Your love is timeless
Celebrate your love
Surrounded by the quaint, turn of the century charm of Central Park Chapel. Built in 1903, Central Park Chapel is a community treasure located on the shores of Lake Macatawa in historic Holland, Michigan. With a simple white painted exterior and ample old world beauty, Central Park Chapel transports couples back in time, making the location perfect for retro brides and vintage-chic ceremonies. The Chapel’s interior features classic wooden pews with decorative cushions, open air windows with gorgeous lake views and a structurally ornate, all wood, vaulted ceiling.
Central Park Chapel seats 175 and is open May through September. The Chapel’s open air windows allow for refreshing lake breezes, though couples are welcome to bring additional fans should they desire. (To preserve the Chapel's historical integrity, the building is not equipped with HVAC.) Electric piano, CD player, iPod/laptop adaptor and microphones (wireless and handheld) are available for ceremony use. Couples must supply their own officiant. Central Park Chapel follows the doctrines and creeds of the Christian Reformed Church and Reformed teachings.
For more information or to book your wedding date, Contact Us. Our wedding coordinators, Bob and Laura Van Wyk look forward to making your wedding day spectacular.
Download the Buildings and Grounds Use agreement for a comprehensive overview of The Chapel’s rules and regulations.
The chapel is NOT available for weddings in 2023, we are fully booked. We are accepting bookings for 2024.Download
FAQ about Weddings at Central Park Chapel
What facilities are available?
The chapel has a small annex with one (1) accessible unisex rest room.
How many people does the chapel seat?
Approximately 200 people:
34 pews x 5 people = 175
34 pews x 6 people = 204
All guests must be seated inside.
Who provides the officiant, minister and music?
You must provide minister, officiant and music.
Is the chapel air conditioned?
Michigan summers can be very warm, we suggest you bring additional fans for the chapel if it is going to be a warm day. The chapel has ceiling fans. The chapel does NOT have glass windows or screens. The Annex has AC/Heat.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Alcoholic beverages or gum is NOT to be dispensed or consumed in the buildings or on the grounds, this includes the parking lots.
What are the regulations for decorations and flowers?
Flowers/decorations must leave no signs of damage to the property. This includes water leakage/stains from floral vases/containers. All decorations must be removed following the wedding ceremony. Tape, nails, thumbtacks, staples are NOT allowed. Use of existing nails and 3M Command Hooks/Strips are allowed.
How much does it cost to rent the chapel?
Chapel Rental: $1000.00
$400.00 non-refundable deposit, $600.00 at least one week before the wedding –includes using chapel for one (1) hour rehearsal. Chapel Banners will be removed by authorized chapel personnel.
Can I have a reception at the chapel?
No receptions are allowed on chapel grounds. Food is allowed in the Annex. Absolutely NO food or beverages are allowed in the Chapel.
How do I plan a rehearsal?
Rehearsals must be at or after 6:00pm and last a maximum of one (1) hour. Only the Wedding Party should be present at the rehearsal, including Parents and the Master & Mistress of Ceremonies. Young children should not be brought to the rehearsal unless they are an official part of the wedding such as Flower girls or Ring bearers.
What is available for music?
The chapel has available for use:
- Electric piano
- Hand held mics/stands
- Ipad/phone/laptop adaptor
- Wireless mic CD player
When is the chapel available?
Chapel is open for weddings from May – early October. Thereafter The Chapel is closed for the winter.
Is smoking allowed?
The Chapel is a 100% non-smoking venue.