Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Meet The Team!

Meet The Team!
Here at Dooley’s, we consider our team members family. We aspire to bring all of our guests into that family with every booking! As of 2018, we are thrilled to introduce our new Event Coordinators/Assistant Managers Megan and Lily! They are excited and more than prepared to jump in and help make our bride’s dreams a reality! With that said, let’s meet our fantastic five, shall we?

Meet Pat!

Our officially declared “Tool Man Dooley” and engineering mind is pleased to meet you! Pat loves spreadsheets, working with his hands, coffee, and smiles. As owner of the property with Wendie, Pat oversees all lodge and chapel operations along with the accounting side.

Meet Wendie!

Commonly referred to as our “Head Honcho”, wonderful Wendie brings her feminine touch and business mastermind to the resort! Wendie loves children, snow, wild animals (except snakes of course) and X’s & O’s. As owner of the property with Pat, Wendie oversees all lodge and chapel operations as well as wedding coordination.

Meet Megan!

Our new wedding coordinator and assistant manager is certainly a beaut! Megan loves espresso, scrabble, shopping, drones, and sitting by the fireplace with her puppy Molly. Megan’s incredible attention to detail and heart to serve is perfect for her event coordination position. As assistant manager of the lodge and resort, Megan is thrilled to serve our guests with a sweet smile!

Meet Lily!

Filled with enthusiasm and an eye for design, Lily is thrilled to join the team! As assistant manager and wedding coordinator, her creativity and artistic nature will truly shine. Lily loves coffee, her cow slippers, jet skis, anything yellow, and jamming out in the car to Needtobreathe. Her laughter and bubbly personality are sure to light up any room! Lily could not be more excited to be taking her first steps in starting her event coordinating career here at Dooley Lodges and Dooley’s Chapel on the Lake!

Meet Rebecca!

To say “our Head of Housekeeping is irreplaceable” would be an understatement! Lovely Rebecca’s attention to detail and incredible work ethic helps maintain our immaculate lodges. Rebecca loves the band Bread, fishing, driving “the Bulldog”, her dogs Sassy and Jessie, and clean spaces. Rebecca is delighted to be on our team and help create incredible guest experiences.

Meet Noira Jane!

Also referred to as “Sugar Toes” and official greeter, everyone’s favorite feline is thrilled to grace the Dooley team with her presence. Noira enjoys tuna, sleeping, knocking down desk accessories, playing in fake snow, and warming herself by a laptop fan. Although she may not involve herself in petty management operations, she certainly runs the place.  

Well friends, that's the Dooley team! Stop by and chat sometime! We would love to have you. 


Noira Jane

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bridal Special!!

Attention Brides & Grooms!!

We still have some openings for the Spring & Summer of 2018!! In order to complete these bookings, we are currently offering the following:
SPECIAL:   If you book your 2018 Spring/Summer wedding by Valentine's Day, we will take $100.00 off the Rehearsal Dinner Package!!

Don't delay!! Schedule your Chapel tour today!!  You won't be disappointed, the view is breath-taking & the surrounding forest is awesome!!  We think you will fall in love with our brand NEW classically designed Chapel nestled in the woods overlooking Table Rock Lake!!  Call today: 417-338-2524

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Moving along fast & furious!!

WOW!!  Things are moving fast & furious at the Chapel!  We are so excited! In the last 2 weeks all the craftsmen have been hard at work.  All the sheetrock was taped, mudded and painted!  All the bead board has been hung throughout.  This week, the craftsmen are staining and hanging all the wood work and the sanctuary beams.  They are also working on the lower level's walk out porch's roof.  It is very hard to take photos right now with all the woodwork laid out on the floors.  By Friday/Saturday we should be able to post some photos of all this week's work.....wait to you see it!!
For now, we are posting photos of our progress up until Monday, 1/8/18.  We can't wait to do some Bride tours this weekend!!  We might even get some snow photos on Thursday!!

Here are some photos of the guys sheet rocking and then spraying "crumb cookie" paint onto the Sanctuary walls:

These photos show the "Fireside Room". It is in the Chapel's lower level. You can see the forest & lake through the sliding glass doors.  The beams are covered with plastic while "crumb cookie" paint is applied. The walls reflect a beautiful pink hue around sunset (when this photo was taken).

