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Ringgold Legacy Hall Old Photo

Ringgold Legacy Hall

A little about this beautiful, historic venue

The original wedding chapel began as an Episcopal Methodist Church in 1845. During the Civil War it was destroyed in the winter of 1863 by Union General William T. Sherman in the Battle of Ringgold Gap. In 1925 the federal government paid a pittance of $600 toward rebuilding the Episcopal Church and the church moved to a new and larger location in 1972. From 1972 until 1986 the old church was used for storage.

From 1986-2023 the chapel was known as “the wedding chapel of the South.” Many famous couples have married in Ringgold. The most significant couples would be Dolly Parton and Carl Dean, George Jones and Tammy Wynette each entered into their third marriage. Others include former Louisiana governor and country music performer Jimmy Davis, who wrote and sang his campaign song of “You Are My Sunshine.” A more modern-day bride and groom who got married in Ringgold on Valentine’s Day was Bob Harvey, a member of the rock and roll group, Jefferson Airplane.

On November 6, 2023, we started the journey of transforming this historic building into Ringgold Legacy Hall a wedding/event venue. We hope the community will be able to enjoy this historic space for years to come.

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