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Port Douglas Wedding Receptions

Port Douglas offers some fabulous resort options for your wedding reception with choices of both indoors and outdoors or a combination of both.

This flexibility with resorts is perfect for guests that may be smokers and those that do not fancy air-conditioning or constant noise from the entertainment you may have booked as they can freely wander outside and relax for a while in the resorts gardens.

Having your wedding reception in a Port Douglas resort also gives guests the option of all staying together.

This makes the pick ups for any pre-post wedding tours and activities that much easier and a lot more fun so you can all be together and catch up over breakfasts and dinners.

Port Douglas Wedding

Port Douglas resorts are set amongst sprawling colourful tropical gardens that feature lagoons, waterfalls and meandering pathways winding through the dense foliage making for the most romantic of wedding photography or videography.

Choosing a Port Douglas resort as your wedding reception option is also a good idea for occasions when the weather turns inclement as there are always wet weather contingencies that can easily be put into place to ensure your wedding day goes along as planned.

This inclement can also be applied to the catering of your wedding is professionally done just as you had requested.

*Wedding Planning Tip: - Before you take the step of making any firm decisions for your Port Douglas Resort wedding planning please consider the unique opportunity below as you can save you and your family lots of money.

The Cairns Holiday Specialists are your local Port Douglas wedding specialists and can help to assist to make your wedding plans go as smoothly as possible and save you money and time along the way not only for yourselves the bride and groom but also for your family and friends.

With the Cairns Holiday Specialists when you book your accommodation and tours you and your partner will receive the following benefits.

  • ~ Discounts on Already Discounted Accommodation
  • ~ Discounts on Your Port Douglas Honeymoon
  • ~ Discounts on Port Douglas Tours and Attractions
  • ~ Free Port Douglas Wedding Supplier Registry

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Your Family and Friends will also receive the following Great Holiday Saving Benefits when they book their Port Douglas holiday accommodation and tours with the Cairns Holiday Specialists

  • ~ Discounts on Already Discounted Accommodation
  • ~ Discounts on Port Douglas Tours and Attractions

All of these added holiday benefits for you, your family and friends help to make the attendance of your Port Douglas wedding that much more fun, affordable and easy to plan.

Your family and friends that may be travelling from interstate or overseas will feel as though they are making their holiday plans with a friend and will also be thankful for the great holiday package savings.

All you need to do is contact the Cairns Holiday Specialists or telephone them on 07 4059 5959 or email 

Port Douglas Resorts Wedding Arrangement Considerations - Wedding Planning Tips

When considering a resort wedding don't forget all those little extra costs such as theming, flowers, entertainment, chair covers, table decorations and any special effect lighting or other surprises you may have in store for your wedding guests.

Tip: - Please also note when having a wedding ceremony and reception in a Port Douglas hotel or resort you need to be mindful whilst making all of the arrangements that each hotel or resort has a noise curfew policy to ensure other resort guests are not disturbed by your celebrations. There will also be guidelines on the amplified levels of the entertainment that you may have booked for your wedding function.

Tip: - The big positive of a resort wedding is of course the wet weather options are dramatically increased so as not to spoil your big day's celebrations.

Tip: - And make double sure if you are having an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception don't forget the aero guard!

Tip: - An outdoor wedding in the tropics is what all brides dream of but make sure you are aware that the weather may play havoc on that hairdo if you are aiming for something curly or if you are prone to wearing too much make up you will not look too good after being in the warmer weather for too long. Our tip is to keep it natural and keep it simple.

Tip: - When thinking about the aero guard think about the sunscreen as well

Tip: - For a Port Douglas beach wedding thongs (footwear) are the fashion of the day. For fun order some for all of your friends and family as well with your names inscribed on them

Tip: - For a Port Douglas beach wedding check the tide times

Tip: - If you are famous person, a celebrity, or a person who would just prefer exclusive privacy for your wedding just like Prince William and Princess Catherine would then just let the Cairns Holiday Specialists know and they can take care of all of the arrangements for you as they have done for other popular and famous people. No-one will ever know that you were here.

