Weddings at the Chapel of St Michael the Archangel in West Leederville
Situated within the grounds of the Catholic Education Centre, the Chapel of St Michael the Archangel has become a very popular wedding ceremony venue. Built in 1938 in the neo-gothic architectural style to accommodate the seating of seventy nuns, today it is the focus of the liturgical life for the personnel at Catholic Education WA.
Bookings to use the chapel are welcome and are coordinated by Catholic Education Western Australia.
For a set fee, the chapel is available for weddings, on Saturdays and Sundays except Good Friday, Easter, Public Holidays and the ten-day Christmas and New Year break. It holds up to 200 guests - 120 in the central transept and a further 60 in the north and 20 in the south transept.
Scheduled wedding times are:
- Guests to arrive and have access to chapel from 10.30am and wedding party and guest must depart grounds by 12.30pm*
- Guests to arrive and have access to chapel from 1.00pm and wedding party and guest must depart grounds by 3.00pm*
- Guests to arrive and have access to chapel from 3.30pm and wedding party and guest must depart grounds by 5.30pm*
*This time allows for wedding photographs to be taken on the grounds and is included in the hire fee. You will need to keep this two hour time limit in mind when considering whether to have a nuptial mass or wedding celebration.
Please note, there is no Parish Priest at St Michael’s so any prospective wedding couple will need to provide their own Priest to preside over the service.
Please note that as the chapel is a popular venue, bookings are essential and we encourage you to start planning your special day as soon as possible.
Viewing times can be arranged Monday to Friday between 8.00am - 5.00pm and rehearsals can be conducted on these days between 4.00pm - 6.00pm.
There is no extra charge incurred, however, rehearsal times must be booked in advance with the chapel booking clerk. This applies to singers, readers and decorators. We allow one hour for a rehearsal and 30 minutes for a viewing.
If you would like to view the chapel please contact the Chapel Booking Clerk on 08 6380 5200
Arrangements should be made with the presiding Priest for appropriate access without interference to the ceremony. Please remember that filming should be done in a respectful manner and that photographers should be appropriately dressed for the occasion.
You may wish to have the bells rung on your wedding day. Details of the bell ringer will be included in the confirmation package you receive. There is an additional cost for this service.
The chapel has an electric keyboard and a pipe organ and we are pleased to provide you with contact information for an organist. However, you will need to arrange your own musicians and singers.
You are encouraged to use sacred or classical music for your wedding as some secular or concert music may not be appropriate. Please seek the advice of your Priest in regard to the selection of appropriate music. A CD player is available; it will not play copied, burnt CDs or mp3 versions.
The cost to marry at St Michael’s is AU$ 500 (which is inclusive of GST). Music, decorations, payment to the Priest, etc are additional expenses for the bridal couple. There is an AU$ 80 fee for cancelling a confirmed booking at the chapel.
Payments can be made in cash at the Catholic Education Office reception, Australian Money Order, personal or Bank Cheque.
A cancellation of a confirmed wedding booking must occur prior to the actual date of the wedding. A written statement of cancellation must be posted or emailed to Catholic Education Western Australia. Cancellation of a confirmed booking will incur an AU$ 80 administration fee.
Further Information and Booking Requests
Catholic Education Western Australia
50 Ruislip Street
Leederville WA 6007
T 08 6380 5200