Daydream Island Resort

(51 reviews)
Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef, Daydream Island, Queensland
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Boasting a prime location in the heart of Queensland’s sunny Whitsundays, lies the beautiful, scenic and oh-so impressive Daydream Island Resort. Surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, this tropical wedding venue is the perfect destination wedding location if you’re after a seaside, romantic wedding with breathtaking ocean views and plenty of charm.

Daydream Island Resort is a luxurious, high-quality wedding ceremony and reception venue situated in the beautiful Whitsundays. Located just 30 minutes from Hamilton Island by boat transfer, this newly-refurbished, modern venue offers numerous ceremony, elopement and wedding reception packages. With packages ranging from romantic ceremonies for two to seated wedding receptions of up to 250 guests, Daydream Island Resort caters for both intimate occasions and larger weddings.


Surrounded on all sides by the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Daydream Island Resort offers couples a scenic, breathtaking setting for their nuptials. Imagine: You walk down the aisle with the sea breeze in your hair and warm sand in your feet. Glistening, clear blue water stretches as far as the eye can see and your partner is waiting for you by a perfectly-styled arch - it’s quite the romantic scene. With delicious catering by a highly experienced chef, outstanding customer service from event staff and a beautiful, brilliantly-located venue, there’s not many boxes this venue doesn’t tick!


“We’ve absolutely loved our time at Daydream Island. It’s a little piece of paradise in the Whitsundays. The island is beautiful, the wildlife - kangaroos, cockatoos, butterflies. It’s so relaxing and the staff are all friendly and helpful, good food, sunset drinks listening to a blues singer at Lovers Cove. What more can I say?” Jesma


What can couples expect when booking Daydream Island Resort as their wedding venue?

  • Beautiful scenery. This tropical wedding venue offers uninterrupted views of some of the most clear, stunning water in the world. From the soft, clean beaches to the colourful underwater reefs, Daydream Island Resort provides supreme viewing.
  • Experienced wedding coordinator. Booking a destination wedding has never been easier! Daydream Island’s on-site wedding coordinator helps couples plan their wedding from start to finish, offering guidance and all coordination in the lead up and day of your wedding.
  • Numerous wedding packages. Daydream Island Resort offers an extensive range of wedding packages, including ceremony, elopement, cocktail and seated reception packages. Whether you’re after a small wedding with close friends and family or a larger event with all your nearest and dearest, there’s an all-inclusive package to suit your needs.
  • Wedding and honeymoon. Don’t waste money on a wedding and separate honeymoon, combine them in one trip! While Daydream Island Resort is a spectacular wedding venue, it also makes the perfect honeymoon location. With its sandy beaches, stylish accommodation, on-site spa and top-notch restaurants, why go anywhere else?
  • Catering menus. From the tasty cocktail and buffet menus to the outstanding beverage list, Daydream Island Resort offers delectable catering and drinks. Whether you’re planning a cocktail-style wedding or classic seated dinner, there’s a number of tasty treats on the menu to choose from.
  • Ceremony and reception options. While Daydream Island Resort doesn't have a huge land mass, it manages to offer numerous, versatile ceremony locations and reception venues. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony options and reception locations with the ability to cater for various sized guest lists, Daydream Island Resort is an ideal venue for any wedding.


What your guests will love about Daydream Island Resort:

  • On-site spa. Now, to the important stuff! Daydream Island Resort’s Rejuvenation Spa offers hairdressing services and relaxing beauty treatments - perfect for unwinding and calming any pre-wedding jitters.
  • Experiences and tours. From a Living Reef Guided Snorkel tour, paddle boarding and yacht charters to golf on nearby Dent Island, yoga and water sports, there is no shortage of exciting activities at Daydream Island Resort.
  • Multiple restaurants.  Daydream Island Resort offers three dining options, including a buffet (you know where to find us!), the Asian-inspired Infinity and Inkstone Kitchen & Bar, which offers absolutely mouthwatering seafood.
  • Native animals. Daydream Island Resort is home to a number of native Australian birds and mammals. Your guests will marvel at the cockatoos that frequent their balcony and the friendly kangaroos that roam the property.
  • Luxury accommodation. From the elegant Resort Room with king bed to the Serenity Suite with balcony and lounge, the accommodation at Daydream Island Resort is modern and spacious, complete with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and extensive views. Depending on the number of wedding guests and time of year, you may be eligible for special accommodation rates.
  • Fully stocked bars. Yes, you read that right - bars. Plural. Daydream Island Resort has an indoor bar named Tonic and a swim-up bar in the pool, because why not? Barefoot Bar is certainly ideal - cocktail in the pool, anyone?


