Far North Queensland is a remarkable place, and quite unlike any other on earth. A destination of warmth and stunning colour and beauty, it is perfect for a romantic wedding celebration that will leave your guests speechless.

Relaxed and vibrant, it offers a range of views from beach and ocean to lush rainforest hinterlands. Your wedding photographer will be delightfully spoilt for choice for your wedding album.

Whether you are choosing a destination wedding that gives all of your loved ones a mini-break, or you live locally and want to celebrate one incredible day, this is the only list of Cairn wedding venues you will need to consider.

In no particular order, here are the editor’s top picks for wedding venues in Cairns, QLD

 

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1. Hilton Cairns

Address: 34 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870

Hilton Cairns

Offering an exquisite romantic location and the service of this internationally-renowned hotel group, you will be sure to unlock your dream wedding at the Hilton Cairns.

With a range of spaces for your ceremony, reception,and accommodation, all of your wedding weekend needs will be looked after here. Choose from waterfront or chapel vows to cocktails or fine dining on the terrace overlooking the inlet and marina, or even a relaxed poolside reception for a more intimate soiree.

Capacity: 500

Type of Venue: Contemporary, beachfront, hotel

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2. South Pacific Bridal

Address: 6 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870

South Pacific Bridal

There is nothing more dreamy than a FNQ wedding. This group of vendors combines to cater to your every wedding day needs, from venues to decorations, photographers, caterers, entertainers and so much more.

You can choose from a range of magical spaces including chapels with floor to ceiling views of the water and coastline to barefoot vows right on the beach or an elegant garden marquee or fine hotel dining.

In partnership with premier venues in Cairns and Palm Cove, don’t consider planning your wedding without talking to South Pacific Bridal.

Capacity: Various, contact venue to confirm

Type of Venue: Contemporary, hotel, beachfront, garden

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3. Peppers Beach Club & Spa

Address: 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879

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Located in magical Palm Cove, one of the greatest features Peppers has to offer is choice. Choose from a ceremony on the beach, in the gardens or beside the pool. Choose from formal dining in the restaurant, to a fun and relaxed buffet, cool cocktails under the stars or more. Choose intimate and private, or an exciting celebration with a hundred of your nearest and dearest.

Contact their dedicated and passionate events team for your options today, including accommodation for all of your guests.

Capacity: 130

Type of Venue: Hotel, contemporary, beachfront

 

4. Salt House

Address: Marina Point, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns City QLD 4870

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For an event with a difference, come to Salt House. At Marina Point in Cairns, Salt House offers breathtaking views of the city, ocean,and hinterlands. This modern and iconic waterfront venue is versatile, and can cater to intimate private dining or luxurious all-inclusive celebrations.

The venue can plan both stand up and sit down receptions. The outdoor restaurant has a gorgeous viewing deck that can hold your dream ceremony of up to 200 guests; and will delight each and every one of them with inspired culinary options and premium beverage packages. Watch the world go by with a glass of champagne (or two!)

Capacity: 200

Type of Venue: Contemporary, restaurant, waterfront

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5. Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Address: 5 Triton St, Palm Cove QLD 4879

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

This opulent beachfront resort and spa is where you can create moments to remember forever. Whether your wedding day is laidback and barefoot, or elegant and refined, your needs can be looked after here.

Choose from a variety of gorgeous spaces including beachfront, gardens, poolside, marquees and the restaurant, and invite all of your guests to stay over in the luxurious accommodation as well. The contemporary décor is exquisitely set out with perfect attention to detail, and will be sure to wow even the fussiest of guests.

Capacity: 250+

Type of Venue: Hotel, beachfront

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6. Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Address: 5078 Captain Cook Hwy, Oak Beach QLD 4877

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

A world away from anywhere is Thala Beach. Located exclusively within the nature reserve, you will feel as if your wedding is the only moment that matters – which of course, it is! Just for intimate and truly special wedding days, Thala Beach caters for boutique weddings of up to 60 guests.

With views over the ocean in front and the lush rainforest reserve behind, your photos will be simply spellbinding. With dining and accommodation all looked after, you will never want to go home.

Capacity: 60

Type of Venue:Beachfront, rainforest, resort

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7. Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove

Address: Coral Coast Dr, Palm Cove QLD 4879

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A wonderfully appointed venue, this world-class hotel is where fantasy weddings are brought to life. You could have the traditional beachfront ceremony, or choose the seclusion of the fig tree deck set amongst the lush green gardens. There is also a range of dining and celebration packages on offer to suit every style, theme,and budget.

Refined, yet with touches of rustic luxury, this is every couple’s dream.

Capacity: 300

Type of Venue: Beachfront, resort

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8. Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Address: 18-26 Cannon St, Manunda QLD 4870

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A place of whimsy, heritage,and romance, nothing compares to the breathtaking surrounds of this lovely venue. The lush tropical gardens, the gazebo, and a number of poolside options mean you will find it hard to narrow down your photo backdrops. Your dining choices include casual cocktails in the gardens to formal sit-down affairs in the sumptuous ballroom.

With accommodation for all of your guests, this is an ideal destination wedding location.

Capacity: 250+

Type of Venue: Rainforest, resort

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9. Nu Nu Restaurant

Address: 1 Veivers Rd, Palm Cove QLD 4879

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Perched on one of Australia’s most iconic beaches, your dream Palm Cove wedding day will be in trusted hands with the team at Nu Nu. With delicious menus and premium beverage choices, the staff takes great pride in crafting a magical day you will remember forever.

A modern venue with a relaxed feel and a gorgeous outlook, Nu Nu is simply faultless for your reception dining.

Capacity: Contact venue to confirm capacity

Type of Venue: Beachfront, restaurant

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10. Ochre Restaurant

Address: 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns City QLD 4870

Ochre Restaurant

This stunning waterfront restaurant is famed for its views as well as its welcoming hospitality and incomparable concept food. With cuisine that showcases local and natural ingredients in a fun modern style, your guests will need to loosen their belts before leaving your wedding celebration.

Ochre Catering can also bring their wonderful food to a venue of your choice – just contact them for your options today.

Capacity: 150

Type of Venue: Restaurant, waterfront

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11. Cedar Park Rainforest Resort

Address: 250 Cedar Park Rd, Koah QLD 4881

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Final Thoughts

Perfect for destination weddings and intimate celebrations, your guests will thank you over and over for including them on the invite list to your Far North Queensland wedding.

The views are stunning across the water and into the rainforest, and the service and welcome are always attentive and friendly. These are resorts set up to bring dream holidays to life, so your every wish will be looked after here.

Glorious toasty days and balmy nights are a feature, but there is a humid and wet season, so you might be best to plan your wedding for between May and September. A perfect winter wedding for people from the southern states!

We adore Cairns and surrounds for a wedding day for so many reasons. Warm and tropical, you simply cannot have a stressful or unpleasant time in this part of the world.

 

 


 

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