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Pleasant Hill Chapel is a historic wedding venue in Defiance, Missouri. Constructed in 1922, it was a United Methodist Church up until 2018. In 2022, Jennifer and Jim purchased the property with the intention of transforming the space into a wedding venue. With their background in construction, they renovated the church with great care so as to retain as much of the original structure. Choose to start this next chapter in your life amidst old-world charm and heritage.

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This gem of a venue boasts artful stained glass windows, intricate carvings, and 125-year-old pews, which add to the romantic ambiance. It also features white-washed walls, period chandeliers, and hardwood floors. With the ability to accommodate anywhere from two to 125 guests, Pleasant Hill Chapel is ideal for celebrations, big or small. Both the exterior and interior of this white chapel are picturesque and offer endless opportunities for photographs. Couples who are old-fashioned at heart will absolutely love this soulful place.

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Chairs, parking, and cleanup are inclusive of the wedding packages that the venue offers. All services are customizable too, in order to meet and exceed expectations. The team led by the resident event planner is very receptive to your ideas and vision to best help bring to life the wedding of your dreams. They are dedicated and channel their expertise into creating a memorable day for you. No detail is too small and no request is too challenging. Host this milestone event in this 100-year-old chapel to treat yourself to the most enchanting experience.

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Jennifer C. Married on 11/30/2023
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Gorgeous Venue

This venue is absolutely beautiful and the team was an incredible joy to work with!
Craig G. Married on 01/07/2023
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The proprietors we're so lovely and professional to work with. The church, oh my gosh, just incredible, magical! What a find! Sits right in wine country. I'm telling all of my friends, this is just a hidden gem that needs more weddings.
Craig Married on 11/13/2022
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Wonderful, can't say enough about the church, the setting and ease in working with owners.
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Maddie Cain
Maddie Cain
Wedding coordinator

Maddie is a our daughter and will be helping with the running of the chapel. She has 2 cats, Crew and Cash along with a mini aussie named Finn. She has a passion for organization which makes her a good fit to help the brides with their big day!

Jennifer Cain
Jennifer Cain
Owner/Wedding Specialist

My husband Jim and I have been married since 1997 and we love to rehab,design and decorate. I am an architectural design and he is a general contractor. I have always loved this church and on our wedding anniversary we were out for a drove and saw the for sale sign and we bought it!

We have 3 children, Mitchell he is the oldest and is a pilot, Madilynn is the middle and she is our Wedding Specialist. Cyrus is our youngest and works for the Post Office and loves to play golf.

I hope you let us help you with your dream wedding.


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