Did you know the Ringgold Wedding Chapel is nestled at the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains in North Georgia? The "Marriage Capital of the South" began during the Civil War in Ringgold Gap. Due to the simple process of obtaining marriage license and being married all in the same day along with a convenient location, couples still come from all over the world to “Little Vegas”. As of today, it is still easy to purchase those marriage license and be married all in the same day at the wedding chapel directly across the street from the Catoosa County Courthouse.
We have had couples from all walks of life including celebrities such as: Dolly Parton and Carl, Don Everly of the Everly brothers, and Tammy Wynette and George Jones married in Ringgold; Bob Harvey of the Jefferson Airplane, Cecil Johnson who played the steel guitar for Little Jimmy Dickens and Tammy Wynette, and Rick Townsend of the New York Giants and San Francisco 49'ers married at the wedding chapel among others.