Good news if you’re researching wedding and honeymoon options on the Gold Coast — the new JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is open! You may remember this site (and its iconic sandy-edged lagoon pool) as the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, ideally positioned between the beach and beautiful GC waterways. But things have just gone next level here with a luxurious $35-million makeover and rebrand sure to entice couples and newlyweds alike.
Here’s why wedding couples will love it …
It’s an Australia/Pacific first for the prestigious JW Marriott brand, and the mood is relaxed coastal-luxe. There’s space to bring the whole crew with 223 plush rooms and suites offering hinterland or ocean views while the tropical gardens, cascading waterfall, freshwater pool, and fish-filled saltwater lagoon are looking better than ever. Around the resort, JW Marriott’s signature ‘Secret Spots’ offer private nooks and couple-perfect chill spaces while six refreshed cafes, restaurants and bars promise a commitment to local sourcing across a range of cuisines together with a stellar drinks line-up. We have eyes on signature restaurant Misono, inspired by famed Harajuku laneways with an ‘avenue’ of experiences including a cosy Izakaya sushi bar, tearoom, and whisky bar with outdoor terrace.
Weddings are well catered for with backdrops galore (check out the sweeping lobby staircase), indoor and outdoor venues including the lavish JW Grand Ballroom and intimate Lagoon Terrace, and a warmly welcoming, highly experienced events team. Slip into the Ruby Day Spa for all your pre-ceremony prep, celebrate a dreamy “I do” within the resort grounds, then retreat to a private poolside cabana to kick off your honeymoon in barefoot-luxe style. And don’t worry, the cocktails and bar snacks come to you with the JW Marriott’s “poolside cocktail delivery” service!
Thinking wedding weekend? You’ll be a short stroll from the beaches and buzz of Surfers Paradise with the gorgeous GC hinterland around 30 minutes away, meaning plenty of options for guests young and old.