Planning your Port Douglas Wedding

Planning your Port Douglas Wedding

There are few words to describe the utter magic of a Port Douglas wedding celebration. This paradise-like seaside town is undoubtedly one of the most stunning wedding locations in all of Queensland. Loved-up couples from all across Australia tye the knot in Tropical North Queensland – and there is no wonder why Port Douglas is such a hit wedding destination!

If you are newly engaged, we would love to congratulate you firstly!  We have a few hot tips to share about organizing the day of your dreams in sunny Port Douglas. Enjoy, and we wish you good luck in these exciting preparations.

Wedding and Reception Locations

St Mary’s by the Sea Chapel

The heritage-listed St Mary’s chapel in Wharf Street is a quaint and classic venue that is truly magnificent. Best suited for smaller groups, this is a popular PD wedding location with stunning glass stained windows that overlook the Sugar Wharf and the Coral Sea. The chapel is surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees, which serve as a beautiful backdrop for all photo opportunities.

Four Mile Beach

All you’ll need is your soon-to-be, friends & family and a celebrant by the sea. Four Mile Beach is known for its immense beauty, and a celebration there really will be an unforgettable day for all involved. Need we say more?

Sugar Wharf

The iconic Sugar Wharf is a fantastic place to be married in the tropics if you wish to have a glorious view of the mountains and the ocean throughout the day. This rustic venue is commonly beautifully styled with white outdoor or indoor seating and lovely decorative lighting. There are various packages available, depending on the wedding size.


Offering superb menu options in a luxurious setting, Zinc Port Douglas is a brilliant location for a reception. Several beverage packages are available to suit your needs as well as delicious dining choices, including canapés and a vast selection of entrees, mains, and desserts. A private air-conditioned dining room is available for up to 50 guests with the option for an adjoining outside terrace, which increases guest capacity to 100.

Salsa Bar & Grill

An award-winning restaurant that always aims to provide exceptional food, drinks, and service for your special day in Port Douglas. Catering is available for up to 120 seated and 200 cocktail-style guests with tasty 2 and 3-course meals and dessert platters. This elegant venue in the heart of town boasts water views and is just moments away from the St Mary’s by the Sea chapel.

Hair and Makeup

There are plenty of spectacular options available for those who are keen to plan the glitz and glam side of their wedding day. Many local hair and makeup stylists are available for bridal party packages. Some artists are based in Port Douglas, and others offer mobile services from Cairns and Palm Cove. Here are some incredible recommendations to begin with:


While your wedding day full of love and celebration will always leave a lasting impression, there’s nothing quite like capturing these special moments with film and photography. Whether you choose to take photographs at the wedding or reception venue or have someplace else in mind, there are many talented photographers and cinematographers in Port Douglas. Here are some to check out:

Doesn’t a wedding in PD sound like an absolute dream? We wish you all the best for this exciting day, as well as a life full of love and happiness!

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