Established in 1887 and later decommissioned in 1985, this charming chapel still holds a soft spot in the hearts of the surrounding community where it sits like a beacon on the hill. Formally a functioning methodist church, the structure was abandoned but not forgotten. Some saw the chapel as "too far gone" but we celebrated restoring this old building like saving an old friend.
With over 2600 square feet of beautifully lit and restored space, the interior features stained glass windows and pine floors original to the chapel. Tall ceilings, period-inspired chandeliers, and Carrara marble floors grace the room while the original Manns Chapel sign hangs as a special nod to the past. The pastor offices and Sunday school rooms now serve as a beautifully restored bridal suite and handsome groom's room. Outside, a newly designed garden courtyard and cocktail patio sit under market lights and are lovely open-air or tented for dinners and ceremonies. A natural woodland area and wildflower garden now make for the perfect photo setting.
If you are looking for a genuinely unique venue imbued with history, then welcome.
As two brand designers and design educators, we reclaimed this special building where we now refashion the art of gathering. Along with our husbands ("The Wolf and The Bull"), we spent two years of thoughtful restoration to bring this chapel back to life- and what a glorious life it is! Fostering the meaningful joining of people and ideas in this beautiful venue is a dream come true. Working side-by-side, we spend our days in collaboration with local and national top-notch creatives to bring people back together for real connectedness.
Left: Yvette Navarro - The No-Nonsense Creative
Right: Aimee Flynn- The Passionate Idealist