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The Historic 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove

The story of the historic 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove mirrors the story of East Texas itself.

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Your special moments deserve a very special location. A location as unique as the love you are celebrating. Our rustic, historic chapel situated on 2.5 manicured acres provides a unique, affordable, and beautiful venue for you and your guests. Fully updated with modern amenities, while still retaining her charm from days gone by, The 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove makes the perfect location to celebrate your special day.

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Love is in the air

Share the love and excitement of your special event with family and friends beneath a canopy of towering walnut trees. You’ll create memories to last a lifetime as you celebrate your special day in our rustic, yet elegant chapel, as you become a part of the fascinating history of the 1876 Chapel.

Celebrate Your Special Events With Us

From weddings and wedding showers to baby showers, anniversary celebrations, and Celebrations of Life, the 1876 Chapel creates a beautiful canvas for all kinds of special events. Our chapel is located just a few miles south of Tyler, offering convenience for you and your guests. Share your celebration of love with family and friends at the 1876 Chapel at Walnut Grove.


Our wedding at the 1876 Chapel was beautiful. We chose to have our ceremony outside under the walnut trees and then moved inside to the chapel for our beautiful reception. Our wedding pictures turned out beautiful and captured the most special moments of our special day at the 1876 Chapel.

- John Doe

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.