Quintessentially country, the Crab Apple Chapel is deep in the Dargle Valley, just 20kms from Howick. The large feature windows allow the warm glowing sun and natural surrounds of forest and farmlands form a glorious backdrop. Multi-denominational, your own pastor will be welcomed and the chapel seats up to 138 people on church pews.

The chapel is set in a picturesque garden with rolling lawns. This has appealed to several bridal couples for their post-ceremony reception. It's ideal for those looking for a less formal event, a place in which they can express their own style whether it be high tea or a picnic. This space is lovely for socialising and taking photos. There is no additional charge for the use of the grounds, however, it's use is weather dependant.

The hire of the Crab Apple Chapel includes the pews, lectern, two candelabra, 8 wall sconces for candles, a single stand-alone candle stand, an electronic keyboard, a full sound system including the speakers, 2 cordless microphones and a red carpet laid down the aisle. The florist chosen for the occasion is welcome to decorate the chapel with appropriate flowers and ribbons.

As Crab Apple endeavours to preserve the area's natural beauty, please feel free to release any nature-friendly substances such as petals, bubbles, butterflies or birds on exiting the chapel but please avoid anything that will need to be cleared away or could harm the environment. We would also appreciate you leaving the gardens and its surrounds as you have found them.

Because Crab Apple recognises that our neighbours have chosen to live in the Dargle precisely because it is away from the noise and congestion of the city, we cannot allow any function to run into the evening. The gardens are only available during daylight hours and no loud music is to be played.

The chapel is situated at the end of a 3 km gravel road.

Should you be looking for accommodation in the area, please remember Crab Apple Cottages are just up the hill. For further details, please go to the cottages page.


“Just a quick thank you for the use of your beautiful chapel and the cottage for the first 2 nights of our honeymoon!
The chapel was perfect for the occasion and we were very blessed to have been able to use such a beautiful venue for our special day! Everybody made wonderful comments about the venue and the surroundings. Awesome to be able to experience the Lord's presence there! The cottage was also perfect! We will definitely be back for one of anniversaries one day!”
Blessings & Love
David & Jeanne-MariƩ

We could not have dreamed up a more perfect location for our wedding and for us and the family to spend a few nights. It has been absolutely breathtaking. The view here is astonishing, but pales in comparison to the kind-hearted hospitality that we have experienced.
Much love xx"
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