Features & Services
Avondale Chapel features an elegant, private suite where the bride and her attendants can dress, relax, and visit prior to the ceremony. This bright, sunlit room has luxurious wood floors, four lighted dressing tables, marble-topped vanities, and private access to the adjacent ladies’ room. Other amenities include a sitting area, a 5-way mirrored stage—great for viewing your gown from every breathtaking angle.
Our garden patio, with seating for up to 250, is designed to accommodate outdoor wedding ceremonies. It features unique, lighted arches, live flowers, and lush greenery. Stately potted urns also enhance a classical English garden backdrop. An ideal location for an outdoor reception, the patio area is situated next to the indoor reception area—separated by a wall of large full-length windows—making it optimal for a flowing indoor/outdoor gathering.
Parlor / Lounge
Situated in a distinguished Victorian-era home built in 1884, the parlor and lounge area greets guests with a venerable presence. Your friends and family will be impressed by the original staircase, etched-glass door and brick fireplace, grand arches, antique light fixtures and period accent pieces. This dignified structure has been brought into the 21st century through the addition of solid hardwood floors (Brazilian teak and American Hickory), contemporary furniture, oversized front door, and modern design scheme, while still maintaining its historic integrity.
The heart of Avondale is its chapel, which features wide aisles, signature greenery, and idyllic lighting. Its English-inspired chandeliers, candelabras, and arched windows are simply stunning. Formed with old world style, the wrought-iron fixtures display over 50 pillar candles that softly illuminate the magnificent stage. A wall of windows that frames 150-yr old elm trees makes a gorgeous backdrop perfect for your dream wedding.
After the ceremony, guests will discover a welcoming reception area. Furnished with tables, floor-length tablecloths, and custom centerpieces, this space invites celebration among your friends and family. Elegant flooring, opulent molding, and detailed columns will showcase you and your spouse on your perfect wedding day.
Just behind the chapel sits a 100 year old elm tree that offers an elegant outdoor ceremony space. Lights strung from the sprawling tree to the surrounding ironwork fence add to the beauty no matter the time of day. Soak up your walk down the aisle on a winding path through our garden area and meet your soon-to-be spouse under the elm tree’s magnificent canopy.