Port Douglas Resort - Sheraton Mirage - Chrystal Chapel

The Chrystal Chapel on the beach in Port Douglas as the wedding ceremony venue and the Sheraton Mirage restaurants and conference rooms for the wedding reception is a wonderful option to keep all of your wedding guests together in such an exclusive absolute beachfront resort where they can witness your wedding nuptials overlooking Four Mile Beach and enjoy the beautiful beach and tropical garden surroundings.

The Sheraton Mirage is a large sprawling resort located on the beach that is surrounded by a championship golf course that features manicured gardens and intertwining streams and swimming pools that wind their way around the resorts holiday accommodation and function areas.

The Sheraton Mirage Resort can cater for the most intimate of weddings for two or a larger celebration of up to 400 guests with the many function rooms and catering locations dotted around the resorts gardens.

From a wedding reception in the resorts signature restaurant IL Pescatore, dining al fresco under the moonlight on Gilligan's Island to the superb comfort of the Mirage Country Clubs Fairview rooms the choices are only limited by the number of guests attending your wedding and the style and theme of your wedding day.

The executive kitchen brigade at Sheraton Mirage Resort Port Douglas are poised and ready to design a wedding banquet for your wedding day that would also satisfy the newly married British Royals Prince William and Princess Catherine.

Wedding Reception Choices Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas

Gilligan's Island - Sheraton Mirage

If dining under the stars in the balmy evening is your wedding ceremony dream then the Gilligan's Island venue and the Sheraton Mirage team can make it all come true.

Gilligan's Island is located in a private open air space surrounded by tropical blue lagoons, and can cater for up to 100 guests for a set menu or buffet/BBQ.

This wedding venue is surrounded by a wooden deck, with subdued lamp lighting and thousands of stars to add to the romance.

Gilligan's Island (outdoor venue) 20 - 100 guests

Noise curfew of 10.30pm

IL Pescatore

The Sheraton Mirage signature restaurant offers two dining locations both indoors and on the terrace overlooking the meandering blue lagoons of the resort.

IL Pescatore - Terrace 20 - 40 guests

IL Pescatore - Inside 40 - 80 guests

The Gazebo - Sheraton Mirage

Another favorite outdoor wedding function venue. The ambience under the stars is ideal for open air dining with the smells and sounds of Four Mile Beach in the background.

Centered around a permanent Gazebo, up to 300 guests can enjoy the experience of outdoor dining in the tropics with a magnificent set menu, buffet or BBQ.

Gazebo (outdoor venue) 20 - 300 guests

Noise curfew of 10.30pm

The Keyhole - Sheraton Mirage

A unique outdoor venue overlooking the resort lagoons. The ideal venue for an intimate occasion catering for 2 to 8 people

Fairview Function Centre - Sheraton Mirage

With it's backdrop of rainforest clad mountains combined with tranquil sunsets a wedding reception in the Fairview Function Centre will be truly a memorable occasion.

Fairview indoors - Up to 100 guests

Fairview Outdoor Terrace - Up to 40 guests

Alternatively, this terrace can be utilised for pre-dinner drinks and canapés.

Noise curfew of 12 midnight

Sheraton Mirage Country Club

Overlooking the edge of a lake on the beautifully maintained golf course filled with lilies this spectacular outdoor venue capitalises on the romantic views that the Great Dividing Range and rolling greens of the golf course offers to the eye.

Caters for up to 400 guests.

Noise curfew of 11pm

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Sea Temple Resort Port Douglas

Whilst the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa is located just outside of the Port Douglas main township it does offer a beachfront location and total privacy with all of the resort facilities you and your guests could desire.

All of the Resort's apartments allow your wedding guests to self cater or to indulge in the resorts restaurants.

The Cairns Holiday Specialists have a large percentage of private let holiday apartments  within the Sea Temple Resort that offers great savings for our exclusive guests.

The resort is set on 10 acres with the holiday apartments centered around a grand lagoon swimming pool that meanders its way around the swim out apartments and the main reception area of the resort.

The Resort is capable of hosting both your ceremony and your wedding reception of up to 140 guests with a variety of stunning, romantic ceremony venues for your perfect wedding day and a total of nine wedding reception venues to select from dependant on your wedding theme and guest numbers.The poolside swim out rooms are also extremely popular for honeymoons.

