapel in the Hollow day of coordination package comes with the following:
• Pre-Wedding Consultation
Meeting to map out details of the event and go over day-of coordination package.
• Recommended Vendor List
You’ll receive a customized list of vendors Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints recommends for your event.
• Bride Guide Workbook
You will receive a 10-page Bride Guide Day of Workbook
• Planning Meeting
A final meeting dedicated towards the details in entirety of your event, including but not limited to timeline and logistics.
• Ceremony and Reception Layout
This includes creation of a birds-eye-view layout of ceremony and reception locations including vendor placements and any other pertinent details.
• Vendor Check-Ins
Final check-ins and finalized timeline distribution to all wedding vendors the week of event date.
• Day of Coordination
On-site coordination for a set number of hours the day of the event.

How do we find you?
Thankfully, GPS will bring you right to Millstone Gap Rd. Once you turn on Millstone Gap Rd, things can start to go a little wonky, but we are just a few drives in. There is a sign at the drive (don’t get nervous if you see a little blue house), and we will have the gates open and ready for you 30 minutes prior to your official rented time. Our brides often book weekday weddings as well as weekend weddings so in order to make everyone’s big day as special as possible, please schedule a visit before stopping by.

1057 Millstone Gap Rd, Seymour, TN 37865