The long-planned Route 66 Wedding Chapel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, will open Tuesday, and it already has weddings booked, reported the Quay County Sun newspaper.
The chapel will be in the Mother Road Old Time Photos business, run by Leigh and Rhys Williams, at 824 E. Route 66 across the road from the historic Blue Swallow Motel. We’d reported on the Williamses’ plans for the chapel back in March.
The newspaper had some details on the wedding packages:
The couple plans to have the ability to assemble the elements of a wedding with only days or even hours to plan it, including flowers, wedding cakes and officiating clergy, Williams said. Eager couples, she said will have a choice of three standard packages with options to customize the service.
Williams said the options start with the “Just the Two of Us” package, that includes a quick service, a 5-by-7-inch photo and farewell bubbles as the newlyweds leave the altar. That will cost $66.
The “Getting Hitched on Route 66” package adds complimentary champagne, a half-hour service for $166, and the “Kicks on 66” option allows a one-hour service, along with the champagne, the photo and farewell bubbles.
The Williamses also said they’d be willing to accommodate couples for other custom options with 24 to 48 hours of notice. They said they think they’ll draw customers because of the novelty of getting married on Route 66.