Popular Perth Churches and Chapels


Many brides and grooms opt for traditional wedding ceremonies held in religious venues, and Perth is a city that won’t disappoint when it comes to choosing the right church or chapel.

From cathedrals that span more than 120 years of history to modern churches built in the mid-20th century, there is one just perfect for you that will incorporate everything you could ever need for your wedding day.

Because Perth has an abundance of beautiful cathedrals, churches and chapels, I’ve compiled a list to make it quick and easy for you to consider which is the right one for you.

St Michael the Archangel Chapel

High on a hill in the heart of West Leederville lies St Michael the Archangel Chapel, a wedding chapel of magnificence, neo-gothic architecture, and timeless character, this venue’s extravagance adds to beautiful ambience of mature gardens, a long formal driveway, and a stunning interior. Constructed in 1938, the chapel is now a part of the Catholic Education Centre, where the main buildings were built between 1903 and 1920.  (Previous Work)

St Columba’s Catholic Church

If you’re looking for a church with significant history, but not wanting a gothic style look for your wedding, then St Columba’s Catholic Church in South Perth is the perfect location. With an inter-war Romanesque style design, and constructed in 1936, the church overlooks the city of Perth to the north and sits on elevated land near the Swan River. With beautiful angles inside and stunning views outdoors, it’s a wonderful church wedding venue and a photographer’s delight. (Website / Previous Work)

St Mary’s Cathedral

Nothing says magnificence more than St Mary’s Cathedral in the centre of Perth, where the gothic exterior features towers pointing to the heavens, and the atrium inside showcasing an abundance of light and glorious detail. With a statue of Mary greeting you at the main façade on the roof, the cathedral’s foundation stones were laid in 1863. Later rebuilt into the grand church it is today, it is a beautiful cathedral for wedding ceremonies.  (Website)

Claremont Christ Church

Christ Church in Claremont is an open and inclusive church, with everyone welcome to walk through its doors. With its foundation bricks laid in 1892, Christ Church is one of the oldest suburban parish churches in Perth and features a Victorian gothic revival architecture style, often found in English medieval parish churches.

Having your wedding here means celebrating love, life and a beautiful history – the church’s atrium has stunning windows that reflect a range of aesthetic, religious and commemorative interests, and your walk down the aisle is sure to be a memorable one. (Website / Previous Work)

St Joseph’s Church

One of Subiaco’s best-known landmarks, St Joseph’s Church is a place of heritage and a beautiful option for a wedding ceremony. With a prominent tower and striking exterior design, it’s a beautiful example of the inter-war gothic style of architecture. Inside, your ceremony will take place in a light and airy alter, with plenty of room for a large bridal party and definitely enough space for an influx of guests. (Website)

Uniting Church in the City (Wesley Church)

If it’s a church ceremony you’re looking for, the Uniting Church in the City is a venue open to marrying a diverse collective of couples. Engaged partners don’t need to be members of their churches nor do they need to be baptised; divorced individuals are also welcome, as are same-gender couples (at the Wesley Uniting Church). All three churches under the Uniting Church in the City banner are incredibly glorious in architecture, and minute details and are timelessly grand. Church ceremonies leave so many opportunities for beautifully classic photography, you’ll be so happy you chose the Uniting Church in the City. (Website / Previous Work)

Woodloes Homestead Chapel

If a church is not what you’re looking for, then consider having your wedding at a chapel. Built-in 1971 on the banks of the Canning River, Woodloes Homestead in Cannington sits amongst towering trees and now is featured more as a museum than a place of worship. One of the earliest designed properties in the Swan River Colony, this homestead is perfect for small, intimate weddings with its simplistic, yet charming décor. It’s flawless for the bride and groom who are keen to celebrate just with family. (Previous Work)

St Brigid’s Church, Northbridge

For a wedding ceremony in a traditional Roman Catholic church, then St Brigid’s Church in Northbridge is the venue for you. Built-in Federation gothic style with walls of red brick, the interior gives access for up to 800 people, so large weddings are comfortably accommodated here. You’ll impress all your guests with the church’s leadlight windows, harmonious organ music and that feeling of serenity and peace. (Website)


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