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The Little Chapel - Weddings and Receptions *Updated*

by Purplepaws Posted 13th Jun 2010 at 5:12 PM - Updated 2nd Jul 2011 at 12:29 PM by Purplepaws : Added Generations Version
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
*Update - 7/2/11* New version added. Scroll to the bottom for details and pics.

Summer's here and it's time for June brides. What could be a more romantic venue than a quaint little church with outdoor festivities?

I present to you my version of the classic wedding chapel, complete with a garden, reception area, and recreation building for added amusement.



The chapel, itself, is simple in design, modern yet traditional, and rich in brown tones and burgundy. It features a nice, open area for exchanging vows and a sunken area for guest seating. There are also a few other goodies like a wedding gift table, wedding keepsake signing table, and last-minute changing room for the bride (or groom).



The garden is the perfect place for wedding photos, or just to take a stroll through after the ceremony. There are lots of flowers here to admire and even a special area for the newlyweds to sit.



Afterward, reception can be held outside, under a large and luxurious arched canopy. It looks stunning at night as well. The bar and buffet table provide ample food and drink, along with an extra table for any bottle of nectar you may have been saving. Last but not least, there's a large, central dance floor for guests to unwind and get their groove on!



I had a lot of fun designing this lot; I made it out of necessity since I was never quite happy with the venues EA provided. I hope that it will soon find a place in your own neighborhood. (I suggest the empty lot by Maywood Glen, for Sunset Valley.) Lot size is 40x40, and the value (though irrelevant as a community lot) is §112,830 furnished and §59,891 unfurnished. Certain store and user-made content is recommended, as noted below.

Store Items

The Roundabout
Larger than Life Party Table
Party Banner
The "Che Bell"
Topper (Free)
Statue of Cupid in Flight (Free)

Custom Content (Not Included)

Lectern and Harmonium (ATS3)
Christmas Gifts 1-5 (ATS3)
Place Mat and Silverware (Cmomoney)
The "Adelle" Dining Chair (Holy Simoly)
Wedded Bliss Set (Purplepaws)
Imperial Carpet (Purplepaws)

Thanks for downloading! See you all next time.

~Rachael

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 112,830

*Update - 7/2/11* Added Generations-friendly version utilizing all EPs plus Outdoor Living Stuff as well as the Romanza store set. Features include wedding arch, dance floor, professional bar, revamped chapel interior and reception area, and lusher landscaping. Pics below!

Reception Area
Garden
Chapel Interior
Exterior

Updated CC List (Not Included) (This is only for the Generations version.)

Store:

Romanza Ceremony + Reception Set
The Roundabout
Larger than Life Party Table
Party Banner
The "Che Bell"
Happy New Year '11 Set (Free)
Ivy Tower from the Prius Pack (Free)
Topper (Free)
Statue of Cupid in Flight (Free)

Other:

Wedded Bliss Set (Purplepaws)
Imperial, Elegant, and Comfy Carpet (Purplepaws)
Default OLS Fence (HugeLunatic)
Grey Slate Roof with White Trim (tammy_trauma)

Have fun!

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3 World Adventures
Built with Game Version: 4.0.87.006
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Little Chapel (GEN Update).zip | Requires All Eps + OLS

Size: 4.34 MB · Downloads: 5,624 · 2nd Jul 2011
4.34 MB 5,624 2nd Jul 2011
The Little Chapel.zip | Original for Base Game and WA

Size: 2.83 MB · Downloads: 11,359 · 13th Jun 2010
2.83 MB 11,359 13th Jun 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 5:43 PM
That is amazing. The detail in it is astounding. I've been wanting one for so long! Finally my sims can stop getting married in the gazebo xD

Thank you so much
Scholar
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#3 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 6:06 PM
Cute. Nice work.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 7:02 PM
Wow well done on the lattice roof! You've got talent, make more!
Inventor
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#5 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 7:51 PM
This is really nice! Thank you!
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 8:03 PM
Great upload. Thanks!
Instructor
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#7 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 8:15 PM
This is perfect! Love it!
Zombie Socks
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#8 Old 13th Jun 2010 at 10:53 PM
Wow! This is so pretty! Not a fan of the modern fences, but the rest is gorgeous!
Field Researcher
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#9 Old 14th Jun 2010 at 12:07 AM
This is really well done! :D
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 6:56 PM
This is really precious! Something like this in my game would give me a reason to stop having nightie-only-bathroom-weddings.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 9:20 AM
I just love this, very cute and cant wait to see it in game. I'm sick of always having the wedding party's at my sims house so this very helpful as well. Why EA do something like this themselves I'll never know.
Test Subject
#12 Old 18th Jun 2010 at 3:11 AM
This looks great! I was hoping you wouldnt mind to do a little modification to the lot - mainly; can you please change the chapel into more of a hall, and perhaps add a covered 4-post canopy to the altar, and modify the structure into a flat-roof building? (as an alternate version) thanks!
Scholar
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#13 Old 18th Jun 2010 at 8:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Jedman67
This looks great! I was hoping you wouldnt mind to do a little modification to the lot - mainly; can you please change the chapel into more of a hall, and perhaps add a covered 4-post canopy to the altar, and modify the structure into a flat-roof building? (as an alternate version) thanks!


