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The Chapel at Seaside

A Place of Beauty and Peace…

The Chapel at SeasideThe Seaside Chapel bells toll every Sunday morning, beckoning worshipers. It rings out from a simple yet elegant tower rising almost seven stories above the trees, grass and sandy paths at the northernmost point of the Seaside community.

The interdenominational Seaside Chapel welcomes all who are seeking a place of peace and encouragement. The Chapel’s architectural design is breathtaking in its elegant simplicity. Its steeply pitched roof shelters the board and batten wood walls and heart pine floors. The abundance of windows invites the natural light from dawn until dusk.

The Chapel’s white pews seat 200 people. Services are also amplified outside to the front and side where people can enjoy the worship in the beauty of God’s creation.

When you enter the front door, look up and you’ll be looking through the see-through bottom of the balcony. This was incorporated into the design in order to allow natural light from the front windows to illuminate the entryway.

If you’d like to find out more about the Chapel’s architecture, follow this link to the Seaside Research Portal


The Chapel at Seaside is very popular for weddings and special events. If you are interested in finding out more about this or checking the Chapel’s availability for your event please use this button.

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Chapel Location

The Chapel at Seaside is located in the beautiful resort community of Seaside, Florida. The street address is 658 Forest Street, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. (Our Mailing Address is PO Box 4936, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459)





Beautiful Inside and Out

Outside Seating at the Chapel at SeasideThe Chapel grounds are as beautiful as the Chapel itself. With the wonderfully manicured green in front and the oak grove beside. Pews placed in the shade of the oaks and are often filled during a Sunday service.

The green in front of the chapel is a wonderful place to visit with friends and make some new ones after a Sunday morning service. The Chapel also sets up a booth with lemonade where you can find out more about the Chapel and also Bill Evett’s music.


The Chapel is a favorite location for 30A weddings. To find out more about having your wedding or special event at the Chapel please visit: https://homeownerscollection.com/seaside-fl-chapel-weddings

Service information: interdenominational services are held Sundays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM




Chapel Pastor: Gary Wingo

Pastor Gary Wingo at the Chapel at Seaside

Gary Wingo is an ordained pastor with extensive experience in ministry as a Pastor/Teacher, Missionary, and on Young Life Staff. He has been a teacher in Europe, Central Asia, and various parts of the United States. Gary has also performed weddings across America and conducted Premarital counseling with numerous couples.

He has served as a Young Life Area Director and as a Pastor in Marietta, GA and Vail, CO. He has a Masters from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, and has been involved in International Missions teaching in various countries. Gary and his wife, Jan, have two daughters and one granddaughter!

As a Wedding Pastor, Gary’s specialty is relating to each distinctive couple in order to help create a unique and personalized wedding celebration instead of just a standard ceremony. His emphasis is on the love and celebration of two people being united in marriage.

While Gary has indeed officiated weddings all over the country, he specializes in outdoor weddings on mountaintops and beaches that are Interdenominational in nature. His casual, fun-loving personality and easygoing humor make Gary great to work with.



Worship Pastor: Bill Evett

Bill Evitt Worship Pastor at the Chapel at Seaside
Bill Evett has performed in cities across the U.S. as a solo artist and worship leader. He has written and recorded several compilations of original Christian music. Bill and his wife, Betsy, have three daughters, three sons-in-law, and grandbabies!

Bill was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland is part of multi-generational music family. Growing up in this environment exposed him to a wide variety of musical genres.

He formed a band at an early age and performed in downtown Baltimore clubs.

Bill has played with numerous notable artists and groups over the years. He is a vocalist, guitarist, and jazz flutist. He has performed in various cities across the United States.

Bill currently performs as a solo artist living in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. His music and style is diverse and blends elements of bossa-pop, jazz, and rhythmic elements that bring to mind such artists as James Taylor and Steven Bishop.

Help the Chapel charities by purchasing Bill’s music track’s. We will be donating 100% of the profits to Walton County (FL) benevolence ministries.




Chapel History

The Seaside Chapel is one of the crown jewels of our famed town. Designed by architect Scott Merrill, the Chapel is now 14 years old and remains one of the many celebrated architectural landmarks in the community.

The Chapel’s primary purpose will always be to create a place of worship within the Seaside community. But, over the years it has become a highly sought-after venue for destination weddings. And, why not? There is something special about being married at Seaside.

Under the new management of the Homeowner’s Collection, The Chapel at Seaside welcomes individuals, event planners, or lodging providers who have an interest in leasing this stellar space for weddings, events and special occasions. The Chapel at Seaside Reservations