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Frequently Asked Questions

How do we schedule our wedding date and time?

You can call us at 1 (800) 247-4333 or complete our pre-register online form. One of our hostesses will respond back to you confirming your date and time.

Do you require a deposit when booking our wedding date and time?

No deposit is required to reserve your wedding date and time.

Do I have to schedule a date and time?

No, walk-ins are always welcomed. There might be a slight wait on Saturdays, which is our busiest day of the week.

Why would I need an authorized, certified copy of my marriage license?

Social Security requires that the legal name change document (i.e. marriage license) must be either originals or copies certified by the issuing agency. El Dorado County keeps the original marriage license, but will issue the required certified copy when the request is notarized.

Many employers are asking to see a certified copy of your marriage license before adding your spouse to your health insurance benefits.

If you are a California resident and will be changing your driver's license and/or identification card, CA DMV electronically verifies your name, birth date and social security number with the SSA.

Do we need to go to the county clerk's office to get our marriage license?

No, we can issue you a legal marriage license here on our premises if you are getting married at our chapel or California location.

What if we want to get married at Zephyr Cove or Vista Point in Nevada, you don't issue the marriage license?

Each state AND county have their own rules and regulations on issuing marriage licenses.

For weddings in California, El Dorado County, we are able to issue legal marriage licenses to our couples.

For weddings on the Nevada side, Douglas County issues its own licenses.

What do we need to bring to get married? Will there be a blood test?

Take a look at the Marriage License Requirements. A blood test is no longer required.

Should we come dressed to the Chapel?

Come dressed for your special day!
The chapel does not have dressing rooms available.

Can the guests throw rice?

Unfortunately, due to insurance restrictions, your guests can only use bubbles. We have basket with wedding bubbles at the Chapel for purchase or you may bring your own.

NO rice, flower petals, silk petals, confetti, bird seed, glitter or string in a can or poppers - ONLY BUBBLES, please.

Do you have parking?

Yes, our Chapel has parking available for you and your guests. Please remember that Saturdays are our busiest day and parking may be limited.

Are your ministers real ministers?

All of our ministers are non-denominational Christan ministers, licensed by the State of California and/or Nevada.

Can we have a wedding rehearsal?

Unfortunately, due to the large volume of weddings we perform, we do not have rehearsals.

What is the candle lighting/Unity Candle?

At one point in the ceremony, the minister will ask the couple to take a pre-lit candle and together light a center candle. This symbolizes the couple coming together and becoming one.

Can we use our own cameras and/or video tape during the ceremony?

You are welcome to have your guests do this at their seats or last row of the Chapel or Garden.

 
 
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1 (800) 247-4333

2700 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Email: tahoechapelofthebells@hotmail.com

Business Hours:
June through September 9am - 7pm
Ceremonies performed 10am - 6pm

October through May 9am - 5pm
Ceremonies performed 10am - 4pm
Due to limited parking and/or snow conditions please carpool

Please arrive 45 minutes before scheduled wedding to apply for marriage license. We reserved the right to reschedule your appointment if you arrive late.

Spanish Speaking Minister available

Chapel of the Bells accepts VISA  Chapel of the Bells accepts Mastercard  Chapel of the Bells accepts Discover  Chapel of the bells accepts American Express

Walk-Ins Always Welcomed!

Reservations Encouraged
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