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The Ruston Chapel

Ruston , WA

LOCATION

5129 N Pearl Street
Ruston, WA 98407 US (map)

PHONE

253-228-0358

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Built in the early 1900’s, the chapel provides a romantic and intimate setting for your special event. The gothic style arched windows, elegant chandeliers and a glowing fireplace gives... Read more
Built in the early 1900’s, the chapel provides a romantic and intimate setting for your special event. The gothic style arched windows, elegant chandeliers and a glowing fireplace gives it the classic charm of yesteryear.

The chapel has an attached bridal room for you and your bridal party’s privacy. There is a small kitchen available for your convenience and outside catering is always welcome. Alcohol is allowed with a banquet permit. We also do most of the cleanup so you and your guests enjoy your special day.

Just blocks away you can capture your wedding day memories with world class settings such as the rose gardens in Point Defiance Park or overlooking the breathtaking Commencement Bay.

We offer several wedding packages to fit any budget! The chapel is pre-decorated for your convenience, however, you are welcome to add to or make changes to create the wedding of your dreams!

Showings of the chapel are by appointment only. We take cash, check and/or credit cards.

The current owner, Jan Smillie, purchased the chapel in October 2013. Jan has a background in marketing and event planning and is ordained to perform wedding ceremonies. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Religious
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
65
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Flatware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Carla
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
I could not have had a better experience! Jan was absolutely wonderful... My wedding was absolutely beautiful it was everything I asked for! The Chapel was beautiful and Jan was always ready to help.
I could not have had a better experience! Jan was absolutely wonderful... My wedding was absolutely beautiful it was Read more...
I could not have had a better experience! Jan was absolutely wonderful... My wedding was absolutely beautiful it was everything I asked for! The Chapel was beautiful and Jan was always ready to help. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I just can't say enough good things about my experience with The Ruston Chapel and the officiant Jan. My husband and I fell in love with the chapel as soon as we laid our eyes on it. It was everything we were looking for for our small intimate wedding. It's absolutely perfect in every way. Jan's expertise and personable personality help make our planning for the big day stress free. Our wedding day was everything I imagine. Our ceremony was touching and memorable not only for my husband and I but our guests as well. I had so many of my guests comments on how beautiful everything was and how Jan's service moved them. After the ceremony our license was submitted promptly (thanks to Jan) and waiting for us in mail when we returned from our honeymoon a week later. The only down side to my experience is that it had to end. Thank you Jan for everything you truly are heaven sent.
I just can't say enough good things about my experience with The Ruston Chapel and the officiant Jan. My husband and I Read more...
I just can't say enough good things about my experience with The Ruston Chapel and the officiant Jan. My husband and I fell in love with the chapel as soon as we laid our eyes on it. It was everything we were looking for for our small intimate wedding. It's absolutely perfect in every way. Jan's expertise and personable personality help make our planning for the big day stress free. Our wedding day was everything I imagine. Our ceremony was touching and memorable not only for my husband and I but our guests as well. I had so many of my guests comments on how beautiful everything was and how Jan's service moved them. After the ceremony our license was submitted promptly (thanks to Jan) and waiting for us in mail when we returned from our honeymoon a week later. The only down side to my experience is that it had to end. Thank you Jan for everything you truly are heaven sent. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
2/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Jan from the very beginning was an amazing coordinator for us. She was lively and excited to hear our story. The process of reserving the chapel was easy as well. I would highly recommend this chapel to anyone that wants a smaller white church feel or an intimate ceremony. Jan provided us with such a smooth wedding. She provided the table and chair linens as well as the cutlery, plates, and cups for our cake reception. We had such beautiful wedding... Thanks Jan!
Jan from the very beginning was an amazing coordinator for us. She was lively and excited to hear our story. The process Read more...
Jan from the very beginning was an amazing coordinator for us. She was lively and excited to hear our story. The process of reserving the chapel was easy as well. I would highly recommend this chapel to anyone that wants a smaller white church feel or an intimate ceremony. Jan provided us with such a smooth wedding. She provided the table and chair linens as well as the cutlery, plates, and cups for our cake reception. We had such beautiful wedding... Thanks Jan! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jan was very helpful and ensure that our ceremony went smoothly and orderly. She was on point with all details and we had a very memorable ceremony at the Ruston Chapel. I would recommend this chapel and Jan's services to anyone.
Jan was very helpful and ensure that our ceremony went smoothly and orderly. She was on point with all details and we had Read more...
Jan was very helpful and ensure that our ceremony went smoothly and orderly. She was on point with all details and we had a very memorable ceremony at the Ruston Chapel. I would recommend this chapel and Jan's services to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had such a great experience at the Ruaton Chapel. Jan is an event planner, officiant, and all around awesome person to work with. You can tell she's done this a few times before! She thinks of every little detail and plays a huge role in making sure your wedding goes the way you planned. 100% recommend!
I had such a great experience at the Ruaton Chapel. Jan is an event planner, officiant, and all around awesome person to Read more...
I had such a great experience at the Ruaton Chapel. Jan is an event planner, officiant, and all around awesome person to work with. You can tell she's done this a few times before! She thinks of every little detail and plays a huge role in making sure your wedding goes the way you planned. 100% recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We found the perfect venue for our small wedding ceremony in the Ruston Chapel. It was charming and full of character. I loved it from the moment I stepped in, and couldn't have asked for a better location to get married. Thanks Jan and Scott!
We found the perfect venue for our small wedding ceremony in the Ruston Chapel. It was charming and full of character. I Read more...
We found the perfect venue for our small wedding ceremony in the Ruston Chapel. It was charming and full of character. I loved it from the moment I stepped in, and couldn't have asked for a better location to get married. Thanks Jan and Scott! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The Ruston Chapel is a very special slice of Heaven and we will forever be grateful and cherish our wedding ceremony held on 12/13/14. Owner and our Officiant Jan, was incredibly helpful, supportive, Compassionate and genuine in every way. Jan answered all of our questions and provided consultation, planning and officiating. We chose to have the ceremony and reception package which was very reasonably priced. Our ceremony was personalized and truly exceeded all expectations. Nothing was missed and Jan was endlessly thoughtful to our needs and took time to get to know us. You welcomed and put us at ease at that very first meeting. You encouraged us to email or call and continue contacting you and you were consistently quick to respond. There were changes along the way and she assured us that we could make changes right up to the last moment if we desired.
Our ceremony included a remembrance candle for those who could not be there and wine box ceremony. Both were options Jan introduced to us after getting to know us.
The day of the wedding, Jan and Scott were constantly attentive, working very hard from start to finish. Jan also acted as our personal wedding planner at no extra charge! The venue was decorated to perfection and thank you for sharing in your creativity and décor!
We asked Jan for a few recommendations for food and cake options and she recommended several however, we were free to choose whomever we wanted. We did choose a Bakery in Tacoma and that cake was delicious! On our wedding day everyone complimented the venue, décor, lovely ceremony and the food.
Jan was such a treasure and it was an honor to have you be such an important part of our special day. We absolutely could not recommend you and your venue enough!!

