Besides housing the State Legislature and Secretariat, Fort St. George is well known for its historical importance. Named after the patron Saint of England, the Fort stands in solitude overlooking the city. Once you enter the massive gates, another majestic building captivates you. The St. Mary’s Church stands before you with its gothic pillars and all too beautiful architecture. It was the first Anglican Church in India but like the Fort it stands tall, defying the destructiveness of time. Fort St. George is also the place Elihu Yale and Robert Clive chose for their wedding vows.