Wedding Chapels, Wedding Ceremonies And Wedding Planning In Palm Cove, Cairns, Queensland

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The value of South Pacific Bridal

South Pacific Bridal is Australia's largest wedding company, their name is synonymous with weddings of excellence. Their two stunning, purpose built Wedding Chapels are a magnet in drawing hundreds of weddings from all over Australia and the world each year, to the tropical beauty of Palm Cove and Cairns.

The Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel (formerly the Angsana Great Barrier Reef Chapel) in Palm Cove which has absolute beach frontage, and there Hilton Blue Horizon Chapel which occupies an exclusive waterfront location in the heart of Cairns.

Whether you are just hiring the Chapel, or utilising our fully coordinated services, you gain exclusivity over
the grounds of each resort for your wedding ceremony, this means you will not see another bride within
the grounds of each resort, and having the resort to yourself for the purpose of your ceremony also
allows for exclusive and private photo opportunities. With exclusive world class wedding ceremony venues,
the most important day of your life couldn't be in better hands or located in a more spectacular location.

The Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel
The Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel Palm Cove (formerly the Angsana Great Barrier Reef Chapel) is a purpose-built, non-denominational wedding chapel, located in the magnificent beachfront grounds of the award winning Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore. It is the only purpose built beachfront chapel in Australia.

Its stunning location encompasses a 180-degree panoramic view along Palm Cove beach, the glistening Coral Sea and the surrounding beaches. The all-glass concertina doors to the front and sides allow for an "open air" feel when fully retracted. Alternately, the chapel is fully air-conditioned for comfort when the doors are closed.

The chapel is approximately 70 square meters in size. Our custom made pews allow for seating of up to 40 people, with ample standing room within the Chapel for a further 30 people. When the concertina doors that surround the Chapel on three sides are fully open, there is additional standing room available on the Chapel deck.

The maximum number of wedding guests that we can accommodate may vary depending on the time of the year.

The bride and groom stand on a polished dais, made from magnificent north Queensland hardwood. The surrounding altar table and candelbras were commissioned especially for this chapel. A centre aisle of imported white Italian marble complements the chapel.

Walk through the Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel on Google Street View.

You can walk virtually anywhere within the resort, even into the rooms; but just in case you have some problems, the first link lands you outside the Chapel, second link lands you in the Restaurant, the third link lands you in front of the Chapel, on the beach front, and finally the last link you can walk through the rooms. Have Fun!!

Your Private Fireworks

Following the wedding ceremony in the Chapel, many couples who are also having an evening wedding reception at the Restaurant, elect to have a fire works display during there reception, because of its absolute beach front location, this option is available to them.

So light up the sky and leave your guests in awe, with your own private fire works display, on the beach, outside the chapel.

Your Private Helicopter arrival

As the Chapel is situated right on the Palm Cove beach front, another great option available to you, is to have the groom and his party arrive by helicopter. This is very impressive.

Your guest will be seated in the Chapel for his arrival, and are afforded a fantastic view as he approaches and then lands, right in front of the Chapel. He then proceeds to the Chapel to await his bride. Maybe it's time to be a little decadent!!

Check out one of our overseas couples, with the groom arriving in style. HERE

Your special horse draw carriage

Add that princess feeling to your special day by arriving in a landau carriage drawn by two beautiful Clydesdales.

The carriage is handled by an experience driver and there is a carriage man to assist you. This option is especially sensational for the Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel, as you will be seen arriving along the beach front and will depart from your bridal carriage in front of the chapel.

Only at Angsana!


Your Wedding day will be special, but it can be truly special by having an exclusive resort Wedding, all the elements are there for you, and there all within the grounds of The Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore. The rooms, ranging from 1 bedroom fully self-contained suites through to stunning 4 bedrooms suites, the absolute beach front Restaurant can be themed to your own desires, and offers wonderful options because of its beach frontage location, and of course your Wedding ceremony will be held within the grounds, on the beach front, in the most popular wedding chapel in the south Pacific, including Australia.

Guests who elect to stay at the resort will not be faced with the dilemma of travel or driving following an eventful reception !! and if your wedding is a destination wedding, it's fantastic to have all your friends together, as a number will make a holiday out of your beautiful wedding location. If you're a Cairns bride, it's so much more exciting and it certainly adds to the atmosphere to avail yourself of a room at the resort for your very special day to get ready in, it's also great if you're having your hair and makeup done in your room, as well as your brides maids and maybe the Mothers, and it's an exciting walk from your room to the Chapel.

Accommodation Bookings

We can send you a separate email in relation to the rooms at the resort if your require information on room types, number of guests per room, location of room within the resort etc, if you have any quires please just phone us, or email. In the event you wish to book any rooms at the Resort, we can handle all those details for you.

Wedding Receptions

As a Wedding Reception venue it does not get any better, than at Nu Nu's. Multi award winning chefs, a stunning beach front location, it's the only Restaurant in Palm Cove offering absolute beach frontage, and a menu choice to die for.

Because of its location, the Restaurant offers many wonderful options, such as having your own private fireworks. Because the Restaurant is adjacent to the Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore and your Wedding Ceremony having being held just metres away, its wonderfully convenient in every way, it's a Five Star Resort Wedding at its best.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ceremony commencement times?
10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm.

What is the Chapel capacity?
The Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel is equipped with pews to seat up to 40 people and there is room for an additional 30 people to stand at the rear of the Chapel, plus weather permitting, with the glass concertina doors open, the Chapel can accommodate another 60 guests on the decking along the sides of the Chapel.

What sound facilities are available?
There is a CD sound system with 4 speakers on the side walls of the Chapel. There is also a cordless microphone and a portable Casio keyboard / organ.

Is the chapel air-conditioned?
Yes. The Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel is fully air conditioned.

Are there toilets?
Yes. There are male and female toilets attached to the Chapel.

Are there any specific conditions?
For the comfort of wedding guests as well as house guests, unless otherwise agreed to by South Pacific Bridal, all wedding ceremony music must be confined to the inside the chapel.

South Pacific Bridal Pty Ltd have the right of refusal of any wedding at the Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel Palm Cove, that is seen to be either partly, or fully coordinated by an outside wedding company.

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