Chapel and Bookings
The Chapel of St Michael the Archangel, situated within the grounds of the Catholic Education Centre in Leederville, is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies.
The chapel was built in 1938 in the neo-gothic architectural style. Today, it is the focus of the liturgical life for the staff at Catholic Education Western Australia.
Weddings at St Michael’s
The Chapel of St Michael the Archangel is available for weddings where at least one member of the marrying couple is Catholic.
Bookings are welcome and are coordinated by Catholic Education Western Australia.
For a set fee, the chapel is available for weddings on Saturdays and Sundays, excluding Easter, public holidays and the ten-day Christmas and New Year period. It holds up to 200 guests – 120 in the central transept, 60 in the north transept and 20 in the south transept.
The following scheduled wedding times available are:
- Guests to arrive and have access to the chapel from 10.30am. Wedding party and guests must depart grounds by 12.30pm*
- Guests to arrive and have access to the chapel from 1.00pm. Wedding party and guests must depart grounds by 3.00pm*
- Guests to arrive and have access to the chapel from 3.30pm. Wedding party and guests must depart grounds by 5.30pm
*This scheduled time allows for wedding photographs to be taken on the grounds and is included in the hire fee. You will need to keep the 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 couples will need to provide their own priest to preside over the service.
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 and 5.00pm. Rehearsals can also be held on these days, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
There is no extra charge for rehearsals, however, these 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 use the contact form below to request a viewing.
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. There is an additional cost for this service.
The chapel has an electric keyboard and a pipe organ, and we are happy 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. However, it will not play copied or burnt CDs or mp3 versions.
The booking fee is AU$500 (inclusive of GST). An AU$80 administration fee will apply to the cancellation of a confirmed booking. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card. Please note CEWA does not accept cash at reception.
All additional expenses (music, decorations, payment of Priest, etc) are to be covered by the bridal couple.
Cancellation of a confirmed booking must occur prior to the 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.