Cairns, Palm Cove & Port Douglas Beach Wedding Venues
There are quite a number of pretty Cairns beach locations you can choose to exchange your wedding vows or conduct a commitment ceremony.
In Cairns itself the esplanade is a popular place for brides to be on the lush green lawns and boardwalks overlooking the cities harbour, then you have the next popular beach location of Holloway's beach Holloway's beach with its soft sand and tree lined frontage. There is also a beachfront restaurant here that you can have your wedding reception straight after your beach wedding ceremony.
Heading north from Holloway's Beach is Yorkeys Knob that offers a bay like location with a rocky outcrop that is a great prop for those dramatic wedding photographs. Yorkeys Knob is not dissimilar to Holloway's Beach in that it is like a little community village built around the beachfront as the main attraction. Holloway's Beach does not have beachfront restaurants like Holloway's Beach or Palm Cove but it does have the Yorkeys Knob boat club which has a great timber deck that looks out over the harbour and all of the luxury vessels on their moorings.
Next is Trinity Beach another very popular bay like beach front with a craggy hillside that has good walking trails that make for great photography overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. The beachfront esplanade here is lovingly cared for by the residents of Trinity Beach and the city council and it is absolutely stunning and a credit to all of their efforts.
Trinity Beach also has a selection of lovely beachfront restaurants that you can hold your wedding reception.
Then onto Clifton Beach a more natural non man made beachfront esplanade with giant ancient Melaleuca trees and a mixture of palm trees and native bush land. Another very pretty Cairns beach wedding location. Clifton Beach has an array of holiday accommodation but no beachfront restaurants for wedding ceremonies.
Palm Cove known as the jewel in the crown of the Cairns northern beaches for most bride and grooms as it is a small beachfront village with cobble stoned streets, palm fringed beaches with all the major hotels and resorts just a few steps away. Palm Cove also offers a multitude of choice for your wedding reception venue as there are a number of five star resorts with function rooms and sprawling gardens. There are also quite a number of restaurants that are popular for holding wedding receptions.
One of the biggest wedding draw cards for Palm Cove is its beautiful white wedding chapel located on the beachfront at the Alamanda Resort and Spa. This purpose built wedding chapel provides the answer to all of those brides that dreamed of that white wedding in a beachfront chapel. It really is stunning.
To the north Ellis Beach is another natural type of beach that is located five minutes drive north from Palm Cove. It offers idyllic views across the ocean to Double Island and northwards along the coast to Port Douglas making it a very pretty wedding photography location indeed. There is only one casual style restaurant with bar facilities here if you would like to have a small wedding celebration.
Next wedding destination northwards from Cairns on the Captain Cook Highway is Port Douglas known as the playground of the rich and famous. Port Douglas like Palm Cove has a beautiful white wedding chapel that is extremely popular all year round that is located on the waterfront side of Anzac park with beautiful views out over the ocean to the mountains beyond. Like the Palm Cove wedding chapel you have to reserve your date as soon as possible if you were planning on either of these chapels for your Cairns and Port Douglas beach wedding.
Port Douglas also offers a good array of resorts to hold your wedding reception and a large selection of restaurants that would also suit. Port Douglas also has a spectacular rainforest setting for the wedding reception just seven minutes drive from the main street at a place called Flames of the Forest Again like the beachfront chapels you need to enquire early if you wanted to book this location out exclusively.
From Port Douglas you have other beachfront wedding locations like Newell Beach, Wonga Beach and then the Daintree rainforest and Cape Tribulation
Rainforest clad beaches. These beaches are secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of the Cairns northern beaches villages and are perfect for the more casual wedding affair. The Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation area has some very nice resorts like Silky Oaks and Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa where you could hold your wedding reception.
The bride and groom can choose to arrive at the wedding chapel, hotel resort or beachfront location in many styles and modes of transport.
Some of the more traditional types of wedding transport are the horse and carriage that prances down the esplanade just like the way it's done in Britain, the open top classic car convertibles from all areas, the stretch limousine, the stretch hummer, the trike or the formal wedding Calais sedan.
Some more unique wedding transport options can be for the bride or groom to land in a helicopter onto the beach in Palm Cove, you could also land a helicopter on a coral sand cay, arrive on the back of a roaring Harley Davidson trike or in the side car.
You could take a helicopter to a location out on the Great Barrier Reef where your family and friends will be waiting. The arrival to your Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas wedding is one of the fun parts of arranging your perfect wedding day for you both.
Magical Night Time Dinner In Rainforest
- Departs From: Cairns, Palm Cove and Cairns Beaches
Aboriginal Cultural Experience: 7:30pm to 10:30pm (excluding transfer time)
Rainforest Dining Experience: 7:30pm to 10:00pm (excluding transfer time)
Book this simply stunning Port Douglas rainforest venue for your private wedding and your guests will be talking about it for many years to come as will you and your new life partner.
Port Douglas Luxury Sunset Sailing | Adults Only | Queensland | Australia | SAS
- Departs From: Port Douglas Marina Mirage
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Show off the wedding destination to all of your family and friends that have flown in for your nuptials aboard this beautiful Port Douglas private charter boat.
