Chapel by The sea!

Situated in the Broadwater Parklands of Southport, the Rotary Broadwater Chapel by The Sea is the only waterfront wedding chapel on the Gold Coast. The chapel is now open for bookings to celebrate weddings and life’s special ceremonies.

Waterfront Views

Embrace the ocean breeze, sunset and trickling water view.

Centrally Located

Conveniently located near airport & highway connections.

Dog & Pet Friendly

Bring your best friend along to celebrate your most important day.

Rotary Chapel

A little slice of heaven by the sea

Welcome to the Rotary Broadwater Chapel By The Sea, the only Chapel on the waterfront of the Gold Coast, now open for bookings to celebrate weddings and life’s special ceremonies.

The Rotary Broadwater Chapel By The Sea was formerly the Prayer Chapel of the original Gold Coast Hospital in Nerang Street, Southport. With the completion of the new Gold Coast University Hospital adjacent to Griffith University in 2013 and demolition of the original hospital imminent, the Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport Inc. were invited by Gold Coast Councillor Dawn Crichlow (O.A.M.) to save the Chapel and give it a new life.

Chapel right by The sea

The north of the Broadwater Parklands

Our unique chapel is located in the heart of the Gold Coast at the northern end of the Broadwater Parklands near the Fisherman’s Lawn and boasts stunning panoramic views of the Broadwater. There is easy access from North Street and Marine Parade with plenty of parking available. 

In recent years the chapel experienced an extensive renovation to restore its former elegance and to increase its capacity. The chapel is fully equipped with air-conditioning, a signing table, an audio-visual system, adjustable lighting and internal seating for 42 people. The spacious timber deck provides room for more seating or standing guests, however, please be aware that you will need to provide your own seating for the deck. 

Conveniently located adjacent to the chapel is the Northern Pavilion Community Centre, which is operated by the Gold Coast City Council. It provides the perfect venue to host your wedding reception or any post-ceremony activities.

Why Rotary Chapel?

Central Location

Located in Southport, The Rotary Chapel is situated by the Broadwater and remains the sole waterfront chapel in the city. It’s convenient and ideal for picturesque Gold Coast views.

Easy Coastal Access

With quick and easy access from most Gold Coast suburbs, highways and airports, the Rotary Chapel is a convenient choice for friends, family and loved ones to travel to.

Oceanfront Serenity

If you want the ideal Gold Coast wedding by the water whilst still in a sheltered venue, the serenity of the Rotary Chapel is unmatched. The views, breeze and convenience are too perfect to overlook.

Pet Friendly Venue

If you ask any of us at Rotary Chapel if we allow pets, our answer is “we do”. Your best friend should be allowed to join you on the most important day of your life and share in all of the memorable moments.

Booking Rotary Chapel

Step One.

Choose your date

Start by selecting the date of your special day using our booking system. It’s quick, simple and intuitive to use.

Step Two.

Secure your booking

Once you’ve selected your date, you’ll need to secure your booking and lock in the date as well as any special requirements.

Step Three.

Celebrate your big day.

Once you’ve requested your booking, we’ll confirm it and then it’s simply a matter of enjoying your big day with friends family and any beloved pets.

Spend your special day with us...

All revenue raised by hiring the Chapel goes to support our Rotary Community Projects.

The Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport Inc. gratefully acknowledge the support and donations from the local business community of the Gold Coast in helping create the Rotary Broadwater Chapel by the Sea. Without the generosity of our supporters, the beautiful renovation and extension of the Chapel would not have been possible.

Money raised from Chapel booking fees enables the Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport Inc. to fund its many charitable community projects.

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