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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Bella Vista, Arkansas. Inspiration for our wedding church
There are 3 similar chapels in Arkansas, designed by the same firm. This is the Mildred Cooper Memorial chapel located in Bella Vista, Arkansas. It is often listed incorrectly as the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The third being the Anthony Chapel of Garvin Gardens in Hot Springs, AR.
The Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Bella Vista, Arksansas. The Chapel was created by renowned Arkansas architect Euine “Fay” Jones and built in 1988. The design recalls the architecture popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom Jones had apprenticed and is where Jones was first introduced to the principle of Organic Architecture (designing to fit the environment). Jones used steel and glass to create a series of Gothic arches that run the length of the chapel.