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
417-338-2524
dooleylodges.com
dooleyweddings.com
dooleyweddings@gmail.com



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
417-338-2524
dooleylodges.com
dooleyweddings.com
dooleyweddings@gmail.com

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. 

Sincerely, 



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!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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