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Travelers Chapel – Conway, South Carolina

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This chapel in Conway measures 12-by-24 feet and seats twelve people. Called the Travelers Chapel for its location along United States Highway 501 near popular Myrtle Beach, the tiny building was added to the Grand Strand landscape in 1972.

Travelers' Chapel

Brian Nolan of Marion © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

According to deacon Tommy Jones, hundreds of wedding ceremonies have taken place in this quaint chapel over the past four decades, though many people also enjoy stopping here along their travels for prayer or meditation. The door remains unlocked, and visitors are invited to write in a guest book at the altar. The interior of the building includes a narrow aisle flanked by two rows of three pews each, each pew seating two people.

The artist Tim Matthews of Conway shares this beautiful rendition of the Travelers Chapel that he painted after discovering the church shortly after he moved to the area.

Traveler's Chapel

Tim Matthews of Aynor, 2017 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Ceremonies here are free, but donations for the upkeep of the chapel are welcomed. The chapel has survived a felled tree during a storm, a fire, and vandalism over its lifetime. The Travelers Chapel is one of the smallest churches in America.

Travelers Chapel Info

Address: 1785 United States Highway 501 East, Conway, SC 29526
GPS Coordinates: 33.802599,-79.006884

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9 Comments about Travelers Chapel

BenjieNo Gravatar says:
August 8th, 2017 at 9:11 pm

My wife Rhonda and I got married here in March 2001. Nice little chapel and the preacher that met us and performed the ceremony was awesome.

Jessica clarkNo Gravatar says:
March 3rd, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Alana, did you find out any information? I can’t find anyone to call about getting married here this weekend?

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
January 16th, 2017 at 6:07 pm

The website above the map should guide you on using the chapel. Best of luck!

Alana chapmanNo Gravatar says:
January 16th, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Hello I was wondering if me and my fiance could get married here in march….please let me know what I have to do…

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
December 6th, 2016 at 8:06 am

Hi, Timothy. Use the link above the map to help with information about a wedding. Best of luck!

TimothyNo Gravatar says:
December 5th, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Want to find out about this little church for a wedding.

Brick Montgomery says:
April 17th, 2016 at 11:14 pm

Beautiful, serene chapel.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
May 28th, 2015 at 9:19 am

Hi, Lorie, and congratulations! Here is the link to the Conway Chamber of Commerce that includes a phone number for the chapel. We are not connected with the chapel or the city, but hopefully someone at the Chamber of Commerce can help you. In fact, your question has prompted me to include this information on our page! Best of luck!

LorieNo Gravatar says:
May 27th, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Please contact me. We would love to be married in your church and gladly give donations. Do you guys marry or would we need our own preacher?


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