Wedding Venue & Special Event Center

1876 CHAPEL AT WALNUT GROVE Love is in the air

Nestled beneath the towering walnut trees on 2.5 manicured acres and conveniently located just a few miles outside of Tyler, The 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove offers a spectacular and unique backdrop for weddings, receptions, and special events.  Our historical chapel has been modernized for today’s comforts and amenities, while retaining the rustic charm of yesteryear.

The 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove provides a unique, special events venue in a beautiful and historical, East Texas location at an affordable price.

History brought to life

Your special event will become a forever part of the colorful and fascinating history of the 1876 Chapel. Built by the early settlers of the Walnut Grove community, in 1876, the old “box house school building” has served as a place of worship, a one-room school house, and a gathering place for friends and family. From the Methodists and Baptists sharing the only chapel around by ‘alternating’ their service times to the many decorated war heroes who have walked through the chapel doors, the 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove continues to stand the test of time. Her doors still welcome family and friends. Let your celebration become a part of the history and memories made at the 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove.

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I booked my wedding photography for an on-location shoot at the 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove. The grounds are beautiful and offer so many opportunities for outdoor photography both inside and outside. The chapel is beautiful. If I hadn’t already booked a wedding venue, I wouldn’t hesitate to book my wedding and reception at the 1876 Chapel. It is small and quaint but with top notch amenities. A+

- Ashley B.

We hosted our grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary reception at The Chapel. We rented tables, chairs, and linens and decorated the old, historical chapel with our grandparent’s pictures and special family items. It was perfect. The amenities are handicap friendly, which was important to us and our grandparents’ guests. We had family come from out of town, so The Chapel was very convenient to hotels and restaurants. It was the perfect location to celebrate and honor my grandparents.

- Joan D

Looking for a unique location to host your wedding or other special event? The 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove provides a beautiful backdrop for any special occasion. Come celebrate your special moments with family and friends at our historical East Texas chapel.