For the modern couple, finding a chapel that is accommodating to your choice of celebrant or minister may prove to be a challenging task. We’ve been on the hunt for non-denominational chapels across our eastern cities and have put together a helpful list of places to check out if you’re planning an intimate chapel wedding.
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Chapel Hill, Berambing (Blue Mountains): This quaint chapel is nestled in the serene Blue Mountains bushland and is a stunning place to tie the knot. The Chapel Hill Retreat property is also home to a glorious reception and garden with plenty photoshoot locations, making it an ideal destination for those who wish to experience the entirety of their wedding day at the one spot.
Old St. Thomas, Narrellan (Sydney): Unique to Sydney, this heritage listed chapel features the original stained glass windows and pews as when it was built in 1884. This makes for an incredibly atmospheric and vintage aesthetic, ideal for a rustic inspired wedding.
Nurses War Memorial Chapel, Little Bay (Sydney): From outside this small historic building looks quite like any other, but what’s on the inside epitomises wedding day ambience – high ceilings and stained glass windows with a view of Little Bay that is truly, picture perfect.
AnnaBella Chapel, Sunshine Coast: Given the sheer beauty of the Sunshine Coast hinterlands, it only makes sense that there’d be a stunning wedding chapel tucked around the corner. A sunlit building, the AnnaBella Chapel has a steep roof and plenty of open windows that take full advantage of the natural surroundings.
Alamanda Chapel, Great Barrier Reef: With gorgeous beachfront views, the Alamanda Chapel faces Palm Cove and offers plenty of space for you to celebrate with guests in an airy and serene environment.
La Trobe Chapel, Paddington (Brisbane): This Victorian gem is equally traditional and whimsically modern. The iconic ivory facade makes for some gorgeous photos whilst the majestic interiors, featuring pews and wooden floors, begs to be adorned with decorations and foliage. Prices start at $700 to hire this ceremony venue.
Tiffany’s Wedding Chapel, Maleny: Overlooking the serene Glasshouse Mountains, Tiffany’s Chapel is an intimate venue for you and your fiancé to tie the knot. With antique decor and a minimal layout, Tiffany’s Chapel provides an airy atmosphere for 120 of your family and friends to marvel as you exchange vows. With prices starting at $1500, we suggest getting your reservation in as early as possible with this stunning location.
Over Newton Castle, Keilor: If you’re looking for an authentic ‘chapel’ experience that encompasses the beauty of nature then this historical castle might be a place to consider. Like something out of a medieval film, The Over Newton offers an inclusive, non-denominational experience with the choice of having an intimate ceremony in the castle’s chapel, or the gorgeous gardens as the place for you to say ‘I-do.’ St.
Cuthbert’s Chapel, Menzies Creek: Surrounded by the gorgeous gardens of the Dandenong Ranges, this boutique spot would ideally host an intimate wedding ceremony of up to 70 guests. With traditional, wooden interiors, this non-denominational chapel is accepting of all wedding ministers and is celebrating its own birthday this year – after 110 years in operation!
St. Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne: Welcoming of all denominations, this inner city, heritage listed church is an atmospheric location that can host a generous amount of guests for your wedding ceremony.