Australia’s Best Beach Wedding Venues

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Australia is home to some of the most famous and breathtaking beaches in the world, so it’s no surprise couples from around the country are dreaming of easy-breezy ocean vibes and a chic coastal celebration. Can’t wait to sink your toes in the sand? Here are a few of our favourite beach wedding venues to help you ride that wedding wave.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Gold Coast

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Looking for the perfect beachfront wedding venue on the Gold Coast? Look no further than the Sheraton Grand Mirage. With its stunning location right on Main Beach, this five-star resort offers three unique ceremony locations nestled amongst tropical gardens and lagoons, with direct beach access for unforgettable photo opportunities. And for your reception, the Horizons Room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views of the gardens and ocean. For larger parties, the Mirage Grand Ballroom features magnificent chandeliers and a spacious pre-function terrace overlooking the resort lagoons. Let the passionate Sheraton events team create a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests. Address: Gold Coast, QLD

Kingfisher Bay Resort
Kingfisher Bay ResortPhoto: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

Nature-lovers? How about the World Heritage-listed natural beauty of Fraser Island for your holiday wedding, surrounded by lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear lakes at Kingfisher Bay Resort? Make a memorable entrance along a paperbark forest ‘aisle’ and pledge your love on Sunset Beach (or the secret Lakeside Beach) before celebrating poolside under the stars, toes-in-the-sand in a rustic bush setting, or in the resort’s ballroom. Address: Fraser Island QLD

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Daydream Island

Imagine the invites: Join us at Lovers Cove on Daydream Island. Swoon. This Whitsundays idyll offers stunning locations (catering from two to 250 guests), ample accommodation for all your crew, and Great Barrier Reef adventures on your doorstep. You’ll find the intimate Daydream Chapel and Lovers Cove both on the sunset-ready western side — and if you’ve ever considered an Underwater Observatory Ceremony, they have it here too! Address: The Whitsundays QLD

Casa Rotunda, Hamilton Island

If you picture a wedding with endless ocean views as the backdrop, Casa Rotunda is the ultimate venue. You can get married in complete privacy at this island oasis with exclusive use of the property.

This luxurious holiday home is located on beautiful Hamilton Island in The Whitsundays and is one of the region’s most spectacular wedding venues. It features a distinctive blend of Queensland’s coastal charm and Mediterranean-inspired design, bound to leave you spellbound.

The serene setting and water views make Casa Rotunda an enchanting location for a wedding or honeymoon that you will never forget. Address: Hamilton Island, QLD

Coast Port Beach
Coast Port Beach
A west-coast sunset can be a real scene-stealer, especially from the beach! Nestled in the sand dunes of North Fremantle, Coast Port Beach offers toes-in-the-sand ceremonies just steps from the charming Boathouse reception room. Guests can chill in the beach club before feasting on fresh, seasonal produce and enjoying the relaxed, coastal ambience and superb Indian Ocean vistas. Address: Perth WA

Looking for a comprehensive guide to Australia’s best destination wedding venues? Find it here!

Beachside Dojo
Beachside DojoBeachside Dojo captures Manly’s coastal-cool vibe with a very warm and welcoming style of hospitality. The venue is exclusively yours to enjoy, including a rooftop balcony overlooking the glistening sea. Beachfront vows flow seamlessly into evening festivities with delicious Western-meets-Japanese menus on offer. Address: Manly NSW

Elements of Byron
Elements of ByronIf you can’t wait to unleash your inner stylist, then Elements of Byron is perfection. Acres of glorious beachfront, masses of space for marquees and tents, resort facilities, and elegant villa accommodation make Elements a must-see. You’ll also have Byron’s creative community of wedding professionals on hand to deliver your dream. Address: Byron Bay, NSW

Freycinet Lodge
Freycinet LodgeA wedding day at Honeymoon Bay. What could be more romantic? With the pink granite mountains of the Hazards and the wild beauty of Great Oyster Bay as your backdrop, this east-coast escape is unforgettable. Freycinet Lodge offers a choice of ceremony sites (including the Cape Tourville Lighthouse) together with gourmet dining, and pavilion-style accommodation in a sublime national park setting. Address: Freycinet National Park TAS

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
IcebergsAustralia’s most iconic beach and swimming pool plus a legendary dining room. Now there’s a cracker combo. Icebergs Dining Room and Bar offers million-dollar views over the historic pool and across Bondi Beach. Located at the southern end of the building, the space also features a dance floor, a fully staffed private bar, and three private balconies for an unforgettable occasion. Address: Bondi Beach, NSW

Moby Dicks Whale Beach
Moby Dicks Whale BeachLove a nautical vibe? Chart a course to Moby Dicks in the Sydney northern beaches suburb of Whale Beach. Exchange vows in the tropical landscaped gardens before photos and frivolity on the beach and reception cheer in the elegant, light-filled dining space. For more waterside wedding action, see Moby Dicks’ sister venues including The Boathouses at Palm Beach, Shelley Beach and Balmoral Beach. Address: Sydney NSW

St Mary’s by the Sea
St Marys by the sea
Where do you find Australia’s prettiest seaside chapel? In Tropical North Queensland of course! Local landmark St Mary’s by the Sea (circa 1880s) really is within cooee of the sand as well as several stellar reception venues, including historic Sugar Wharf and Salsa Bar & Grill. Stained-glass windows, sparkling Coral Sea views, and a bell to ring in your “I do” make this non-denominational beauty a must-see. See more of St Mary’s by the Sea at Nicole & Declan’s intimate elopement. Address: Port Douglas QLD

The Stokehouse St Kilda Beach
Stokehouse St KildaThis much-celebrated St Kilda dining address also hosts very swish seaside weddings. The Palm Room overlooks the beach and palm-lined promenade, perfect for up to 40 guests, while larger events can be hosted in the STOKEBAR and coveted oceanfront terrace. Every detail is considered here, from exceptional ingredients to custom mirrors angled to ensure everyone has a view of the water!  Address: St Kilda VIC

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford AdelaideLooking for a fairytale touch? The Stamford Grand Adelaide invites you to arrive by horse and carriage to your romantic beachfront, foreshore, or jetty vows before a reception in the Grand Ballroom or more intimate Moseley Room (both on the first floor with magnificent ocean views). Address: Glenelg SA

Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel
Stradbroke Island Beach HotelWith three gorgeous beaches within strolling distance, The Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel offers a close-to-home island experience. Less than an hour from the Brisbane mainland you can marry on the sun-drenched sands then celebrate with a sweeping view of the sea in the Headland Room. Stylish self-contained apartments invite you and your crew to really relax and embrace Straddie’s laid-back coastal vibe. Address: Stradbroke Island QLD

West Beach Bathers Pavilion
West Beach Bathers PavilionYou can’t get much closer to the sand than this! Built in 1928 for the burgeoning beach culture of the time, West Beach Bathers Pavilion was lovingly restored to offer relaxed seaside charm with a dash of nostalgia. Enjoy canapes and cocktails on the sand or sit-down dining inside. The expansive deck showcases beach and bay views (especially magical at sunset) and the vibe is low-key and very lovely.  Address: St Kilda VIC

Once you’ve got your perfect beach wedding venue sorted head over to our Ultimate Beach Wedding Guide for more inspiration and ideas for planning your perfect destination beach wedding.

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