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Wedding chapel coming to Plein Air

The wedding scene just got a little bigger in Plein Air.

On Tuesday the Taylor Planning Commission approved the addition of The Chapel at Plein Air, a 230-seat chapel designed to enhance the wedding offerings in the Plein Air community.

The wedding chapel will join The Mill, a 12,000-square-foot entertainment and meeting venue for receptions and corporate meetings. The Mill opened in 2013 and more than 50 wedding receptions have been in the facility.

“The chapel was really the next logical step for us,” said Plein Air developer Campbell McCool. “This will enable a bride to get married in our chapel, then walk 50 feet to one of the most unique venues in Mississippi — The Mill — for the reception.”

The chapel was designed by Southern architect John Tee with the intent of looking like a 100-year-old Delta church. The exterior will be salvaged pine siding with a metal roof, the windows have come from a church in Kentucky, and the oak pews came out of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Virginia.

“This is going to be a very simple, beautiful, and elegant chapel” McCool said.

Construction is set to begin in October with a projected finish date in February.