Australia's Best Wedding Chapels

Wedding Chapels
Wedding Chapels: Australia | NSW | QLD

Looking for a wedding chapel that welcomes ceremonies of any religion as well as civil celebrations? Listed below you'll find 20 of the most beautiful, atmospheric and utterly spectacular wedding chapels in Australia.

All of these wedding chapels and churches are non-denominational wedding venues that welcome couples of all faiths, backgrounds and orientations. You can bring your own minister of religion or choose a civil celebrant to marry you, and most are in locations where you can have wedding photos on the grounds after your service.

Australia's wedding chapels come in a vast assortment of styles. From traditional church-like structures with wooden pews and glass stained windows to modern neon spaces with disco balls and turntable tunes. Vegas style weddings are becoming ever more popular with most states now home to rad little non-traditional chapels - some are transportable.

In our country regions you'll find an inspiring assortment of places to get married including open air chapels, pitched roof pavilions and modern all-white churches that come with epic views or beautifully curated altars. There's even chapel Airbnbs.

Some of these wedding venues with chapels are located at 3 day destinations where you need to book your reception and onsite accommodation with the venue for access to the chapel. For your convenience, we've specified which wedding chapels are able to be hired for ceremonies only.  

Here are 20 of Australia's best wedding chapels...

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Wedding Chapels in NSW

The Woods Bush Chapel
1. The Woods Bush Chapel

  • Location: Tomerong - South Coast, NSW
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 120
  • Wedding Packages: All Inclusive

Hidden in the woods just a few minutes from Jervis Bay, The Woods Farm has one of the most unique wedding chapels in Australia. This open air, rustic bush chapel features a mirrored altar, chandeliers and a grand entrance aisle through a series of jasmine-covered arbors that curve through native bushland.

The fairytale-like property is available to hire for destination weddings with 70 - 120 wedding guests staying onsite with you. Luxury 3 bedroom cottages and a permanent glamping village set the scene for a weekend of fun in the many communal gathering areas. The chandelier-filled reception venue is as unique as the bush chapel.

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St Josephs Catholic Church
2. St Joseph's Guesthouse

  • Location: 1029 Saint Albans Road, Saint Albans, NSW
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 10
  • Wedding Packages: BYO

The owner of St Joseph's Guesthouse built this chapel wedding venue from the ruins of a 160 year old Catholic Church. The original stone structure now contains 5 luxury bedrooms in the upper 2 stories and an intimate function space on the ground floor.

You can either get married on the front sandstone steps under the original church bell which still works today, inside on the ground floor or in the backyard on top of a circular tank under the building's impressive facade. All inclusive elopement packages are available from $4,800 or you can DIY venue hire from $3,500 inclusive of accommodation.

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Goosewing Wedding Chapel
3. Goosewing Cottage

  • Location: 1194 Mount View Rd, Mount View, NSW 2325
  • Capacity: 20
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 12
  • Elopement Packages: All inclusive

This magical wedding chapel is located in the iconic Hunter Valley wine region and is surrounded by lush farmland and the relaxed scene of rolling green hills. Goosewing Cottage is a specialist micro wedding and elopement venue that offers all affordable all-inclusive packages for ceremonies with 2 - 20 guests from $3,295.

All wedding packages at Goosewing Cottage provide exclusive use of the wedding chapel, a choice of popular marriage celebrants and wedding photos by one of the best photographers in NSW. Other inclusions can be added such as a wedding video, cake, florals and accommodation for up to 12 people in two onsite cottages (one of which has a pool).

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Lords Estate Sydney Wedding Chapel
4. Lords Estate Chapel

Location: 313 Seven Hills Rd, Seven Hills, NSW 2147
Capacity: 2 - 100
Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Lords Estate Chapel is a refurbished & deconsecrated 140 year old wedding chapel that welcomes civil and religious weddings of all denominations. The light-filled, modernised interior is an ideal blank canvas for wedding ceremonies and elopements, and comes with removable church pews seating up to 80 guests.

Venue hire includes access to private gardens surrounding the chapel providing a wide range of backdrops for wedding photos, and the option to enjoy champagne and cake outside. Private dining for up to 30 guests is available by request inside the chapel which makes an utterly unique reception venue.

