Beach Wedding Venues in Queensland

Beach Wedding Venues QLD
Beach Weddings: Queensland | Australia

Queensland has some of the best beach wedding venues in the world thanks to its 13,000km of beautiful coastline, nearly 2,000 private islands and balmy tropical climate. Boasting more beachside reception venues than anywhere else in Australia, including some of the world's most iconic coastal destinations, Queensland is the state of choice for amazing seaside nuptials.

The most beautiful beach wedding locations in Queensland are shared between the mainland's coastline and the shores of many private islands situated in the Coral Sea. The Whitsunday Islands are a particular hotspot for amazing beach weddings with many private island resorts nestled around the world heritage Great Barrier Reef.

Most island wedding venues that are located off the coast of Queensland are easily accessible via a 20 - 30 minute ferry ride which is often included with island wedding packages. If you prefer to avoid a boat trip, tropical North Queensland has many coastal wedding destinations on the mainland including 5 star resorts with stunning poolside and waterfront event spaces perfect for beach wedding themes.

If you're looking for the perfect place for a tropical wedding getaway, these gorgeous beachfront wedding venues in QLD come with plenty more than an idyllic oceanfront location. From secluded beaches at private islands to stunning wedding resorts on the mainland coast, these are Queensland's best beach wedding locations. 

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Best Beach Wedding Venues in QLD

Lovers Cove beach wedding venue at Daydream Island Resort in Queensland
1. Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef

  • Location: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Daydream Island is a world class destination for beach weddings in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands and is located 30 minutes from the mainland at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. In addition to the infinity deck at Lovers Cove the island has lots of secluded beaches perfect for wedding ceremonies & receptions on the sands of the Coral Sea.

Also at Daydream Island is a beautiful glass chapel overlooking the Whitsunday’s azure waters, poolside event spaces, bars, restaurants, an underwater coral observatory and accommodation for all wedding guests. With rainforest walks, the reef to explore, swim up bars and a day spa, Daydream Island is one of the world’s best places for a beach wedding getaway.

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Outdoor reception venue at beach wedding location in Palm Cove
2. Peppers Beach Resort Palm Cove

  • Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD 4879
  • Capacity: 120
  • Accommodation: 134 rooms
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Situated half way between Cairns and Port Douglas in tropical North Queensland is Peppers Beach Resort, where seaside wedding ceremonies are synonymous with sunny blue skies, swaying palms and golden sand. 

The resort has a gorgeous poolside event space with a balmy beachside ambience perfect for outdoor wedding receptions with up to 80 Guests. There’s also an indoor function venue that seats 90 people and contemporary hotel rooms to accommodate all guests.

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Hayman Island wedding destination in QLD
3. Hayman Island Resort

  • Location: Hayman Island, Whitsundays QLD
  • Capacity: 2 - 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 300+
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Hayman Island Resort is one of Queensland's most sought after beach wedding locations and is situated near the world heritage Great Barrier Reef in the crystal waters of the Whitsundays. The bucket-list destination reached via luxury catamaran, private charter or helicopter from Hamilton Island, has 166 ocean-view rooms in three individually bookable wings.

The island's luxurious wedding venues include entirely secluded beaches, formal gardens bordered by tropical rainforest, an epic poolside deck, oceanfront event spaces with open air dining, an antique chapel and an incredible circular ballroom that has floor to ceiling mirrors.

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Waterfront wedding venue with outdoor event space
4. Reflections Lake Cooby

  • Location: 239 Loveday Road, Geham, QLD 4352
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 150+
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Reflections Lake Cooby is the perfect beach wedding venue for an affordable weekend getaway where all your guests can stay onsite with you. Cheaper than Queensland's popular beach locations, Reflections is no less spectacular with 50 acres of lush green hills and valleys providing a scenic backdrop for waterfront weddings nestled in the best of nature.

Wedding facilities include a permanent reception marquee, a function centre and rustic barn (catering for 300, 120 and 60 guests respectively), cabins & bell tents that accommodate 150+ guests and a lake house that sleeps 10. There's also a late night bonfire site and unlike all other beach wedding venues in Queensland, Reflections Lake Cooby has no curfew.

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Villa Botanica Beach Venue
5. Villa Botanica Whitsundays

  • Location: Botanica Drive, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 100
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The seaside dining deck at Villa Botanica is one of the best beachfront reception venues in Queensland. This luxurious coastal estate is situated on the Coral Sea just 15 minutes from Queensland's popular Airlie Beach and offers an all-in-one destination for oceanfront weddings within 5 acres of Balinese-inspired gardens. All inclusive wedding packages are tailored to requirements.

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Beachfront wedding venue at Magnetic Island in Queensland
6. Peppers Blue on Blue Resort

  • Location: Magnetic Island, Queensland
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is a five star wedding destination located within the tropical paradise of Magnetic Island's glittering marina. Situated 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville, the resort's giant lagoon pool, luxurious oceanfront rooms and myriad of beautiful event spaces are all set against a scenic natural backdrop of lush mountains and glistening ocean.