Sea Temple Resort and Spa Wedding Ceremony Venues

Sunrise Boardwalk - On the beach

Your wedding ceremony can be conducted beachfront with a permit on the sunrise boardwalk under the canopy of the trees with the sounds of the waves as the background music. This idealic beachfront wedding ceremony venue can cater for up to 50 guests. A tip is to check the tides for the time of year you are planning on getting married to ensure you will have enough beach and sand to gather your guests.

Sunrise Boardwalk - 50 guests

Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course

Beautiful views over the manicured rolling greens and water features, rainforest trees and tropical gardens set the scene for your wedding ceremony. The Palmer Sea Reef golf course can accommodate up to 140 guests.

Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course - 140 guests

Pullman Sea Temple Poolside Sala

Just perfect for the small ceremony with pool and garden views, set in a Balinese Pavilion. Just be aware that there will be guests swimming in the lagoons all around whilst your ceremony is being conducted.

Pullman Sea Temple Poolside Sala - 2 - 80 guests

The Lagoon View Terrace

Situated near the resorts lobby overlooking the main swimming pool this casual ceremony and reception location can be set up to seat 140 guests

Lagoon View Terrace - 140 guests

Noise Curfew 10.30 pm for receptions

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort And Spa Wedding Reception Venues

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort And Spa Wedding Reception Venue

Palmer Sea Reef Golf and Country Club

The golf club restaurant sits up on a knoll overlooking the manicured 18 hole links golf course and lakes thru floor to ceiling glass windows. The covered outdoor patio is a great break out area for those guests that are smokers or those that want to stretch their legs or meet up and chat with other wedding guests.

Palmer Sea Reef Golf and Country Club - 100 indoor 140 outdoor

Noise Curfew 12.00 midnight

La Vinoteca Restaurant - Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa

Located next to the main lobby of the resort Vinoteca restaurant overlooks the flame lit swimming lagoons providing the ambience of tranquility. A full a la carte menu or banquet buffet can be arranged from a selection of wedding reception packages.

La Vinoteca Restaurant - 120 guests

Noise Curfew 12.00 midnight

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Function Rooms

Located next to the resorts main lobby the rooms can be increased in size to cater for the larger wedding in air conditioned comfort and total privacy.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Function Rooms - 120 guests

Noise Curfew 12.00 midnight

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Villa

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Villa - 50 guests

Noise Curfew 12.00 midnight

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Sunrise Beachfront Boardwalk

Now this is one wedding reception location that is sure to give your guests the wow factor. Just imagine your wedding guests enjoying sitting under the canopy of trees that lead you down the boardwalk to the ocean by romantically lit flame torches. They will be absolutely amazed by this beachfront reception location just like you will once you arrive at the venue.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Sunrise Beachfront Boardwalk - 40 guests

Noise Curfew - 10.30 pm

On The Beach - Four Mile Beach - Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa

Your wedding guests need not wear shoes for this wedding reception as the event is all on the beach! Tables beautifully decorated and fire torches creating the ambience along with some nice background entertainment to match the mood.

On The Beach - Four Mile Beach - 40 guests

Noise Curfew 10.30 pm

Poolside Terrace - Sea Temple Resort and Spa

Overlooking the flame lit surroundings of the brilliant blue swimming lagoons your guests will just love the tropical outdoor atmosphere

Poolside Terrace - 100 guests

Noise Curfew 9.00 pm

Rainforest Boardwalk - Sea Temple Resort and Spa

Under the canopy of rainforest trees your table is set intimately for you and your wedding guests. Torches tied to the boardwalk railing complete the scene and the accompanying sound of the ocean as your orchestra.

Rainforest Boardwalk - 20 guests

Noise Curfew 10.30 pm

Port Douglas Accommodation - Ramada Resort Port Douglas

Just like Pullman Sea Temple and Sheraton Mirage Resort, Ramada Resort Port Douglas is located just a short five minutes drive from the towns main shopping district. It is located just back off the beachfront and surrounded in it own quadrangle by ancient Melaleuca trees and tropically landscaped gardens with a selection of restaurants and function rooms positioned around the lagoon swimming pools on timber decking. This area is stunning at night with flame lit torches lighting the way around the paths that lead to the restaurants and holiday accommodation within the resort.

