Silver Dollar City’s Wilderness Church

Get married in an Ozarks Log Church…this authentic country church is a vintage log chapel originally built in 1849 on Bear Creek near Branson. The structure was dismantled log by log, lovingly rebuilt in its current location, and dedicated on July 10, 1960.

Because the City is so beautifully decorated, fall and winter weddings continue to grow in popularity. photo by SDC

The giant sycamore tree that once stood on the site was hand carved into the church’s pulpit by Lester Vining, and is still used today. Many Silver Dollar City guests make it a point to stop by Wilderness Church every time they visit the park. The view from the church of the Ozarks mountains is healing and renewing. Some visitors get a feeling of peace in the church where so many prayers have been answered.

Nearly a hundred couples take their vows at the little Wilderness Church every year. Wedding Coordinator Lisa Doran will help you select a wedding package or arrange the exquisite details of your dream wedding.

Check the web or call Lisa to arrange for fresh flower bouquets, modern photography, a hand-crafted unity candle, romantic carriage ride, beautiful wedding cake and intimate reception facilities. Custom packages are also available, as well as referrals for lodging, stationery and wedding apparel.

“We custom make everything here at Silver Dollar City. Everything is created by our talented crafters,“ said Lisa Doran.

The Wilderness Church has at least 3 Church services every Sunday. It is home to gospel sing-alongs, dedications, and christenings. Wilderness Church holds treasured memories for generations of families.

Come Christmas time, weddings really pick up, the park is beautifully decorated and looks like a winter wonderland. More and more brides are choosing a wedding date in the fall when the Ozarks are their most colorful. Schedule a wedding date when the park is open, then pick a time before, during or after hours.

When I walk into the church and sit in the hand hewed log pews, I feel a sense of peace looking out at the beauty of the Ozarks.


SDC Wedding

Contact the wedding coordinator at Silver Dollar City for flowers, cake, reception, lodging and photography. photo by SDC Contact: Lisa Doran Wedding Coordinator

SDC Lodging Packages start as low as $79 per person and are loaded with savings including a two day ticket to Silver Dollar City. Package options include tickets to The Showboat Branson Belle, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Ride the Ducks.

Silver Dollar City, located near Branson, Missouri, visit Silver Dollar City, 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, Missouri.

For more information about Branson: Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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