Chapel on The Dunes

 
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High on a sand dune overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in Port Aransas, there is a little white Chapel, the oldest consecrated church on the Island. 

Known as the Chapel on the Dunes, it was built between 1937 and 1938 by Aline B. Carter who was called the “White Angel” because of her flowing, white organdy dresses and loving service to the community. 

After Sunday School every week, Mrs. Carter served ice cream and cake to the Island children who were enchanted by the White Angel, her Bible stories, and the delicious desserts which followed.  Mrs. Carter used the Chapel for meditation and inspiration for her poetry books, following the publication of which, she was named Poet Laureate of Texas from 1947-1949.    Mrs. Carter, her husband H.C. Carter, and three sons Champe, Frank, and David, were some of the first families to spend their summers on the Island.  The chapel was later under the care and management of her son Frank Carter until his passing at the age of 99 in 2018.  The Carter Family still owns the Chapel and welcomes the community to visit through the tours by the Port Aransas Museum and as a wedding venue organized through Starkey Properties.

The Carter Family

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I am a non denominational officiant, ordained by the American Marriage Ministries. I have been marrying couples since 2014 and I have performed over 100 weddings since then. I pride myself in performing memorable, personalized and romantic wedding ceremonies.

Chapel on the Dunes Pricing

Non Residents $ 350.00
Port Aransas Residents $ 250.00