Darling St Chapel

5.0  ( 10 reviews ) · 16 Darling St East, Woodend, Queensland (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Darling St Chapel, established in 1879, is a non-denominational, Intimate Wedding Chapel just a short 35-minute drive from the bustling Brisbane CBD. Offering an all-inclusive Wedding Ceremony and BYO Reception Venue, this historic Chapel has been meticulously restored, exuding an elegant charm that is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable celebration.

Darling St Chapel, under the dedicated ownership of individuals passionate about making each wedding unique, ensures an affordable yet exquisite experience. The team's meticulous attention to detail guarantees a seamless execution, allowing couples to create timeless memories on their wedding day. The affordability of our wedding packages may surprise you, making dreams of a charming and intimate wedding celebration a reality.

A Glimpse into History

Initially built in 1879 as Old St Patrick’s Hall by the Catholic Church for specific purposes, Darling St Chapel found new life when purchased and extensively restored in 1998 by its current owners. Today, this historical gem is presented as Darling Chapel, seamlessly blending the charm of a bygone era with modern elegance. Its rich history adds a unique touch to every wedding hosted within its walls.

What You'll Love About Working with Darling St Chapel for Your Wedding:

  • Seamless Transition: Experience the magic as our experienced staff transforms the Intimate Wedding Chapel into a charming BYO Reception Venue in under 60 minutes. During this seamless transition, your guests can relax and enjoy drinks and canapés in our picturesque courtyard area.
  • Captivating Surroundings: While guests unwind onsite, your Bridal Party can capture stunning photographs in nearby parklands. Surrounded by historic architectural buildings and river settings, the picturesque backdrop enhances the beauty of your wedding memories.
  • Unique Wedding Experience: Darling St Chapel offers a truly distinctive wedding experience by seamlessly combining the Wedding Chapel and Reception into one unforgettable event. This unique offering ensures a seamless flow and a cohesive celebration that will leave an indelible mark on your wedding day.
  • BYO Reception: Save thousands of dollars compared to licenced reception venues. Simply purchase your drinks at bottleshop prices and our RSA staff manage your bar as if it were a licenced venue. No corkage fees apply!

Highlights of Working with Darling St Chapel:

  • A short 35-minute drive from Brisbane CBD.
  • All-inclusive Wedding Ceremony Celebrant included in packages.
  • BYO Reception Venue. Save thousands compared to licenced venues.
  • Meticulously restored historic Chapel dating back to 1879.
  • Dedicated owners committed to making your wedding day unique.
  • Picturesque courtyard for guest relaxation and celebration.

About

Darling St Chapel and the current owners have been delivering quality weddings in excess of 20 years. With our 5 star rating and amazing guest reviews, attention to detail, planning and 20 plus years of wedding day experience we will guide you along and deliver a stunning high quality elegant wedding day for you and your guests to remember forever. We are the romantic backdrop for your dream day. A stress free, relaxed, perfectly planned and executed forever day awaits you.

Alison Wilkinson

Owner


Venue Features

Indoor Ceremony

Min 2 / Max 130 Reception guests

Min 2 / Max 130 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering


Easy Weddings Special Offer

2024 Ultimate Wedding Package 50 Guests Fully Inclusive $9,500

2024 Easy Weddings Special  50 guests $9,500 "Fully Inclusive Wedding Chapel choice of Marriage Celebrants, Courtyard and Canapes Package, 3 course menu, Full event styling and centrepieces, DJ and staffing"

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Packages

Exclusive Offer
Ultimate Package

Alternate Drop Option - 7.5 hour venue hire is included in this price

Minimum 50 guests, Maximum 100 guests

Exclusive use of the entire venue on the day of the wedding.
Full Event coordination to assist with catering and venue logistics.
Support and development of a venue run-sheet in the lead up to the wedding.

