0421 338 830       251 Gooding Drive Merrimac, QLD, 4226, Australia

Braeside Chapel

With nearly 2 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and its central location, Braeside provides the ultimate wedding location for your special day. All bookings will enjoy exclusive use of venue for you and your guests to appreciate every moment with a variety of packages available to suit as little as 2 to 120 guests. Additional services required to complete your wedding day include however are not limited to: Catering, styling, entertainment, photography and officiant to name a few. We have an extensive list of preferred suppliers from the Gold Coast we love to work with to ensure your wedding experience runs as smoothly as possible from initial enquiry through to the final goodbyes.
Gold Coast Wedding Chapel

Braeside Gardens

Garden ceremonies at Braeside can take place in any area of our beautiful gardens you like. The most popular areas however are the paved circle or under our signature Camphor Laurel Tree. With seating for 48, timber arbour with chiffon draping, signing table, are peaceful, relaxed and provide a glorious setting for your special afternoon.

Braeside Lawn Ceremony

Lawn Bar

Situated on the lower lawn sweeping to the creek. Picture your guests in this elegant setting, enjoying lawn games, partaking of canapés or a grazing table. Ideal for pre-reception entertainment or that special intimate reception celebration.
Beautiful Gold Coast Wedding

Shed Bar

The Shed Bar is that perfect area for entertaining your guests in an intimate setting. This rustic, and unique. Overlooking the beautiful lower lawn, this is the perfect place for mini-receptions or pre-reception entertainment where your guests can watch as your photographer captures those special moments, prior to entering the marquee.
Garden weddings and shed bar gold coast


Our marquee caters for groups up to 120 guests. With chandeliers and hidden fairy lights, reverse cycle air conditioning, dedicated bar and catering area, assorted furnishings to suit your taste and requirements the marquee provides a beautiful relaxed setting for your next function or event.

Our History

Built in the early 1900s the original home was named “Braeside” in 1916 by one of its first residents – John Davidson Snr. “Braeside”, is the Scottish word for hillside. The property remained in the Davidson family until 1999 with each new family generation adding their own personal touch and contribution to Braeside’s history.
Braeside history

Car Parking

All events at Braeside have designated car parking attendant to assist with car parking. We have space for up to 40 vehicles on site. For larger events such as weddings, most guests will often car pool, or catch Ubers/Taxis. We do our best to ensure we park as many vehicles on site as possible.


Braeside has architect designed, purpose-built toilet facilities available on site for guest use, located adjacent to the Chapel. 1x male, 1x female and 1x unisex easy access.

Easy Access

For guests attending chapel services, please use the ramp next to the house and marquee to easily access the chapel. Guests are to be dropped off in this area and the car parked down in the common car park, unless otherwise arranged. Braeside staff are able to assist with this if required. For guests attending garden functions, please follow the signs around to the general car park. Braeside staff will be able to assist if required.

Team Braeside

Owners: John & Judy

Owners, Judy Rogers and her son John have owned Braeside for five and a half years and live on site in the 120 year old original home.

Braeside is almost 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens stepping down from Gooding Drive to sweeping lawns and Gin House Creek.

The Chapel and purpose-built Marquee are on the upper level. Alternatively, you can choose to have your ceremony on the paved, hedged circle on the lower lawn beside the 100-year-old Camphor Laurel tree. Presenting a superb opportunity for those special photos.
In either case, pre reception drinks and canapés can be served from the Lawn Bar or at the Shed Bar, for your guests’ entertainment and enjoyment.

We look forward to being a part of your special occasion.

Judy and John

Venue Manager/Wedding/Event Coordinator: Tahnee

Venue Manager and Wedding/Event Coordinator Tahnee has had nearly a decade worth of experience in hospitality and special events. From conferences to weddings and everything between.

Tahnee treats every booking as if it were her own and takes great care and attention to detail in the events she produces.

She will be your main point of contact for your Braeside event and looks forward to meeting you soon and discuss and plan your next occasion.

Braeside Partners

Our list of preferred and recommended suppliers have been chosen to take your wedding day and planning experience from special to spectacular. By using our suppliers, you’ll immediately reduce unnecessary stress as they all know our venue and expectations we have of them for your wedding day. Becoming a Braeside preferred supplier isn’t a simple list of people we like, it’s people we trust to give you the perfect day you deserve.
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