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.
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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5 Reviews for Salem Chapel and Event Venue
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Matthew · Getting married on 09/11/2021
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.Sent on 12/10/2020
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.
Brittany M. · Married on 08/22/2020
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.Sent on 01/13/2021
Salem Chapel and Event Venue's reply:Hi Brittany!
Monica W. · Married on 11/03/2019
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!Sent on 02/14/2020
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!