The Venue

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Christine’s Church of the Two Grandfathers (1896)

The Crystal Room at Serendip Plantation (2017)

For weddings, your guests need only arrive at the one location!


Church

This quaint Church has been a favourite wedding chapel since 1897. It is non denominational for both religious and non religious ceremonies and services. The original bell of 1896 still hangs off the church.  

A capacity for 100 guests comfortably seated inside the Church, in addition to the wedding party. It is air conditioned for your comfort.


The Church Interior

The simplicity of the interior of this Church, and vibrant colours of the original stained glass windows, creates a lovely ambience for an elegant ceremony. The furnishings are very elegant and the French provincial chandeliers create a welcoming warm atmosphere.  A professional public address system enhances the beautiful acoustics. 

 

Gardens 

The bridal party enter the spectacular circular driveway of delightful gardens, level lawns and heritage roses of pink and white adjoining the organic macadamia plantation. The expansive board-walk, with room for all guests to mingle, extends from the entry driveway to the Church door, through the impressive rose arbour.       


Celebrant

Christine Elizabeth Lindsay is a Commonwealth Authorised Civil Celebrant and welcomes all registered celebrants to her church. Visiting ministers of religion of any creed or faith and civil celebrants are most welcome to perform ceremonies. If you do not already have a celebrant or priest in mind, we may be able to assist.


Facilities Summary - Church

Christine’s Church of the Two Grandfathers is an elegantly furnished historic 19th century venue with 21st century facilities. The church interior is air conditioned for your comfort. The natural acoustics of this Church are enhanced by the public address sound system.    

o Church has interior seating for 100 guests plus wedding party  

o Pure woollen carpet aisle for non-static and protection of bridal gown

o Church is filled with natural light during the day with additional lighting from 4 French provincial chandeliers in the nave and spot lights in the chancel

o Professional natural voice quality PA sound system (4 speakers inside Church and 2 external speakers on boardwalk) with microphone, CD player and compatibility with iPod/computers

o Reverse cycle air conditioning

o Rain umbrellas for guests  

o Vases for your flowers

o Raised boardwalk from circular driveway to Church entrance through rose arbour

o Manicured hedges and flowering gardens for all seasons with level lawns  

o Accessible toilet, baby changing area 

o Free off street level parking with level access for disability and buses


The Crystal Room at Serendip Plantation (2017)

Dine under an 8 metre vaulted ceiling, illuminated by the stunning chandeliers. Dance on a professionally sprung Australian blackbutt timber dance floor. Enjoy the picturesque surrounds of Christine’s Church of the Two Grandfathers and the serenity and privacy of Serendip Plantation.  Facilities are for self catering and supply of your own beverages. And we even provide a private dressing room and toilet for the bride and groom.

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The Crystal Room is a beautiful and contemporary architecturally designed facility of spacious light filled proportions complementing the exterior architecture of the church. Construction completed in 2017 creating a very functional space. Fully retractable window walls opening to the sunny east and north aspects to enjoy the lawns, gardens and organic macadamia plantation of 200 lush acres. Guests occasionally see koalas scampering through the macadamias.

 
The Four Chandeliers are Venetian hand blown glass created especially for The Crystal Room by Murano Glassworks in Venice, Italy.


 

Facilities Summary – Crystal Room

Guest Numbers

The Crystal Room suits intimate groups of 20 guests through to larger groups of 100 seated on the tiled travertine styled dining area, and up to 150 maximum seated when also using the timber dance floor for additional dining. Additionally there is capacity for alfresco dining on an adjacent undercover terrace.


o    Tables and gold Chiavari chairs with padded satin seating are included in the venue hire fee

o    Beautifully tiled travertine style flooring, French basket pattern,  throughout dining and toilets

o     Professionally constructed sprung dance floor of Australian blackbutt solid timber 6 metres x 12 metres will delight all dancers

o    The eastern and northern walls of floor to ceiling glass can be completely retracted to create a room opened to the lawn and gardens

o    The ceiling and internal walls are constructed from Australian manufactured bonded insulated panels of highest rating to maintain a comfortable interior temperature

o    The colours of the interior walls and ceilings are natural white

o    Sound absorbing tapestry panels have been installed to improve acoustics with live music

o    Free off street level parking with level access for disability and provision for buses

o    Access to 15 AMP and 30 AMP power for caterers and musicians

o    Spacious interior food service with stainless steel benches adjoining exterior facilities for your hired caterer’s mobile kitchen

o    Bar servery with stainless steel counter

o    Commercial refrigeration

o    Unisex toilets with an accessible toilet including baby nappy changing facility

o    Infant high chairs

o    Private bridal dressing room

o    Free NBN Wifi

 

Food and Beverage Service

It will be your responsibility to provide food and beverages and you may appoint the caterer of your choice. We have a list of caterers from which you can choose, or you may wish to cater yourself or you may have a friend who is a chef.  By purchasing your own beverages there is the opportunity for great savings in the overall cost of your wedding. Our facilities accommodate exterior undercover and open space for an onsite mobile kitchen (your caterer) and interior facilities for the serving of your food and beverages including refrigeration.

When you inspect our venue, ask about our add-on packages 

While we do not provide food or alcoholic beverages, our add-on packages are designed to assist you with service of your food and service of your beverages, hospitality of your guests and also supply of linen, glassware, crockery, cutlery and other props.

For all bookings, we also provide THE LIST of reliable wedding suppliers for our venue, but you are not obliged to use anyone on our list.




 

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