Sorrento Restaurant and Bar

(11 reviews)
Shop 22 Shingley Drive, Coral Sea Marina - Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland
Business Hours
11:30am - 12am
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Ultimate Waterfront Whitsunday Wedding Venue. By day, the sparkling azure waters of the Coral Sea will take your breath away and as the sun sets, your guests will be tantalised by the colour and magic of the evening sky. Sorrento is 'The Heart of Sunsets' and offers a beautiful location for your ceremony and reception.

  • Breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Islands and Coral Sea
  • Superb Chefs and an authentic Italian menu
  • All inclusive Ceremony and Reception venue
  • Freedom to have your wedding, your way
  • Walking distance to popular Airlie Beach accomodation

Sorrento Restaurant and Bar is naturally considered one of the most iconic venues in the Whitsundays and for good reason. Located in the multi award winning Coral Sea Marina/Resort and perched high on the point, Sorrento lovingly captures all the magnificence of the Coral Sea, enchanting Whitsunday Islands and tranquil ambience of the Marina, with it's unique 180 degree views.

Sorrento boasts the versatility of catering for a variety of different wedding or function options for your special event. Book the entire venue for larger functions, celebrate intimate affairs on the upper ocean deck, or laid back gatherings with your favourite friends and family in the downstairs bar. Sorrento welcomely caters for up to 80 guests seated or 120 cocktail style upstairs on the ocean deck, or up to 80 guests to enjoy the ambience of the downstairs casual deck.

The recently refurbished upstairs dining area and ocean deck offers a bright coastal chic setting and sets the scene for magical and memorable celebrations. Relax and enjoy your special day under the canopy of twinkling fairy lights whilst enjoying the breathtaking vista, sipping on cocktails and savouring the delicious delights from our highly regarded chefs.

Whatever your taste or budget, Sorrento’s experienced function co-ordinators are available to assist you with tailoring your event to create your perfect day. Sorrento is delighted to be able to offer a variety of dining options including fine cocktail canap� menus, beautiful grazing stations, pizza, pasta and salad favourites, delicious desserts or 2 and 3 course drop menu indulgences.

Entertain your guests with live music or bring along your favourite playlist to dance the night away with cherished friends and loved ones. Combined with our extensive bar and exceptional staff service, a magnificent event will be celebrated in your honour.


Wedding Brochure

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Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 20 / Max 120

Price per head

Low $59 / High $ 159


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 20 / Max 120

In-house catering


3rd party catering



(11 reviews)
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7 Oct 2021

Making playlists, straightening your train, timing your entrance, organising photos, decorating and organising tables, smiling, being polite and helping out grumpy relatives… Anyone would think I had an extra bridesmaid going above and beyond. Sandra had clearly done this a million times. She knew exactly what to do and when. She thought of all the little things and ensured everything went smoothly. I cannot thank Sandra enough for the amount of time and effort she put in to make our day perfect. The venue was perfect. We had 60 people and a magnificent day. Our wedding was in October. We thought it would be hot, but with the cool sea breeze it was beautiful. The food was absolutely incredible. The fish was fresh cooked to perfection and the eye fillet was juicy and full of flavour. Highly recommended!

26 Sep 2020

No words can truly explain how amazing Sorrento was as the reception venue for our wedding! Due to COVID, we had to change venues at the very last minute, and to us, this was a blessing in disguise! Even given the short timeframe they had to plan for our wedding, Sorrento was so accommodating to all of our wants and needs and worked very well with all of our suppliers. We never felt stressed - this venue was well organised and on top of everything! To say the least, the delicious food, drinks, beautiful view and service was exceptional. They truly went above and beyond for us. We had the best night celebrating our wedding with our closest friends and family. Could not suggest them highly enough! We thank every one at Sorrento for our wedding and for making the experience so enjoyable xxx

24 Sep 2020

We highly recommend Sorrento Restaurant and Bar as a wedding venue! We planned a last minute wedding with only a months notice and Sharon was so incredibly accomodating and responsive. Nothing was too hard, she guided us through all of the options and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We held both our ceremony and reception on the upper deck and the location was to die for! Sharon bent over backwards to ensure our day was perfect! The package we chose included photography, hair and make up etc. and Sharon did an amazing job in coordinating all of the suppliers to ensure everything ran smoothly. She certainly took the stress out of wedding planning! The food on the wedding night was incredible! Everything was cooked to perfection, presented beautifully and was absolutely delicious! Our guests were raving about the food all night!

