Wedding Venues Cairns / Port Douglas

If a beach wedding is what you’ve always dreamed of, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice with Cairns wedding venues. This world-famous region is most popular for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, and there are many breathtakingly beautiful rainforest and tropical wedding venues in and around Cairns and Port Douglas. Many Cairns wedding venues include some kind of beach access or waterfront setting, though rainforest gardens and towering trees are also common for wedding ceremonies here.

If a beach wedding is what you’ve always dreamed of, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice with Cairns wedding venues. This world-famous region is most popular for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, and there are many breathtakingly beautiful rainforest and tropical wedding venues in and around Cairns and Port Douglas. Many Cairns wedding venues include some kind of beach access or waterfront setting, though rainforest gardens and towering trees are also common for wedding ceremonies here.

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5.0 (3) · Port Douglas, Queensland

Nestled on the picturesque Port Douglas Marina, discreetly off Wharf Street, the Port Douglas Yacht Club is a hidden gem for unforgettable weddings in Queensland. Boasting breathtaking views of Dickson Inlet, the Coral Sea, and the Daintree Mountains, this venue's casual charm creates an idyllic backdrop for any event, from weddings to birthdays or corporate gatherings.

5.0 (12) · Port Douglas, Queensland

Located in the heart of Port Douglas across from St Mary's by the Sea Chapel, Salsa Bar & Grill has been celebrating wedding receptions for over 28 years. At Salsa Bar & Grill, the team understands that couples want their wedding day to be one of the most memorable days of their lives. That is why they are committed to making the celebration as seamless and exciting as possible!

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5.0 (6) · Cairns, Queensland

C’est Bon Cairns is a charming, award-winning French restaurant wedding venue tucked away in the heart of Cairns. It boasts exquisite, authentic French cuisine, a warm, inviting atmosphere, and impeccable service. For a gorgeous, intimate reception filled with vibrant menus, local charm, and irresistible wines, you’ve come to the right place.

· Mossman, Queensland

Mossman Resort emerges as the epitome of boutique luxury for unforgettable weddings. Surrounded by the lush embrace of the Daintree Rainforest, this unique resort offers a haven of tranquillity amidst tropical gardens. Mossman Resort Weddings presents a distinctive blend of elegance and relaxation, with modern standalone Villas providing the ideal backdrop for any celebration.

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5.0 (1) · Port Douglas, Queensland

Private, romantic, luxurious. Sailaway can help you create the tropical wedding of your dreams.

4.8 (4) · Kuranda, Queensland

Rainforest Lakes by Rainforestation is a breathtaking Cairns-based wedding venue, offering couples a scenic, fairytale-like location to say ‘I do’. Nestled amongst a beautiful world-heritage listed rainforest, this stunning venue offers numerous ceremony and reception options, tasty drink and dining packages, and many picturesque places for those all-important wedding photos - it's perfect!

4.9 (9) · Cairns, Queensland

Hilton Cairns beckons couples to immerse themselves in the dreamy reef, rainforest, and romance trio. A beacon of inspiration in the city's heart, this venue offers a tropical haven for couples seeking a wedding destination with flair. With its unique indoor, waterfront, and outdoor reception venues, Hilton Cairns crafts tailored experiences for weddings of every plan and persuasion.

4.8 (63) · Palm Cove, Queensland

An idyllic beachfront location, pristine white sandy beaches, and nestled in lush tropical surrounds. This is the perfect backdrop to create your dream wedding.

5.0 (17) · Cairns, Queensland

South Pacific Bridal is a team of tropical wedding specialists offering stunning waterfront venues and spectacular services to couples in Cairns and Palm Cove. They boast two idyllic, purpose-built chapels, unparalleled panoramic views over the ocean, magical firework displays, and more! For an unforgettable wedding complete with first-class accommodation and award-winning menus, look no further!

Exclusive Offer Oaks Port Douglas Resort
· Port Douglas, Queensland

Just moments away from Four Mile beach, nestled amongst lush gardens, sits Oaks Port Douglas Resort, offering outstanding ceremony and reception venues with beautifully appointed onsite accommodation.

Exclusive Offer Fitzroy Island Resort
4.9 (14) · Cairns, Queensland

Fitzroy Island brings a wealth of experience to creating your most special day, from strategic pre-planning to every last wedding ceremony and wedding reception detail.

Exclusive Offer Zinc Port Douglas
5.0 (1) · Port Douglas, Queensland
Private reception space
Capacity for up to 170
Air conditioning
Open air alfresco dining

Zinc Port Douglas is a unique combination of restaurant, bar and reception venue.

4.8 (25) · Cairns, Queensland

An elegant five-star destination in Tropical North Queensland offering a selection of impressive reception spaces, panoramic Coral Sea views, dreamy on-site accommodation, a lush garden for outdoor ceremonies, and fine food.

Exclusive Offer Cairns Colonial Club Resort
4.7 (13) · Cairns, Queensland

Cairns Colonial Club Resort is an iconic tropical wedding venue set amidst 11 acres of award-winning rainforest gardens. Just 4km from the Cairns City Centre, the resort features 345 guest rooms, 3 lagoon-style pools and a purpose-built Functions Centre offering undeniable charm and elegance. For breathtaking backdrops, heritage-inspired architecture and outstanding service, look no further!

5.0 (5) · South Mission Beach, Queensland

The Elandra Mission Beach is your go-to destination for a dreamy wedding by the sea in South Mission Beach, Queensland. Offering breathtaking oceanfront views and nestled amidst tropical rainforest, this venue sets the scene for a truly memorable event. Whether you're after a stunning ceremony location, a chic reception venue, or luxurious accommodation, The Elandra has got you covered.

