Wedding chapel coming to Plein Air

Published 6:00 am Sunday, October 4, 2015

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.

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“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.