The Old Church - Tamborine mountain
On top of Mt Tamborine, the church sits in a traditional country churchyard, with beautifully established gardens. For much of the year the garden is fragrant, as the various plant species follow each other through the seasons, from the early bulbs in April and May, to the sweetness of the jasmine in July and August.
It is hard to put in words the beauty and tranquility of the Tamborine Mountain plateau (also often referred to as Tambourine Mountain, Mount Tamborine, Mt Tamborine, or Tambourine Mtn), located only 30kms from the Gold Coast and 70kms from Brisbane.
At every turn you will encounter breathtaking scenery and views, abundant wildlife and clean mountain air. Also a strong cottage industry including many local arts and crafts, a host of natural and man-made attractions, award winning wineries and top-class restaurants, country markets, festivals and events, a whole host of accommodation choices including romantic couples’ cottages and B&Bs await you on Tamborine Mountain.
The Old Church offers everything you could desire for your wedding, from the charming chapel to stunning photographic locations in the rambling historic gardens. The location of the old church also keeps you close to the many beautiful photographic locations at Tamborine Mountain.
St Margaret's chapel - evandale
Built in 1877, St Margaret’s Chapel at Evandale is a heritage-listed timber chapel nestled in the grounds of the Arts Centre Parklands. Relocated in 1992 from its original home in Nerang, St Margaret’s has become a popular wedding destination for residents and visitors alike.
Evandale is home to the Arts Centre, Gold Coast, which has evolved to host a variety of performing arts productions along with its art gallery, cinemas, cabaret and function facilities. St Margaret's Chapel offers amazing views over the Nerang River, and the chapel is surrounded by stunning mature trees and a manicured garden.
St Margaret’s chapel enjoys views across wide water to the Surfers Paradise and the Broadbeach skyline - great for photo opportunities and is a short distance to the Gold Coast Beach for your post ceremony portrait session.
st joseph's chapel - O'reillys rainforest retreat
Tie the knot at the St Josephs Chapel which is located at the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.
Originally situated at Gleneagle, St Joseph’s was the first Catholic Church in the Beaudesert area and was opened in 1876 on a 4-acre block of land donated by William Rafter. The Church St Joseph’s Gleneagle no longer stands on that 4-acre block but is in regular use in the National Park Resort of O’Reilly’s Green Mountain.
Four years after the arrival of the O’Reilly family in 1911 Lamington National Park was declared. While Lamington wasn’t Queensland’s first national park it is the most significant, and was regularly referred to as ‘Queensland’s National Park'. The Western Side of O'Reillys is fondly known as the 'Green Mountain', with the Eastern Side of Lamington National Park known as 'Binna Burra'.
Wow your friends and family with arguably some of the best views in the world, and unlimited photo opportunities. All ceremony locations that are booked at O'Reillys include both a driver and a 4x4 car so we are able to access the whole property to make the most of your portrait session.
If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, we can organise a stunning Ceremony area for you and 20 of your guests in the middle of the Rainforest at O'Reillys Mountain Retreat - the Ceremony area is called "Hidden Gully" Please enquire for more information.
*O'Reillys Rainforest Retreat has a $250 travel charge