“Every stunning outlook, delicious meal, mysterious sound and sandy footprint leaves its own special signature on your memory and thankfully for us, Daydream Island is full of them. By playing to the unique sensory experiences Daydream offers, we can offer you a wedding experience you’ll never forget.”

Tell us about your wedding packages.

Daydream Island Resort offers numerous wedding packages, including seated receptions, ceremony-only options and elopement packages. So we’ve included a few examples of each for you to get an idea of what’s on offer:


Horizon Room, Seated Reception Package:


$265 per person. Minimum 70 guests. Maximum 160 guests

  • Venue Hire, tables, basic AV inclusions and service staff
  • Styling elements for bridal table, cake table and guests tables (range of options to choose from)
  • Choice of sharing, plated or buffet menu
  • 4 hour standard beverage package


Mermaids Beach Room, Cocktail Reception Package:


$205 per person. Minimum 100 guests. Maximum 250 guests

  • Venue Hire, tables, basic AV inclusions and service staff
  • Scattered cocktail furniture
  • Styling elements
  • Canape menu
  • 4 hour standard beverage package


Mermaids Beach Ceremony  ($4,800)


Minimum 10 guests. Maximum 150 guests.


  • Venue Hire
  • Civil celebrant
  • Signing table and chairs
  • Altar and aisle with styling


Maximum of 32 guest chairs (range of options to choose from)


Deluxe Elopement Package ($5,400)


  • Wedding Coordinator services by Daydream Island Event Executive
  • Ceremony location
  • Alter styling
  • Buggy transfer for couple
  • Civil Celebrant
  • Witnesses if required
  • Signing table and chairs
  • Bottle of Sparkling Wine
  • Photography Package, including up to 2 hours of ceremony and post ceremony coverage, high-resolution digital files, DVD, 4 prints of your chosen images.
  • Hair and makeup for one person
  • Posy of fresh flowers
  • Boutonniere with fresh flowers
  • Restaurant credit to value of $250 for a dinner

How do you get to Daydream Island Resort?

Guests can reach Daydream Island Resort by catching a boat transfer from neighbouring Hamilton Island, which is about a 30 minute scenic journey. Airlines such as Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar all fly to Hamilton Island Airport from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. While this is the most popular route to arriving at Daydream Island Resort, guests may also arrive at Proserpine Airport and transfer to the Port of Airlie, taking a boat transfer from there to the island.

Is there accommodation on-site or nearby?

Yes, there is elegant, newly-refurbished on-site accommodation at Daydream Island Resort, ranging from stylish resort rooms, with king or two queen beds, to family rooms and larger suites. Each room is contemporary in design, and offers a spacious, comfortable place for guests to relax and enjoy the view from their balcony. Views range from the resort pool to the gardens and ocean. Of course, this is Australia, so all the rooms are fitted with air-conditioning.

“We are so happy we chose to honeymoon on Daydream Island. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for something special. The island is just so beautiful, resort and pools kept clean and taken care of. We loved all the wildlife on the island... kangaroos hopping around, beautiful birds and of course the gorgeous living reef. When on island, make sure to snorkel in the living reef, you will love meeting all the cool characters in the water! So thankful for the whole experience, would most definitely recommend.” Hanna

“We absolutely loved our stay on Daydream and can't wait to go back. From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed the staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The room was amazing and the views around the island are spectacular. We were blown away by the food, the restaurant staff deserve a huge pat on the back.” Ricki



Easy Weddings Special Offer

Valid for Easy Weddings Couples Only

To say thank you and celebrate your special day, we are delighted to extend to you and your guests a 15% discount off the Best Flexible Rate inclusive of daily buffet breakfast when you book a minimum of two nights* PLUS as a special gift to the wedding couple, we’ll provide you with $200 food & beverage credit to use during your stay when you book a minimum of two nights*

Terms & Conditions: 

  • Only valid for bookings made directly through Daydream Island Resort.
  • Two night minimum stay applies for all bookings.
  • Hotel booking blackout dates include, but not limited to 24 Dec 2020 to 9 Jan 2021, 2 - 5 Apr 2021 and 23 Dec 2021 to 8 Jan 2022
  • Discount is applicable on the Best Flexible Rate inclusive of breakfast only and is not valid with any other discount or promotional rate or package and cannot be combined with any other offers or packages.
  • Only valid for new bookings, no discount can be offered for existing bookings.
  • Only valid for bookings made by Daydream Island Resort Wedding clients and their wedding guests and for dates including and surrounding your wedding date.
  • Discount terms and conditions are subject to change without notice however existing discounted bookings will be honoured.
  • Offer is subject to room and rate availability.
  • Blackout dates are subject to change and further blackout dates terms and conditions apply. 


