Weddings at Kangaroo Point Uniting
‘Your Wedding Day! The most significant event in life. Kangaroo Point Uniting Church would be privileged to share this important, joyful occasion with you. May we offer some relevant information on the location, history, architecture and practical facilities available for your consideration.
Traditionally Christian wedding ceremonies are performed at Kangaroo Point Uniting Church and the interior with it’s attractive timber work and beautiful old pipe organ, provide an atmosphere both romantic and rich. Couples who want to have that sense of long past history as they start this new chapter of their lives together, are blessed by the ambient pleasant atmosphere as their wedding ceremony unfolds.
Kangaroo Point Uniting Church was built during the Edwardian era, in 1903, in the Gothic style. It is a substantial red brick building, with stained glass windows throughout, and lofty ceilings in its main body. The centrepiece is the magnificent original organ; the pipes in a harmonious green and gold embellishment. It was built by B. B. Whitehouse of Brisbane and used at the opening of the Church in November 1903. The organ is encased by kauri pine and cedar, with a serenely domed apse ceiling embracing both organ and choir stalls. Mellow timber panelling of the stalls and stairs descend to the altar, which is embraced by ornately carved altar rails. Mr Rheuben Nicklin donated this magnificent organ; he was the organist here for many years
Long wooden pews are comfortably cushioned, the pew ends have ‘quatrefoil’ or shamrock shaped piercings, which are functional for attaching ribbons or flower adornment to dress the aisle. A red carpet flows from the main entrance to the front of the altar, providing a traditional Bridal procession. The Church’s classic features are popular with couples looking for a picturesque period style church for their wedding.
Seating capacity is for over 200 people.
Dedicated vehicle space is allocated on the kerbside directly in front of the church where bridal parties can arrive and depart at ease. Set in Linton Street away from the busy traffic of Main St, the Church entry is quiet and simple, featuring our classic stained glass front façade, which provides an old fashioned backdrop for wedding photography.
There is very ample , easily accessible parking from two street entrances, which space surrounds three sides of the building. Vehicle capacity approximately 70 cars, with unmetered parking on the street, when no events are being held at the nearby ‘Gabba’ cricket ground.
A hall for gathering or catering is within metres of the Church. Tables, chairs and a fully equipped kitchen can provide for approximately 120 seated guests. There is a small raised stage with curtains, and room for lighting and sound equipment. Toilet areas within the hall incorporate disabled facilities, with wheelchair access throughout the buildings and grounds.
For post Service Bridal photographs, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, with stunning River and City views, is only 6 or 7 minutes driving distance from the Church. A few minutes from the Cliffs is Captain John Burke Park, right on the Brisbane River, with Dockside Marina and Boardwalk just a ‘Bridal Slipper’ walk from the Park, all providing a romantic photo backdrops.
So, we hope you will consider the warm, romantic, simple elegance of our lovely Church; its central location to City and River; parking and catering facilities.
But. most of all, if you will be having a ‘uniting’ event – well, that’s what we do best, as our Church name confirms !