The Chapel at Fernwood is an elegant and intimate space for your wedding. As you plan your special day, also take into consideration all of the benefits and perks the venue offers to help make your wedding day special for both you and your guests
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• Intimate Historic Chapel
• Convenient Location
• Bridal Room
• Bridesmaid Room
• Indoor Ceremony Area
• Indoor Reception Area
• Center Aisle
• Seats up to 250 Guests
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Onsite Parking
• Outside Vendors Allowed
Location, Location, Location!
This hidden jewel is in a prime location. Conveniently located for both natives and out of town guests on the Eastside of Spartanburg, SC. Guests can enjoy this charming family-friendly town full of places to explore, in addition to an abundance of shopping and dining experiences. Lodging at the major hotel in downtown Spartanburg is only a 10 minute drive away, while a bed and breakfast is only 7 minutes away. Other accommodations are close by too. Additionally, vendors can easily find their way to the Chapel!
Small wedding or big wedding? Either way, The Chapel is perfect for the intimate wedding of any size. However, if you have a larger guest list, take note. The Chapel pews comfortably seat up to 250 guests, and additional seating could be added for the bride groom with an even bigger guest list.
For the Bride and Bridal Party
The Chapel features a bridal room specifically for the bride to privately complete her final preparations and relax before her dream ceremony begins! Plus, another room right next door offers bridesmaids and/or flower girls a place to relax before the ceremony. Upon request, we provide a space for the groom and groom’s party.
Parking for All Guests
There is onsite parking for all of your guests, including handicap parking right outside the Chapel entrance. Our facility is wheelchair accessible.
Complimentary Ceremony Additions
The Fernwood Baptist Church Wedding Coordination Team offers the complimentary use of the following items for your ceremony:
Candelabras (choose from two different styles)
Unity Candle Holder
Please speak with a team member if you would like to use any or all of these items during your ceremony.
The Fernwood Baptist Church social hall is located on site and available for reception rental. We have tables and chairs available. The social hall comfortably seats 125 guests for a seated reception and up to 200 guests for a standing reception. Adjacent to the hall is a full service caterer’s kitchen equipped with refrigerators, warming ovens, and an icemaker. Full use of the kitchen is only permitted for use by a licensed caterer.
History of the William L Ball Chapel
The Chapel at Fernwood was constructed in 1962 as the first sanctuary for Fernwood Baptist Church. Once the congregation moved to their new sanctuary, the chapel sat empty for many years. An extensive renovation, completed in 2013 brought new life to our beautiful chapel. No detail was left unattended to and new additions included a new Allen Organ and compatible sound system.
As you enter the vaulted foyer with its tiled floors, you can sense the sereneness of this place of worship. Upon entering the Chapel, you grasp the beauty of this jewel – a traditional style with a center aisle flanked with pews seating 220 – 250.
Integral to the Chapel are the six stained glass windows, fabricated in the classic style by The Willet Stained Glass Studios of Philadelphia. These windows are made of hand blown pot metal glasses which are heavily barred and leaded. All painted portions were fused so they would not fade and would be able to last for hundreds of years. Each window consists of two subject medallions depicting a Biblical episode of the life and ministry of Christ – each medallion beautifully illustrates one of the great “I Am” aspects of that ministry. Look closely at each window to see the high level of artistry and fabrication for which the late Mr. Willet was known.
Looking toward the future, our congregation hopes to open our chapel doors to our community and provide a space for new memories and experiences