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The Lodge Forest Wedding Chapel
5. The Lodge Jamberoo Pine Chapel

  • Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Jamberoo, NSW 2533
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 136
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

This beautiful open air chapel is located at a quiet country hotel on a peaceful rural lane just 30 minutes south of Wollongong. The wedding chapel is a tranquil & romantic site to exchange vows set beside a trickling creek and immersed in a natural pine forest cathedral.

As a destination wedding venue, hire of The Lodge comes with 43 renovated hotel rooms which surround a huge outdoor swimming pool. The entire hotel is exclusively yours for the weekend and includes an elegant reception hall, late night bar, onsite restaurant for breakfasts & lunch, pre & post wedding event areas and two large dressing rooms for getting ready.

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Wedding Chapel At Chapel Hill
6. Chapel Hill Retreat

  • Location: 36 Berambing Crest, Berambing, NSW 2758
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 36
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Chapel Hill Retreat is aptly named for its quaint wedding chapel that sits in a beautiful hilltop setting just an hour from the Sydney CBD and overlooks stunning views of the world heritage Blue Mountains National Park. The non-denominational ceremony venue features atmospheric stained glass windows and seats up to 70 guests on timber benches (or caters for 100 standing).

Nestled within 35 acres of lush country gardens and with bush-covered hills and valleys beyond, weddings in the chapel come with incredible photo opportunities. The retreat's luxe reception hall and outdoor deck is a short walk from the chapel and the retreat also offers optional accommodation in 6 self contained cottages and a private bridal suite.

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Charlottes Chapel Weddings
7. Charlotte's Chapel

  • Location: 431 Avoca Drive, Green Point, NSW 2251
  • Capacity: 140
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Enquire
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Charlotte Chapel at Kantara House is an elegant & all-inclusive destination for private chapel weddings on the NSW Central Coast. Nestled in 4.5 acres of rainforest gardens, the chapel is both private and majestic with an impressive 260kg ringing bell (which comes with its own bell ringer), beautiful hanging chandeliers and enormous gothic-inspired doors.

Kantara House also has an all-weather Green Chapel nestled amongst the trees. This space is covered in a romantic canopy of fairy lights and makes a spectacular spot for a sparkler exit. All inclusive wedding packages cater for seated or cocktail receptions and all furniture including elegant Tiffany chairs are set up for you.

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Pioneer Country Chapel Wedding Venue
8. Plantation Chapel at Pioneer Country

  • Location: Tweed Heads - Northern NSW
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Optional glamping
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Reception Packages: All inclusive

The unique plantation style wedding chapel at Pioneer Country is nestled peacefully amongst the property's 200 working acres. Situated just 10 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport, the non-denominational chapel provides a rustic country setting with all the convenience of an inner city location.

The chapel features antique pews that seat 120 guests, a beautiful pitched roof and lattice walls that open to accommodate weddings of up to 300. Also onsite is a barn style reception venue that offers all inclusive wedding packages from $5,000. 

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Wedding Chapels in VIC

The Altar Electric Ceremony Chapel
9. The Altar Electric

  • Location: 299 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067
  • Capacity: 80
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive elopements

The Altar Electric is the hippest little wedding chapel in Australia. Located in inner city Melbourne, the team at The Altar Electric offer easy, fun and memorable experiences from mid week shotgun weddings through to an all inclusive 5 hour wedding party.

Wedding packages start at $1,450 for a 30 minute ceremony including a polaroid of you and your lover plus all the paperwork and legals. Extras include photography, video and live-streaming. Plus you can have Elvis marry you complete with a live song of your choice as you walk down the aisle and a personalised telegram invitation from the King himself.

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Dalywaters Chapel Wedding Venue VIC
10. Dalywaters Wedding Chapel

  • Location: 240 Bungower Road, Mornington, VIC 3931
  • Capacity: 70
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Venue Hire: $2,500

Dalywaters Rose Garden & Wedding Chapel is a picturesque ceremony venue featuring French rose gardens, a vintage all-white chapel, lake & jetty ceremony site and a light filled bridal suite. Chapel weddings include free floral styling from the rose gardens and access to the conservatory bridal suite for 3+ hours on your wedding day. 

