FAQs

Everything you want to know about White Chapel

Do I have to book my reception at Black Hall to hold my ceremony in White Chapel?

No, you can just book a ceremony in White Chapel and have your reception at another place.

What if I have less than the 40pax minimum number of guests?

No problem, we can organise a custom package for your event.  There are a number of ways to enjoy a reception with your guests.

Can I mix and match between the Epicurean and Country Harvest menus?

No, but we can organise a ‘custom package’ with catering to better suit your requirements.

Do you allow us to hire a marquee in the ‘grounds’ area?

Yes, we can help organise a marquee up to 70 guests. You will need to pay to dry hire the ‘grounds’ area and then tell us what size you are looking at and we will then also have to add on the bump in/bump out extra hire set up fees. If the weather is going to be raining, then the marquee will have to be cancelled and the option to move your wedding into Black Hall can be arranged.

Am I allowed to style my own wedding and reception?

Of course.  In White Chapel we provide the package inclusions, however you are welcome to use your own.  With Black Hall packages we include one level of styling with all of our packages, but you may want to upgrade from what we offer. We will not however, deduct any cost from the package if you choose to decorate yourself.

As Kalbar is a small town, is there enough accommodation locally for all my guests?

Yes, there are approximately 120 beds within a 15 klm radius.  We have that information in our ‘accommodation’ section of our website. Our private bus also addresses how your guests can be easily transported around. We do recommend booking your accommodation early and also phoning the different accommodation options to ensure you get the best deal.

How can I transport my guests to the venue from Brisbane?

There are a number of private bus lines that will bring your guests out and take them back.  One is travelsafecoachhire.com.au

How do I secure our date?

A tentative booking will hold the date for 7 days only and will automatically lapse unless advised otherwise.  After that you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit in order to hold the date for your wedding.

Is a menu tasting included my package?

Menu tastings are not included in your package, however we are able to arrange one with our caterers once you have secured your booking at an additional cost to you. Please contact us for more information regarding menu tastings and to arrange this.

Do you customise wedding packages?

Yes, absolutely.

Can I use my own caterer?

All of our packages are inclusive of catering. We are able to provide you with a custom package.

Do you do finance packages?

No we don’t offer wedding financing, but the payment schedule which is in our terms and conditions allows for progressive payments. Contact us for Terms and Conditions contract.

Is there a discount for booking multiple venues at White Chapel?

Yes there is. These prices are set out in our Pricing/Packages leaflet.

Can I BYO alcohol?

BYO alcohol is NOT permitted on site. We are a licensed venue and included beverages in all of our packages. For alternate beverage options please contact us to discuss further.

How do I organise an inspection of your venue?

Please contact us to arrange a private viewing appointment.

Do you welcome same sex couples?

Absolutely and if you need help with celebrants or just planning your special day, we can also help with that.

Can you help with photographers, stylists, wedding planning, make up & hair and bridal gowns?

We can certainly put you in touch with a range of top professionals who we know would do a wonderful job for your special day.

Are there good photography options in the area?

Yes, absolutely.  We have a number of beautiful settings in our chapel grounds including our 2.3 metre fairytale book, our two-tiered fountain, our white French door Arbor, and our white picture frame. Plus, there are numerous gorgeous backdrops for wedding photography in the local area – these range from rural farms, to country fences, to very old trees, to old farm trailers to hay bales.  Our historic town of Kalbar also has some wonderful old buildings for photography too.

We’re thinking about a winter wedding. Will it be cold in Kalbar?

Whilst winter days in the Kalbar/Boonah area are usually warm (22-23 degrees) the nights can be cool and can drop down to 6 degrees and sometimes lower overnight.  But, we’ve set up White Chapel Kalbar and Black Hall Kalbar to make winter weddings very special.  Our chapel has reverse cycle air conditioning to keep things warm (or cool during summer).  Black Hall Kalbar has a stunning gas fireplace as a centrepiece and additionally also has reverse cycle air conditioning. Black Hall’s pergola area has a wood burning outdoor fireplace for a wonderful atmosphere and plenty of warmth.  Plus, wood buring firepits are available in our outdoor Barn Bar.

If I choose to have my wedding reception out under the stars in the ‘Grounds’ are the tables and chairs still included?’

Yes, tables and chairs are included. If you wish to add on additional styling for your outdoor reception such as festoon lighting this can be arranged with our stylists at an additional cost to you.

Do you have wedding insurance available?

Yes, we have partnered with Dream Wedding Insurance. Follow this link for more information.