Cross Island Chapel: A Tiny Church Surrounded by Water on All Sides

If you’re truly committed to having a small, intimate wedding—a compact 30 square foot church constructed in 1989 on a small dock in Oneida, New York surrounded by water on all sides is the perfect wedding venue for you. A slightly off center rusted cross anchored by grey rocks alerts onlookers that they are not far from a petit white building that a nearby billboard proclaims is “The Smallest Church in the World.”

Cross Island Chapel

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Cross Island Chapel

Cross Island Chapel

The interior of Cross Island Chapel is just big enough for two wedding participants and a wedding officiant. If you have been searching for a crafty way to exclude your boisterous future mother-in-law from a quiet wedding ceremony, the non-denominational Cross Island Chapel may be the answer to your prayers. There is no guarantee that the loudest members of your extended family won’t surround your discreet wedding in kayaks. Eager wedding guests have been known to observe nuptials aboard boats.

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