Little Chapel in-the-Woods Est. 1939

Little Chapel in the Woods, Chapel Drive, Denton, TX, United States

A place of tranquility and beauty originally built in 1939 as retreat for private mediation and prayer.
The Little Chapel in-the-Woods’ rich symbolism carefully portrays “Woman Ministering to Human Needs” on saw-pierced and riveted brass lighting, & woodwork executed in beech, hand carving woodwork on the pews.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Church / Chapel / Temple
Field / Forest / Orchard
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Courtyard
Forest
Garden
Historical Monument
Lagoon/Pond
Landscaped Grounds
Style
Classic
Elegant
Fanciful
Romantic
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

A place of tranquility and beauty originally built in 1939 as retreat for private mediation and prayer for the students of Texas Woman's University, the Little Chapel in-the-Woods is peaceful chapel surrounded by stain glass windows and Texan stone.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $20 to $68

Additional Charges

Wedding reception larger than 100 people require security (estimate $185), Wedding receptions serving alcohol require security (estimate $185).

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
128
Buffet
128
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1939
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
Birde's dressing room and a groom's dressing room. 
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
As you walk into the Little Chapel in-the-Woods you are entering into a tradition. Located on the edge of Texas Women’s University, the chapel is a secluded sanctuary that has held weddings since September 1939, a few months before its dedication by Eleanor Roosevelt. The natural beauty that surrounds the Little Chapel is harmonized by the beautiful interior stain glass windows. The Little Chapel in-the-Woods’ rich symbolism carefully portrays “Woman Ministering to Human Needs” on saw-pierced and riveted brass lighting, & woodwork executed in beech, hand carving woodwork on the pews.

The Chapel, 90 feet long by 24 feet wide, was designed by architect O’Niel Ford. It was build as a project of the National Youth Administration during the Depression, and dedicated by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. History surrounds the Little Chapel in-the-Woods, just like every item in the chapel is stamped with an artistic touch from young women artists. As the sunlight shines through the stained glass windows a romantic blue hue is reflected on the stone walls. While the exterior is surrounded by beautiful green landscapes. 
Design:
Under the supervisions of Dorothy A. LaSelle, TWU students competed in designing ornamentation for ceiling beams, exterior cornices, the vestibule floor Texas stone, and wall patterns. Other undergraduate’s students participated in designing and carving woodwork for the lectern, pulpit and pews ends, and designing the metal trim of the Chapel door. Graduate students supervised the design and execution of the stained glass window, metal candlesticks and a cross for the altar.
Standout Venue Features:
Constructed in 1938 and dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt on November 1, 1939, the Little Chapel has been named one of Texas’ most outstanding architectural achievements. The historic "TWU Wedding Book" (originally called the "TWU Bride's Book") lists many of the weddings that were held in the Chapel over the years. The chapel seats a total of 110 people, including 15 seats in the balcony. The chapel may be used for traditional weddings, non denominational services, and recitals. 
Extra Perks:
Tea light candles along the edges, lighted candelabras, unity candle stands, pew clips, piano, organ, and sound system. 
*Wedding packages include ceremony and reception rental, tables & linens, catering, champagne flutes, Chapel ornament, and wedding cake.
Awards & Notables Dedicated by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt dedicated the Little Chapel on November 1, 1939

In 1983, the Texas Society of Architects selected the Little Chapel as one of the 20 buildings representing “Texas’ Proudest Architectural Achievements of All Time: Building’s selected for the honor were those ‘that have most influenced, or will prove to influence Texas’ architectural history.”

"Best of Denton- Best Wedding Venue" Winner 2014, 2015, & 2016
Celebration Locations
LITTLE CHAPEL IN-THE-WOODS:
Wedding chapel
- View: Interior
- Max Capacity: 110
GREENHOUSE AND GARDENS:
Outdoor ceremony site
- View: Historic white Greenhouse
- Max Capacity: 100
HUBBARD HALL:
Several banquet rooms perfect for receptions
- View: Exterior brick wall, detailed champagne interior
- Max Capacity: 400
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