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Salem Chapel and Event Venue

Rice, VA View map
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Up to 120 guests

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Up to 120 guests

Salem Chapel and Event Venue is a traditional wedding chapel and reception venue in Rice, Virginia. Owned by Caryn Kayton, this stunning historic venue represents the history of Virginia and the love celebrated here for over a century. The Salem Church was first built in 1884, given its name after the Hebew word “Shalom,” which translates to “peace.” Caryn purchased the building several years ago, and has since renovated it to preserve its historical significance while providing modern amenities for weddings. Salem Chapel and Event Venue features a chapel, cocktail space, and full reception venue to host a traditional wedding with modern reception site. If you want a truly historical and uniquely modern wedding venue, choose Salem Chapel.

Facilities and Capacity

Salem Chapel and Event Venue provides seating space in their chapel and reception venue for up to 125 guests. It has been renovated and expanded to offer space for both the ceremony and reception for your convenience. The chapel includes modern technology and amenities but kept the historic stain glass lancet windows for an authentic church setting. The high ceilings and beautiful new pews provide elegance and reverence for your ceremony. The chapel also provides a small cocktail reception space and a get-ready room for half of the wedding party. An additional reception space has been added to provide more room for your post-ceremony meal and entertainment. It even has ample space for a dance floor. Below the chapel, the basement offers an additional get-ready room and catering prep kitchen. Both the reception and ceremony space can be customized with your decor items for a unique ambiance.

Services Offered

Salem Chapel and Event Venue provides comprehensive wedding planning services through their partner company, Game Day Weddings. Owners Teresa and Cynthia met as football coach wives at Hampden-Sydney College. They became fast friends and have offered comprehensive wedding planning packages for couples ever since. They work with Caryn to provide comprehensive wedding planning packages that ease the stress of your engagement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,800

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,800

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
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What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

120

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Chairs

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
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August
December
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    Matthew Married on 09/11/2021
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    Beautiful Venue and Amazing Customer Service

    We could have not asked for a better venue! Everything was perfect for our big day. The staff at Salem Chapel and Even Venue made our day go perfectly. Through the trying times of COVID-19, Salem Chapel offered the utmost most help and flexibility. Also, we could have not asked for a more beautiful venue! A small, white, chapel in a beautiful country landscape is unparalleled in intimacy and beauty. Take the time to visit the venue because you will fall in love.

    Salem Chapel and Event Venue's reply:

    Thank you so much! We are so happy that you had the best experience at our venue and were able to share your special day with us.
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    Brittany M. Married on 08/22/2020
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    Great Experience

    We had to switch venues due to COVID and I will say that it was the best decision we could've made. They were extremely helpful and made sure our day was special. I would recommend this venue to anyone.

    Salem Chapel and Event Venue's reply:

    Hi Brittany!

    We are so thankful to be a part of your wedding day! Everything was absolutely gorgeous and we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
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    Monica W. Married on 11/03/2019
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    Great venue

    I really enjoyed having my baby shower at this venue! It’s super cute and has great indoor lighting for pictures! It’s such a clean And open space that is so easy to decorate for any occassion!

    Salem Chapel and Event Venue's reply:

    We loved sharing this special day with you! Thank you for choosing Salem Chapel for your baby shower!
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327 Rice's Depot Road Rice, VA, 23966
757-406-1324
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