The Chapel Ruins
When you tour our 60 acre estate you will discover why Savvy Shields, Arkansas’ own Miss America said “wow, wow, wow!” Tour the Old Word charm of The Chapel Ruins where you will say your “I do’s”. The Stables Event center is a showcase of rustic elegance for your stunning reception. The Peacock Room is designed for the lovely bride, intimate and lavish in color and charm with a one way window so you can watch your guests arrive in complete privacy.” See why Helen Wisner (Miss USA, 2014) and Sloane Roberts (Miss Arkansas, 2012) celebrated their weddings at Sassafras Springs.
The Chapel Ruins | The Stables | The Peacock Room
At the Chapel Ruins, the glory of the old meets the promise of the new, and we invite you to celebrate your wedding day in a breathtaking setting inspired by old church ruins that owner Cheryl Long discovered while traveling abroad. Built by a stone mason artisan with Arkansas stone, the Chapel Ruins is 33 by 80 feet and can seat up to 360 guests. To shine light on your celebration are four lampposts along each side adorned with beautiful grape and vine features. They were created by award-winning local iron artists Sonny and Judie Sartwell, who also designed the door of the Tasting Room and whimsical benches throughout the estate. The huge doors are historic, antique doors from a chapel in St. Louis.
The Chapel Ruins are used for many other events, as well, such as sunset dinners, Murder Mystery dinners, birthday parties and wine walks. Savvy Shields Wolfe, Arkansas’ own Miss America in 2017, arranged an alfresco dessert at the chapel under the stars. This was in July 2018, right after her and Nate’s rehearsal dinner at the Stables. All she could say was, “Wow, wow, wow!”