Treetops Events Centre - A great little hideaway resort location for your Port Douglas wedding celebration. The Treetops Events Centre can accommodate both your wedding ceremony and wedding reception. Tucked away inside the resorts foliage this fully enclosed reception venue is perfect for those private celebrations. Overlooking the meandering creek that makes its way around the resort it's a lovely venue to celebrate your wedding. The outdoor timber deck completes the setting for pre-dinner canapés.

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Ramada Resort Port Douglas Events Centre

Jacana Deck

An open air venue for those lovely tropical afternoons and evenings for you to gather for your wedding nuptials and wedding cocktail function. Located in the centre of the resort the deck overlooks the natural flowing creek and rainforest ambience that surrounds.

Jacana Deck - Ceremony and Cocktails 100 guests

The Wharf

Again in the centre of the resort and poolside the wharf has been a popular location for many a celebration since the opening of this Port Douglas resort. This restaurant gives the flexibility of being open aired or closed for air conditioning dependant on the time of year.

The Wharf - Cocktail 100 Seated 60 guests

The Tree House Room

The perfect intimate dining setting for a small wedding gathering. Set up high in the canopy of the trees with floor to ceiling glass windows that expose the running streams and swimming lagoons that surround the resorts holiday accommodation. It's so intimate and so private you could have your own butler service.

The Tree House Room - Cocktail 20 Seated 12 guests

The Cockatoo Lounge

Named after the Cockatoo that sits at the entry foyer of the resort the Cockatoo lounge is a casual gathering place for pre-dinner wedding drinks or welcome parties.

The Cockatoo Lounge - Cocktail 120 guests

Ramada Resort Tree Bar and Grill

A dramatic venue set around the resorts swimming lagoons with ancient rainforest trees that grow up thru the timber deck floors creating a spectacular ambience that most southerners may have never seen before.

Tree Bar and Grill - Seated 140 guests

Noise Curfews apply and all music and entertainment must cease prior to 10.30 pm in all function areas.

Events Centre noise curfew 12.00 midnight.

Port Douglas Resorts - QT Port Douglas

This popular Port Douglas Resort offers self contained resort rooms in various combinations which are a perfect option to offer all of your wedding guests. The sprawling Port Douglas resort is surrounded by lush tropical foliage and has a good range of resort facilities to suit everyone. You can even catch the Bally Hooley train out the front of the resort and ride it to Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina for some shopping.

Our Port Douglas resort offers various outdoor and indoor wedding ceremony and wedding reception options that can cater for the most intimate of weddings and up to 150 guest's banquet style or 200 cocktail style in air conditioned comfort or outdoors from 40 to 120 guests. Choose from anyone of the function rooms including Manhattan Ballroom, Estilo Bar and Deck area, Bazaar Restaurant. There is also two smaller rooms on the mezzanine level Cosmopolitan and Margarita. 

Port Douglas Resort - Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas

Located just a short walk from Macrossan Street and the famous Four Mile beach Peppers Beach Club Resort and Spa is a popular choice as a wedding venue.

This popular Port Douglas resort has intimate wedding reception spaces to cater for weddings for up to 60 guests outdoors on the terrace. The Reef Room is suitable for an small inimate reception for up to 20 guests. 

Wedding ceremonies poolside are a very popular option as the sandy beach with the clear blue water and the swaying palm trees making for the perfect setting. The poolside swim out rooms are also extremely popular for honeymoons.

Outdoor dining - 60 guests

The Reef Room Indoor dining - 20 

Daintree Rainforest Resort Wedding - Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa

This small luxury Daintree Rainforest resort Silky Oaks Lodge is the perfect boutique hotel for those private and intimate weddings for celebrities that do not want to draw attention to their special wedding day celebrations and you and your guests can have the opportunity to have exclusive use of the whole resort to only yourselves if so required.

The Daintree Rainforest is such a perfect place for a tranquil romantic wedding in a World Heritage loaction.

Our Daintree Rainforest resort Silky Oaks Lodge sits perched beside the flowing Mossman River with its granite boulders and sandy bottom as one of the main features of the lodge with all activities being surrounded by these spiritual waters. The lodge's holiday accommodation caters for up to 100 guests on a twin or double basis and each room has a spacious verandah and a spa bath.

