The History of the Myrtle Beach Wedding Chapel

We are so excited to share our history with you! This month we celebrate the start of The Myrtle Beach wedding chapel. The dream began when the Martin’s lived near Charlotte, North Carolina in 2004 and people would come to Pastor Martin to have him perform their wedding ceremonies. This gave them an opportunity to begin a new journey full of sandy beaches and salt water kisses! It was then the Myrtle beach wedding Chapel started in July 2006. It is a family owned and operated business by the Martins. Richard did the ceremonies and his wife Teresa was the secretary and photographer. Rich still does the ceremonies and Teresa is still the secretary, Dustin Gilder is the staff photographer.  He is a professional photographer that has been with us for over 5 years. He loves the camera and will take lots of pictures to capture your day. He is also a professional videographer and TV producer. He currently has a show on NBCSports network called “Traveling Golfer.” The first wedding chapel was in downtown Myrtle Beach in a small 10×15 building. We have been in several locations around Myrtle Beach and are currently located in the Little River/North Myrtle Beach area.

We are the only chapel with an actual building in the North Myrtle Beach area, which is great for the rainy days or a reception hall. The space can also be rented for any social occasion! The hall can accommodate up to 100 guests. Some previous occasions have included receptions, birthday parties, baby showers, anniversary parties, business meetings, family gatherings, reunions, just to name a few event ideas. The building is beautiful with its rustic barn doors, elegant decorations, tables and chairs included with access to many rental decoration options to make your special day complete. Even though we have this beautiful hall available we are also known for our enchanting beach ceremonies.

Fun facts about the Myrtle Beach wedding chapel:

● Our busiest day was July 07/07/2007 we did eleven
weddings in one day
● Rain on your wedding day is actually a sign of good
luck, it signifies that your marriage will last
● The most used wedding song has been “Marry me”
by Train
● We once did a pirates of the Caribbean theme
● Pastor Rich has been loved so much that 5 different
family members of the same family have used him for
their special day

● We have done weddings on holidays such as 4th of
July, Halloween, Easter, and Valentines day.
● We have had returned couples come back to have
their vows renewed
● Teresa and Richard Martin were married in July!

Get to know us!

Pastor Richard Martin and his lovely bride Teresa Martin have been married 40 years this July 31st. Tradition states the 40th wedding anniversary gift theme is ruby. The inner fire of a ruby is thought to represent the burning flame of passion in the hearts of a couple who have been together 40 years. The 40th wedding anniversary is a great time to have a vow renewal which the chapel takes great pride in officiating. Pastor Rich and Teresa’s wedding song was “Whither thou goest” by Leonard Cohen. They met in Beaufort county. They have two sons who have both been married through the Myrtle Beach wedding chapel and four beautiful grandchildren. Until recently Pastor Rich pastored churches in the Church of God denomination. He is currently focusing on the wedding chapel and internet ministry.

The Perfect Mate, and the Perfect Wedding

Are you dreaming of saying “I Do” with the sound of the ocean waves, the warmth of the sun on your face, the light breeze through your hair, the smell of the ocean air and sand between your toes? We provide services in North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Murrell’s Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawley’s Island, Conway, Longs, and Loris in South Carolina. Also
Calabash, Sunset Beach, and Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Or maybe you would prefer to have the ceremony in an intimate chapel, beautifully decorated with your closest friends and family by your side.

Check out our Local Partners!

Philomena’s Catering Co., 2126 Hwy 9 East, Suite G9, Longs, SC 29568 Phone: (843)742-0958 Email:

Michelle Sees, Regis Salon at Coastal Grand Mall, 200 Coastal Grand Circle, Suite 110, Myrtle Beach, SC Phone: (843) 839-9993 or text her at (843) 465-5246 (Text is better in case she is busy with a client.) Please contact her for availability, pricing and travel fee for her going to your location. Salon Edge, 407 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Phone: (843) 449-8566

Buds & Blooms, inc.
2345 Highway 9 East (Stevens Crossroads)
Longs, South Carolina 29568
Phone:  (843)399-BUDS (2837)
Toll free 1-800-635-4216

Cakes By The Sea
2126 Highway 9 East
Longs, South Carolina 29568
Phone:  (843)390-5501
For more information about the Myrtle Beach area see Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce 1200 North Oak Street Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 626-7444 Please note: While this information may be helpful to you, the ceremony site we provide is located in the city of North Myrtle Beach. Please see their Chamber of Commerce site here regarding their wedding rules and regulations.