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(253) 228-0358

About Us

The Ruston Chapel is a historic wedding venue located in Pierce County in Ruston, Washington. This vintage-style chapel was built in the early 1990s, and is available to host both your ceremony and reception. It’s situated just two blocks from the gorgeous Point Defiance Park, making beautiful photo opportunities easily accessible. The Ruston Chapel prides themselves on their beauty, romance and charm.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can accommodate up to 65 guests at this intimate venue. Their fully decorated chapel features gothic-style arched windows, elegant chandeliers and a cozy fireplace. Their gorgeous alter boasts beautiful floral arrangements, ensuring you have the perfect backdrop for your “i do's.” There are romantic candles throughout, and a sound system for both your ceremony and reception.

Services Offered

This award-winning venue offers all-inclusive packages to ensure your celebration is a success. They'll assist you with your event planning, and help you select any event rentals you may need. Setup and cleanup is included with your rental fee, along with tables, chairs and sashes. There’s an on-site bridal suite you and your bridal party can get ready in, as well as plenty of complimentary parking for your guests. If you don't have an officiant, this vintage-style venue will provide a chapel officiant for an additional fee. Additional services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Outside vendors
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • Lighting and sound
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Preferred vendor list


The Ruston Chapel offers an in-house caterer, so all of your culinary needs can be taken care of in one place. Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, a buffet or a cocktail reception. They offer delicious wedding cake, scrumptious dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. If you prefer to bring in your own caterer or cake, you may do that as well.

Other Services

In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, this unique wedding venue is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. They're a family-owned and operated venue with experience in the event, wedding and catering industries since 2004. Additional events they will hold include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements
  • Bridal luncheon

David Becker

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  • The Ruston Chapel is the perfect venue for smaller weddings. Debra and her staff are top notch and take a personal interest with your overall satisfaction as a client. A-plus rating from my wife and I. The food was Delicious and the flowers were gorgeous! Debra took all the stress out of planning a wedding. I would highly recommend her and the Ruston Chapel. David Becker - married 11-22-2019.

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Mr. & Mrs Becker (I just love saying that!!) its been such a pleasure working with you both, and I just LOVE LOVE the photos you posted. Everyone at the Ruston Chapel has such a great time making your wedding day special. Thank you for sharing your special day with us all!! Many Happy Years to a beautiful couple.... Blessings to you both.... Debbie

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 600.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 200.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 200.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Open Bar

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Religious

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres

    What bar services do you provide?

    Open Bar

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Decor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    China, Flatware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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