Wedding packages at Peppers Blue include a fully styled ceremony within the resort's grounds or at any of Magnetic Island's beautiful bays. The resort's most popular reception venue is the poolside deck which seats 50 guests under the stars and for larger weddings there's the restaurant & bar which seats up to 120 and the marina deck which seats 150 with sea views.

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Beachfront Reception Venue in Cairns QLD
7. The Bluewater

  • Location: 7 Harbour Drive, Trinity Park, QLD 4879
  • Capacity: 120
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

One of the most scenic oceanfront reception venues in Queensland with its stunning views of the ranges surrounding Cairns, is The Bluewater at Trinity Park. This romantic fairy-lit restaurant has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding marina and is a favourite wedding venue with locals being only 15 minutes from the Cairns town centre.

The Bluewater offers affordable wedding packages with all catering and beverages included, an in-house wedding planner and the option to get married on the beach at Angel Cove or on the lighthouse deck.

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Beach wedding location Great Keppel Island
8. Great Keppel Island QLD

  • Location: The Esplanade, Great Keppel Island, QLD 4703
  • Capacity: 170
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

One of Queensland's most affordable and beautiful places to get married barefoot on the beach is Great Keppel Island. This dream wedding location is a 30 minute ferry ride from Yeppoon (situated about half way between Brisbane and Townsville) and has accessibility to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway has wedding facilities for up to 170 guests in an open-sided tropical hut, marquee and beachfront lawns. All guests can be accommodated on the island in two houses and self contained beach cabins, and there's a late ferry that transports any guests not staying overnight back to the mainland.  

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Coastal wedding destination at Noosa Springs
9. Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort

  • Location: Links Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD 4567
  • Capacity: 300
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Just 3km from Noosa Main Beach is the picturesque Springs Golf & Spa Resort where waterfront wedding ceremonies can be hosted on the banks of Lake Weyba. This popular coastal spot also has a beautiful 'Plateau' garden and lounge terrace that offer ceremony spaces with views over the lake and Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

All inclusive wedding packages cater for up to 300 guests in a choice of lavish reception venues that include the private Clubhouse Lounge and expanding function room. Onsite accommodation is in one & two bedroom self contained apartments that overlook the first fairway and there's also an aqua therapy spa, pool and fitness centre.

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Oceanfront wedding destination near Airlie Beach QLD
10. Freedom Shores Weddings

  • Location: Pringle Road, Woodwark, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 34
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Freedom Shores is the perfect beachside wedding venue for a weekend getaway in your own private resort. Located 10 minutes from Airlie Beach directly on the Coral Sea, the resort's accommodation sleeps up to 34 guests in 14 boat bungalows, suites and a beach shack.

When you book all accommodation you get exclusive use of the resort for 2+ nights including your choice of two large lawn areas for an outdoor or marquee ceremony & reception. If you don't want to book all accommodation you can simply book the beach shack which has its own mostly private beachfront lawn suitable for dining under the stars or a marquee or teepee reception.

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Beach Venues on the Gold Coast

Oceanfront Reception Venue Sheraton Grand Mirage
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast

  • Location: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, QLD 4217
  • Capacity: 600
  • Accommodation: Sleeps all
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Sheraton Grand Mirage is the only 5 star beachfront resort on the Gold Coast and is a stunning destination for seaside weddings that has oceanfront villas, tropical gardens and a lagoon pool with a swim up bar.

The beachfront event terrace, glass-walled Horizons function space and stunning ballrooms cater for wedding receptions with a minimum of 50 guests. Most event spaces have panoramic ocean views and come with all inclusive wedding packages that are discounted on Sundays and for winter weddings.

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Waterfront reception venue Ancora
Ancora Weddings

  • Location: 118 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
  • Capacity: 150
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Just 10 minutes south of the Queensland border is Ancora, a light & airy coastal venue with floor to ceiling windows and beautiful water views. The spacious mediterranean-inspired reception room overlooks Terranora Inlet and features a statement marble bar, polished timber floors and a neutral colour palette easily styled to coastal wedding themes.

Snapper Rocks and Rainbow Bay Beach are beautiful spots for oceanfront weddings and photos near Ancora with on-site ceremonies also available. Wedding packages come with personalised seated or cocktail menus, all furniture & furnishings and a dedicated wedding planner.

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Surfers Paradise wedding resort Peppers Soul
Peppers Soul

  • Location: 8 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
  • Capacity: 150
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Peppers Soul is an opulent hotel that offers lavish oceanfront weddings overlooking the internationally renowned beach of Surfers Paradise. Wedding facilities at the 77 level hotel include a stunning Beach View Deck, a romantic secret garden, reception venues with views over the Pacific Ocean and photo opportunities on the grand sweeping staircase.

All inclusive lunch and dinner wedding packages come with your own wedding coordinator and choice of cocktail or seated dining. One, two and three bedroom luxury hotel suites accommodate all guests.

