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Destination Kohler Unveils Straits Chapel on Lake Michigan

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KOHLER, Wis. – September 23, 2020  – Destination Kohler announces the unveiling of Straits Chapel, a secluded non-denominational venue for hosting life’s celebrations, events and milestones.

Straits Chapel was created by Herb Kohler to offer guests a place surrounded by the beauty and serenity of nature embodying peace and light. The picturesque setting of Straits Chapel, complemented by its unusual modern design and proximity to Whistling Straits, will captivate guests looking to celebrate as well as seeking a place for tranquility and meditation.

Nestled in the woods on the edge of bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan, the design features a vaulted ceiling throughout, white steel exterior and interior, and six cascading bells above the entryway.  Once inside, guests will be overwhelmed by lake and natural landscape views through a 22-foot tall center window framed by two 8-foot windows.

The chapel includes hand-carved pews reminiscent of Washington National Cathedral’s elaborate benches; a bell system offering dozens of musical compositions – from somber to joyous;  removable artifacts to accommodate guests of any faith; and an interior lighting system with options ranging from bright daylight to candlelight. The dark blue carpeted space seats 150 guests and includes two private rooms – intended for wedding parties or other special event preparations. The “Bride’s Room” includes a full-length mirror, make-up vanities with lights, ample electrical outlets, and a spacious coat room.

“Straits Chapel expands our event venues for wedding ceremonies.  It is a memorable and intimate experience,” said Christine Loose, Vice President Lodging and Wellness for Kohler Co.  “It is also an exceptional setting for recitals, lectures and celebrations of life.”

Straits Chapel is now open and taking reservations. Shuttle service from The American Club and other Destination Kohler lodging is available. For more information, contact Justin Gephart at 920-457-4441.

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