White Chapel Estate & Gardens Wedding Venue, Wedding Planners, Wedding Reception Venue
Located in North Texas DFW Metroplex
Between Fort Worth & Dallas
7601 Precinct Line Road
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182
817-498-4981
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About White Chapel Estate and Gardens

 
THE perfect location for a simple but elegant wedding.
 

White Chapel Estate & Gardens is locally owned and operated by the Lett family and is located in Northeast Tarrant County.

The current staff includes the owners, a husband (part-time minister) and wife team, their son and daughter-in-law, a Director/Manager, Designer/Consultants, several part-time Consultants and a maintance/grounds keeper. 

Mrs. Lett attends the nighttime weddings and works with the Consultants. Their youngest son and daughter-in-law have a background in the restaurant industry and  now have a commercial kitchen at the Chapel.  With this on-site kitchen, they can usually cater for less, if the Bride chooses their menu and services. 

White Chapel Estate and Gardens buildingThe Chapel Office is open daily with a full-time staff of the owner/ minister, 2 Designer/Consultants and the maintance/grounds keeper.  Another part-time staff of 2-4 Consultants is brought in for large weddings and receptions.  The catering staff usually cooks all day for a nighttime wedding. A bartender usually sets up the bar 2 hours before a reception. Off-duty police security attends receptions with alcohol.  

Whenever a Bride & Groom sign-up for a wedding date, they make an appointment to meet with one of the Designer/ Consultants.  This Consultant helps them plan a detailed time-line for their wedding day—from the time the venders arrive, the order of the ceremony, seating charts, line-up, music, stage diagram, decorations & the reception, food, drinks, first dances, cake cutting, toasts, bouquet and garter toss to the time they leave for their Honeymoon.  The Consultant does a complete walk-through from A-Z with each couple which takes a couple or three hours. 

Each Consultant has a special talent for design and has years of experience working with many, many happy Brides and Grooms at the WhiteChapelEstate. 

White Chapel Estate & Gardens is open 10-5 Monday through Saturday. You can come in anytime for a tour or any other business, like consultant meetings, Bridal portraits, payments or just showing it to a friend.  However, we are closed to the public during weddings or receptions.  So, to make sure we are open,  call 817-498-4982 or 817-498-4985 and make an appointment.  We can set-up special appointments for Sunday1-4.

Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award 2013
The Knot Best of Weddings Award 2012
The Knot Best of Weddings Award 2011
The Knot Best of Weddings Award 2010
White Chapel Estate & Gardens Accepts Credit Cards

Our History

 

The White Chapel Estate & Gardens is owned & operated by the Lett family. Their original goal was to have a little white wedding chapel-a really beautiful, special place for Brides & Grooms to get married.  Mrs. Lett had worked for years in the Bridal gown business and the one complaint she kept hearing from the Brides was that they couldn’t find a church or nice place to decorate that was in their budget.  So she started helping brides find places, and then, she started decorating them for the brides. Pretty soon, Mrs. Lett got Mr. Lett and her 2 boys to help her set-up (and clean-up) weddings and receptions. 

So, when Mr. Lett retired, he knew when he asked Mrs. Lett, ”What should we do now?” Her answer was,”Let’s build a little white wedding chapel!” But, after 4 years of planning,  the “little” white wedding chapel grew and grew into the “White Chapel Estate.” It is a 10,000 square ft. white building setting on 5 beautiful acres.  Originally, the land was part of a large farm, owned by a family who passed it down from father to son to grandson.  The grandson had several offers to sale the farm, but when he heard that the Letts wanted to build a wedding Chapel on it, he said that his father & grandfather would be very pleased to know that the land would be used in a happy & good way.

 In 1999, the Letts bought it from the grandson and they decided to call it a “family estate.”  Since the Letts wanted a wedding chapel, everything from the Chapel, ballrooms, dressing rooms, restrooms, kitchen & garden gazebos were designed and built for weddings & receptions.  Other special occasions, such as quinceneras, birthday parties, showers, anniversaries, charity auctions and graduation parties are also held at the facility. However, Brides & Grooms use the facility and the special services the most. 

White Chapel Estate Wedding StaircaseIt took the Letts 4 years to design and build the facility.  Mrs. Lett had very definite ideas about what Brides had told her over the years that they wanted in the “perfect” wedding place.  The most wanted, dream-come-true thing was a 2 story staircase which would spiral from the Bride’s balcony dressing room and gracefully, flare down to the Chapel center aisle.  The Bride’s dad or escort would meet her at the last step & help her off into the aisle.  Just like in the Movies! What an entrance!

In July 2003, the first wedding took place—a real dream come true. It was a military wedding with the full saber ceremony. When the Bride walked down the staircase and down the aisle to the Groom, he was crying! Wow.  It was everything the Letts had wanted for the Bride.  Everything was first-class.  That’s why it is still a special place to this day! 

Also, the owners put in extra handicap ramps and took out some curbs, which are not required by the state, because they wanted the entire facility to be handicap friendly for the whole family.  For family & friends who cannot attend the ceremony, we now have 5 web-cams in the Chapel to stream-live to their location. The Grandparents think this is really neat !