The Last Song Church which we love so much is about to embark on her new life as a wedding chapel on Tybee! She’ll be moved to a great location right across from SeaSide Sisters on Highway 80 and will be up and running by October 2010 as a wedding chapel and special events facility!
Today is a very important day in that process- there will be a press conference and reception to welcome everyone to see what’s going on. I hope if you’re reading this, you’ll be able to come join us and see everything. The church sits directly across the street from Fish Camp Cottage and we’ll be here and would love to say hello to anyone who wants to come by and see the cottage. Our gate is open!
Here’s the info on today’s event:
WELCOMING THE TYBEE ISLAND WEDDING CHAPEL – TYBEE ISLAND’S NEWEST VENUE HOLDS A VIP MEDIA EVENT –
ANOTHER RECESSION BOOST FOR THE LITTLE ISLAND THAT COULD
Tybee Island is moving on up indeed. The Tybee Wedding Chapel will be the site of a press conference and launch event as Tybee becomes the next national wedding destination with this new venue. Formerly used as a set for the feature length movie filmed on Tybee in Summer of 2009, this new improved Chapel will be moved to Hwy. 80 and take front and center as Tybee’s latest attraction. Dignitaries and VIP’s from the Capitol will be on hand to share why this is an important and bold economic move for Stacye and Lannie Jarrell, owners of The Tybee Wedding Chapel and Oceanfront Cottage Rentals on Tybee. The Jarrell’s believe this new venture will positively impact Tybee’s future. Many venues, towns and even historic buildings through out the US are reinventing themselves to become wedding destinations. Some make this effort for sheer financial survival. The revenues created from weddings span venues, lodging, restaurants, retailers, florists, transportation and many other small businesses.
Time: 1:30 p.m. – Invocation by Pastor Darrick Fitzgerald of New Mercies Christian Church
Location: 603 13th Street (Corner of 13th St.& 6th Ave.)
Tybee Island, GA
VIP Confirmed Speaker list – Press conference begins at 1:30 p.m. – 603 13th Street Tybee Island – note: Parking near Chapel held for Media in attendance
– Special Guest, Bill Thompson, – Georgia’s Deputy Commissioner for Film, Music & Digital Entertainment – Topic: How the film actually came to Tybee/Savannah and the impact of location film shoots for Georgians.
– Representative Jimmy Pruett, Eastman, GA – Topic: Economic impact of the Chapel for the region.
– Senator Buddy Carter, Pooler, GA – Topic: The Tybee Wedding Chapel – Optimism and creativity during tough times results in positive change.
– Mayor Jason Buelterman, Tybee Island – Paying it forward pays big dividends for a small community like Tybee. What commitment like the Jarrell’s can mean. How support, sowing and embracing a vision can be the difference in surviving & thriving during tough times.