Chapel Ridge

New to Easy Weddings · 1550 George Downes Dr, Kulnura, New South Wales (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Chapel Ridge is a chic, rural wedding venue located just over an hour from Sydney, in the Lower Hunter Valley. Nestled in 200 acres of pristine Hunter Valley Hinterland, this purpose-built venue is perfect if you’re on the hunt for an idyllic location with extensive views and natural beauty. You and your guests will be absorbed into the exclusivity and surrounding tranquillity of Chapel Ridge.

Chapel Ridge’s very own sandstone chapel, pavilion, bar, and themed castle (with a maze!) sit within 200 acres of rural land in the Lower Hunter Valley. Set high on a ridge, this stunning location offers impressive views with native trees and expansive fields extending into the distance providing iconic sunsets! All this, plus natural privacy, makes Chapel Ridge a rare find.

Chapel Ridge is the perfect venue regardless of the season. The entire complex is fully air-conditioned and designed to seamlessly cater for all aspects of your wedding, including any unexpected turns of weather. After your ceremony, you’re invited to meander from the sandstone chapel, to the private bar for drinks, and perhaps canapes in front of a large open fire

Once your guests are settled in, you will be invited to explore the property for exceptional photo opportunities in a 4WD army truck. Your guests will enjoy a champagne toast at sunset, then be escorted to the pavilion or wisteria terrace, under an array of fairy lights and floodlit trees for your beautiful dinner.

“Chapel Ridge is the most stunning venue that I have come across in my time as a Wedding Planner and Stylist. It is a purpose-built venue where each element is so well thought of. It is an all-weather venue, so you don't need to worry about weather in the lead up to your special day. Their inclusions to their package are endless. I don't hesitate to pitch this remarkable venue to all my clients. I look forward to creating some magic at Chapel Ridge in the coming months.”

What you’ll love about working with Chapel Ridge Hunter Valley NSW: 

  • Minimal styling is required. Chapel Ridge is extensively themed and equipped to the extent that you will need only minimal styling. There is an extensive range of props and an assortment of themed vehicles that will provide endless opportunities contributing significantly to the individuality and success of your day.
  • Elegant country luxe. While the location is rural and serene, the offering from Chapel Ridge is refined and luxurious. You’ll love how this contrasting combination puts your guests immediately at ease. It’s a relaxing getaway in the Hunter Valley, with extra romance and celebration!
  • The professional venue coordinator and onsite team. The team at Chapel Ridge will ensure your wedding day is a joyous and relaxed success. Chapel Ridge provides on the day coordination, assistance with budget and vendor procurement, floor plans, seating chart, a comprehensive run sheet, and more. On your wedding day, there will also be staff readily available to ensure details, including the fire pits, open fires, music, and air-conditioning, are tended to. 

Highlights of working with Chapel Ridge Hunter Valley NSW: 

  • One location for your wedding day
  • Only an hour from Sydney 
  • In depth planning and coordination services 
  • Family owned and family run 
  • Transparent package pricing 
  • Amazing vendor suggestion and assistance 
  • Healthy ratio of Chapel Ridge staff to ensure everything is taken care so you don't need to worry about a thing
  • Boutique Hotel next door and surrounded by beautiful local BNB style accommodation options 
  • Parking for approximately 60 cars
  • Beautiful décor and themed styling throughout the entire complex
  • Themed vehicles for photo opportunities
  • A dedicated bridal bathroom suite for you to change or just freshen up
  • Many luxury bathrooms eliminate the necessity for hiring bathroom facilities
  • Signing table and chairs in the Chapel, lectern for your ceremony, seats and tables for 120 guests, four timber pews in the chapel to seat your special family members, two timber pedestals for flower displays.
  • An obligation-free private viewing before booking

“Chapel Ridge is the most magical place on this planet! 

My husband and I fell in love with Chapel Ridge from the moment we arrived for our site visit. Not only was the scenery absolutely spectacular, but our interactions with Gary, Babette and the Chapel Ridge team made us feel right at home. We knew straight away that this was the place for our wedding. No expense was spared in creating this breathtaking venue, which you can see right from the moment you lay eyes on the chapel. The love poured into this venue is clearly evident as you walk around the grounds –  there truly is no other venue like it.

The team at Chapel Ridge made our wedding planning experience a breeze. Their willingness to help and accommodate our every need made the lead up to the big day stress-free, and for that, we are so thankful. In addition, we appreciated the prompt replies we received from Jade when contacting Chapel Ridge via email, again making the planning experience easy and stress-free.

We cannot recommend Chapel Ridge more highly as a wedding venue for future brides and grooms. Not only will you have access to a slice of paradise, but you know that the team at Chapel Ridge will look after you.

We will be forever grateful to the Chapel Ridge team, and no words could express just how amazing they truly are!” — Lou + Josh


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min - / Max 120 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $210 / High $ -

Min - / Max 120 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 10:30 PM

3rd Party Catering

Music must end by 10:30 PM


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Location

1550 George Downes Dr, Kulnura, New South Wales

Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley

FAQ

Our package includes the Chapel, the Pavilion & the Pub. The Chapel and Pavilion are fully air-conditioned. We have tables and chairs for up to 120 people, plenty of toilets, a signing table with matching chairs, 2 flower pedestals, pews, lectern, pub furniture, several vehicles with a driver are available at your disposal to whisk you away to several locations within our 200 acres for some incredible photo opportunities. We also have a generator if required. Chapel Ridge also provide a wedding day co-ordinator and other Chapel Ridge staff on hand to provide assistance with the air-conditioning, fireplaces, sound system along with any technical issues that may arise throughout the day.

We are well equipped for any type of weather, so this takes the worry away from you. It’s just a matter of choice at Chapel Ridge. Our staff can open or close doors if an unpleasant wind was to arise or if the weather was unbearably hot or cold, come inside to fully air-conditioned comfort. 

We have a state-of-the-art, zoned sound system you are welcome to use.

We can accomodate approximately 60 cars. 

Abolutely!! Our roads and access can accomodate any vehicle size. 

There will always be Chapel Ridge staff on hand to provide guidance over the sound system, keep the fireplaces going, make sure the air-conditioning is comfortable and to help park the cars etc as well as your on-the-day coordinator!

Yes, there are plenty of local B&B’s plus we have the added advantage of being next door to a boutique retreat that accommodates up to 38 guests.

Catering is arranged with an external vendor, something we can help you with as part of the planning process. We have several preferred caterers of which can provide a broad range of cuisine at various price points.

We have three fire pits and two internal fireplaces. We supply the wood and the staff to service them for the entire function. 

There is one small rise to get you into the Chapel but other than that the whole complex is on one uninterrupted level. Our staff will assist anyone that needs help on the day. 


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