The Little Chapel is a breathtaking venue for weddings and functions in Central Christchurch. We opened our doors in March 2019 with a dream of creating beautiful, bespoke weddings and that these weddings could in turn, help children and families in our community.  The Little Chapel is the social enterprise branch of The Home & Family Society Christchurch Incorporated, it's a place for the public to use and enjoy a stunning heritage hidden gem, while enabling Home & Family to continue delivering their essential services to our community.

Choosing The Little Chapel for your wedding or event is helping to provide children and families in Christchurch with the support they need.

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The History of the Chapel

The chapel was built in the late 19th century and was designed by the renowned architect Benjamin Mountfort, who was one of the country's most prominent architects.  He was the first official Provincial Architect of developing the Canterbury region, and was responsible for many notable buildings including Canterbury Museum and The Canterbury Provincial Chambers.

The chapel features a wooden altar, sculpted by Frederick Gurnsey, who carved the Bridge of Remembrance, and stained glass windows by Veronica Whall.

The chapel is now non-denominational. Which means we welcome civil unions, and you're free to arrange your own celebrant. You can personalise your ceremony to your heart's content.

The chapel can seat 70 guests on pews, and is perfect for smaller more intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions.

We were able to create our website and logo thanks to generous funding from the Rātā Foundation.  Our goal at The Little Chapel is to enable The Home & Family Society to become a more self-sustainable organisation, allowing them to continue to provide their crucial services to people in need in our community.  With the support of wonderful funders like Rātā Foundation, we are a great deal closer to realising this goal.

Our historic building is full of charm and character, with a distinctly homely feel. The Little Chapel is somewhere you and your guests can feel relaxed and comfortable. We are ideally located within Christchurch CBD, with many accommodation options only a stone's throw away.

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