26 Jan

Planning your Port Douglas Wedding

We can hear wedding bells! ?

Whether you’re a local or just a lover of our town, Port Douglas is the perfect location to hold your special day.

Although planning a wedding can seem all fun and exciting, it can become a stressful process if you lead a busy lifestyle or simply have no clue where to begin! If this sounds like you – hiring a wedding planner professional to help along the way or purchasing a wedding package could be something to consider.

You won’t be stuck on your own with the exceptional wedding packages and coordinators who know this stuff like the back of their hands! Port Douglas Weddings and Hire, Dragonfly Weddings & Events, and Port Douglas Weddings are the go-to businesses for all things wedding related. Each of them offer packages to suit any budget and cater for all styles. Trust your day will be nothing less than perfect when it’s in the hands of any of these wedding experts.

If you’re someone who prefers to take the reins when it comes to planning and organising, we’ve got you covered right here with the best options for everything you need for your dream wedding.

Where to Get Married

St Mary’s by the Sea

St Mary’s by the Sea is one of the most popular locations to tie the knot in Port Douglas. As the name suggests, it is literally a Chapel by the sea. Could you imagine anything more romantic? With breathtaking views of the Coral Sea behind the altar, it’s obvious why people from all around the world choose to get married here. This venue can hold up to 100 guests and you can find it in the town centre, just where you want it.

Little Cove

If getting married in a Chapel isn’t quite your thing, right beside it we have Little Cove near Anzac Park. This spot is a beautiful outdoor location where the land meets the Great Barrier Reef. The backdrop of your ceremony will be entirely ocean and palm trees, it truly is as picturesque as it sounds. Also right in the heart of Port Douglas, it makes for easy accessibility for you and your guests.


The Sugar Wharf

Sugar Wharf is located right next door to St Mary’s Chapel making an easy transition to the reception after the ceremony. It’s easy to see why the Sugar Wharf is one of Port Douglas’s most sought after venues. As with the other venues, the Sugar Wharf can be booked up in advance, so be sure to get in early to prevent disappointment! The venue can be redecorated to cater for anywhere from 20 to 300 guests. Being indoors, this iconic building can be utilised all year round (even in our wet season!).

Salsa Bar and Grill

Salsa Bar and Grill is one of the best among the Port Douglas restaurant competition, making it a very popular choice for weddings! This venue is capable of catering to 120 guests or more. This depends on whether you’re after a sit-down style reception or more of a canapé stand-up style. Being beach-side and only across the road from the ceremony locations, it’s hard to fault this local favourite!

Looking for more restaurant options? Check out our list of the best restaurants & bars in Port Douglas.


For the accommodation, here at Cayman Villas we offer everything you could want with your stay away from home. Being one of the only holiday apartments to offer 3 bedrooms in Port Douglas, the whole family can stay together in luxury. Located a short walking distance to each of the wedding venues, the town centre and the beach, our location couldn’t be more ideal. Talk about convenience!

Click here to read more about our accommodation options.


Whether it’s a cheese platter and nibbles in your apartment at Cayman Villas while you get ready, a three-course dinner at your reception or a cocktail bar at your ceremony – the below catering companies will work with you and tailor their packages to your every need!

Magic Mouthfuls

With endless over-the-moon customers, Magic Mouthfuls is our top pick for catering in Port Douglas. The company is born from a passion for good food and entertaining. Magic Mouthfuls provides something unique, from tailor made menus to exotic beach locations – they can create the event you desire.

Reef Catering

Reef Catering is a 5-star caterer providing award winning cuisine and exceptional service. Creative chefs, superior ingredients and professional service are what this company is all about! Their team of International Award Winning Chefs will be dedicated to exceeding your needs and expectations. They can cater for a wide range of guest lists from anywhere between 2 to 1000 people.

Nunu Catering

Nunu Catering aim to impress and delight with their delicious food and high standard of service. They pride themselves in ensuring you and your guests have a memorable experience. Nunu offer delicious menus that showcase our local produce and deliver only the best staff and catering.

