Glass Chapel (Formerly Tarp Chapel)
Glass Chapel (Formerly Tarp Chapel) was built on its luscious 19 wooded acres in 1996. Managed by the Tarp family for almost 20 years, it has been one of the best wedding venues in Tulsa as well as all of Oklahoma. Russ & Judi Jo Adams purchased the Chapel from the Tarp family in 2015 when they decided to retire! Russ & Judi Jo had a vision of providing quality service to Oklahoma’s Brides while creating an experience second to none!
After a complete remodel of the Chapel & the grounds, Glass Chapel, with its clean, crisp, & modern feel, gives brides a gorgeous Chapel ceremony while surrounding them with beautiful scenery & natural light.
One of the most important things for us as Premier Wedding Photographers is to have a good relationship with not only our couples, but the venues we shoot at as well. While we’ve worked at most of the venues in Oklahoma, there are those select few that stand out. Glass Chapel is one of the top venues on that list!
Many venues assign one person to assist you throughout your wedding experience, but not Glass Chapel! You have a whole team of ladies that help with every detail of your day! During your reception there’s several assistants around to make sure everything flows smoothly from the dinner, to the cake cutting, the dancing, even to keeping the temperature comfortable!
The mission of The Glass Chapel is what makes it not only unique, but also one of our favorite venues. Russ & Judi Jo Adams are graduates from Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow & have been committed to Missions work ever since! Together they oversee RAM: Russ Adams Ministry which provides food & medical attention to many 3rd world countries.
Russ & Judi Jo were looking for an international mission base as well as a place to build a church & missions school. They happened to find the Chapel for sale & felt led to purchase it! Now, before you ask yourself why missionaries would get into the Wedding Venue game, (believe me, we did!), know that Judi Jo’s parents were wedding florists for most of her life!
The most amazing thing about The Glass Chapel is that after they pay expenses & operating costs, all the profits from their weddings go towards supporting their missionary efforts in other parts of the world. They provide medical missions in Nigeria, Honduras as well as to the Syrian Refugees in France!
We have never met a couple who are sweeter or more committed to their life’s work than Russ & Judi Jo! Their joy & attitude is felt the moment you walk into Glass Chapel! You can enjoy your dream wedding while also knowing that you are, in-part, supporting missions work overseas!
There are so many amazing things about Glass Chapel, you have to see them for yourself! You MUST visit & tour the venue to see how amazing your wedding can be! To see a complete wedding at GC, see some of our favorite posts below!
Each couple has their own unique love story! What’s yours!!??
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We know you have questions! Every bride does! Time is passing & you’re so excited about your big day! We have provided our list of FAQs that brides ask the ladies at GC so you can have more knowledge in planning your day! If there’s a question you don’t see answered here, please reach out & we will answer super fast!
Q: How far out should a bride pay a deposit to secure Glass Chapel for her wedding day?
6 to 9 months depending on the date. For busier Wedding Season dates we recommend securing the Chapel up to 12 months in advance.
Q: What is included when a couple books your venue for their wedding?
We have several different tiers of packages so our Brides can truly plan the wedding of their dreams! We also have partnered with some other amazing vendors such as All Things Cake, French Bouquet, & Dj Lions Road as part of our Bridal packages so Brides won’t have to look anywhere else! Other than booking you for their Photography!!
Q: How many guests can you accommodate?
We can accommodate 150 guests comfortably
Q: What was your favorite wedding so far this year?
Well, as you know Oklahoma is very rustic & trendy when it comes to weddings! We love rustic wedding, but have always tended to lean more towards the Rustic Chic style. Well, we recently had a bride who wanted to go all rustic & rented barn tables & all the swag that went with it! It was our favorite because we love being challenged with new creative ideas! It was so gorgeous to see all the rustic decor along the barn tables! They had a blast!
Premier Wedding Photography
At My Treasured Memories, we value our relationship with every amazing venue we work with! Glass Chapel is no different! We love being one of their Premier recommended Wedding Photography teams! Here’s what they had to say about working with us:
“We always find it such a pleasure & delight to work with Doug & Ashley! They’re personable, warm hearted, & professionals in every way. Their knowledge on what will work best for brides & their families is what makes them unique & the experience fun! They not only know what’s new & upcoming, but they also know how to serve from a place of great humility & love. We love My Treasured Memories!” – GC
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