5 Best Beach Wedding Venues in Australia

Beach Wedding Venues Australia

Are you searching for your perfect beach wedding venue in Australia? We have searched Australia for the very best wedding venues that are right on the beach. And we mean right on the beach. The venues we have listed here are literally a short walk to the beach. Unlike other lists that show venues that are a short drive to the beach, these venues are right there.

There is nothing quite as beautiful or as romantic as a beach wedding in Australia. Imagine getting married with the sand between your toes. Then saying your vows to the waves crashing in the background. It is paradise.

Beach weddings can be tricky with wedding guests negotiating the sand and the sun, so these Australian beach wedding venues do offer garden or lawn wedding ceremonies. You don’t necessarily have to have your ceremony or reception right on the beach. But it is nice to have the beach right there for you.

So here is our list of the best beach wedding venues in Australia.

1. Heron Island (QLD)

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We love Heron Island as a beach wedding venue. This gorgeous little island has some of the whitest sand in all of Australia. And some of the bluest water in Australia. It is right in the coral reef and is swarming with marine life and natural beauty.

Heron Island is located in Queensland on a coral cay, about 72 km from Gladstone. There are regular flights to Gladstone from Brisbane. From Gladstone, you just need to transfer to the island by boat or helicopter. I would recommend the helicopter because the coral scenery from above looks spectacular and you won’t get seasick.

You can literally get married on the white sands of the beach with reef sharks in the shallows and string rays jumping out of the water. The wedding reception can take place in your choice of three different spaces and they can cater up to 100 guests. Heron Island is definitely one of the best beach wedding venues in Australia and weddings here are totally incredible.

2. Watsons Bay Hotel (NSW)

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Located right on the beach at Watsons Bay is the iconic Watsons Bay Hotel. A perfect and really popular Australian beach wedding venue.

Wedding ceremonies can take place at a number of different locations around the area. Including the Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Robertson Park, the sandy beach of Gibson Beach. And Camp Cove is another beach located just down the road.

For your wedding reception, you can use the Sunset Room, which can accommodate up to 150 people seated. With drinks and canapes on the Top Deck which is a large rooftop space with a retractable roof and stunning views over Sydney Harbour.

Address: 1 Military Rd, Watsons Bay NSW

3. Stamford Grand Adelaide (SA)

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Located right on the waterfront of Glenelg Beach in Adelaide is an amazing beach wedding venue called Stamford Grand Adelaide.

Wedding ceremonies can take place right on Glenelg Beach or on the grass just behind the beach. The grass is a good option if you want to keep the sand out of your shoes. It is also closer to the resort’s facilities and still has beautiful views out over the beach.

Stamford Grand Adelaide has a number of options available for your wedding reception, depending on your wedding size. The Grand Ballroom can seat up a massive 550 guests while the other the Moseley, Colley and Hindmarsh Rooms can do 60 to 100 people. If you are looking for one of the best beach wedding venues in Australia then this is one venue you have to check out.

Address: 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA

4. Coast Port Beach (WA)

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Located right on the beach, at an amazing location is one of Australia’s best beach wedding venues. Coast Port Beach in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Get married on the beach at one of Australia’s most spectacular coastlines, as the sun sets behind you. Then walk up to your beach wedding venue and have your reception inside with the coastline as your backdrop.

There are three main spaces to choose from. The Boathouse, Cargo Bar and Central Coast and can accommodate from 20 to 500 people seated. So if you are after ocean views and the sand between your feet, then look no further than Coast Port Beach

Address: 42 Port Beach Rd, North Fremantle WA

5. Sand Bar Beach Cafe (Vic)

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The Sand Bar Beach Cafe is a beach wedding venue located in Middle Park, Victoria. And is located right on the beach. You can’t get any closer. And what a beautiful location for a beachside wedding.

Wedding ceremonies can take place on the deck or on the sand and overlook Port Phillip Bay. Wedding receptions can accommodate up to 150 standing or 40 seated and the interior has a beautiful white-washed beach feel to it.

I love this venue because it has a casual, relaxed vibe to it. It is all about good food and drink in a beautiful location and is perfect for couples that are looking for the same.

Address: 175B Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, VIC

Final Thoughts on Beach Wedding Venues Australia

Australia has a massive coastline, and it is full of other wonderful beach wedding venues. This list here is some of my favourites from each state of Australia. So if any of these places look good to you, we would recommend that you check it out in person and see if it fits your style and vision.

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