Friday, May 11, 2018

Blessing of the Chapel

So much has happened since our last blog! The Chapel construction is complete!
Our parents, children, and grand baby came in from New York, Canada, and Texas to help us bless the Chapel on April 28th. Pastor Faulk performed a moving blessing and Tom King piped some beautiful songs on his bagpipes!

It was a wonderful time to reflect and to thank the many people that have supported and inspired us over the years. Along with the many hands that created the chapel. We were thrilled to take this time to thank them and to bless all those couples who will be entering the chapel to begin their lives together. We are truly blessed to be a part of this awesome day in their lives!

We also took this day to dedicate all the gardens surrounding the chapel in the memory of Ginna and Ron Brander. We promise to carry on their legacy and commitment to the land, lake, and nature.

We want to thank our family for coming in, our employees (past and present) for all their hard work and dedication, our awesome builder and building crews, and our friends~especially our dear friends,  Amalia and Alfredo who drove in from Texas to surprise us!  We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!

We look forward to taking you on a tour of our "Chapel on the Lake".  We know you will enjoy the gorgeous view of Table Rock Lake and the surrounding Ozark Mountains.
God Bless!

Wendie & Pat

Professional photo by SWJones Photography.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Spring and St. Patrick's Day have Sprung at Dooley's Chapel on the Lake!

We are ready for opening! All of the hard work, long nights, and talent poured into this project have paid off, and it was WELL worth the wait! But as the construction wraps up, the work has only just begun. This week we have WeddingWire coming to the chapel to film a video for us showcasing the venue. We have spent the last two weeks setting up the chapel for a mock wedding, and it is all coming together!

We are all so excited to get into wedding season and witness couples begin their lives together here.
Let us be your venue for your destination wedding! Contact us to schedule a tour of the chapel and resort. We have everything you need for your wedding all in one location!

Dooley Lodges & Chapel on the Lake

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Chapel in Wedding Mode!!

Check out the Chapel in wedding mode!!

We are getting so close to the completion of the Chapel!!  We thought you might like to get a sneak peek of what a wedding might look like.

Here are some photos of the nearly completed Chapel decorated for  two beautiful Brides!!  The columns, floral earns and chaise will be available for all Bridal photos!!

We are  off to the Branson Bridal Show & EXPO this weekend!  The Race to the Alter contestants will finish their competition events & the winners will be announced Sunday at the EXPO!!  Stop by and see us and meet many awesome wedding vendors (photographers, florist, caterers, etc.).
The EXPO is at the Branson Landing Hilton Convention Center from 11:00 to 3:00 Sunday, February 11th. We hope to see you there!!

Be sure to contact us to schedule a tour of The Wedding Chapel & the Resort for a destination wedding!  We have hiking trails, a boat dock for boating/fishing with your family & guests, the Lodge for family gathering times, the pool & pavilion, the Fire pit for sing-a-longs complete with S'MORES and don't forget the lodge or cabin accommodations!! Everything for your family and guests in one location!!
Dooley Lodges & Chapel on the Lake

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Getting Close To The Final Stretch!!

We are coming to the final stretch of the Chapel build! Things are really starting to come together!

All the doors are hung and most of the wood trim throughout the building is done.  The Sanctuary's wooden beams are in place and the flooring installations begin tomorrow.  Once the wood flooring is in place, the stone in the sanctuary and the fireplace in the lower level will be done!

You can really visualize the final sidewalk installations and the landscaping possibilities now.  We can't wait to start planting!  We are just waiting to see what kind of weather is coming our way.

The Bride Ready room is looking awesome!  It is almost done! We can't wait to see our Brides standing before the mirrors looking at their radiant reflections.

We are very excited and would love to take any perspective couples on a tour! Give us a call and we will set it up:  417-338-2524

April 28th (Chapel Blessing) here we come!

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 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!!