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Planning your Palm Cove Wedding

For couples who are planning their nuptials during the pandemic, the prospect of a destination wedding overseas might seem like a distant dream. Thankfully, Australia has so many stunning natural wonders, that your dream of a memorable destination wedding can still come true – just a little closer to home.

Here at The Reef House & Spa Palm Cove, we are always thrilled to accommodate couples and their guests for weddings in this beautiful part of Queensland.

We recently spoke to Blue Nile, the world’s leading online retailer of diamond engagement rings, to share our best tips for planning a destination wedding in Australia.

Choose Your Destination Carefully

With the ever-changing border closures and restrictions, it’s important to choose a location that most of your guests can get to easily. Some guests may not feel comfortable flying, so if you are hoping for a larger number of guests, it may be wise to host your wedding in a location that most guests can access by road.

If you’re happy to limit numbers and expect some guests to fly, consider whether your destination is easy to travel to over a long weekend.

Plans can change quickly at the moment, so be sure to keep your wedding guests up to date with any changes that will affect them.

Do Your Homework

Before you commit to a location and book a venue, ideally you should travel to your destination a couple of times so you can meet suppliers and check the venue in person. You should also check what COVID safety measures they have in place to take care of the health of you and your guests. This will be a lot easier if you choose a local destination in your own state.

Beautiful Wedding Accommodation in Palm Cove

If you are planning to get married in Palm Cove or the surrounding area, The Reef House and Spa offers the ultimate home-base for your nearest and dearest to stay.

Palm Cove is overlooking the Coral Sea and the lush tropical rainforest. There are stunning beaches, white sand, and an ideal climate all year round.

When to go?

If you want to do without the crowds, don’t book during peak season, shoulder seasons like autumn and spring are best. Winter is also an incredibly beautiful time to visit North Queensland, with the temperatures being cooler and less humid.

Combine Your Wedding & Honeymoon

During these times when travelling is more challenging, why not spend your honeymoon in the same location as your wedding? Once the excitement of the wedding is over and your guests have departed, you and your spouse can enjoy some quality downtime together without needing to pack your suitcase again or set foot on a plane!

Wherever you choose to host your wedding, remember why you’re there — to celebrate the love between you and your commitment to each other. With some careful planning and creativity, you’ll be sure to have one of the most memorable days of your life!