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Sorrento Restaurant and Bar

5.0  ( 21 reviews ) · Shop 20, 1-3 Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, Queensland · Show Phone
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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 60 guests seated (with dance floor) 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 canape menus, beautiful grazing stations, pizza, pasta and salad favourites, delicious desserts and 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.


Highly regarded in the region, Sandra Drechsel has extensive knowledge and experience in events and wedding management. Genuine and thorough, Sandra has considerable proven ability to build strong client relationships, interpret customer requirements and deliver an exemplary level of service that exceeds expectations. Sandra is organised, shows attention to detail and will understand the importance of your very special day to ensure each and every memory will be cherished for a life time.

Ms Sandra Drechsel

Functions / Venue Manager

Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 20 / Max 120 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $35 / High $ 79

Min 20 / Max 120 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

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21 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

September 2023

This venue is the absolute perfect backdrop for any wedding. The location, views, staff & food are second to none. Sandra ensured our day went off without a hitch- she always ensured our drink glasses were full, she was attentive & efficiently responsive to all our guests, nothing was too hard from day one; the whole process from our first enquiry to execution was impeccable. There is nowhere else we would have wanted to spend our special day. Thank you to the whole Sorrento team for making our big day perfect. We would recommend this location anyone getting married.

Kirby C.

Sorrento Restaurant and Bar

Dear Kirby, thank you for your incredible review and recommendation, it was our absolute honour to host your wedding day and we are so pleased everything went according to your wishes. We loved hosting your big day and we wish you all the best in your future happiness together! The Sorrento Team

July 2023

Sandra and her team were amazing. From our first conversation back in February Sandra has been so helpful and full of amazing ideas for our wedding. Organising everything from Melbourne was hard for me but a breeze for Sandra. On the day everything was absolutely perfect - the location,the people, the food and service - we would not change anything. Awesome xxx Mark & Lisa Wagner

Lisa T.

Sorrento Restaurant and Bar

Dear Mark and Lisa, what a day! So magical. Thank you for allowing us to host your wedding at Sorrento, it was our honour. Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback, it is highly appreciated! All the best to you both for a fulfilled future together, from The Sorrento Team

November 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!

Karen M.

Sorrento Restaurant and Bar

Thank you so much Karen, it was a privilege to host your wedding day! Thank you for the incredible feedback, it is highly appreciated and makes us proud.

October 2023

My wife and I were proudly married 02.09.2023 on Sorrento’s rooftop Deck & Bar… what an absolutely amazing spot! We could not have asked for a more picture perfect spot to share our vows but without a doubt, the thing that blew us away more was the manager, Mica. Such a beautiful person and went above and beyond to ensure that not just us, but that all of our guests were treated like royalty and she did it all with a smile on her face constantly. She was such a big support for us from the moment we met her, right up until the moment we left. She is Sorrento's biggest asset! On top of that, ALL the staff were very friendly and fantastic. I could not recommend Sorrento high enough so if you were looking here to get married…. Don’t give it another thought. Thank you Sorrento team!

Ash W.

September 2023

Beautiful location and setting for a wedding, we had the upstairs deck to ourselves. Their food was delicious and was complimented by many of our guests. The staff were so helpful and accommodating, they made it very easy to enjoy our big day. I would definitely recommend them for a wedding or function.

Kristy M.

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