Rainbow Valley Chapel
It’s hard to picture the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee without also visualizing the little community church sitting among the oaks and wrapped in
their limbs. There are countless bluegrass songs about those church houses and even more pictures which help to stir memories of days gone by.
Rainbow Valley Chapel at Oaklawn Farms is an 80-seat wooden chapel which embodies the spirit of Appalachia. From entering the chapel between two bark covered hemlock logs, to the one of kind sourwood tree chandelier hanging high above the pews, it’s easy to feel right at home.
The chapel was built with cedar, hemlock, pine, and poplar in the spring of 2020. Our curved wooden pews were reclaimed from a church in Watertown, Tn. and are nearly 100 years old. Six repurposed exterior doors serve as windows in the chapel and allow the interior to be flooded with natural light.
Behind the herringbone cedar wall, the chapel has a full kitchen for preparing meals or for caterers to prep their fares. While looking quite primitive, Rainbow Valley Chapel boosts both comfort and style. The chapel and kitchen are heated and cooled and both are handicap accessible.
There are cozy dressing rooms for our wedding party which also serve as lounges for our artists during live music events held at the farm.
The grooms cabin sits high on the ridge rim above Byrd’s Creek with picturesque views.