Cornerstone Wedding Chapel, originally First Appleton Baptist Church was built in 1852. The structure was a simple-frame building that was built with lumber from nearby trees.
In 1900, the chapel went through a large-scale renovation. Additions were made to the building and the stained glass windows were installed. At the time the windows were said to be
"the most handsome in all of Appleton.”
These beautiful windows
still exist in the chapel today.
There were many updates and renovation projects throughout the 1900's, until the church finally closed its doors in June 2002. In
August 2002, Michelle and Scott Berken purchased the church and renovated it into what is now Cornerstone Wedding Chapel.
The Berken's saw the potential of the old church, and turned it into one of the most beautiful and romantic chapels in Wisconsin.
Cost for renting our chapel is $650.00 this reserves the chapel for 3 hours.
You will also be allowed 1 hr. time for your rehearsal.
Payment of $220.00 is required to reserve your special day with Cornerstone Chapel.
Ministers available at an additional cost. We can provide the music for your ceremony, or you may bring someone in.
We can also record your ceremony to DVD.
We have many decorations available. We have pillars, pew bows and flower arrangements. For a small fee we have candelabras and an Aisle runner.
Seating for up to 170 guests and central air, makes our chapel perfect for a larger wedding or a smaller intimate ceremony.