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Beach wedding venue Gold Coast Langham
The Langham Gold Coast

  • Location: 38 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
  • Capacity: 600
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Langham brings a new level of luxury to beachfront wedding locations on the Gold Coast with its opulent Diamond Ballroom, grand ocean-view foyer, outdoor reception area and elegant Bridal Suite. All inclusive wedding packages start at $375/pp and include a full styling & coordination team, personalised menu and optional wedding cake & bonbonnieres.

At The Langham you can choose between a beachside wedding ceremony or the luxe Diamond Foyer which has stunning Pacific Ocean views and comes with use of the poolside terrace for post ceremony celebrations. Two grand reception venues provide more than 1,400m² of exquisite event space.

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Coastal Wedding Spot at Cabarita Beach
Cabarita Beach Station

  • Location: Cabarita Road, Bogangar, NSW 2488
  • Capacity: 500
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

Completely immersed in National Park just 45 minutes south of the Gold Coast is Cabarita Beach Station, a private camp ground and one of the most affordable and unknown beach wedding locations in Australia. This hidden gem is situated on 15 acres of secluded nature 950 metres from Cabarita Beach and can be hired for your exclusive use with all guests able to camp onsite.

Cabarita Beach Station is located within the Cudgen Nature Reserve & conservation zone so in addition to ocean and lake views, you may also spot a Koala along with many native bird species. The charm of this location is the lack of onsite amenities. You'll need to hire a marquee, tipis or Sperry tent, portable toilets, a generator and a glamping village for non-campy guests.

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Sugar Beach wedding venue
Sugar Beach Ranch

  • Location: Keith Hall Lane, Keith Hall, NSW 2478
  • Capacity: 100
  • Accommodation: Sleeps 4
  • Wedding Packages: DIY/BYO

One of Australia's most exclusive beaches to get married on is situated just south of the Queensland border at Sugar Beach Ranch. This private horse ranch belonged to the late INXS manager Chris 'CM' Murphy and sits on 60 acres of unspoilt coastline. 

The retired polo horses that reside here can be incorporated into your special day including getting married on the beach on horseback.

Wedding facilities include a resort-style poolside event space, marquee garden, two renovated 2 bedroom cabins and a glamping lawn. Venue hire includes access to your own private beach with a birds eye view of migrating whales between the months of June and November. 

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Beach Venues in Brisbane

Cherbon waterfront wedding venue
Cherbon Waters

  • Location: 121 Cherbon Street, Burbank, QLD 4156
  • Capacity: 320
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Cherbon Waters overlooks the picturesque Leslie Harrison Reservoir and is one of Brisbane's most popular waterfront wedding venues. The equestrian property offers an affordable waterfront alternative to oceanfront venues and comes with beautiful gardens, a garden reception marquee and a covered lakeside gazebo for waterside ceremonies.

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Waters Edge Wedding Location Brisbane
Waters Edge Weddings At Portside

  • Location: 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton, QLD 4007
  • Capacity: 60 - 750
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Waters Edge is one of the largest waterfront wedding spots in Brisbane catering for up to 300 seated guests or 750 for a cocktail reception. The reception venue is situated at Portside Wharf and has expansive windows that overlook the picturesque Brisbane River.

All inclusive wedding packages start at $160/pp for evening weddings with 5 star catering by The Fresh Collective. Lunch time weddings are slightly cheaper.

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Beach Venues in Far North QLD

Beach wedding hotel in Port Douglas Queensland
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple

  • Location: 22 Mitre Street, Craiglie, QLD 4877
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

The Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa is a sophisticated spot for coastal weddings near Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. The 5 star luxury resort is nestled on 10 acres of tropical North QLD oceanfront and comes with the option of a beach wedding ceremony, intimate vows on the Sunrise Boardwalk and an outdoor reception overlooking the flame-lit lagoon pool. 

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Seaside wedding venue Mirage Whitsundays
Mirage Whitsundays

  • Location: 11 Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale, QLD 4802
  • Capacity: 200
  • Accommodation: Sleeps everyone
  • Wedding Packages: All inclusive

Villa 23 at Mirage Whitsundays is the perfect seaside wedding venue for intimate ceremonies overlooking the blue waters and bobbing boats of Whisper Bay. The perfectly manicured lawn can be viewed from the private villa balcony and is skirted by the Bicentennial Walkway with views to the Coral Sea.

For wedding receptions the Whisper Restaurant & Gin Bar provides a number of event spaces. The Gin Bar's alfresco deck is popular for intimate seated receptions while the 1st floor restaurant and pool bar caters for wedding receptions with up to 200 guests.

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With more than 1,700 beaches featuring soft white sand and a year-round tropical climate, Queensland is the perfect destination for romantic seaside weddings. Above are 20 amazing oceanfront venues that all feature stunning places to get married on the beach as well as beautiful beachfront reception venues with incredible ocean views.

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