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Dear Sarah, thank you for your amazing review! Sharon Gregory and all of the Sorrento team as well as the other providers, were overjoyed to read your recommendations and positive feedback, and were so happy your day was perfect! We hope to see you again one day very soon

10 Jul 2021

From the very start, Sorrento, were extremely helpful. They advised, shared their experiences and were very accomodating with my wishes. Closer to our booking, and with covid restrictions, cancellations and rebooking, Sorrento we’re flexible and reassured me. When we finally arrived at our wedding reception, we were blown away, the intimate table design and layout worked perfectly for our group of 24. The service was exceptional. Many of the guest comment on how attentive the staff were, wish makes it all more special. Last but not least, the food…. there is a dish for everyone, and it was amazing. One of the guest even had two main courses!

21 May 2021

Most amazing venue! The staff were so helpful and accommodating! The food was spectacular! All of our guests commented on what a fantastic venue we chose, including the amazing view!

30 Apr 2021

We had the most amazing and stress free wedding. Thank you to everyone at Sorrento Restaurant and bar especially Sandra for helping me get through the day and making the day just how I imagined. The food and service was amazing couldn't have asked for any better 💞

23 Mar 2021

Everything about the venue and the staff was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our special day. We would highly recommend.

10 Oct 2020

Living on the Gold Coast and planning a wedding in Airlie beach I knew would have its challenges. However when it came to booking my reception venue in, it was an effortless experience. All a bride wants is for her suppliers to be excited about the event and to genuinely care about how it all turns out and Sharon the event manager at Sorrento was all of that and so much more. Sharon was a very big reason as to why we had the most perfect wedding day. She was extremely helpful, accomodating and caring about giving us the reception we invisioned. The view at Sorrento is also perfect, it just doesn’t get any more beautiful then standing on that upstairs deck overlooking the crystal blue waters! The service was also impeccable, the staff were kind, friendly and joined in on all of our fun!

15 Aug 2020

Sorrento were absolutely amazing! Their service and wedding planner Sharon were absolutely fantastic. When planning our wedding, we took advantage of their winter package and were overjoyed with the end result. Sharon was easy to communicate with, very skilled and knowledgable and extremely flexible. Nothing was too much for her. I would highly recommend their scenic venue and beautiful staff members to anyone planning a wedding. You will have a wonderful wedding

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Thank you so much Tiffanie, it was such a pleasure hosting your wedding, a beautiful event which we hope you will remember fondly forever. Many thanks for choosing Sorrento's for such a special day! The team wishes you well in your future together

2 Nov 2019

Sorrento's Bar and Restaurant is a venue that provides stunning views of the Whitsundays, with an outdoor feel on the deck, with protection from any type of weather. Our interstate guests were delighted with the beautiful views. We received impeccable service and delicious food. To top it off great entertainment. Overall just perfect!!!

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Dear Darlene and Rupert, it was an absolute honour to help you celebrate your marriage, the ceremony was beautiful, your guests delightful and the night simply stunning. Thank you for choosing Sorrento's for your special day!

16 Jun 2019

Sorrento’s were amazing from beginning to end, and went above and beyond to help make our special day special. The food and drinks were delicious, and they were able to accomodate our dietary requirements. The staff and service were excellent and to top of it off they are in a great location over looking the marina and the Coral Sea, with sunsets to die for. We can’t recommend their highly enough.

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Dear Ildi and Clayton, we are so happy Sorrento's was your ideal ceremony and reception venue! The weather was rainy but the love was shining bright on your special day, that's for sure. Thank you for your recommendation it is highly appreciated

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