The Healing Waters Spa is also an added extra for the pre-post massages to get your body toned and relieve any stress you may be feeling before your wedding day ceremony. Hidden Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa as a Wedding Destination

Daintree Rainforest Wedding Ceremony options

Silky Beach Billabong

The Silky Beach Billabong is a most beautiful serene natural river lagoon with its own sandy beach and just beyond Riverhouse 14.

Jungle Perch

Set high above the Mossman River, this beautiful location looks down over the rapids of the flowing river and into the canopy of the lush rainforest. An octagonal shaped area made of timber, the jungle perch is a stunning setting for your ceremony.

The Riverbank

The Riverbank area is a gorgeous place for your wedding ceremony. On the banks of the Mossman River is a large sandy area among the most tranquil surrounds. You can make your entrance from two directions; take the stairs down from the Lodge to the riverbank, your guests will be looking up at you, or take the winding path that leads you along the riverbank.

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Silky Oaks Lodge Wedding Reception Sites

Daintree Pavillion

The Daintree Pavilion is an exclusive area set next to the main Lodge and away from the other guests. It is set high above and overlooking the Mossman River, with no enclosed walls, surrounded just by the rainforest canopy.

Jungle Perch

The Jungle Perch is great for a smaller intimate wedding, dinner or lunch, set away from the other guests in the restaurant. In the evening the river below is lit by a floodlight and is absolutely spectacular.

The Riverbank

The Riverbank area below the Lodge is wonderful for weddings of any size. On the banks of the Mossman River is a large sandy area where you can celebrate your marriage with your family and friends. The area also comprises a bar area and a stage for entertainment. You will dine under a canopy of the rainforest, surrounded by flame torches, candles and the sounds of the flowing river

Silky Oaks Lodge Hotel offers peace and privacy in the beautiful Daintree Cape Tribulation Rainforest yet it is only a 20 minute car journey from the hustle and bustle of Port Douglas. Silky Oaks Lodge accommodation is also perfect for that tropical north Queensland honeymoon.

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Port Douglas Resort - Thala Beach Lodge 

Thala Beach Lodge is just a forty minute drive north from the Cairns International airport and only 10 minutes south from the village of Port Douglas Queensland Australia. Perfectly perched on the headland the entrance to the Thala Beach Lodge is a statement in itself with row after row of tall palm trees leading you along the winding path that rises up to the reception and lobby of Thala Beach Lodge.

Once you reach the entrance to Thala Beach Lodge you are again taken aback with the openness and the featured hardwood winding staircase that leads you off to the left of the reception to the wedding deck and restaurant that overlook the rainforest and the Queensland coastline.

Thala Beach Lodge has meandering pathways that lead you to private beaches in palm fringed coves that protect you from wind and the preying eyes of the paparazzi that may be after you for that valuable shot.

The bride or groom may even want to arrive in style to the wedding and land on the beach for your wedding ceremony. Many a celebrity has held their wedding ceremony at this private beachfront holiday lodge over the years and yours could be next.

Port Douglas Resort - Thala Beach Lodge Wedding Venue Options

Beach Wedding Ceremony

Beach weddings in Cairns and Port Douglas tropical north Queensland are extremely popular and Thala Beach Lodge has two perfect beachfront coves to enable your wedding dream location become a reality.

Herbie's Beach Shack

 Located right on the beachfront at Thala Beach Lodge is Herbie's Beach Shack, it is available for small private functions with limited dining options it is a great option from pre dinner drinks. 

Curlew Lounge & Peacock Room

Both of these open air undercover areas feature magnificent views across the landscape to the mountains, rainforests and Great Barrier Reef coastline and can cater for up to 60 guests comfortably.

Thala Beach Lodge Garden Meadow - Weddings at Thala Beach Lodge can also cater for much larger numbers with wedding marquees erected in amongst the tropical gardens enabling the numbers to increase to 100 guests or more.

For more beach and resort wedding location ideas call the Cairns Holiday Specialists and let them assist you to find the perfect wedding and honeymoon location for you in Port Douglas.