Sites: Anthony Chapel at Garvan Gardens

Anthony Chapel

A few years ago, I wrote an article about unique wedding destinations — Yosemite National Park, the Hemingway Home in Key West, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and more . (The article was published in Southern Distinction magazine.) Unfortunately, the assignment did not require I visit each of the several wedding venues, which would have been so much fun!

chapel doors

However, on our recent vacation to Lake Ouachita and Hot Springs, Arkansas, I was able to visit one of the destinations I wrote about in my article a few years ago: the Anthony Chapel in Garvan Gardens.

The building’s architectural intrigue has made it a notable destination for weddings as well as a common stop for tourists visiting Hot Springs. The wood and glass structure with its pointed ceiling ascending into the sky complements the natural scenery surrounding it.

It’s no wonder the chapel is host to about 175 weddings per year.

Anthony Chapel interior

Anthony Chapel Ceiling

While the overall structure is quite impressive, the details add the the intrigue.

Inside Anthony Chapel

Anthony Chapel doors

Everything inside the chapel is designed to complement the building’s architecture and create a cohesive aura and experience.

Anthony Chapel altar

Anthony Chapel altar

chapel stools

stool detail


2 thoughts on “Sites: Anthony Chapel at Garvan Gardens

  1. Very cool! I’ve been looking for more detailed pictures of this chapel. I hear that light inside the building reflects at sunset and creates crosses on the trees right outside the main service area.

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