Airlie Beach Wedding Venue Guide

The Best Airlie Beach Wedding Venues

Airlie Beach, located south of Townsville and just north of Mckay is a stunning destination that’s perfect for a dreamy beach wedding. 

This beautiful location is the gateway to the impeccable Whitsunday Islands and its stunning beaches surrounded by crystal-clear water. Surrounded by tropical landscapes and stunning views, it’s the perfect Northern Queensland location to share your vows, say your “I Do’s” and celebrate with friends and family.

Airlie Beach Wedding Venues

While Airlie Beach is only home to a population of around 4,000, it is a popular tourist and holiday destination. Due to this, there are a handful of great venues suitable or purpose made for weddings and events.

So whether you’re planning a small intimate ceremony with family or a grand wedding celebration, there’s something that will suit.

Here are some of the top wedding venues in Airlie Beach.

Villa Botanica

Nestled right on the water’s edge with breathtaking views of the Coral Sea, this private venue offers acres of lush gardens, luxurious accommodations, and bespoke wedding planning to make your big day unforgettable. 

But that’s not all – with five-star food and drinks, and a stunning tropical setting, Villa Botanica is the perfect choice for couples who want a truly unique and luxurious wedding experience.

Coral Sea Resort

Coral Sea Resort is a unique venue that offers unrivaled ocean and island views, an eclectic variety of spaces, and a dedicated team of professionals to help you plan the perfect day. 

From intimate ceremony gatherings to large scale weddings, Coral Sea Marina Resort has everything you need to make your dream day unforgettable.

Shingley Beach Resort

Hidden amongst a tranquil and natural amphitheater of trees and parklands, just steps from the shore of Airlie Beach, Shingley Beach Resort is the perfect choice for couples who want a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. 

From intimate ceremonies to stunning reception settings, Shingley Beach Resort has everything you need to make your special day unforgettable.

Whitsunday Marine Club

With expansive views of the Whitsunday Islands and the calm waters of Pioneer Bay, this venue offers the perfect setting for your special day. 

Whether you’re looking to exchange vows with a breathtaking ocean view or enjoy a beautiful outdoor reception on freshly cut lawns, the Whitsunday Marine Club has everything you need to make your wedding unforgettable.

Peppers Resort Airlie Beach

Offering stunning views of the Whitsunday Passage, Peppers is a popular Airlie Beach wedding venue with multiple “venues” within the resort available to host your perfect day. This includes the Tides Restaurant and Bar, The Tides Pavilion and the Ocean’s Edge Villa.

Peppers also has a friendly and experienced team who are available prior to, and throughout, the day to ensure everything is perfect. Right through from answering simple questions to coordinating the entire day and getting you in-touch with the right vendors.

Paradise Cove Resort

If you’ve been dreaming of a secluded private beach front wedding, then look no further than Paradise Cove Resort. Featuring beautiful white sand beaches, an ocean view of the Coral Sea and surrounded by gorgeous palm trees and tropical gardens, you can understand why Paradise Cove is the ultimate private wedding destination. 


Earlando is 6,000 acres of private coastland 40 minutes North of Airlie Beach. The entire length of coastland is completely closed to the public which makes it such a unique destination wedding venue.

Choosing Earlando for your big day will give you the choice of tying the knot with the sand between your toes on a private beach, atop mountain ranges with stunning views of the Whitsundays, in and around natural tropical bushland or under one of their beautiful waterfront pavilions.

Sorrento Restaurant & Bar

And last but not least on our list is the popular Sorrento Restaurant and Bar. Located within the award-winning Coral Sea Mariner, Sorrento offers beautiful Whitsunday ocean views and the opportunity to hold a beautiful ceremony overlooking the Coral Sea.

And when it comes to food, Sorrento is one of the best in Airlie Beach. Their grazing stations, cocktail canapes and delightful pizza and pasta menu will amaze your guests.

The Best Airlie Beach Wedding Venues

Airlie Beach, and the broader Whitsunday Islands, is considered one of the most beautiful wedding locations in Queensland and along the East Coast.

While there isn’t a single “best” wedding venue on Airlie Beach, there are a handful that are sure to suit your big day. The staff at each venue are so friendly that a quick call is recommended to learn more about each venue and find out exactly what they can do to meet the requirements for your dream day.


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