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The Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel

1097 Navy Way | North Charleston, SC 29405

Steps from Riverfront Park sits The Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel. The Chapel, completed in 1944, served as a non-denominational chapel for all sailors and their families. In 2006, the City of North Charleston, along with the Redevelopment Authority initiated plans to restore and relocate the chapel among the historic officers’ housing, about a mile from the original location. The chapel still features some of the original doors, windows, light fixtures, and pews. Dressing rooms, often used as staging areas for events and weddings were added to enhance the space.

Wedding ceremonies, cultural concerts, and small productions are most common for the space.


Monday-Sunday: $2500.00
Deposit: 50% of rental fee – due at signing of Contract.
$1000.00 Damage Fee (to be returned after the event)
$250.00 Clean-up fee
Make checks payable to the City of North Charleston

Venue Includes

ADA Compliant
Men’s and Women’s dressing room equipped with power and water
Programmable lighting system
Grounds surrounding Chapel including the patio
Capacity: 300 ppl.
Furniture – provided for dressing rooms are for inside only


Basic surround sound (inside only), iPad docking station, wireless and hardwire microphone available upon request.

Rental Regulations

A 2-hour Rehearsal window is included in the rental fee for the day / night before.
decorations (Client’s responsibility)


It is required that all pre-approved event coordinators, caterers and floral services provide the appropriate license and insurance documentations to the City of North Charleston prior to the final review. All vendors and service contractors are responsible for clean-up and removal of their equipment, food, and garbage immediately following the ceremony. (Per venue requirements)

Parking For Guests

There is no charge for parking, if the event is at its maximum there is the option of having passenger carts available at an additional cost. This will be determined per event and guest attendance.

Chapel Parkway

The drive-up road to the Chapel may be used for drop-off and pick up only. Limousines and over-sized vehicles are prohibited on this access road. At no point during the event are vehicles permitted to stay parked along the roadside.

Want to rent or reserve a facility at Riverfront Park?
Call 843-308-4746 or email [email protected].