Port Douglas Wedding Venues & Chapels
There are a number of beautiful venues in and around Port Douglas to stage a wedding. There is something to suit any budget and all of them incorporate the stunning natural environment.
Rex Smeal Park is an ideal spot for an outdoor wedding ceremony overlooking both the Coral Sea and the Daintree Rainforest. It is protected from south-easterly breezes and has enough palm trees to provide shade and protection from the sun. A perfect location for a sunset wedding.
St. Mary's Chapel by the Sea is a beautiful non-denominational wedding chapel located right on the seafront in the middle of Port Douglas. For those who want a more traditional venue for their wedding ceremony, this chapel is unique a quaint pretty white chapel on a tropical seashore. Apart from being fabulous for wedding photographs, the other main feature of this chapel is the huge altar window through which you'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean as you exchange your vows. There will also be a wedding bell ringing on your wedding day!
If your heart is set on a beach wedding there are several options in Port Douglas with a number of nearby beautiful beaches including Four Mile Beach, Oak Beach, Newell Beach to name a few.
The Sea Temple in Port Douglas is a luxurious beachfront resort located on secluded Four Mile Beach. The resort has a large range of accommodation from studio rooms to villas with private plunge pools, swim-outs or rooftop spas. Stylish and sophisticated, there is also a day spa and 18-hole Links golf course. They have the facilities to cater for any size and style of wedding in this beautiful location.
The 5 Star Sheraton Mirage on Four Mile Beach sits on 130 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens. Theres an 18 hole golf course, two hectares of swimmable saltwater lagoons and first class accommodation. It is also family friendly so its particularly suitable if you have wedding guests coming along with children. The Sheraton Mirage also has a unique glass walled wedding chapel within its tropical gardens overlooking the ocean. As far as receptions are concerned there are several options from intimate cocktail parties, al freso dinners or larger events.
Around Port Douglas there are also a number of very exclusive private retreats for those who want a private wedding in a stunning tropical hideaway. Some of these properties include:
Bali Hai features 4 thatched burees on a private acreage just north of Port Douglas. The main living area opens up on to an entertaining area with a wet edge pool that looks out across rainforested mountains. Maximum number of guests for a wedding is 150 people. Minimum 5 nights stay required.
Shangri-Lais tucked away in a valley, just 25 minutes north of Port Douglas. It accommodates up to 8 people and features a saltwater lap pool and Balinese styled poolside cabana. Intimate wedding ceremonies (maximum 60 guests) can be celebrated with views across the valley to the beautiful mountains.Minimum 5 nights stay required.
The Beach Villa on Newell Beachis located on absolute beachfront at quiet Newell Beach, just 20 minutes north of Port Douglas.The Balinese styled villa accommodates up to six guestsand features awet-edge swimming pool with views over the grassy lawnand out to the beach andocean. A romantic getaway and perfect for a honeymoon. Theres enough capacity for 60 people at a ceremony but only 25 for a sit down function. Minimum 5 nights stay required.
Mali Mali is a very special retreat that was crowned the best house in Australia. Located on 40 acres over a hilltop, it has 360 degree views from the Daintree Rainforest to the Pacific Ocean and back to the rainforest. It accommodates up tosix guests and features a tennis court, heli pad and stunning wet-edge horizon swimming pool. There is space for a wedding with up to 40 guests. Minimum 5 nights stay required.
Unique FNQ Weddings
There is no doubt that Port Douglas provides many opportunities for couples to stage an exceptional wedding in a true tropical paradise. But, for those couples who want to go the extra mile and celebrate their union in style with a truly unique wedding venue, here are a few other ideas:
Green Island The Great Barrier Reef is World Heritage Listed and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Within the Reef lies Green Island, an ancient rainforested coral cay and home to over 120 native plants and colourful birds. Just off shore there are beautiful coral gardens that you can explore from the beach with a snorkel.
Only a short journey from Cairns, Green Island is a national park with one 5 Star eco-sensitive resort located there. It includes 46 luxurious suites nestled in the rainforest and a function room. A perfect location for a wedding on a tropical island paradise.
Upolu Cay If you like the idea of tying the knot on a remote and uninhabited coral cay then Upolu Cay would provide the perfect backdrop for a Robinson Crusoe style wedding. Upolu Cay is a tiny sandy cay surrounded by shallow glistening turquoise waters. A unforgettable wedding location with unique photograph opportunities to treasure.
Low Isles Sailaway Yacht Charters For those who love the idea of sailing on our tropical waters, private wedding charters are available on this new luxury vessel (Lagoon 500) which departs from Port Douglas and sails to the nearby Low Isles. A wonderfully relaxing and tranquil way to get married as you soak up the views of the Great Barrier Reef and mountains onshore.
Hot Air Ballooning For the ultimate wedding with a view, why not consider a beautifully peaceful wedding ceremony as you float above the tropical norths picturesque landscape at sunrise? Breathe in the wide open spaces, say I do in the air and then come back down to earth for a wedding breakfast at a beachside exclusive resort.
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