Port Douglas Catering & Events

Port Douglas Catering & Events offer wedding services that include full food and beverage packages, wedding cakes, venue hire and lighting and furniture hire. All sit-down food packages come with complimentary table and chair hire, saving you time and money with the planning process! Their localised knowledge will be an asset to your special day.


Floral Edge

Floral Edge are full time florists that can be found in the heart of Macrossan Street. Weddings are their passion and they can create any floral presentation to complement your individual style. They can personally deliver your bridal party flowers two hours before your ceremony too, taking the stress out of your day. Be sure to book well in advance as they are quite popular around town!

Nine Blooms

Nine Blooms offer premium wedding floral services specialising only in wedding flowers. Your wedding florals will be carefully chosen from a very select and dedicated team of suppliers, both local and interstate. As this business is completely owned and run by one lady, she is only able to accept a limited number of weekend clients in the season so get in while you can!


Choosing a celebrant may not seem like the most important detail of the day, but who you select to make your day official is something you’ll remember forever! Here are a few wonderful Marriage Celebrants who are local to the area:

Stephanie Milne Port Douglas Marriage Celebrant

Sarah Woods Port Douglas Marriage Celebrant

Anna Soltwedel Port Douglas Celebrant

Hair & Makeup  

Port Douglas Hair and Makeup

Voted a finalist in the Port Douglas Business Awards 2014, Port Douglas Hair & Makeup can provide you with exclusively modern hair, makeup and tanning services. They can come directly to your accommodation in Port Douglas and surrounding areas.

Ministry of Makeup & Hair

The team at Ministry of Makeup & Hair are mobile with their services throughout Cairns, Palm Cove, Mission Beach & Port Douglas. They specialise in products and techniques to give you a lasting and flawless look, keeping you picture perfect throughout the day.

Rachael Gregory Hair and Make-Up Artist

Rachael offers mobile service from Cairns to Port Douglas, North Queensland and further south, 7 days a week. Using quality products such as MAC, Chanel and Urban Decay, she has the ability to create anything from a simple, natural look to full-on glam!


Exemplar Coaches & Limousines

Make a grand entrance to your wedding with Exemplar. If you’re someone who loves the contemporary approach to weddings, the immaculate, all-white modern limousines will be just what you’re after.

Hummers & Harleys

If rocking up to the ceremony is something you want your guests to remember, Hummers & Harleys can sort you out. The 18 seat super stretch seats 16 passengers, perfect for you and your bridal party. All eyes will be on you!


The Hungry Hummingbird

The Port Douglas cake specialists of choice for any wedding theme! At the Hungry Hummingbird, they create delicious and beautiful cakes and treats to suit whatever your style, taste or budget may be. You can choose from a selection of standard cakes in store, pre-decorated and ready to go, or they can custom make a cake just for you!

Port Douglas Catering & Events

These guys are dedicated to staying up to date with all the freshest wedding cake trends. Their cakes not only look great, but taste amazing too. If Port Douglas Catering are providing a cake for an event we are catering, cakeage costs are waived, score! They welcome any suggestions you may have for your cake, get creative with your ideas.

Entertainment & Music

Cairns Premier Entertainment

Offering premier dj’s, solo, duo & band entertainment to hire that are sure to add some fun to your wedding! They can provide you with award winning service and packages for your wedding no matter what you’re after!

Electric Dreams Entertainment

Electric Dreams are known for going above and beyond when it comes to entertainment. From sound stage dj’s, live musical accompaniment to traditional dancers and specialised performance artists they can provide you with the exact level of entertainment you’re after. Wedding dj packages are available!

Furniture & Decorations

Port Douglas Weddings and Hire

The all-in-one place to get your furniture and decorations sorted. Whether you’re looking for someone to plan your entire wedding or if you’re just in need of a few bits & pieces, they can ensure a smooth wedding planning experience.

Port Party Hire

A local, family owned business with professional and friendly service and the experience to make your special occasion hassle free. Their affordable range of equipment can get your furniture sorted in no time!

We hope our comprehensive guide to holding your weddings in Port Douglas is helpful in planning your dream wedding in Tropical North Queensland.

Our friendly team at Cayman Villas are here to help if you have any questions about our accommodation or the Port Douglas area.

Click here to check rates & availability for Cayman Villas Port Douglas.

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