Overton Chapel was built in the 1960’s and its original purpose was to serve as a church for the deaf. Today, the unique building is used as an events venue for weddings, parties, and other celebrations. What’s more, the wildly popular Candlelight series is also illuminating the space with its signature sea of candles. Candlelight invites music lovers to enjoy live music performances featuring renditions of some of the greatest music of all time at Overton Chapel and other venues around the world.
Just a short walk from Overton Park, the chapel is easily accessed. If you’re arriving by car, the venue is a 10-minute drive from the city center and about a 26-minute bus ride from 2nd Street at Adams Avenue.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about Overton Chapel
1. Making Overton Chapel new
As mentioned before, the chapel was initially used as a church for the deaf. However, when Charles Lawing found the building abandoned years later, he saw its potential and decided to “make it his own”. Since then, Mr. Lawing, the owner of Memphis Sound Lab, has transformed the space into a beautiful venue for events.
2. A fully-equipped venue
Not only will guests be able to benefit from a lovely bridal suite and a long list of local vendors, they can also rely on a state of the art sound system, projector with ascending screen, and HD camera system. What’s more, the chapel also offers professional videography services.
3. Praise for the Memphis space
In the past, the chapel has welcomed the Memphis Acoustic Music Association. And after staging its last few concerts at Overton Chapel, the association remarked, “I wouldn’t have anything changed – warm and beautiful, welcoming, and the sound could not have been a bit better.”
Candlelight concerts at Overton Chapel
What better way to appreciate timeless compositions and modern-day music than sitting in a candlelit setting at a stunning venue in Memphis? Talented musicians are taking to the stage at the chapel to perform classical takes on some of your favorite music. From tributes to Taylor Swift and Adele to holiday specials, there’s something for everyone thanks to Candlelight’s variety of programs.
What else can you do at Overton Chapel?
As well as enjoying a one-of-a-kind music performance at the chapel, you can plan your next birthday party, retirement celebration, gala, reception, and more here. Plan a wedding ceremony at the unique venue or fill it with banquet tables for a memorable meal with loved ones. You’ll find yourself in the right hands also thanks to the team’s relationship with top professionals in the catering, entertainment, and event planning industries.
Find your seat at an intimate Candlelight concert hosted at Overton Chapel and fall under the spell of soothing melodies. Whether you choose to invite friends, family, or want to enjoy the experience alone, Candlelight is a memorable evening out.