Cabra Dominican College Established 1886

Weddings

Booking Procedure

Tentative bookings and enquiries may be made by telephoning the College's Main Office on (08) 8179 2400.  All tentative bookings must be confirmed within 30 days by completing and returning the application form on the Application Forms page along with the booking fee and refundable deposit.  Cash, cheque, money order, Visa, American Express and MasterCard are accepted.

Wedding Ceremony Times

Saturdays and Public Holidays          11.00 am, 1.00 pm, 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm

Sundays                                          3.00 pm and 5.00 pm

Easter

Wedding ceremonies are not permitted on Good Friday or Holy Saturday. 

Wedding ceremonies may be held on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday.

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Arrival and Departure Times

Each wedding ceremony is allocated 1 hour 30 minutes and each wedding party is to move on after this time to allow preparation for the next scheduled wedding.  It is imperative the scheduled time limit is adhered to so as not to disrupt or inconvenience the next scheduled wedding.  Photographers should be notified of the limited time for photos outside the Chapel.

Seating

The Chapel comfortably seats 180 to 200 people.  An area is available in the organ loft for approximately 10 to 12 people for a choir to musicians.

Cost

The booking fee for a wedding ceremony in the Chapel is $400 (including GST) plus a $100 refundable deposit. 

The booking fee for Old Scholars of Cabra Dominican College is $300 (including GST) plus a $100 refundable deposit. 

Cancellation of a booking incurs a $50 cancellation fee.

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Refundable Deposit

The refundable deposit is to ensure the Chapel and grounds are left in appropriate condition and all conditions of use are adhered to. 

A breach of any of the conditions or the damage of Chapel furniture or surrounds will result in the loss of the $100 refundable deposit.

Conditions of Use

The following activities are NOT PERMITTED:

  • The use of confetti, rice, rose petals and sugared almonds. 
  • Throwing of any material inside the Chapel. 
  • The use of drawing pins, glues or mains for attaching decorations, etc, which will damage the Chapel furniture.
  • A late completion of more than 15 minutes of the allocated/booked time. 

A breach of any of these conditions or the damage of Chapel furniture or surrounds will result in the loss of the $100 refundable deposit.

Payment of the refundable deposit does not give you permission to breach the conditions of use.  It is your responsibility to ensure your guests, photographers, etc, are also informed of the conditions of use.

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Wedding Policy

All wedding ceremonies are to be conducted by a Catholic Priest or a Registered Minister of Religion.  Wedding ceremonies are not to be conducted by a marriage celebrant. 

It is preferred that one or both of the couple to be married is a Catholic, but is not insisted upon.  If the couple belong to a Christian denomination other than Catholic, it is requested you write to the Principal of Cabra Dominican College requesting permission and stating your reasons for wanting to be married in St Dominic's Chapel.

Priest/Minister and Payment to Priest/Minister

There is no resident Priest at the Chapel.  Therefore you must find a Catholic Priest or a Minister to perform the ceremony, preferably from your own Parish.

There is a fee to be paid directly to the Priest or Minister and this is a matter for you to discuss with the Parish.

Rehearsals

Arrangements for rehearsals are to be made by contacting Irena on her mobile on 0407 185 480.

PA System

The Chapel PA system will be set at the correct level for best use, therefore no adjustment will be necessary.  The PA system must not be interfered with and if you experience any difficulty please speak with Irena.

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Parking

Guests are asked not to park in front of or in the driveway of the main building nor the roadway at the side of the Chapel so that the bridal cars can turn around and be ready for departure.

Alcohol

NO alcohol is permitted in the Chapel or on the premises.

Miscellaneous

  • Altar servers, organists, flowers and decorating of the Chapel and Altar are the responsibility of the hirers in consultation with Irena.
  • Pew bows are available upon request from Irena.
  • Photographs outside the Chapel are permitted but no photographs are to be taken within other areas of Cabra Dominican College unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • Payment of the refundable deposit does not give you permission to breach the above conditions of use.  It is your responsibility to ensure your guests, photographers, etc, are also informed of the conditions of use.

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