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.
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
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!!
Your special horse draw carriage
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 Alamanda !
Your wedding is a very special event in your life, so why not make it truly special by having an exclusive “ Five Star Resort Wedding”. All the elements are there for you, and they’re all within the spectacular grounds of The Alamanda Resort by Lancemore at Palm Cove. Five Star accommodation, ranging from 1 bedroom fully self-contained suites through to stunning 4 bedrooms suites. Your Wedding Reception, Nu Nu Restaurant is a multi-award winning restaurant situated on the beach front within the grounds of the resort, because of its beach front location your wedding reception can be themed to your own desires, including your very own private fireworks, Your Wedding Ceremony also will be held within the grounds, on the beach front, in the most popular Wedding Chapel in Australia as well as the South Pacific, The Alamanda Great Barrier Reef Chapel.
If you’re not from Cairns, there are great advantages in having your guests elect to stay at the resort, as quite often your guests will build their holidays around your wedding day, so it tends to centralize them within the city, and often creates the opportunity for family reunions.
If you’re a Cairns bride, it’s so much more exciting, and it certainly adds to the atmosphere to have your own room within the resort and it’s so convenient to have all your preparations carried out within your room. It’s then just a short walk from your room to the chapel.
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.