Sector: Places of Worship
Country: US
State: Ohio
Address: 2511 McCutcheon Road, OH 43219, Columbus, Ohio, US (View Map)
Phone: 614-471-9333


As most of you know, I was teaching at Columbus State and Osu as adjunct faculty and one of my students suggested that I should open a wedding chapel because there was "no place nice to get married if you don't have a lot of money.." After 2 yrs of them nagging me, I transformed the living/dining room in my townhouse into a tiny chapel and did weddings by appointment while I was teaching...I realized that it was going to take a huge house and at least half an acre of land so that I could do walk-ins as well as larger weddings. I searched for over a year. I needed a split level that had a really large basement that was not off the kitchen, and that in and of itself was a struggle. This house was listed in April of 2005 and I made an offer the first day it was listed. We closed on May 28th and opened for business on June 3, 2005. The house was built in 1972 and needed everything replaced...(roof, windows, doors, name it). The first photos are of the house when I purchased it and the Living room-Dining room that became the formal chapel. The couple that I have been using on all of my postcards and yellow page ads were married here the first week I was open...Sam and Aliah, who just happen to still be very happily married...(click on their thumb to see the rest of their photos). And you can see the formal chapel as it began... Next is the transition of the backyard from "whole lotta dirt" to the garden chapel...begun in September 05 with the concrete slab and walk, landscaped in March of 06 and as you can see, there was very little "landscaping" in the way of actual plants when Davey Tree finished...I spent the entire spring and summer of '06 buying plants every Sunday and then digging holes all day...and it took me over a year to find a 6-sided gazebo...(after I had the concrete guys do a 6-sided pad) so the first yr and a half we had the arch and columns as our backdrop for weddings.

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