Dooley's Chapel on the Lake is a classic wedding venue in Branson, Missouri. This waterfront resort venue is located at Table Rock Lake in the Ozark Mountains. It is a wonderful location for events year round, whether it’s a wedding, corporate conference, family reunion or retreat. There are different spaces available to suit the vision you have in mind for your wedding festivities.
Facilities and Capacity
Dooley's Chapel on the Lake has just opened a new, two-level chapel space that will accommodate up to 150 guests. There is also a lower level that is available with a fireplace and can hold up to 50 people. There is also access to a bridal and groom suite at this venue.
We are also building an outdoor ceremony space that will be complete Summer 2020 and accommodate up to 150 guests!!
Dooley's Chapel on the Lake has exceptional event planning services. They can provide outstanding accommodations for your event. They offer assistance with setup for events, and act as your personal contact throughout the entire planning process.
During these uncertain times, we are very excited we are able to hold weddings at our Chapel. Our Chapel visitors’ health and safety is always a priority. Accordingly, we are taking the following steps to assure all of our mandates are being met & our guests are safe:
Dooley's Chapel on the Lake was formerly Dooley Lodges and Resort
20 Reviews for Dooley's Chapel on the Lake
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Angelique M. · Married on 01/03/2021
I couldn’t have chosen a better venue!
Dooley's Chapel is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL venue, with the kindest and most helpful staff. I felt truly cared for by them, not like I was just a customer using their services. My husband and I rented the chapel for two hours so that we could have a small, intimate ceremony then take our wedding photos on their property. They have such a lovely piece of land that is right next to Table Rock Lake, which makes for beautiful photos! They also have a bride ready room and a groom room, which are beautifully decorated. Also, if you're minimalistic like my husband and I (and trying to save money), they already have beautiful decorations that the staff sets up for you prior to your big day, but you can also bring additional decorations if you want to. I was always worried I'd be beyond stressed on my wedding day, but the staff at Dooley's Chapel helped make my day stress free and exactly what we had envisioned. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone & everyone!
Sent on 09/25/2020
Dooley's Chapel on the Lake's reply:Thank you for your kind words Angelique! It was truly an honor to host your wedding here! We are so happy for you both, we wish you a lifetime of happiness & joy! -Dooley Staff
Mandy W. · Married on 01/02/2021
This chapel was absolutely amazing and perfect for our wedding. It couldn’t of turned out better. Pat and Wendie were great. They were so nice and flexible and so much more helpful on the wedding day than I imaged. You can’t go wrong choosing this place for your wedding. I am so in love with how my wedding turned out.Sent on 01/05/2021
Dooley's Chapel on the Lake's reply:Mandy, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to work with you and Justin!! Your love is so sweet & evident all day!! I am so glad Justin got his Winter Snow!! We can't wait to see your photos!! You will look like a Snow Princess with your veil and the snow falling! We wish you a lifetime of Love & Happiness!! God Bless you, your family & friends! Wendie & Pat
Rachel W. · Married on 12/06/2020
Excellent Venue - Very Easy to Work with (Even in a Pandemic!)
We had a very traditional yet non-traditional service. We are a middle-aged bride and groom (first marriage for him, second marriage for her). We wanted a beautiful lakeside venue that was within driving distance for our friends and family. We wanted a fun ceremony but one that also included our children and truly celebrated our new family. Dooley's was the perfect fit.
Wendie, Pat and Layne were EXTREMELY easy to work with. Even with the pandemic and subsequent lake flooding, they were responsive and kept things calm and organized. In the end, we had to pare down our wedding guest list and utilized the dock for a perfect lake wedding. We then utilized the chapel for a fun reception with dinner two months later (when restrictions were eased up).
Even though wedding planning can be stressful, we are so happy that we chose Dooley's. From the first tour with Layne, to the wedding ceremony adapted for high lake levels, to the "familymoon" weekend following the ceremony with our new extended family, to the beautiful reception, everything was top-notch and just... easy. They took our ideas (dock wedding, pictures on the groom's motorcycle, BBQ catering, etc...) and made them even better.
Would definitely recommend Dooley's for any sized wedding or reception! We also plan on going back in the future just to enjoy the resort and the lake!
Sent on 11/16/2020
Dooley's Chapel on the Lake's reply:Hi Rachel!
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Team of Dooley's Chapel on the Lake
Wendie & Pat Dooley
Pat and Wendie completed their dream of building a Wedding Chapel in April of 2018! Wendie was the design guru while Pat was the construction manager. These two put 100% of their heart into everything they do and you will not be disappointed in the effort they put in to go above and beyond your expectations! As seen in the couple's testimonials, the Dooley’s and their staff strive to provide a flawless, stress-free day for each and every couple. The youthful staff’s expertise with technology and creativity keep us all up to date on the latest trends!
We are so excited to have Emily back with us! She was our awesome College Intern two years ago and learned all aspects of running the Lodge & Chapel. We are truly blessed that she has graduated with her degrees in “Special Events” and “Hotel & Restaurant Management” and returned to be an awesome addition to our Resort & Chapel Family! Her attention to detail, experience and organizational skills are great assets. Our Brides & Grooms and Resort Families will love her outgoing personality. Welcome Home Emily & Tucker Boy (aka “Big Boy”)!!
What would we do without her. Rebecca has been with us for four years now. Her title as Head of Housekeeping does not even begin to scratch the surface. She has also taken on the role as Head Gardener and wildlife curator for both the Chapel and Lodge. She spends endless hours maintaining and creating all of our gardens throughout the Chapel and Resort grounds. She is a Godsend.