ELOPEMENT/SMALL WEDDING INFORMATION

Destination Wedding Venue!  Couples frequently travel from out of state and out of the country to be married at our venue.

Openings daily!

All you need is one ID to obtain the marriage license, it is that simple.

Chapel in the Pines specializes in elopements, small weddings, vow renewals, civil unions and wedding and receptions. The Chapel in the Pines Estate has beautiful lush gardens, a white wedding gazebo, and white wedding chapel perfect for your indoor or outdoor ceremony.

Short notice is less than 24 hours.

Perfect package for those looking for a simple, but memorable wedding ceremony for up to 25 guests.

Includes: Professional Wedding Officiant, Chapel, Gazebo, Gazebo Chairs and Grounds.

           0-2 Guests                                 3-12 Guests                                    13-25 Guests
Friday – Sunday $350               Friday – Sunday $500                     Friday – Sunday $700
Monday – Thursday $250        Monday – Thursday $400              Monday – Thursday $550

Arrive 15 minutes before ceremony start time.

Bridal dressing room is not available in package.

We can always accommodate elopements at Chapel in the Pines, we are flexible.

A few extras are available:

Wedding ceremony music: $75
Personalized brick in the pathway: $75
Candelabras in chapel: $75
Aisle runner in chapel: $40

There is time for pictures following the wedding ceremony.
Witnesses are not required in the State of IL.
A guest is anyone, regardless of age, including bridal party, who attends the bride and grooms wedding that is not a vendor, such as a photographer.
Howard and Jeffrey Petersen are the primary wedding officiants. Both use non-denominational wedding scripts.
The wedding ceremony typically lasts less than 15 minutes.
The chapel is well air conditioned and or heated.
Our wedding Officiant will complete your license and submit it to the DeKalb County Clerk’s office. License must be obtained from DeKalb County Clerk located in Sycamore. The phone number is 815-895-7149.
Chapel in the Pines does not have a staff photographer. Our wedding Officiant would be happy to take pictures of you after the ceremony with your camera.
Couples and guests cannot bring alcohol on property.
Chapel in the Pines hosts one wedding at a time, ceremonies do not overlap. Weddings include chapel, gazebo, and grounds. If there is inclement weather, the wedding is performed in the chapel.
No alcohol may be brought on the property.
Music is an extra for $75 in elopement packages. Chapel in the Pines has traditional wedding music. If other music is preferred, bring a CD, and our staff will play, time, and coordinate the music.
The deposit is $500, unless the wedding fee is less than $500. In that case the full amount is due to reserve. If there is a remaining balance, the balance is due 30 days before the wedding. All payments are non-refundable.
There is no sales tax, service charges, or hidden fees.
Wedding ceremonies are performed from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., every day of the year, including holidays.

Marriage License Illinois / DeKalb County Clerk, 815-895-7149
110 E Sycamore St, Sycamore, IL 60178

We consider weddings of more than 25 guests FULL weddings, which are our Silver and Gold Wedding Packages.
That time frame is 2 hours and 15 minutes. This allows for a longer ceremony, more guests,
more pictures, use of the private bridal cottage and more time with your guests.

Please No throwing of rice or bird seed

*** Officiant gratuity accepted ***

Contact us to schedule a tour.

Reservations can easily be made on our website, just confirm availability!