Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to have a wedding at The Wilson Home Chapel & Gardens?
For groups of up to 100 people the cost is $1,000 plus GST. This gives you the chapel and gardens for 3 hours.
For groups of 100 to 149 people the cost is $1,200 plus GST. This gives you the chapel and gardens for 3 hours.
For groups over 150 and up to 200, the cost is $1,400 plus GST. Groups of this size can only use the gardens as the chapel can't accommodate groups larger than 150.
What does this include?
You can have your ceremony in either the chapel or gardens. If you have your ceremony in the gardens you can have the chapel as a wet weather back up option. You have the venue for 3 hours and extra hours are available at an additional cost. This cost includes your initial viewing, pre wedding appointment with our wedding co-ordinator and your rehearsal.
Can we have our reception in the Wilson Home?
We are not a reception venue however you are welcome to have canapes and beverages in the gardens after your ceremony. As an option we have had previous weddings where people have not wanted a sit down wedding and have had continuous canapes.
Do we have to use your caterer?
No, you are welcome to use your own caterers or we have several catering companies that we can can recommend.
How many outdoor chairs do you have?
We have 100 white outdoor plastic chairs. You are welcome to bring your own chairs in.
How many people can be seated in the chapel?
We have seating and white chair covers for 120 and chairs for 150 people.
Is you chapel non-denominational?
Can we bring our own Minister or Pastor?
Yes you need to organise your own Minister, Pastor or celebrant for your ceremony. We have a list of celebrants that we can recommend.
Do you provide a sound system?
Yes for the chapel but you will need to bring your own sound system in for garden weddings.
Where can people park?
The bridal car can be parked directly outside the Chapel. All other guests must park in either the lower carpark or on St Leonards Road. There is no parking permitted in the top carpark outside the Wilson Home as this is reserved for families in the home.
Who is responsible for cleaning up at the end of the wedding?
All decorations and any rubbish must be taken away by the wedding party.