Firth Tower

Weddings & Functions



Our beautiful colonial chapel is a very popular venue for weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals.

The chapel was the old Matamata Methodist Church, built in 1914 on Broadway (Matamata's main street). Moved here in 1978, it has retained its charm and beauty.

Set in picturesque gardens, surrounded by local history, this is an ideal  venue for any special event. Please note that the chapel is very popular, so bookings are essential. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and make a booking.


Functions and photography

Our stunning gardens and lovely trees also make an ideal outdoor venue for a special occasion.

Whether you want a picnic or a function, our grounds are ideal-bookings essential.

The gardens are also a popular spot for family portraits or wedding photos (even if the wedding isn't being held on site). Bookings are essential - simply contact us to arrange your function or photo session.


Birthday parties

Looking for a fun children's birthday party idea? Arrange a party at the tower! Our grounds are perfect for a birthday picnic, or the function room is available with lots of space for the kids to run around and play. We offer a range of Victorian outdoor activities and games for children, ensuring your party will not only be loads of fun, but something different and educational for the kids. Contact us to arrange a birthday party.


Meeting roomFunction room

We also offer a small reception, meeting or function room for up to 35 guests seated at tables, or 50 in lecture style. This room (the 'Heritage Centre') also includes a mini kitchenette for tea/coffee, trestles, chairs and heaters. There are no food cooking or preparation facilities. Charges apply -  simply contact us or call in for a quote. Ample parking available.



Firht tower church and gardens

Wedding Party in front of homestead

Family portrait