A balmy tropical climate, swaying palms, glittering turquoise waters and golden sands – it’s not hard to fall in love with the idea of marrying in the Whitsundays. Thinking of escaping to this dreamy destination for your special day? We asked experts Weddings Whitsundays for their local insight and need-to-know vendors.
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What are some amazing venues that couples have to check out?
There are so many incredible options on the mainland, not far from Proserpine Airport – great for welcoming out-of-town guests! Earlando is a must-see, with more than 6,500 acres of private beaches and bushland. Couples will also love Paradise Cove Whitsundays and Villa Botanica for their luxe tropical feel, and Coral Sea Resort and Lure Abell Point Marina for their coastal chic style. For an island wedding, it’s hard to go past Palm Bay Resort on Long Island.
What about beach weddings – where should couples look?
It’s got to be the Whitsundays’ most famous beach, Whitehaven Beach. Or Boathaven Beach, just moments from Airlie’s fabulous restaurants and hotels.
Many couples are looking for a destination for a big wed-fest celebration. What are some great activities to organise to help guests feel truly welcome?
A scenic cruise with Cruise Whitsundays or Sundowner Cruises is a wonderful way to get out and see what the Whitsundays has to offer. For something a little more adventurous, book a day out with Whitsunday Jetski Tours, Whitsunday Fishing Charters, Ocean Rafting or a trip aboard the luxury 1960s yacht Lady Enid.
Are there any lovely accommodation offerings that are perfect for guests and the couple?
Again, Palm Bay Resort is a stand-out with its beach villas and island scenery. In Airlie, Pinnacles Resort and Coral Sea Resort are fantastic for water views and proximity to the beach’s main attractions.
What about all the small details – are there any outstanding local vendors couples should look into for their special day?
The Wedding Planners Whitsundays are experts in the area and take all the stress out of weddings. Also, we recommend Tropix Photography for their amazing work and D’Vine Catering – they’re a crowd-pleaser with their fresh seafood and beautiful canapés.
To discover more or to start planning your wedding in the Whitsundays, visit the Weddings Whitsundays website here.
Feature image: Brooke Miles Photography