Alpine Wedding Chapel
Arrival Time. One hour is allowed for a single ceremony. Two hours are allowed for a ceremony with a reception. If your reserved time is 2:00 ?3:00, you should arrive at 2:00 and be out by 3:00 for the next ceremony. If you arrive dressed, we will begin on the hour. If you need to change, we will begin when you are dressed. Brides generally arrive with their hair, makeup, and nails done; slipping into their wedding attire should not take more then 15 minutes. We do not wait for anyone more than 15 minutes.
Parking. Limited parking is available next to the cedar chapel. Turn off Main Street (GA 75) onto Munich Strasse. Turn right into the driveway under the brown arbor next to the chapel. Space is limited to only one wedding party at a time. Parking is provided for the bride, groom and their guests for their wedding time only. Vehicles left in our lot after your wedding leave time will be towed at the owner's expense to make way for the next wedding or to close for the evening.
Counting Guests. Other than the bride and groom, all men, women, infants, and other children are regarded as guests. Attendants are not counted as guests. All children must be accompanied by and properly supervised by an adult at all times.
Methods of Payment. We accept VISA, MasterCard, checks, money orders, and cash. If paying by check, make check payable to Alpine Wedding Chapel and mail to P.O. Box 1343, Helen, Ga. 30545.
Reservations & Deposits. To reserve use of our facilities on a date & time of your choice, a deposit received in our office is required. A payment of $100 for a ceremony or $300 for a ceremony with reception as a nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit received in our office will guarantee your choice of date and time of ceremony or ceremony with reception. If you change your reservation for any reason, the remainder of the balance must be paid before the date and time is guaranteed again. If you schedule for a 3rd or more time and date, you will pay the full amount for each rescheduling of ceremony or ceremony with reception with no money refundable. No money paid for deposits is refundable and no money paid for rescheduling is refundable.
Bubbles. Please check bubbles in at the office when you arrive. They will be distributed at the appropriate time after the ceremony. Neither rice nor birdseed is allowed at any time on our premises. Bubbles make beautiful photographs!
Cameras. No cameras (still, digital, camera phones or video) are allowed at any time inside any building of the Alpine Wedding Chapel. A CD of your wedding photos and a DVD will be given to the bride and groom..
Candles. The unity candle service is included in Pkg. 0-6.
Lodging. Call the Helen-White County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-858-8027 for current information on honeymoon suites, motels, cabins, condos, etc. Also, you may request their Helen-White County Travel Guide. Or, go to www.helenga.org.
Marriage License. A valid Georgia marriage license is required for us to perform any ceremony. Picture Ids & final divorce decrees must be presented to a GA probate judge at your county courthouse to obtain licenses. Blood tests are no longer required to obtain a GA marriage license. If you are not a resident of Georgia, you must obtain your license at the White County Courthouse (706-865-4141).
Items Brought to the Chapel. We are not responsible for any items brought to our facilities. No additional decorations are permitted.
Attendants. Attendants include anyone standing up with the wedding couple such as father of the bride, bridesmaids, maid of honor, groomsmen, best man, ushers, flower girls, ring bearers, etc. ATTENDANTS DO NOT COUNT AS GUESTS. Guests include all persons who come to a wedding. The maximum # of attendants allowed is as follows: 0 in pkg. 0 and 1; 5 in Pkgs. 2, 3, or 5; and, 7 in Pkgs. 4 & 6. If you choose to have more attendants than allowed, $50 per attendant will be charged for any over the maximum number allowed. Prior approval must be obtained from AWC for extra attendants over the maximum number of attendants allowed.
Renewal of Vows. These ceremonies are arranged based on services requested. A keepsake renewal certificate is provided. Please call the chapel for details and requirements.
Alpine Wedding Chapel, P.O. Box 1343, Helen, Ga 30545