By Donna Thornton/News Editor
Rainbow Manor Wedding Chapel in Rainbow City can take the work out of wedding planning for brides.
If she can’t provide it for you, owner Beth Staton said, she can recommend someone who can.
However, there’s not much Rainbow Manor cannot provide. Staton said they do catering, can direct your wedding, handle the rehearsal, take care of music and provide a lovely setting for couples to share their vows.
“If you bring your photographer, your minister and the bouquets you carry,” Staton said, the staff at Rainbow Manor can take care of practically everything else.
Of course wedding parties can bring floral arrangements, videographers and otherwise customize their ceremony, and if needed, Staton can help recommend people she’s worked with to fill those needs.
“Everyone loves the simplicity of it,” Staton said, of the near one-stop wedding venue.
Rainbow Manor is regulated by the health department for catering, and Staton said her sister, Diane Steward, has 30 years of experience designing wedding cakes.
In addition to the chapel, Rainbow Manor has background porches, a courtyard and gazebo to provide the backdrops of a brides’ dreams for the special day and for special photos. Staton said the manor can host outdoor weddings as well, and if the weather proves uncooperative, a ceremony can be moved indoors easily.
“We call it our perfect ‘Plan B,’” she said.
For receptions, Staton said she had a variety of colors of linens to match or complement a bride’s color scheme to further customize a wedding.
“The goal is to do each individual wedding for that individual bride,” Staton said, rather than offering a cookie-cutter experience and ceremony.
“We usually do only one wedding a weekend because we do spend a lot of time decorating in a bride’s colors,” Staton said. The chapel can accommodate up to 200 guests, and there is ample parking.
To contact Rainbow Manor for information about the wedding chapel, Staton recommends falling back on tradition – calling on the land line so that she can talk to each bride from the start.
“We like having the personal touch,” Staton said, from the start of the wedding arrangements to the tossing of the bouquet.