Whitefield Chapel and Wedding Receptions


One of the most popular wedding locations in Savannah, Whitefield Chapel serves as an ideal place to say, “I do.” This historic chapel has hosted weddings for superstar Paula Deen, actress Mandy Moore, and country singer Joe Nickles.

The National Society of Colonial Dames donated Whitefield Chapel to Bethesda in 1918. Construction was postponed due to World War I and was completed and dedicated in 1925. The chapel is nestled under majestic oaks lining Bethesda’s scenic campus and welcomes more than 20,000 visitors each year.


The chapel is named for George Whitefield, Bethesda’s founding father. The chapel features wooden pews, a brick floor, and a picturesque interior with ten large picture windows. The pews, chandeliers and altar are all original. The chapel also features a baby grand piano, wooden gated altar area and a beautiful stained glass window facing the congregation.

Whitefield Chapel seats 135 guests. The fee for renting the Whitefield Chapel is $1,200, with a minimum deposit of $600.

For couples considering an outdoor ceremony, look no further, as Bethesda has breathtaking outdoor options.  We also offer indoor and outdoor venues for wedding receptions.

To book a wedding and/or a wedding reception, please contact Terry Longworth at 912-691-5294 or terry.longworth@bethesdaacademy.org.

Once you have reserved the Chapel, simply click here to make your payment online!

Corporate and Private Campus Rental Opportunities

Bethesda Academy’s campus sits on 650-acres made up of marsh front, lakes, a timber farm, a cattle farm, and an organic garden.   The campus is located approximately 12 miles east of downtown Savannah on the Moon River.  Bethesda offers a unique venue for conferences, board meetings, training sessions, lectures, seminars, corporate outings and dinners, small concerts and theater productions, as well as special events and private social functions.

Bethesda Academy is able to provide meals for your function from a limited menu for an additional fee.  If you would prefer to use your own caterer you are welcome to do so.  However, Bethesda Academy does require the use of approved bar caterers if you plan to have alcohol at your event.   Bethesda’s alcohol policy and the approved list of bar caterers, and the rental fees for the various venues are available upon request.

Please contact Elizabeth Brown at 912.351.2061 or elizabeth.brown@bethesdaacademy.org for more information and availability.

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