Originally an important feature of the Apacheland Movie Ranch, the “Elvis” Chapel is an amazing location to hold your special event. Whether a wedding, elopement, renewal of vows, memorial service, or celebration of life, it is available for events every day from 8am to 8pm. The air-conditioned chapel seats 75 guests comfortably. A bridal room with bath is located in the rear of the chapel.
The Elvis Memorial Chapel is a movie prop that was used in the 1969 Elvis Presley western “Charro!” — the only movie Elvis made in which he did not sing, but played a strictly dramatic role. During the movie shoot, a specially-made steeple was constructed and put on the chapel so that it could be blown off during an explosion central to the movie’s plot.
It’s a survivor of two fires: one in 1969 and one in 2004, which decimated Apacheland Movie Ranch. The Elvis Memorial Chapel was donated to the Superstition Mountain Museum by Sue and Ed Birmingham.
The Elvis chapel is one of three venues on the grounds used for weddings and other private events.