Forty-eight feet high and with 425 windows, Thorncrown Chapel is a gorgeous church built in 1978 by well-known architect E. Fay Jones. Since that time, more than five million visitors have graced this spectacular place of worship. A popular wedding destination, Thorncrown Chapel has been the recipient of many architectural awards, including the American Institute of Architecture's Design of the Year Award (1981). The chapel also offers daily tours that showcase its history and spectacular design features.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas Hotel Near Thorncrown Chapel
Located in historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks is a resort-style hotel with well-appointed rooms and suites and a great location near Thorncrown Chapel. Travelers enjoy spacious accommodations and inviting amenities, including an outdoor pool and hot tub (closed until further notice), arcade games, miniature golf, tennis, free wireless Internet, and meeting and event space. Enjoy a perfect location near historic downtown and awesome Ozarks attractions, from scenic wineries to beautiful state parks to performing arts.
Thorncrown Chapel Weddings
Thorncrown Chapel has been a magnet for couples from all over the world looking to take their vows. Enveloped by breathtaking rock formations and tall trees, this wondrous wooded cathedral is a truly spiritual setting. One of the highlights of Thorncrown is its 6,000 square feet of glass, which allows for wedding ceremonies to take place both indoors and outdoors. The chapel seats up to 100 guests, and offers a changing area with a full-length mirror, sound system and a piano, and can also provide a minister. A chapel host ensures that everything goes smoothly. To plan your special day, go to www.thorncrown.com/weddings.html.
Thorncrown Chapel Tours and Hours
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thorncrown Chapel is three miles outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There is no fee to visit the chapel, however, donations are appreciated. Enjoy tours that give you an in-depth history of Thorncrown, along with a song by a musician associated with the chapel. Bus and RV parking is plentiful. For more information, visit www.thorncrown.com.