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.Venues Cairns / Port Douglas
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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!
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!
Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is an elegant five-star destination in Tropical North Queensland. This stylish venue offers a selection of impressive reception spaces, panoramic Coral Sea views, dreamy on-site accommodation, a lush garden for outdoor ceremonies, and fine food. It can cater for any wedding size - from intimate to elaborate - and promises tempting honeymoon packages.
The Bluewater is a stunning, award-winning, modern wedding venue nestled in Cairn’s beautiful Bluewater Estate, Trinity Park. Just twenty minutes from the CBD, this spectacular venue boasts breathtaking marina views, exquisite, contemporary menus, picture-perfect indoor and outdoor wedding settings, and customisable wedding packages. For an unforgettable waterfront wedding, look no further!
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.
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!
Located on beautiful Four Mile Beach in Tropical North Queensland, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas is the perfect setting for a dreamy beachside wedding. This sprawling 5-star resort boasts a large variety of indoor and outdoor wedding venues nestled amid sparkling lagoons and lush tropical palms, with bespoke wedding packages to ensure your vision comes to life effortlessly.
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.
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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:
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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