"But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel, and the love involved" ~
~ Paul Bettany ~(born 27 May 1971) is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006).
Nestled among the beauty inside Calloway Garden is the Ida Cason CallowayMemorial Chapel ~
Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel
Its beauty is in its simplicity and in its setting that entreats you to spend a few moments in quiet reflection. Set amid the tranquil woodlands around Falls Creek Lake, the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel remains an inspiring tribute to co-founder Cason Callaway's mother. This chapel, reminiscent of 16th-century Gothic chapels, has a design that includes fieldstone quartz and other natural materials, plus six stained glass windows depicting the Southern forest in a progression of seasons. A custom-built Möller pipe organ sits in the front corner and its music can be enjoyed inside and outside the chapel. Regularly scheduled organ concerts and worship services are a favorite event for many of our guests.
For 10 years prior to his death, Cason Callaway planned the Chapel. He spent many days walking his land looking for the perfect spot to build the Chapel. Just a week before his death, he finalized the plans for it. Although he never saw it completed, he already had seen it in his mind's eye.
The Chapel was dedicated in April 1962 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. The chapel has been the site of numerous concerts, memorial services, baptisms and weddings.
The Chapel was rededicated in 1990 after undergoing renovations made possible by a donation by Fuller E. Callaway Jr., Cason's younger brother.
Since its opening, many brides have chosen the Chapel as the site for their weddings. It is a beautiful place for small ceremonies.