Church by the Side of the Road....
a wedding chapel

Church by the Side of the Road 

..............a Wedding Chapel in Rockton Illinois


The Church by the Side of the Road wedding chapel has performed thousands of weddings since 1964 in air conditioned comfort for Illinois and Wisconsin brides and grooms!
Thank you for considering the historic Church by the Side of the Road in beautiful Rockton, IL in Winnebago County for your wedding site. This church was once part of the Wagon Wheel Resort. This unique wedding chapel is professionally staffed with ordained ministers, musicians, male and female soloists, church coordinator, and a wedding consultant, to assure that the wedding of your dreams becomes a reality. The air-conditioned church can comfortably seat 100-110 guests for a Christian-based marriage ceremony for a bride and groom. Beautiful outside pictures can be taken on the beautifully land-scaped grounds without the risk and hassle of bad weather ruining your ceremony.

There are 4 Packages to choose from. The first package is for a formal 2-hour wedding. The second is for a formal 1-1/2-hour wedding. The third is a 1-hour package. The 2-hour and 1-1/2 hour packages include the rental of the church, the minister’s fee, the musician's fee, the church coordinator, a one-hour Thursday or Friday night rehearsal, church wedding decorations, and alter candelabras. The third package is a one hour wedding and includes the above amenities with a maximum of 20 guests. The fourth package is a half-hour "Vows Only" package for couples who do not want to be married at the courthouse and would like up to 10 family members and friends in attendance.

How To Reserve the Church: Contact Andrea Bates by phone at 815-623-2232 or by e-mail at: to arrange a date and time for your wedding, renewal of vows or baptism.

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