Pam and Michelle
The Ruston Chapel is a very special slice of Heaven and we will forever be grateful and cherish our wedding ceremony held Read more...
The Ruston Chapel is a very special slice of Heaven and we will forever be grateful and cherish our wedding ceremony held on 12/13/14. Owner and our Officiant Jan, was incredibly helpful, supportive, Compassionate and genuine in every way. Jan answered all of our questions and provided consultation, planning and officiating. We chose to have the ceremony and reception package which was very reasonably priced. Our ceremony was personalized and truly exceeded all expectations. Nothing was missed and Jan was endlessly thoughtful to our needs and took time to get to know us. You welcomed and put us at ease at that very first meeting. You encouraged us to email or call and continue contacting you and you were consistently quick to respond. There were changes along the way and she assured us that we could make changes right up to the last moment if we desired.
Our ceremony included a remembrance candle for those who could not be there and wine box ceremony. Both were options Jan introduced to us after getting to know us.
The day of the wedding, Jan and Scott were constantly attentive, working very hard from start to finish. Jan also acted as our personal wedding planner at no extra charge! The venue was decorated to perfection and thank you for sharing in your creativity and décor!
We asked Jan for a few recommendations for food and cake options and she recommended several however, we were free to choose whomever we wanted. We did choose a Bakery in Tacoma and that cake was delicious! On our wedding day everyone complimented the venue, décor, lovely ceremony and the food.
Jan was such a treasure and it was an honor to have you be such an important part of our special day. We absolutely could not recommend you and your venue enough!!

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Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Amber
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved this chapel from the moment we walked through the doors. Jan, the owner was extremely helpful. She was very helpful and made planning for our big day easy. Everything at the chapel was set up for our day just the way Jan and I talked about. She has the chapel set up and you can add your own flowers and choose what color bows you would like on the chairs. The chapel is so beautiful the way she has it and it doesn't require must decorating. At our rehearsal Jan was right there helping us set by step. We could not have doe it without her. The day of the wedding she made things super simple for us. She made sure everyone and everything was right where it needed to be. I would highly recommend this chapel.
My husband and I loved this chapel from the moment we walked through the doors. Jan, the owner was extremely helpful. She Read more...
My husband and I loved this chapel from the moment we walked through the doors. Jan, the owner was extremely helpful. She was very helpful and made planning for our big day easy. Everything at the chapel was set up for our day just the way Jan and I talked about. She has the chapel set up and you can add your own flowers and choose what color bows you would like on the chairs. The chapel is so beautiful the way she has it and it doesn't require must decorating. At our rehearsal Jan was right there helping us set by step. We could not have doe it without her. The day of the wedding she made things super simple for us. She made sure everyone and everything was right where it needed to be. I would highly recommend this chapel. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Sherrard
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
First: let me start by saying that although this venue is wonderful, what you're really paying for is Jan, the owner and operator, who is completely amazing. She does so much work that the venue normally wouldn't do. She really takes away a lot of the stress of planning a wedding ceremony and reception and makes sure your day runs smoothly.

