Arbuckle Wedding Chapel

September 1, 2009 by Joan Bratcher

Oklahoma Mountain Weddings

6270Many brides dream of a romantic mountain location for their wedding, but the Rockies are too far away and a destination wedding simply isn’t in their budget.   The good news is that Oklahoma has its own
mountains surrounded by lush forests and gorgeous vistas.  Even better news…a fabulous wedding chapel has just opened in this ideal location.

Hello, my name is Joan Bratcher, the owner and event coordinator at the new Arbuckle Wedding Chapel located in the Arbuckle Mountains of scenic south central Oklahoma.  After years as a teacher and a high school counselor, I was ready for a new challenge, especially since I have always been blessed with good health and high energy.

The idea to build a wedding chapel in the Arbuckle Mountains had always been a vision of mine.  I knew there was a real need for one and often talked about it with friends and family.  One day, there came the moment of truth; if I didn’t do it right then, I knew I never would.   With the fantastic 100% support of my husband, the vision began to take shape.  We bought two acres of pasture with beautiful trees at the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains.  I drew a plan of what I wanted and hired an architect that added his own wonderful ideas.  Then, with a fine builder and financial support from a local bank, the vision took shape and Arbuckle Wedding Chapel became a reality.  Brides began booking their weddings here even before the doors were open!

Arbuckle Wedding Chapel is a magical setting for a fairy tale wedding.  It is extremely elegant with tall columns, greenery, and6672 a vaulted ceiling with exquisite crystal chandeliers and a baby grand piano.
The ceremonial stage is back-dropped by a gorgeous arched window that reveals a treed and very picturesque area.    Perhaps, the most unique feature of the chapel is the staircase from which the bride descends.

Our chapel seats 150 or more with an overflow area with a 75” screen where the ceremony can be viewed.  The bride’s room has its own restroom and a “secret” access to the staircase.  There’s also a groom’s room, large dance floor and a spacious reception hall.  Our round guest tables are accented by crystal chandeliers and the receptions are beautifully presented.

Our standard packages include the linens, florals, a specially prepared cake in her choice of style and flavor, customized napkins, as well as an excellent sound system with music also chosen by the bride.   Mints, nuts, punch and coffee are included.   In addition, our catering department can provide a delicious variety of light and heavy, hot and cold appetizers chosen from a list of options for just about any budget.

Of course, you are certainly welcome to use your own caterer, or we will be happy to suggest one especially for full buffet and sit-down meals.     You can also count on me to coordinate your entire event with my other trusted resources for invitations, limo service, tuxedo rental, champagne fountains, DJ services – even dove releasing and dance lessons.

The Arbuckle area is an excellent, nearby destination wedding choice for those living in or around Oklahoma.   We’re only about an hour from Oklahoma City, and half-way between Oklahoma City and Dallas, making it convenient for out-of-town family and guests.   The Arbuckle Mountains area is full of tucked away bed & breakfasts, charming cabins, rustic campsites and affordable hotels and motels.  There are many attractions in the area including an exotic animal park, two major lakes, the Turner Falls area, Chicasaw National Park Recreation Areas, as well as tourist friendly towns with unique stores and excellent restaurants.

If you’re like me and have always dreamed of a gorgeous, romantic mountain wedding, please come share my vision at Arbuckle Wedding Chapel.  I think you’ll find it is exactly what we both had in mind!

Joan Bratcher, Owner/Event Coordinator
Arbuckle Wedding Chapel

33429 North County Road 3270
(Interstate 35 & Highway 7 – Exit 55)

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