Here is a photo of the finial that will be mounted on the top of the Chapel's cupola.  The finial will be copper.  The mantle in the photos will be in the Groom's room.  The large free standing mirror will be painted white and it goes in the Bride's room.

If you get a chance, go back in the blog and view the chandeliers, dart board and groom's game table. The next time you see them, they will be in place and we will be almost ready to go!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Here comes the Chapel, da da dadaa.....da da dadaa!!


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU THAT GOT ENGAGED OVER THE HOLIDAYS!!  We are VERY excited for you!! 2018 is going to be such an awesome year for you!!
We have heard some very touching engagement stories in the last week!!  We can't wait to hear yours! Couples are planning weddings from March of 2018 to April of 2019!! Call us or email us as soon as possible so you get your special date reserved!!

The Chapel is really taking shape!!  The interior painting will be completed this week & the warm cherry wood work will begin to appear!! Reliable Heat & Air did a great job!! The Chapel is toasty warm and ready for your venue tour!  Thank you to all of the guys toughing it out in the cold building stone walls, sidewalks and finishing the siding!! You are real troopers!!

As soon as the painters take down all the protective plastic sheeting, we will post updated interior photos!!  Hopefully it will snow sometime soon and we will post some Winter Wonderland photos.  The woods are so pretty covered in snow!

Our 2018 Blessing:
We are thrilled to announce that Our Wedding Chapel will be the Wedding Venue for The Branson Wedding EXPO's "Race to the Altar Contest"!! Be sure to check out the EXPO's website for complete details!!Website: bransonbridalshow.com/-race-to-the-altar-contest   The winning couple will receive free use of our Wedding Chapel and packages for catering, photography, apparel and much more!! Thank you Lana for this awesome opportunity!!  We can't wait to meet the lucky winners at the EXPO on February 11th at the Hilton Convention Center at the Branson Landing!! We hope to see you all there!!

We would like to count our many blessings and especially Thank our Lord for allowing us to be part of each of our couples' special day.  We are blessed to work with them and to witness their commitment to each other as they build their lives together.  What a blessing we have been given!
Wishing you all a loving, healthy New Year!!

Wendie & Pat
Lily, Assist. Mgr/Wedding Planner
Megan, Assist. Mgr/Wedding Planner
Mikaela, L.Dist., IT.M/WP

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Progress on Multiple Fronts

We’re making progress on multiple fronts as we head towards Christmas.  Here is an update.  

Inside the chapel the insulators have finished which allowed the Sheetrockers to come in and hang the board.  Both the Sanctuary and Fireside levels are completely sheetrocked.  We are in the process of taping and mudding the joints. 

Outside the chapel the siding is being installed.  The framers continue to work on the back patio.  And the excavators are building a rock wall which will be 13’ feet high in some places, that will outline our parking lot. 

As we head towards Christmas we at Dooley Lodges have plenty to be thankful for and we wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Goin' Like Gang Busters

We're going like gang busters now that we've completed the "rough in"......

The framers have returned and are working on the front entrance and the back patio.  The front porch will be framed with 12”x12” Douglas Fir rough timber beams sanded and stained.  The picture on the right was taken from the deck of the back porch. It takes our breath away every time Wendie and I see the deer.  I think they are getting used to their new surroundings.

We have been blessed with good weather so far.  This has allowed Wendie to lay out some of the rock walls, planters and meandering side walks that will take our guests from the Sanctuary Level to the Fireside level.  


The insulators are insulating and the sheet rockers are hanging rock.  Our goal is to have the taping and mudding done before Christmas.  The fireplace has also been installed on the fireside level.  Painting is not too far off so Wendie is pouring through color charts as we speak.  More to come with the next update (Blog).

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Happy Holidays!!


We wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas & a Joyous New Year!!
We are very Thankful & Blessed to have such a beautiful view of the Lake and the beautiful Ozark Mts. from the Chapel!!  We can't wait to share it with you!!  We are already dreaming of Holiday decorations for the Chapel in 2018!! 

This is engagement season!!  We would like to send all the newly engaged couples a BIG "CONGRATULATIONS !!"  We can't wait to hear your proposal stories :)!!

All the venues will be booking up fast, so give us a call as soon as possible so your date will be available!!  We are very excited to plan your wedding in our new Chapel!!  We hope to make all your dreams a reality!!

The Dooleys ~Wendie & Pat
Our wonderful staff ~Lily, Meagan & Rebecca