Ceremony

  • Wedding Chapel Hire
  • Red carpet walkway
  • Choice of our Marriage Celebrants
  • Tiffany Wedding Chairs
  • In house styling including coloured sashes, altar, Rose Arbour and centrepieces

Reception

  • 5 hour service
  • Full function set-up from Ceremony to Reception
  • Exquisite 3 course menu choices
  • Personal Wedding Planner present for full function co-ordination
  • Bar table service for Bridal Table
  • Wishing well
  • Tiffany Weddings Chairs
  • Formal round Tables, table linen or
  • Rustic VJ timber top tables
  • Cake table, cake knife & gift table
  • Tea & coffee station
  • Styled table centrepieces
  • Bridal table styling
  • Bar set-up including ice
  • Complimentary BYO Bar Service from RSA certified staff

*All our packages are inclusive of Gst

Exclusive Offer
Silver Package

Alternate Drop Option 7.5 hour venue hire is included in this price

Minimum 50 guests Maximum 100 guests

Our silver package allows couples the option to use their own Celebrant with a 2 course Menu option

Exclusive use of the entire venue on the day of the wedding.
Full Event coordination to assist with catering and venue logistics.
Support and development of a venue run-sheet in the lead up to the wedding.

Ceremony

  • Wedding Chapel Hire
  • Red carpet walkway
  • Tiffany wedding Chairs
  • In house styling including coloured sashes, altar and centrepieces

Reception

  • 5 hour service
  • Full function set-up up from Ceremony to Reception
  • Exquisite 2 course menu Choices
  • Tiffany Weddings chairs
  • Formal Round Tables, table linen
  • Rustic VJ timber top tables
  • Cake table, cake knife & gift table
  • Tea & coffee station
  • Styled table centrepieces
  • Bridal table styling
  • Bar set-up including ice 
  • Complimentary BYO Bar Service from RSA certified staff

*All our packages are inclusive of Gst

Exclusive Offer
Sweet and Simple Package

Ceremony & Reception Package for up to 30 patrons

For those wanting a small intimate wedding with immediate family and friends in attendance Darling St Chapel are your small wedding specialists.

Ceremony

  • Wedding Chapel Hire for 1 hour
  • Red carpet
  • Marriage celebrant and all legal requirements
  • Tiffany wedding chairs
  • In house styling including Alter and Centerpiece styling
  • Ceremony music

Reception

  • 3.5 hour Reception Venue hire
  • Full function set up from Ceremony to Reception 
  • Exquisite 2 course menu
  • Cake table and cake knife
  • Gift table with wishing well
  • Your wedding cake plated and served for dessert
  • Choice of Table set up and table linen
  • Tea and coffee station
  • Bridal Table Styling
  • Styled Table Centrepieces
  • Complimentary BYO Bar Service from RSA certified Staff

*All our packages are inclusive of Gst

Exclusive Offer
Reception Only

Alternate Drop Option - 4 hour venue hire is included in this price
Minimum 50 guests – Maximum 100 guests

Exclusive use of the entire venue on the day of your wedding.
Full Event coordination to assist with catering and venue logistics.
Support and development of a venue event run-sheet in the lead up to the wedding.

Reception

  • 4 hour venue hire
  • Full function set-up
  • Choice of 2 course exquisite menu
  • Tiffany wedding chairs
  • Formal Round Tables with table linen or
  • Rustic VJ timber top tables
  • Cake table, cake knife and gift table
  • Styled table centerpieces
  • Bridal table styling
  • Bar set up including ice
  • Use of audio system incl. roaming mic
  • Complimentary BYO Bar service staff by RSA certified staff

*All our packages are inclusive of Gst

Exclusive Offer
Cocktail Canapes Reception Package

Minimum of 50 patrons
Only available as a combined Ceremony / Reception package
$2000 venue hire for 4 hour Reception

Designed for couples who want a more relaxed environment for their special day.

  • Conversion from Ceremony to Cocktail Reception
  • 4 hour Cocktail Venue Hire
  • 1.5hrs of food waiter served
  • Dry Bars
  • Tiffany Weddings chairs
  • Cake table, cake knife & gift table
  • Tea & coffee station
  • Wishing Well
  • Your wedding cake bagged for patrons to take home
  • Complimentary BYO Bar Service from RSA certified staff

Formal seating options are not supplied, as Cocktail Weddings are designed as a casual stand-up function where your guests can mingle.

*All our packages are inclusive of Gst

Exclusive Offer
Woodfire Pizza Reception Package

Minimum of 50 patrons
Only available as a combined Ceremony / Reception package
$2000 venue hire for 4 hour Reception

 

Designed for couples who want a more relaxed environment for their special day.