Exclusive Offer Peppers Beach Club & Spa
5.0 (26) · Palm Cove, Queensland

Nestled in the heart of Palm Cove village, Peppers Beach Club & Spa is the perfect destination for an unforgettable wedding day. With a picturesque waterfront location and breathtaking views of the bay, this resort offers a romantic tropical setting ideal for couples who want to create an intimate celebration. Let Peppers Beach Club & Spa help you create your dream wedding day in paradise.

5.0 (5) · Kuranda, Queensland

The Billabong is a spectacular events venue specialising in tailor-made, unique experiences that you and your guests will be talking about for years to come.

4.9 (22) · Port Douglas, Queensland

We have dedicated planners to help with every detail so "no stone is left unturned."

4.9 (16) · Port Douglas, Queensland

Located on nearly ten acres of tropical beachfront, our 5-star luxury resort provides a gorgeous tropical setting for your dream wedding reception in paradise

4.8 (9) · North Cairns, Queensland

Searching for the perfect Port Douglas wedding venue for your unique celebration can be challenging, but the creative team from Sugar Wharf Weddings are here to bring your vision to life! With breathtaking views of the Daintree Mountains and the Coral Sea, this one-of-a-kind venue brings natural beauty, gorgeous styling, and aesthetic architecture together for an unforgettable backdrop.

5.0 (17) · Brinsmead, Queensland

Cairns Secret Garden Weddings is a romantic, enchanting wedding venue nestled in amongst a magical and expansive garden. Available for ceremonies and intimate cocktail receptions, this garden wedding venue is as dreamy as they come: it's secluded, beautiful, and ideal for wedding photos. This friendly team promises a lovely experience, and would be thrilled to host the happiest day of your life.

5.0 (1) · Little Mulgrave, Queensland

Just 30 minutes from Cairns sits Mulgrave Gardens: an award-winning, Balinese-inspired venue with a lush tropical garden and nearby rainforest river. This enchanting, DIY wedding venue has the capacity for you to bring in your own catering and provides a number of ceremony sites to choose from. Afterwards, party the night away with rainforest mountains in the background at your dreamy reception.

Exclusive Offer Seville Mercy Conference Centre
· Earlville, Queensland

Nestled in Cairns’ world-famous rainforest, Seville Mercy Conference Centre is a relaxed, tropical paradise, complete with many function rooms and stunning views. This lush setting provides a beautiful backdrop for weddings, whether you desire an outdoor or indoor ceremony or reception, there is a function space to suit your needs. This magical gem awaits you to make your dream wedding a reality.

4.7 (3) · Kewarra Beach, Queensland

The perfect backdrop for your special day, Paradise Palms is a 4.5-star resort situated just 20 minutes north of the city of Cairns in the Northern Beaches area.

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Our Complete Guide to Cairns Wedding Venue Hire

The shining attraction of the Cairns and Port Douglas region is the Great Barrier Reef and its surrounding white-sand beaches that stretch all along the coastline. Cairns wedding venues primarily focus on easy beach access and the stunning landscape as their main draw cards, and we completely agree that it’s all about the outdoors in this region. Picture your wedding ceremony in the sand at a luxury resort on Fitzroy Island or at a relaxed restaurant in Palm Cove. Whatever your tropical beach style, there’s something for everyone who wants to be feet-in-sand on their wedding day in this area.

Our Easy Weddings Venue Finders have scoped out the Great Barrier Reef region from Port Douglas to Cairns and are bringing you the best beachfront Cairns wedding venues, tropical gardens, and waterfront resorts.

Getting married in Cairns? Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to:

  • Visiting the Great Barrier Reef with your wedding party on the day before your wedding
  • Kicking off your wedding weekend with a yacht cruise at sunset with your closest friends and family
  • Visiting the glamorous restaurants at Palm Cove for your wedding brunch with your bridesmaids
  • Waking up on your wedding morning and heading to one of many local spas for a relaxing massage before the festivities begin
  • Your wedding ceremony at the open-air chapel on the beach at Alamanda Resort
  • Spending the day after your wedding driving up the scenic Cook Highway to go and explore Daintree Rainforest National Park
What’s the best time of year for a wedding in Cairns?

Cairns and Port Douglas enjoy a tropical weather pattern with hot and humid summers, but pleasant temperatures the rest of the year. Tropical cyclones and thunderstorms are likely in the months from December through March, so you’ll likely want to stick with an indoor wedding venue or a sturdy backup plan during this time. The best time to visit the region is between May through September, but hotels are busy year-round in this popular tourist destination.

What are the popular wedding styles in Cairns?

If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding ceremony on the beach followed by an outdoor wedding in the sand, Cairns is your ideal tropical beach wedding destination. Resort weddings are very popular here, allowing you to host your guests over a few days of sun, sand, and snorkelling with a bit of wedding revelry thrown into the mix. Cairns and Port Douglas both offer many luxury hotel wedding venues and open-air restaurants on the waterfront.

Are there any major events in Cairns that we should consider when planning our wedding?

Cairns and Port Douglas are busy throughout the year, but the peak tourist season is June to July when hordes of international tourists flock to the region and accommodation prices peak. There are events and activities here throughout the year, but none that should have a significant impact on your wedding day choice.

Should we consider any wedding venue locations near Cairns?

If you’d like to stay within the access area to the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville, Mackay, and the Whitsundays will be your other wedding destination options. If you’re happy to go to another region where the rainforest meets the sea, the Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay, and Coffs Harbour are all gorgeous alternatives to Cairns.

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