Port Douglas, QLD

Nestled between the enchanting rainforests and the Coral Sea, Port Douglas is a unique wedding destination in Tropical North Queensland.

Port Douglas is much loved for its pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere, and since it makes the perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, you can fill your destination wedding itinerary with lots of exciting activities for your guests.

From swanky beach resorts and restaurants to luxury eco lodges, the choice of reception venues is endless. If you want to arrange something a little bit different for your ceremony opt for a secluded sandy beach, a misty waterfall in the middle of a rainforest or wed on a cruise ship. Popular outdoor ceremony venues also include Port Douglas Sugar Wharf which offers incredible sunset views and the Rex Smeal Park which is lined with coconut palms and overlooks both the Coral Sea and the Daintree Rainforest. 

Four Mile Beach and Little Cove are ideal for beach ceremonies if you want to be in the heart of city and have a selection of lavish venues nearby. Or if you prefer a more remote spot for an elopement or an intimate wedding, then the wild and picturesque Cape Tribulation beach which is a part of the Daintree National Park, is about an hour and a half north of the city, or Pretty Beach which is just a short drive away. You can even say your vows at one of the tiny islets of Low Isles and Sand Cays or have a private ceremony in a rented holiday home.

Port Douglas is known as the “food bowl of the tropics” and it promises outstanding dining experiences. You can find wedding venues that serve extraordinary food such as freshly-caught fish and seafood and elaborate dishes made from freshest local produce. 

Zinc Port Douglas is an award-winning restaurant set amongst lush tropical gardens, on the main street of Port Douglas close to holiday apartments and homes. The dedicated reception areas include a private room available for up to 45 guests as well as a beautiful outdoor terrace adjoining this room, bringing the overall capacity to 100. 

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