Externally, the Dalywaters Chapel is a photographers dream featuring a sixty metre vine covered bridal walk, white weatherboards & lattice, a quaint turret, climbing white roses and ornamental pear trees.  Inside is an intimate open air space with souring white beams, red carpet aisle and the fresh smell of beautiful roses.

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Inglewood Estate Chapel Wedding Venue VIC
11. Inglewood Estate

  • Location: 130 Eltham-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, VIC 3097
  • Capacity: 110
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Immersed in a secluded valley, Inglewood Estate with its vine covered, rustic chapel, renovated hay shed and original timber homestead is a magnificent all inclusive wedding venue. Packages cater for your entire wedding day from getting ready to reception farewells.

The chapel seats 110 guests with plenty of additional standing room and has original antique pews, a harmonium, stained glass windows and wrought iron candelabras. Photo opportunities in the chapel gardens include a beautiful lake & jetty and range of colonial backdrops from replica buildings to horse drawn carts.

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Trenavin Chapel Wedding Venue
12. Trenavin Chapel

  • Location: 746 Ventnor Road, Ventnor, VIC 3922
  • Capacity: 130
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Venue Hire: From 2hrs - $4,500

The picture perfect Trenavin Chapel is a seaside ceremony venue located on Phillip Island, overlooking the Mornington Peninsula. The non-denominational wedding venue welcomes weddings between all couples with venue hire including access to the grounds for wedding photos.

Adjoining Trenavin Chapel is the Summer House which can be hired in 3 hour blocks for DIY wedding receptions where you arrange your own food & beverages. 

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Fergusson Winery Chapel Wedding Venue
13. Fergusson Winery

  • Location: 82 Wills Road, Dixons Creek, VIC 3775
  • Capacity: 200
  • Ceremony Only Packages: No
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 6
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Fergusson Winery in the Yarra Valley is an elegant vineyard, restaurant and wedding venue that features an historic and quaint little white wedding chapel. The Forever Chapel seats up to 70 guests in traditional pews for intimate wedding ceremonies and there is a secret garden with gentle flowing creek beside it.

In addition to the chapel, there are two spaces to choose from for your wedding reception. The barrel room is an airy, rustic setting that seats 80 guests amongst beautiful smelling French oak barrels. The restaurant is an ideal light filled space for larger weddings and overlooks the picturesque vines.

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Wedding Chapels in QLD

White Chapel Kalbar Australia
14. White Chapel Kalbar

  • Location: Kalbar - Scenic Rim, QLD
  • Capacity: 90
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Reception Packages: All inclusive

The historic White Chapel Kalbar is one of Australia’s most beautifully restored country chapels. Located in the quaint Scenic Rim township of Kalbar, the grand white doors open to a modern, light-filled ceremony space complete with vintage chandeliers, elegant white bentwood chairs and a gothic, back-lit altar.

You can hire White Chapel for wedding ceremonies and elopements and have photos in the surrounding gardens where backdrops include a beautiful old barn. Behind the chapel is the aptly named Black Hall, a luxe rustic space that caters for small wedding receptions of up to 85 guests.

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Glass Chapel Daydream Island
15. Glass Chapel at Daydream Island

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 60
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The beautiful glass chapel at Daydream Island Resort has a double glass facade that offers sweeping views over the glistening Coral Sea. This world class wedding ceremony venue is located in the Whitsundays just 30 minutes by boat or helicopter from the Queensland coast on the Great Barrier Reef.

The glass chapel can be hired for private wedding ceremonies and elopements, or as part of an all-inclusive island wedding. There is space inside the chapel for up to 40 guests to be seated or 60 standing. The island also has reception facilities including a seaside infinity deck, poolside event spaces and indoor function rooms.

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Wedding Chapel on Darling St Brisbane
16. Darling St Wedding Chapel

  • Location: 16 Darling Street East, Ipswich, QLD 4305
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Darling St Wedding Chapel in Brisbane's Ipswich region is an affordable and inclusive location for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. The non-denominational venue welcomes couples of all backgrounds, beliefs and orientations to exchange vows and celebrate within the chapel's historic and atmospheric walls. 

