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Hilton Cairns Wedding Chapel

Hilton Blue Horizon Chapel

The Hilton Blue Horizon Chapel is an exclusive, purpose built, non-denominational wedding chapel situated on the stunning foreshore of the Cairns inlet in the grounds of the acclaimed Hilton Hotel Cairns. This is a state of the art wedding chapel featuring all glass walls with a canopy of sails suggesting a vista similar to a grand sailing ship. The entire chapel is set in a reflecting pond; the bride and groom look out over an infinity waterfall that flows from the reflection pond with views taking in the magnificent grounds of the Hilton Cairns and further on, to the waters of Trinity inlet.


The chapel is approximately 60 square meters in size and is fully air conditioned for guests comfort. There is individual seating for 36 guests, with additional standing room for another six guests internally. There is additional standing room outside the chapel, with speakers to enable those guests to hear the ceremony, and of course, they can watch the ceremony by standing at the edge of the water feature and looking back into the Chapel through the glass windows.

The number standing inside can be increased by simply removing some chairs.

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Hilton Hotel

Hilton Cairns ReceptionNestled in the heart of Cairns, the recently refurbished 264-room Hilton Cairns is the perfect base from which to explore the world’s most diversely beautiful tropical region. Experience the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and the fascinating Daintree World Heritage Rainforest. Situated at the beginning of Cairns’ scenic boardwalk, close to the shopping, tourist and business districts, Hilton Cairns is only 10 minutes from Cairns International Airport.

Among its many attractions, the hotel features Hanuman Restaurant with its panoramic water views, the Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill, directly on the Cairns waterfront, and 6 Degrees Bar & Lounge, located in the hotel lobby, open daily from 10am till late offering fresh coffee, light snacks and a range of specialty cocktails, located in the hotel lobby. Enjoy the heated 50-metre outdoor swimming pool and health club complete with, gym and plunge pool. After a day’s exploration of the Tropical North, Hilton Cairns is the ideal retreat.

The hotel offers absolute water front suites. And is situated in the centre of Cairns.

The Hilton Hotel Cairns have a vast array of function locations to cater for your special day. Inquiries should be made to the Hilton’s event coordinator Allison Crowe

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Hilton Cairns offers a variety of unique venues for your wedding reception. Whether you are planning a classic dinner or informal cocktail reception, we have a space to suit your individual tastes and requirements.

The Grand Ballroom

Wedding Hotel VenuesSeating up to 300 guests with provision for a dance floor, this impressive space features high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking lush tropical gardens, creating an air of elegance and occasion.

Rooms 3, 4 & 5

Combined, these rooms can seat up to 60 guests, with provision for a dance floor and buffet. Also with floor to ceiling glass windows with garden views, this space lends itself to a formal yet intimate reception, and can be customised to suit your space requirements according to your number of guests.


Seating up to 8o guests undercover, with provision for a dance area and buffet, this tropical, outdoor area features a lagoon style pool, lush gardens and manicured lawns and is the perfect venue for a relaxed yet elegant reception.

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6 Degrees Terrace

Overlooking Trinity Inlet, this casual area is ideal for a lunch or brunch wedding, seating up to 100 guests under an awning, with provision for a dance area and buffet. For a cocktail style reception the area can cater for up to 200 guests.

Waterfront Terrace

For up to 600 cocktail party guests, or seating up to 300, this stunning outdoor waterfront venue is sure to wow your guests.


Frequently Asked Questions

Hilton Cairns Wedding LightsWhat are the ceremony commencement times?
9:00am, 12noon, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm. From April 2012 the Hilton ceremony times will be 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

What is the Chapel capacity?
There is individual seating for 36 guests. However using a stand seat configuration approximately 60 guests can be catered for internally. Utilising the external features (see above) the number of guests is virtually unlimited.

What sound facilities are available?
There is a CD sound system inside the Chapel. There is also a microphone and a portable keyboard / organ.

Is the chapel air-conditioned?
Yes. The Hilton Blue Horizon Chapel is fully air conditioned.

Are there toilets?
Yes. There are male and female toilets inside the Hotel itself.

How do I make an Accommodation or Function Booking?
Accommodation and functions are to be booked direct with the Hilton Hotel.

Are there any specific conditions?

  • Special Condition 1: South Pacific Bridal Pty Ltd have the right of refusal of any wedding at the Hilton Blue Horizon chapel, that is seen to be either partly, or fully coordinated by an outside wedding company.


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