The best value that Jan provides is accessibility and flexibility. If you send a question, she gets back to you right away. She's flexible in changing plans as well. She works with you beforehand and day of to make sure everything happens on time. She's constantly scanning the room making sure everything's going smoothly. In addition, she provides additional services like providing drinks service and serving the cake.

The chapel itself is lovely. The main room is beautiful and has great acoustics. Jan has her own decorations that you can use, but you can also bring your own. In addition, there is ample (separate) rooms for the bride and groom to get ready and a small kitchen where drinks and cakes can be prepared.

Make no mistake, this is a modest space. It's beautiful, but it's not immaculate. It has a "country church" feel, which was perfect for us. If you plan on having your ceremony and reception here, plan on keeping your guest list under 50. We did that and had a great time. It was exactly what we were looking for for our modest but nice wedding.

We'd highly recommend the Ruston Chapel both for the space and for the service you'll receive. Thanks to Jan, our day was exactly what we wanted.
First: let me start by saying that although this venue is wonderful, what you're really paying for is Jan, the owner and Read more...
First: let me start by saying that although this venue is wonderful, what you're really paying for is Jan, the owner and operator, who is completely amazing. She does so much work that the venue normally wouldn't do. She really takes away a lot of the stress of planning a wedding ceremony and reception and makes sure your day runs smoothly.

The best value that Jan provides is accessibility and flexibility. If you send a question, she gets back to you right away. She's flexible in changing plans as well. She works with you beforehand and day of to make sure everything happens on time. She's constantly scanning the room making sure everything's going smoothly. In addition, she provides additional services like providing drinks service and serving the cake.

The chapel itself is lovely. The main room is beautiful and has great acoustics. Jan has her own decorations that you can use, but you can also bring your own. In addition, there is ample (separate) rooms for the bride and groom to get ready and a small kitchen where drinks and cakes can be prepared.

Make no mistake, this is a modest space. It's beautiful, but it's not immaculate. It has a "country church" feel, which was perfect for us. If you plan on having your ceremony and reception here, plan on keeping your guest list under 50. We did that and had a great time. It was exactly what we were looking for for our modest but nice wedding.

We'd highly recommend the Ruston Chapel both for the space and for the service you'll receive. Thanks to Jan, our day was exactly what we wanted. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Without a doubt, the most beautiful place for a couple to begin their incredible journey together. From the moment my husband and I met with Jan, we knew we'd made the right choice for our wedding venue. Knowing that planning a wedding can be a very stressful time in a couple's life, she made us feel right at home like we'd been friends for years.

Jan obviously loves what she does very much and it shows when she works her magic of keeping everything on schedule, calming the nervous couple and keeping things light, fun and happy. Combine this with her impeccable professionalism and attention to detail, and well, our wedding turned out exactly the way she said it would... beautiful.

The Chapel's location is fabulous as well. Right next to Point Defiance park, Jan suggested the photographer take some pre-ceremony pictures in the rose gardens at the park. They turned out so beautiful! We couldn't be happier.

Everyone wants their wedding day to be beautiful and magical. Our's truly was. Thank you so much..
Without a doubt, the most beautiful place for a couple to begin their incredible journey together. From the moment my Read more...
Without a doubt, the most beautiful place for a couple to begin their incredible journey together. From the moment my husband and I met with Jan, we knew we'd made the right choice for our wedding venue. Knowing that planning a wedding can be a very stressful time in a couple's life, she made us feel right at home like we'd been friends for years.

Jan obviously loves what she does very much and it shows when she works her magic of keeping everything on schedule, calming the nervous couple and keeping things light, fun and happy. Combine this with her impeccable professionalism and attention to detail, and well, our wedding turned out exactly the way she said it would... beautiful.

The Chapel's location is fabulous as well. Right next to Point Defiance park, Jan suggested the photographer take some pre-ceremony pictures in the rose gardens at the park. They turned out so beautiful! We couldn't be happier.

Everyone wants their wedding day to be beautiful and magical. Our's truly was. Thank you so much.. Read less
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DEALS

$800 - 3 hours - Ceremony & Cake Reception only
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Ceremony & Cake Reception ~ Seating up to 50 (Includes bridal couple) Includes: Tables, chairs, Linen tablecloths, Center Pieces, Cake plates, forks, napkins, coffee cups - $800 - 3 hours.

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