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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There are 30 Cairns / Port Douglas Wedding Venue suppliers from which to choose. Overall, they have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5. Couples usually enquire with 8 vendors in this category and book 18 months out from their wedding date, typically after an Engagement Venue and before a Wedding Planner. Wedding Venue suppliers charge between $3,500 and $14,500, averaging at $8,330. Across Australia, the average cost is $11,400. Given Australian weddings typically cost $26,275, this means Australian couples spend 44% of their wedding budget on Wedding Venue.
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Featuring flexible wedding spaces and onsite accommodation, the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort is ideally situated on the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef making it Australia’s most spectacular setting for your beachside wedding.
Situated on a stretch of golden white sand, Ellis Beach Bar & Grill provides a picturesque rainforest backdrop and amazing views over the Coral Sea overlooking Double Island making it the ideal venue for your beachside wedding!
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 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.
Fall in love with Australia’s most stunning destination wedding and elopement location. Palm Cove Weddings will arrange your dream wedding in one of our 10 wedding venues. Picture yourself marrying by a palm fringed beach without a care in the world. Palm Cove is the most picturesque, relaxed and romantic sea-side village in Australia.
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns is an elegant five-star destination in tropical North Queensland. This luxurious 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.
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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.