Port Douglas, Queensland, is such an amazing place to host your wedding ceremony and reception, with its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Low Isles (only 15 min away from town).

If your groom and his men are looking to go diving, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, white water rafting, or surfing while the girls get ready, then this is an ideal location! The rainforest also makes for gorgeous backdrops for you wedding and bridal photography.

Although the wet season is to be avoided for its humidity and heavy precipitation, the dry season offers the best of the tropical: cooler at night and balmy during the day. The beaches are pristine, making them perfect for barefoot beach weddings. So make sure to check out our favourite Port Douglas wedding venues, or you’ll be disappointed you missed out!

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In no particular order, here we list the editor’s choice top wedding venues in Port Doughlas QLD

 

1. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Port Douglas, QLD

This hotel resort chain is famous for a reason, and offers so many choices for brides and grooms, including 11 event / function rooms available for your wedding ceremony, cocktails, and reception (with a maximum of a staggering 1000 guests). Of course, they also offer accommodations for you, your wedding party, and your guests. While you and the bridesmaids get ready, the groom and his buddies can enjoy a round of golf as well!

Take a look at this Port Douglas, Queensland hotel resort’s Facebook for more information!

 

2. QT Resort Port Douglas

Port Douglas, QLD

Another luxurious hotel in Port Douglas, Queensland that is perfect for your wedding ceremony, reception, and accommodations is QT Port Douglas. If the sound of a lagoon pool, beautiful manicured gardens, and 170 hotel rooms (with king size beds, and options of one- and two-bedroom apartments) appeals to you, you have to consider this resort for your wedding festivities. You can host your wedding ceremony and reception indoors or outdoors under twinkling lights or lanterns.

You can see more photos of their wedding receptions and décor on their Facebook.

 

3. Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Oak Beach, QLD

In Port Douglas, right beside the Macaslister Range National Park (which is gorgeous for your wedding and bridal portraits) and on the coast of the Coral Sea. The property is private and boasts and incredible 145 acres. There are beautiful, modern accommodations available for you and your guests, and Osprey’s Restaurant is a fantastic wedding reception venue—it is open-air, amidst the tree tops of the rainforest, and overlooking the sea and beaches.

Have a look at their Facebook today for more information.

 

4. Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Palm Cove, QLD

This resort in Cairns, Queensland, is sandwiched between Kuranda National Park, Kewarra Beach, and Palm Cove. In additional to gorgeous gardens, pristine beaches for your wedding ceremony, and a poolside Lagoon Bar that your bridesmaids will love, there is the Vie Day Spa that the bride can take full advantage of (and the groom can join for a relaxing couple’s massage or facial)! They also offer preferential accommodation rates, which your wedding guests will love.

Visit their Facebook for photos of the site and their weddings.

5. St Mary’s by the Sea

Port Douglas, QLD

This adorable and romantic chapel by the sea is available for both non-denominational and religious celebrations, and the wedding events team is so experienced and dedicated to helping you plan the wedding of your dreams. They also plan weddings on the beaches of the Coral Sea! The chapel can hold 100 guests and has gorgeous stain-glass windows. Bookings are for 90 minute at a time.

Take a look at this air-conditioned, accessible Port Douglas, Queensland location at their Facebook!

 

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6. Salsa Bar & Grill

Port Douglas, QLD

This restaurant in Port Douglas, Queensland, can seat up to 120 guests for a formal dinner or 200 for a cocktail style reception (spread out across both the indoor and outdoor areas). There is no venue hire fee, but there is a service fee (10%). You could hold your ceremony at the lovely St. Mary’s by the Sea (right across the street) and head over to this venue for cocktail and your reception!

Check out their Facebook for photos of their food and previous wedding receptions.

 

7. Port Douglas Sugar Wharf

Port Douglas, QLD

 

If you and your spouse-to-be are determined to have the best food at your wedding reception and cocktail hour, this is a must-see. The Sugar Wharf in Port Douglas, Queensland, is right on the Dickson Inlet between the Daintree Mountains and the sea. The tropical palm trees provide a great backdrop for your ceremony on the deck, and your reception can be moved indoors to their timber building.

Make sure to check out their Facebook for more photos and information!

 

8. Flames Of The Forest

Port Douglas, QLD

If you’re looking for something luxurious, magical, and totally exclusive in Port Douglas, Queensland, you have to check out Flames of the Forest. They offer marquee ceremonies and receptions underneath the rainforest canopy for up to 200 guests. They have a wedding team and event manager that will help you create your dream wedding (with no time restrictions, too). If you’re imagining a fairy-tale-like / elfin wedding reception underneath a twinkling, moonlit canopy, this is your venue.

Make sure to visit their Facebook today for photos of recent, real weddings!

 

9. 2Fish Restaurant Port Douglas

Port Douglas, QLD

 

If you and your spouse-to-be love seafood and modern Australian cuisine, you have to visit this Port Douglas, Queensland restaurant and event space. It is just steps away from Four Mile Beach and offers two event spaces: the Lotus Room (semi-private) or the entire restaurant. They use only local and sustainable produce.

Visit their Facebook for photos of their dishes, surrounds, and interior!

 

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Parting Notes

The natural, tropical, and seaside beauty of the little town of Port Douglas and the surrounding areas have so many lovely venues to offer for your wedding ceremony and reception. Their venues are often full of history (but simultaneously modern), and provide such romantic vibes to your wedding festivities. Don’t forget to scope out the natural parks in the area for your wedding-day photography!

 


 

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