While originally built in 1879, the light-filled interior of the chapel has recently undergone a modern facelift and now features a built-in bar, ambient lighting, polished timber floors and blank canvas white walls. The Darling St Chapel can be booked for wedding ceremonies, receptions & elopements and has a courtyard garden perfect for post ceremony canapés.

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Wedding Chapels in WA

Big Love Tiny Chapel Weddings
17. Big Love Tiny Chapel

  • Location: Margaret River, WA
  • Capacity: 4 - 100+
  • Ceremony Only Packages: Yes
  • Wedding Packages: 3 hour hire

Big Love Tiny Chapel is a mobile wedding ceremony chapel that can be hired for weddings anywhere in the Margaret River region. For small weddings and elopements the tiny chapel seats 4 guests. For larger weddings you can get married on the porch with your guests watching on from the front of the chapel. 

Big Love Tiny Chapel is owned and operated by celebrant Anita Revel who married herself in a little white chapel in Vegas. You can either hire the chapel separately, or book it together with Anita's fun ceremonies.

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Old Broadwater Farm Homestead West Australia
18. Old Broadwater Farm

  • Location: 56 New River Ramble, West Busselton, WA 6280
  • Capacity: 200
  • Sleeps 18
  • Ceremony Only Packages: No
  • Wedding Packages: Inclusive with BYO

One of the newest open-air wedding chapels in Australia is this spectacular ceremony pavilion located at Old Broadwater Farm. The luxe rustic space provides a stunning, all-weather destination for wedding ceremonies and is included with all wedding packages along with your fully catered reception + accommodation for 10.

The pavilion is surrounded by extensive gardens, lush golden paddocks and a huge variety of photography backdrops including a romantic garden swing and rustic barns. A modern, air conditioned marque with in-built dance floors and an outdoor timber deck & paved courtyard set the scene for cocktail hour and your wedding reception.

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Wedding Chapels in SA

Woodburn Homestead Wedding Chapel South Australia
19. Woodburn Homestead

  • Location: 410 Angas Plains Road, Langhorne Creek, SA 5255
  • Capacity: 80
  • Sleeps 12 + glamping
  • Ceremony Only Packages: No
  • Venue Hire: $8,500 - $10,500

Hidden up a country drive lined with long gum trees, the historic Woodburn Homestead and surrounding grounds offer a unique collection of sandstone spaces for your wedding. The most popular of those spaces is the property's iconic open air chapel which was once a barn. The area now features restored stonework and a limestone crush floor that lend a boho rustic vibe to celebrations. 

Set on 42 acres and sleeping 10 in the refurbished homestead plus a bridal suite in The Coach House, Woodburn is an ideal spot for a mid-week or weekend wedding getaway. Venue hire starts at $8,500 including accommodation, onsite catering is $75 - $85/pp and you can BYO alcohol.

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Wedding Chapels in TAS

Tailrace Chapel Wedding Venue
20. Tailrace Weddings

  • Location: 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside, TAS 7250
  • Capacity: 200
  • Ceremony Only Packages: No
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Chapel Room at Tailrace Weddings is an intimate ceremony and reception venue that seats 20 - 80 guests. The bright and airy room has floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking a beautiful private garden and comes with all inclusive wedding packages with catering. 

In addition to the Chapel Room there are 2 other indoor reception rooms and the secluded Willow Lawn that offers a private alfresco space surrounded by tall picturesque trees for outdoor ceremonies & receptions. Tailrace also has a children’s play centre onsite and provide supervision on request for kids to play during the reception.

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Gone are the days where wedding chapels in Australia were limited to traditional heritage style churches. From little chapels on wheels to open air, luxe-rustic structures with mirror altars and chandeliers. Ceremony locations across Australia have given the chapel wedding a modern makeover. 

For couples wanting a ceremony-only package, please note many chapels at the destination wedding venues listed above may allow you to book just a ceremony if its mid week and within 3 months of your wedding Higher revenue bookings need to be prioritised at other times but most venues love to accommodate couples wherever they can. So if you're in love with a specific wedding chapel, don't be scared to ask. 

Cover Image: Shannon Stent