  • Conversion from Ceremony to Reception
  • 4 hour Venue Hire
  • Up to 2 hours of unlimited pizzas
  • Dry bars & tiffany chairs
  • Full In-House decorating
  • Cake table, cake knife & gift table
  • Wishing Well
  • Your wedding cake bagged for patrons to take home
  • Complimentary BYO Bar Service from RSA certified staff

*All our packages are inclusive of Gst

Exclusive Offer
Ceremony Only

Ceremony Hire incorporating cocktail / Pizza reception package $1500

Inclusions:

  • 1.5hrs Wedding Chapel Hire
  • Red carpet walkway
  • Tiffany wedding Chairs
  • In house styling, altar, Rose Arbour and centrepiece styling

Optional Extras:

  • Please Note: Ceremony only hire cannot be used with our Reception Only package.
  • Courtyard Canapes package:
    $1500 for up to 50 patrons
    $1750 for 50 – 75 patrons
    $2000 for 75 – 100 patrons
  • Civil Marriage Celebrant $650

*All our packages are inclusive of Gst

Exclusive Offer
Courtyard Package


Why not enjoy our Courtyard Drinks & Food Package in between your Ceremony and Reception in our beautiful Courtyard and Gardens.

This package can be tailored to suit your needs. Our staff will serve your drinks for a minimum of 1 hour to a maximum of 1.5 hours in between the Ceremony.

$1500 upto 50 patrons.

$ 1750 for 50 – 75 patrons.

$ 2000 for 75 – 100 patrons.

Its a great opportunity to have all that you love congratulate you straight after your “I Do” with a glass of bubbly and a cold beer. It’s also the perfect time to capture group and family professional photos at the Chapel before the Bridal party vacate for formal photos. Its entirely up to you! There are ample beautiful backdrop destinations for your professional photography if you wish to stay on site at the Chapel and enjoy this time with family and friends. Your guests can sit back and enjoy whilst being attended by our dedicated staff in our elegant garden setting. We provide a lush lawn area for lawn games, plenty of comfortable seating, a fully staffed bar serving your cold drinks and some nice music to enjoy the afternoon sunset.


Location

16 Darling St East, Woodend, Queensland

Brisbane, Ipswich & Surrounds
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10 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

December 2023

We had our Reception using the beautiful courtyard and the chapel. It was a beautiful day/night & thank you to Alison & her incredible team. Alison goes above and beyond to make sure the day/night goes smoothly and without any flaws. Could not have asked for anything more. Alison’s dedication, creativity and tireless efforts have truly taken our Wedding to new heights! Everyone had a good time and commented on how beautiful the venue is, the friendly staff, beautiful decorations and wonderful food. Thank you Alison and the team for making our day/night run seamlessly and ensuring our guests had the best time celebrating with us. We highly recommend this beautiful venue Darling St Chapel to anyone who would like to have a gorgeous and well organised Wedding. Thank you so much Alison from the bottom of our hearts. Matthew & Thea

Matthew D.

December 2023

My husband and I were married here a few weeks ago and it was absolutely magical! Ali the coordinator is fantastic and so organised that it really took the weight off and reduced stress on the day. Our celebrant Michelle is lovely and was so flexible with helping sort out some issues with paperwork before the wedding and she ran the ceremony beautifully. Robbie the DJ was great- he made sure to play all our song requests and kept the other song choices within the theme. The other staff at the chapel were also lovely and very helpful. The chapel itself is gorgeous and so well setup and decorated, and the food was delicious! We can’t thank all of you enough! Nish and I, as well as our families and friends all had such a wonderful and memorable time.

Alison K.

December 2023

We had such a beautiful day thanks to Alison and her team! I barely had to lift a finger as Alison took care of everything and looked after us through the whole process and the day itself. All the staff were friendly and hospitable, and the food was all delicious. Our family and friends all commented how good it was! I highly recommend this beautiful venue if you want a stress free and memorable wedding!

Sharlee D.

December 2023

We recently got married at Darling St Chapel and the whole day was wonderful. Alison goes above and beyond to make sure the day goes smoothly and is brilliant at tailoring the venue to suit our own tastes. The chapel has so much beautiful space for photos and the courtyard was a beautiful spot for guests to share in first drinks and mingle. I would also like to make a special mention to Michelle Hallesy our celebrant (recommended by Alison) My husband and I had such positive and warm interactions with everyone. Thank you! We had a great wedding would highly recommend this venue.

Rebecca M.

December 2023

Ali and her entire team are absolutely amazing! Made the night so easy and was so organised with everything! Absolutely gorgeous venue, highly recommend checking this place out if you want to have a gorgeous and well organised wedding ❤️

Amber


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