Sorry, I already put too much time into this project as it is. However, you're free to make those changes, yourself.

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 20th Jun 2010 at 5:44 PM
Thank you so much for sharing, Your work! You are very talented I love it Ty x
Test Subject
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#15 Old 20th Jun 2010 at 8:33 PM
Thats a good idea, lol.
Forum Resident
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#16 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 5:07 PM
It would be more perfect if someone makes or converts the wedding arch from TS2. Since TS2, I always wanted to see my sims marry at the church or something. Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#17 Old 9th Feb 2011 at 10:55 PM
How did you make the Lattice Roof, the reception area is just what im looking for, mainly just the roof. Did you design it or is it possible to download somewhere. Same with the Garden Canopy o.o
Scholar
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#18 Old 10th Feb 2011 at 4:32 AM
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Originally Posted by joannamariejoey
How did you make the Lattice Roof, the reception area is just what im looking for, mainly just the roof. Did you design it or is it possible to download somewhere. Same with the Garden Canopy o.o


Combination of the low fencing and constrainfloorelevation cheat. The technique is explained in the building tutorial section of this site.

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 3rd Apr 2011 at 9:12 PM
Wow, this is my new fave chapel!! I love it! I'm going to wait for generations to sue it though, so they can use it right, like in the trailer, I can wait, I wanna use this chape so bad . But when generations comes out all my sims are SO going to this chapel for their weddings, Great work!
~Ally~
Scholar
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#20 Old 4th Apr 2011 at 1:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ~lilly~
Wow, this is my new fave chapel!! I love it! I'm going to wait for generations to sue it though, so they can use it right, like in the trailer, I can wait, I wanna use this chape so bad . But when generations comes out all my sims are SO going to this chapel for their weddings, Great work!
~Ally~


I'm with you on Generations; I can't wait to use the wedding arch and have the guests sit down for the ceremony like they did in TS2. I've already given the chapel a couple of face-lifts in my game (including the Romanza set), and now all that's missing are the appropriate interactions to make the weddings perfect.

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Test Subject
#21 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 12:33 PM
Hiya Lovely mod ^^ I downloaded it last night to try it out (as I was about to do a wedding ) but when they were there they didn't seem to be able to use the stairs in the church area (middle ones down to the middle/seats).

When they were "getting married" all the guests were standing down the sides of the seating area, screaming about no walk path to get down to the seats or stand closer. Same with the Bride and Groom, couldn't use the stairs

At one point near the end of the event, the Groom couldn't get out the main door, cause people were talking + awwing at them :S He could have gone down the stairs to escape to go to the toilet >.> but he wet himself (I'm not blaming you xD)

Just wondered if its the stairs that were used? Or a weird lvl thing? Not sure O.o
Scholar
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#22 Old 18th Apr 2011 at 1:38 PM
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Originally Posted by satinique
Hiya Lovely mod ^^ I downloaded it last night to try it out (as I was about to do a wedding ) but when they were there they didn't seem to be able to use the stairs in the church area (middle ones down to the middle/seats).

When they were "getting married" all the guests were standing down the sides of the seating area, screaming about no walk path to get down to the seats or stand closer. Same with the Bride and Groom, couldn't use the stairs

At one point near the end of the event, the Groom couldn't get out the main door, cause people were talking + awwing at them :S He could have gone down the stairs to escape to go to the toilet >.> but he wet himself (I'm not blaming you xD)

Just wondered if its the stairs that were used? Or a weird lvl thing? Not sure O.o


Lol, sorry for your trouble. I'll buy the groom a new pair of pants.

Unfortunately, I didn't test this lot as thoroughly as I should have at the point of uploading (I hadn't held an actual wedding there, I just tested briefly for routing issues). It seems that the trouble is indeed the sunken level, as the guests don't recognize it as being part of the same room, and therefore line up to the sides of the church. Bumping it back up to the same level should do the trick (although until Generations comes out, they still won't actually sit down for the ceremony).

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
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#23 Old 30th Apr 2011 at 8:16 AM
Could you please put the custom content in the download,please?
Scholar
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#24 Old 30th Apr 2011 at 4:47 PM
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Originally Posted by darkblader656
Could you please put the custom content in the download,please?


Sorry, this way I don't trample any creator policies.

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Test Subject
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#25 Old 13th May 2011 at 8:28 PM
This is an awesome mod. Thank-you for uploading this content. Awesome!!!!!
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