Cairns Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight
- Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove
30 minutes or 60 minutes
Hold your wedding ceremony on the Atherton Tablelands in a sky full of Hot Air Balloons with all of your family and friends looking on from their hot air balloons. Now that wedding idea is simply spectacular
Cairns 45 or 60 Minute Helicopter Scenic Flights | NT
- Departs From: Cairns
2 options available:
- 45 minute Reef & Rainforest Ex Cairns
- 60 minute Reef & Rainforest Ex Cairns
Another great way to ask your loved one to marry you is to hire a helicopter from Cairns or Port Douglas to take you to the cliff top on a remote waterfall in the rainforest. And when the answer is yes celebrate with a bottle of bubbles and a few nibbles and a swim in the waterfall
Cairns Luxury Charter Boat | Great Barrier Reef
- Departs From:
4 hours minimum
MV-Phoen1 is the ultimate in luxury cruising for your Queensland honeymoon. Cruise from the Whitsundays to Lizard Island, Cooktown and beyond on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Intimate weddings and ceremonies are a specialty on this luxury cruise boat
Cairns Reef Tours | Green Island Snorkel Tour | FULL DAY Great Barrier Reef Tour
- Departs From: Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
5 Hours on Green Island - 9:00am Departure (Big Cat)
4 Hours on Green Island- 11:00am Departure (Reef Rocket)
Return to Cairns at 5:00pm for both tours
Your wedding group will love to take a full day or half day tour out to see an island on the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island is only a short boat journey from Cairns
White Water Rafting Barron River | Adrenaline Half Day Tour | FF
- Departs From: Barron River, Cairns
2 hours (approx) of rafting
Perfect activity for your wedding group. Either you are looking for a half day or a full day tour, your family and friends will love white water rafting in Tropical North Queensland and will have great memories of your wedding.
Boat Charter Port Douglas | Reef Fishing Private Charter
- Departs From: Port Douglas, Closehaven Marina
8 hours, includes time to get to the Great Barrier Reef
Having a boat for yourselves and your wedding guests for a full day is a fantastic way to start your wedding celebrations in Tropical North Queensland. Based in Port Douglas MV-Nman also offers snorkelling your wedding party will absolutely! Fun for the whole family
Great Barrier Reef Tours | Frankland Islands Reef Cruises | Snorkel & Dive
- Departs From: 169 Ross Road, Deeral, QLD 4871
9 hours (approx)
Located south of Cairns, Frankland Islands are a great destination for you and your wedding guests. This full day tour is the only one visiting Frankland Islands daily. Your wedding party can enjoy activities such as glass bottom boat, semi-submersible tour and diving.
Snorkel Tour Port Douglas | Low Isles Snorkel Reef Trip | WD
- Departs From: Crystalbrook Marina Port Douglas
6.5 hours (approx.)
Discover an idyllic piece of Tropical North Queensland - Low Isles, relax on the beach, swim with turtles, explore the island... this is a fantastic day trip departing from Port Douglas, your wedding group will love.
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
Located directly on the palm fringed sandy shore of Palm Cove, Alamanda offers 1,2, 3 and 4 bedroom suites. Home of the beachfront Alamanda wedding chapel, ensure to book well in advance.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Lodge offers a private setting amongst the Rainforest with a private Beach, and stunning treehouse style accommodation. Ensure to ask us about our intimate wedding cermonies or perhaps for that special destination for your Honeymoon in tropical paradise.
Silky Oaks Lodge Daintree Rainforest
Located on the edge of the Mossman gorge, nestled amongst the rainforest Silky Oaks boasts a tranquil setting for your special day - or for your romantic honeymoon. Relax in your private treehouse style accommodation complete with hammock!
Port Douglas Luxury Holiday House - 7WS
Looking for a luxurious house with amazing views in Port Douglas for your special day? Wharf Street Port Douglas is a short stroll to the heart of Port Douglas and Chapel. We have a range of luxury holiday homes and villas within close proximity for your special event.
Port Douglas Luxury Holiday House - 15W
This Luxurious 4 Bedroom Holiday House located on Wharf Street boasts stunning ocean views and tropical gardens. Split over two levels this stunning holiday home features multiple living areas, private Swimming Pool all within a short walk to Chapel by the Sea, Restaurants and Port Douglas Marina.
Beachfront Holiday Home Port Douglas - 17WS
Complete with Private Beach access this luxury 4 Bedroom (plus Guest Suite) features multiple entertaining areas, spacious lawn amongst landscaped gardens and stunning views from the wet edge pool and dining pavilion. Live like a celebrity and experience the luxury - living in the heart of Port Douglas.
Coral Sands Resort Trinity Beach
Trinity Beach is one of Cairns' northern beaches - a lovely family friendly wedding destination! Coral Sands Beachfront Resort can accommodate up to 60 guests int he exclusive function lawn with Palm tree and beach views. Experience the sand between your toes or within the tropical gardens for the ultimate tropical wedding!