Chapel Ridge Weddings

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1550 George Downes Dr, Kulnura, New South Wales  View Map
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Luxury meets the country at this rustic but elegant wedding venue. Situated in NSW’s stunning Lower Hunter Valley, Chapel Ridge Weddings is a picturesque, country wedding venue with plenty of character and lots of charm. Boasting a quiet, tranquil setting - nestled on 130 acres of farmland, this venue is perfect for a relaxed outdoor wedding with Australia's native beauty on full display.

Chapel Ridge Weddings is a gorgeous, rural, wedding venue, located just an hour's drive north of Sydney. Nestled amongst prime cattle country, this purpose-built venue is just perfect if you’re on the hunt for a rustic, quaint location with extensive views and plenty of natural beauty - the venue offers a truly idyllic, peaceful setting for your wedding day. Whether you’re after an elegant sandstone chapel wedding or countryside retreat - you won’t need to choose. Located on this 130 acres is a beautiful, sandstone chapel, pavilion for up to 150 people, pub and an Alice in Wonderland maze. You might like to have your ceremony on the grounds then head to the pub for pre-dinner drinks, before continuing on to the pavilion or terrace - you'll love the beautiful lighting at night. Of course, this is a rustic, countryside venue - why not make use of this and glamp for the night, beginning your first day as newlyweds with a BBQ breakfast? 

“At Chapel Ridge, we have planned and catered for your total inclusivity ... making your day a better experience for everyone. Elegant, exclusive – just you and your guests.”

What makes Chapel Ridge Weddings an ideal choice for your wedding?

  • Location. Situated an hour's drive north of Sydney, in the stunning Hunter Valley region, Chapel Ridge is set on 130 acres of land, offering couples a countryside setting for their wedding day. The private, tranquil location means there is plenty of space for your reception and for taking wedding photos.

  • Gorgeous chapel. Chapel Ridge Weddings, as the name suggests, offers a chapel as an option for couples to marry in. It’s a classic, sandstone chapel surrounded by gum trees. Ahhh, how Australian.

  • Ceremony and reception options. While the sandstone chapel is certainly a great ceremony location, you’re more than welcome to have an outdoor ceremony! Also on the grounds are a pavilion and terrace, so you really can design your entire wedding exactly as you see fit.

  • Extensive views. Set high on a ridge, this stunning venue offers impressive views, with native trees and expansive fields extending into the distance. Plus, it offers beautiful lighting at night.

  • Expansive grounds. You’ll have plenty of room to wander and take your wedding photos. Couples and their photographer will really have their pick of locations - why not try a few places on the grounds in order to get that perfect shot?

  • Photo props. Of course, if you’d prefer, Chapel Ridge also offers props and vehicles for couples and their bridal party to pose with. 

  • All weather conditions. Chapel Ridge is fully air-conditioned and can operate in all weather conditions, so you won't need a back up wedding location in case it rains or if Australia decides it would like to bestow you with 42 degree heat on your wedding day. Phew!

  • Nearby pub. Do we need to explain this one? Your guests will be impressed by the extensive range of tasty beverages available at Chapel Ridge’s pub. Did we forget to mention there’s a roaring fireplace and firepits at this pub? 


Why Chapel Ridge Weddings is a unique, special place for your Hunter Valley wedding reception:

  • Glamping. Why not offer a fun, overnight experience for your guests? The Hunter Valley region is a popular and scenic destination in NSW - we’re sure your guests would love the unique opportunity to stay the night ‘glamping’ style, glamorous camping, that is!

  • Morning BBQ. Um, is there anything more Australian than a morning barbecue breakfast in the countryside with gum trees extending as far as the eye can see?

  • Country luxe. ‘Country luxe’ is how we’re going to describe this beautiful venue. While its location is rural and serene, its offerings are luxurious as anything. You’ll love the combination of the two, and find it gives your wedding a unique, country feel, putting guests at ease immediately - it’s practically a relaxing getaway in the Hunter Valley!

  • Themed maze. Tell us, how many weddings have you been to that had an Alice in Wonderland-themed maze? Your guests will enjoy the chance to complete this maze while you take your wedding photographs.


How would you describe your wedding venue to someone who hasn’t seen it?


Chapel Ridge is nestled in the centre of 130 acres of prime cattle country, situated high on a ridge in the Lower Hunter Valley, offering beautiful lighting at night. Surrounded by native, towering gum trees, Chapel Ridge offers a breathtaking sandstone chapel for ceremonies, with extensive fields of grass in all directions. Also on the grounds are a terrace, maze, pub, and pavilion, and lots of room for glamping, taking photos and for a band to set up. It’s a rural but elegant countryside venue with charm - perfect for weddings the whole year 'round.


What event spaces are available for a wedding ceremony?


Chapel Ridge has a beautiful, elegant sandstone chapel available for ceremonies - it’s ideal at the best of times, but is particularly handy if rain should fall on your wedding day! Alternatively, you might like to have your ceremony outdoors in the field, with gum trees in the distance. Chapel Ridge is set in the middle of 130 acres of rural land, so you can bet there are breathtaking views no matter where you look - especially at sunset.


“The options are endless for your special day at Chapel Ridge.”



1550 George Downes Dr, Kulnura, New South Wales

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