8 Things To Know About Getting Married At Airlie Beach

Tips + Advice // by Chloe Bassett

A wedding calls for a spectacular celebration, and there’s nothing more spectacular than the tropical serenity of Airlie Beach. So why not combine the two for a truly unforgettable wedding experience? Here are eight things every couple must know about getting married in Airlie Beach.

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Airlie Beach is the perfect excuse for a destination wedding, minus the long-haul overseas flight. You can get there in under two hours via plane from Brisbane. The two domestic airports make for easy access and the scenic 30 minute drive will warmly welcome you to the tropics.

Airlie beach wedding ceremony

Fact: Airlie Beach boasts a temperature average of 23 degrees all year round, and as winter weddings gain momentum, it’s clear there’s really no better time to be married in Queensland. With views of the Whitsundays Passage, Peppers Airlie Beach offers excellent packages for an all-inclusive wedding, and their staff even recommend the venue from personal experience. Sales Manager Mercedes Ireland hosted her wedding in August and said, “the weather was beautiful. It was perfect. Crisp blue skies and a cool breeze throughout the day. My make up stayed on all day.”

Wedding reception at Peppers Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is known as the gateway to the Whitsundays Islands so why not make use of it? Escape the stress of planning a wedding and elope on the shores of world-renowned Whitehaven Beach. Peppers Airlie Beach Events Manager Sandi Holman says, “Whitehaven Beach is a truly special place on this earth, and you will feel it the minute you embark from your seaplane or helicopter and your feet hit the pristine white sands. It’s an unforgettable way to exchange your vows!” Upon your return, spend the rest of your trip relaxing in Peppers Airlie Beach’s luxury spa apartments. Did we mention the water views from every balcony? It’s a little slice of heaven.

Helicopter landing on Airlie Beach.

Encourage guests to stay a little longer and have them turn your wedding invitation into a mini holiday! Peppers Airlie Beach offers modern accommodation with full kitchen amenities and up to three bedrooms in each apartment… perfect for family and friends. If the wet edge pool and endota spa aren’t enough to tempt them, Peppers is only a short walk to the enchanting Airlie Beach Village, where guests can explore the local delights. The events team at Peppers Airlie Beach can create a variety of pre and post wedding day events just for you and your guests.

Peppers Airlie Beach

The recent upgrade to the main street has seen a flood of new restaurants and cafes (and pop-up cocktail bars!) transforming Airlie Beach into a hotspot for the avid foodie. So if you’re planning a week-long wedding celebration be sure to invite your gourmand guests… they’ll love you for it! Our personal favourites include the nautical-inspired Tides Restaurant and Bar onsite at Peppers Airlie Beach – can you hear the cocktails calling your name?

Meal from Peppers Airlie Beach restaurant

There’s a small, wildly talented community of wedding professionals located in Airlie Beach who would love nothing more than to help you plan your big day. Peppers Airlie Beach Events Manager Sandi Holman says, “Along with our own wedding professionals, we have a recommended wedding partner list who will not only will they treat you like family, they’ll be able to give you the best local know-how to guarantee a special day.” These professionals know Airlie Beach inside-out, so when it comes to booking a photographer, florist, stylist and more, they’re more than up to the task – and know everything about the perfect beach wedding. You can’t pay for experience like that!

Make like a local for your celebration and enjoy all that Airlie Beach has to offer. There’s something for everyone.

Adventure seekers will love: Jet skiing, ocean rafting, Tall Ship Sailing adventures, Fishing charters.

Sightseers will love: Reef tours including snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef, scenic flights over the Whitsundays via seaplane or helicopter, Whitehaven Beach tours, Conway National Park walks and the hidden treasures of Hideaway Bay.

For those wanting to relax and be pampered: Spa day at endota spa, Champagne sunset cruises, art classes

Foodies will love: Peppers Airlie Beach offer personalised breakfasts, lunches, dinners and cocktail parties including degustation menus, wine tasting and cocktail passports.

2 girls on a jetski at Airlie Beach

Save on airfares and let the team at Peppers Airlie Beach create a honeymoon package suited to your specific requirements.

Sea plane over green island, just a quick trip from Airlie Beach


Inspired to have an Airlie Beach wedding? You’re in luck! Peppers Airlie Beach is the perfect venue to host your wedding Enjoy their luxury apartments, excellent location and friendly service and you’ll never want to leave.

Visit the Peppers Airlie Beach website and check out the QB wedding directory to learn more about planning your wedding!