About

Church & Grounds

The Old Church sits majestically as a proud member of architecturally significant estates on Tamborine Mountain. The church is available for weddings, family gatherings, community activities, end of life celebrations, Christmas festivities along with filming for movies and video soundtracks.

Guests also enjoy the beauty of the gardens, hidden pathways, private gems offering a secluded space for your special day. The front fence love heart, surrounded with Jasmin, the fishpond and the wishing well encapsulate our property. A rustic farm gate provides easy access for cars and wedding carriages directl to your door and your grand entrance. Church weddings, garden weddings and smaller intimate space weddings are all available.

Our reception venue, managed by Grand Chameleon, is a short walk past the dove fountain, through the picket gate and along the stepping pavers where more magical spaces and delights can be enjoyed. The Grand Chameleon facility offers a large room for up to 85/90 guests comfortably, an iron wisteria courtyard for 40 guests, a wine bar, a veranda space, a bridal suite along with many more external spaces and service standards so your reception can be as alive, or as intimate, or as bespoke or traditional as you desire.

Romantic onsite accommodation is available with flexible check in and out times along with customised dining experiences in a variety of intimate settings.

A modern air-conditioned 24-seater bus is available for hire for your guest’s convenience. Experienced drivers will take you to the best locations on the Mountain for some exquisite photo opportunitiies.

Contact us now and together let’s bring your dreams to life.

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Look and Feel

Discover a place of beauty

The Old Church and Grand Chameleon (reception centre) sit on two acres in glorious Tamborine Mountain. Many unique spaces catering for different size functions are available throughout the gardens or inside our main buildings. Menu and beverage choices are available to suit many tastes & budgets.
We have many intimate spaces on our grounds including the Gazebo, Love heart deck, Iron & Wisteria Courtyard, Roman Piazza with marbled statue, three tiered fountain, guarded by the two Italian lions, and many other smaller magical spaces for the kids. The grounds also include Memory Lane Vintage & Old Wares making the mixture of photo opportunities or endless.
History

Learn about the Church’s past

The original St Andrew’s Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was built by public subscription in 1881, in the hinterland village of Nerang, where it served the local community for over 100 years. The Gothic Style Church was relocated from Price Street Nerang QLD to the property “Yooroona” on the corner of Curtis and Long Roads in February 1993, originally the home of the Pioneering Curtis Family. The old Queenslander still stands on the site.

The hard wood and pine pit-sawn timber for the church was purchased from Yaun’s sawmill at Nerang. In 1898 the Presbyterian Church bought the building, and in 1977 it became a part of the Uniting Church of Australia.  When it ceased to be used as a church in 1981 and heritage listed. Before it’s removal to the Mountain the building was also used as an office. It was sold and moved under the condition that it would never be demolished. The building was restored and renovated initially to its former charm, retaining the original silky oak pulpit, candles, and antique chandelier.

The first wedding ceremony was held in 1993, this was the beginning of countless weddings and private functions and has continued to provide a perfect building and surrounding grounds for weddings, funerals, movie sets and community events. In 2021 it received another facelift with fresh paint inside & out and a bell added to the front. The history and story of this classic Australian building continues.

Previous Weddings

The Old Church has been providing weddings and family gatherings in Tamborine Mountain for over two decades with tradition and grace. The building and grounds are a landmark for community and visitors throughout the Scenic Rim area and is known as a place of beauty and elegance. Many couples have been married in the church over the years and sadly some couple details have been lost. So please, if The Old Church was honoured to host your special day, we would love to hear your story and see a photo of two from your wedding day.

Please email us or post on our social media pages as we would love to hear your connection with The Old Church and add your images and history to our gallery page.

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