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 10 / Max 300

Price per head

Low $150 / High $ 310


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 150

Time restrictions

11:00 PM

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

5.00 hours

Music must end by

11:00 PM

Questions and Answers

Where is Daydream Island located?

Daydream Island Resort

Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef is ideally located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. 

How many ceremony locations does Daydream Island have?

Daydream Island Resort

We have many locations on the Island which are perfect for both ceremonies and reception functions. These are listed below:

- Daydream Chapel

- Underwater Observatory

- Eclipse Room & Terrace

- Mermaids Beach

- Lover's Cove

- Horizon Room

- Southern Lawn

- Barefoot Bar

- Infinity Restauarant

- Tonic Bar

- Inkstone Kitchen & Bar

Does Daydream Island have a church or chapel on the Island?

Daydream Island Resort

Yes! The Daydream Chapel is located on the south west side of the island right at the water’s edge, the Chapel features a floor to ceiling glass wall behind the alter, offering stunning panoramic views over the water. The in built pews offer seating for a maximum of 40 guests with standing room for an additional 20.

Can we get married or have our reception in the Underwater Observatory?

Daydream Island Resort

Absolutely! Imagine dining in the glow of the Living Reef by night as the varied marine life swim around you. For an intimate and unique wedding reception experience, our brand new Underwater Observatory provides a stunning under the sea feel to any event.

Can we get married on the beach on Daydream Island?

Daydream Island Resort

Yes, and we have two popular choices for ceremonies; Mermaids Beach is located on the north east side of the island overlooking the Coral Sea, this picturesque location offers a calm expanse of Whitsunday water as your backdrop. This stunning beach location is suitable for ceremonies up to 150 people. Lover's Cove features views over the ocean and this stunning outdoor coral beach location is perfect for ceremonies, surrounded by foliage and fresh air.


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24 Aug 2019

Daydream was the perfect location to have a destination style wedding. Our family travelled from all over Australia and spent the weekend all together. Daydream had only recently opened but the team were great at handling all the small details. The island is beautiful and we had multiple restaurants and bars to get our friends and family together. The underwater observatory makes for beautiful photos.

Daydream Island Resort  

Hi Angela, Thank you for choosing Daydream Island for your special day, we're honoured to have been a part of your love story. We would love to see some photos of your event if you haven't shared them with us yet? Feel free to tag us on Instagram @DaydreamIsland. Kind regards, Sarah Daydream Island Weddings

16 Apr 2011

Heaps good just what we wanted

Daydream Island Resort  

Thanks Melanie, great to hear you had a lovely Honeymoon on Daydream Island. We look forward to welcoming you to the island again soon.

22 Jan 2011

Great place to stay so much to do.

Daydream Island Resort  

We are glad you had a lovely time :-)

16 Oct 2021

Definitely recommend honeymooning at Daydream Island. Bus and ferry transfers were super easy and effortless to organise. The island itself is very small but has everything you need and is the most perfect place to relax.

30 Sep 2019

Nick and I were married in Mermaid Beach on Daydream Island which was absolutely perfect. We didn’t have a reception and venue was included in in the total cost of $3900. We had a family dinner at

30 Sep 2019

This included 2 nights accomodation with buffet breakfast. The staff were lovely and all amenities were sparkling! We would definitely go back and stay there again. The swim up bar was an added bonus too!

30 Sep 2019

We took out an elopement package that included our ceremony, celebrant and photography. It was everything that we wanted and would do it again in a heartbeat.

1 Jun 2016

Mine and my bridesmaids hair and makeup was perfect I wouldn't change a thing!

12 Dec 2015

Beautiful location. Food a bit over priced and fishbowl shouldn't be serving food.

1 Nov 2015

Absolutly stunning and so much to do!! Although very expensive.

10 Oct 2015

Beautiful resort however a bit over priced.

3 Jul 2015

Beautiful, everything was clean. Crazy amazing!

3 Jul 2015

Absolutely amazing. I want to get divorced just to get married there again!! We had a few issues at the start with our original wedding coordinator quitting and the next one who didn't last two days. The final wedding coordinator we had in the 4 weeks leading up to the wedding was amazing!

27 Mar 2015

Best Wedding food buffet EVER!!!

27 Mar 2015

Nice accommodation, not for every budget tho

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