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Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

4.8  ( 25 reviews ) · Pierpoint Road, Cairns, Queensland (View Map) · Show Phone
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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.

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts are synonymous with luxury and the Cairns address consistently receives five-star reviews, provides exceptional customer service, and offers world-class dining. 

Positioned on the waterfront - strolling distance from the Trinity Inlet dining precinct and iconic Esplanade Lagoon - Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is a perfect venue for weddings of all situations and sizes.  This friendly destination offers 16 impressive event spaces for couples to choose from and caters for wedding parties of up to 400 guests. There are graceful indoor and outdoor areas, suited to both formal and relaxed occasions, while ceremonies can be in the forest garden which is an enchanting corner of the grounds that makes the most of the Hotel's tropical location.

After your wedding guests can retreat to their welcoming suites and, being a hotel and wedding venue in the same building, offers the convenience of staying on-site eliminating the need for taxis or ubers with the wander from reception to room taking minutes. Your guests can enjoy a drink and room service on their private balcony in the evening before a casual breakfast in The Backyard the next morning. The happy couple can stay in the hotel’s Royal Suite which couldn't be more suited to wedding-day preparations and heavenly post-party hibernation.

“Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns is completely true to its name. It is a beautiful property with stunning rooms, and a prime location - just a two-minute walk from the Reef Fleet Terminal where many of the Great Barrier Reef tours depart.” - Anne


What you can expect when working with Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns for your wedding:


  • A stunning venue. Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns boasts a contemporary design, elegant function spaces and memorable marina views.
  • World-class service. The care and attention to detail at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is unrivalled with impressive customer service standard at this celebrated five-start address. 
  • Incredible food. Every meal served to guests - be it canapés, entrées, mains, desserts or a serviced buffet - is delicious, well-presented, and substantial.


Here’s what else you need to know about Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns.


  • Customised wedding packages - Shangri-La's experienced team can tailor a wedding package to suit your preferences, needs, whims and budget.
  • The Backyard - Shangri-La has a popular on-site restaurant called The Backyard with Executive Chef Aaron Habgood, who has worked in top hotels right around Australia, creating delicious dishes from the Far North's famous local produce.
  • Location - This five-star address is in the heart of the Far North's most significant settlement just 10 minutes from Cairns airport. It is also close to an endless list of bucket-list attractions like the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, the waterfalls and farm gates of the Atherton Tablelands, boutique breweries and country pubs, sleepy Northern Beaches settlements, the Kuranda Skyrail and scenic train, bucolic weekend markets and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. 


What’s the accommodation like at Shangri-La?


Each of the sophisticated guest rooms and suites at Shangri-LaThe Marina, Cairns features a private balcony or walk-out terrace - that frames a view across Trinity Bay, the abundant courtyard gardens, or Marlin Marina - with other features including a TV, bathrobes, slippers and safe.

There are various room categories for the wedding party and guests, with those looking for something special selecting a stay on the Horizon Club level where floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass wall separating the bedroom from bathroom deliver those marvellous water vistas to every corner of the serene space.

“Loved the resort and the staff are very nice and helpful and everything was 5 star all the way. We cannot rate your resort any higher, it is in a perfect location and has everything within walking distance. Loved it.” - Tony


Hello, I'm Beatriz, your Shangri-La Wedding Specialist. With a wealth of experience, I'm here to guide you through every step, transforming your dreams into a breathtaking reality. We'll craft your perfect celebration, from exploring enchanting spaces to the grandeur of your big day. Committed to ensuring each moment is filled with magic, let's create an unforgettable wedding reflecting your unique love story. Excited to be part of your journey and help you build cherished memories. B.

Beatriz Gonzalez

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

In-house catering



Pierpoint Road, Cairns, Queensland

Cairns & Surrounding Areas
Cairns & Surrounding Areas

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Of course! What do you have in mind?

If it's something casual how about a quiet corner of Forest Garden? Then guests can sip cool cocktails while you do photos between the flowers.  If you fancy something with a quintessentially-Cairns view the Trinity Room's balcony sits above the Esplanade's green and the Trinity Bay blue.  And if intimate is the intention the Royal Suite is perched high in the hotel's South Tower with balconies the frame the view across Marlin Marina to the peaks on the far side of Trinity Inlet. After the ceremony your nearest and dearest can sit down for a fancy feast in a space you have all to yourself.

The short answer is yes. If you can dream it we can do it at Shangri-La, The Marina, Cairns.

First up settle on the location of your ceremony and reception - we have 17 venues, so there are lots of spaces to select from - then decide on your catering which might be a cocktail party, food bars, share tables served by our staff, a barbecue in The Backyard, or formal sit-down dinner. Then decide on drinks, with options to suit every budget, and tell us what you see when it comes to styling. Easy!

We love it when the happy couple and their favourite people stay with us as it means they need not leave the building between rehearsal dinner and morning-after breakfast so we can look after their every need.

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns has 255 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites that are the perfect place to stay while celebrating your big day. We're famous for offering a five-star experience with all rooms boasting a private veranda or balcony, most enjoy water vistas with windows framing views across Trinity Bay or Trinity Inlet, breakfast is served alfresco in The Backyard, and our swimming pool is an inviting place to cool down. And one of the best things about staying here? There's no need to book a car or call an Uber with rooms an air-conditioned stroll from the ceremony and reception venues.

Indeed you can.

With our selection of function venues, gardens, restaurants and rooms you and your guests won't need to set foot outside. Have the rehearsal dinner in the Marina Room, your ceremony in Forest Garden, and your reception in Trinity Room before rounding the weekend out with a morning-after brunch or lunchtime barbecue in The Backyard. And why not reserve a suite so the bride and her attendants can get ready in a serene space that boasts a water view that's a short stroll - along air-conditioned corridors - from the wedding-day locations.  


Our dedicated Wedding Coordinator Beatriz is an events whiz, knows every corner of the hotel, and is famous for her attention to detail. Beatriz is ready to show you the property so shoot her an email and set up a time to visit Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns and start turning big-day dreams into reality.

25 reviews 4.8 Write a Review

April 2023

Our wedding reception was held in the Ballroom at the Shangri-La, The Marina, Cairns in March 2023 and it was amazing! Mon and Bea (Event Coordinators) were brilliant and their professionalism and dedication to their couples is unbelievable! We would not have been able to pull our wedding together without them due to our stylist pulling out 24hrs before our big day. The wonderful wait and bar staff were all faultless and went above and beyond and exceeded all of our expectations all night long. We are continuing to receive wonderful reviews from our guests of how wonderful the food and drinks were at the wedding. A 10/10 experience. Rachael and Jesse

Rachael B.

March 2018

After our small intimate wedding, our family went out for dinner at Shangri-La Hotel. We had a great night, the food is always brilliant.

Anna J.

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Thank you for taking the time to share those kind words Anna, we were so happy to read the hotel was able to make for a memorable night and provided the perfect setting for a family dinner after your special ceremony.

March 2013

Recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

Joyce H.

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Thanks for taking the time to share those kind words Joyce, there is no higher praise than words of recommendation from a happy bride.

March 2024

The perfect location for our intimate wedding and Reception. Lots of options to choose from to make your day perfect.

Jodie H.

January 2022

Great food, great location - Jaysie coordinated well with us and gave us various options including buffet dinners. Loved the packages! Very flexible to work with given COVID.

Cheenee G.

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