The Chapel on the Rock is the perfect setting for the perfect wedding. My earlier post, The Chapel on the Rock – Perfect Setting introduced you to one of the most photographed sites in the country. This article takes you inside and you won’t be disappointed. It truly is the perfect setting for that perfect, quaint wedding. Just ask the multitude of couples who said, “I do” there or check out the wedding in Hidden Bloodlines.
Imagine a wedding where…
- flowers adorn the simple stone sanctuary and wooden pews…
- the soft glow of candlelight illuminates beautiful stained glass …
- music fills the air….
You get the picture.
The Rocky Mountain National Park
The chapel sits in the Rocky Mountain National Park. These mountains attract visitors from all over the world, with good cause. If you haven’t visited yet, put it on your bucket list. When I returned to take photos of the chapel’s interior, my husband and I made a Sunday morning of it. We started with the 8:00 a.m. mass at Our Lady of the Mountains, the beautiful church responsible for scheduling the Chapel’s weddings. Father Joseph Cao began with a joke that made us all laugh.
An angel appeared to a 60 year old couple celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. He granted them each one wish — anything that their hearts desired. The wife wanted a cruise around the world. The angel gave her two first class tickets. The husband asked that his wife be 30 years younger than he. The angel made him 90. The moral of the story — Be careful what you wish for.
Places to Eat
After mass we stopped for breakfast. I normally don’t share places where I dine, but this was our first visit to The Other Side Restaurant and I was impressed. Not only was the food good, but the restaurant was spotless. Each table was cleaned with a new bleached towel between guests, the chef was in a hairnet and gloves, and they appeared to follow safe food handling procedures. Sundays they offer brunch, and although it looked yummy, I had a smaller breakfast. You may want to stop by if you’re in the area.
After breakfast we checked out the chapel. Unless there is a wedding, it will be open every day until the middle of August when they replace the roof. Expect it to reopen in the middle of September. Check with Our Lady of the Mountain for further details. Enjoy the peace, tranquility, and beauty the Chapel on the Rock offers…..We did.
(C) 2016 Karen Van Den Heuvel Fischer