- The Asbury Chapel -
This quaint, peaceful beautifully decorated chapel is now the site for custom weddings, and other events. It is located in the relaxing countryside of western Muskingum County just about 30 miles East of Columbus just 10 minutes from I-70. This historic chapel was built in 1834 and was one of the first Methodist Churches west of the Ohio River. Although it was one of the longest running Methodist Churches in Ohio, it was abandoned by the Methodist’s.
The Chapel was purchased by Rev. Dee Krier and has been transformed into a non-denominational Wedding Chapel and community gathering center, which includes uses as an Event Center.
The Chapel holds up to 90 people. It has dressing rooms, restrooms and parking facilities. Weddings may be performed either inside or outside the chapel. There is a wonderful sound system, organ/piano, and comfortable seating. You may bring your own wedding accessories such as flowers or use ours. We have a professional photographer, and a sound technician. You may lease the Chapel for an hour or more, or have a full service wedding or enjoy our special elopement package. If you chose, you may bring your own minister, photographer and/or organist. In its early days, when Zanesville was the capital of Ohio, The Asbury Chapel was the hub of the community located on the main road between Zanesville and Columbus. When St. 40 was built all the traffic left this area and went to the National Rd., or State Route 40. When Dee saw this quaint Chapel she fell in love with it and since she has performed hundreds of weddings, she decided to purchase it and manage her own facility for custom weddings. The Chapel is close to Flint Ridge, the historic Y-Bridge, Dawes Arboretum, and other places of interest.
The original 1834 brick walls and roof of the Chapel have been preserved beneath additional layers of stucco and more recently brick. This has captured the ambiance of 200 years of spiritual fellowship and sense of Community. The original pulpit is there along with other historic items. One of the most precious items is the original Bible dated 1856.
If you are very observant you may even get a glimpse of the “Lady” who has taken care of the Chapel for the past 150 or so years. Her name is Sarah and she has made herself known to many people. She has kept the chapel safe. If you listen closely you can hear the wagons being pulled by horses, and if you close your eyes, you can feel the women and men seated separately on their own side of the church on benches without backs, the men on the east side and the women on the west side. They held candles that they brought from home in order to see after dark.
If you want a truly unique experience for the most important day of your life, The Asbury Wedding Chapel may be just what you are looking for. Please call for pricing information.
By Dee ~ 740-670-2400
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