Thinking about jet-setting for a destination wedding? The Whitsundays is calling your name! Located just off the Queensland coast, this incredible pocket of paradise is the perfect backdrop for the romantic getaway of your fantasies. Whether your dream ceremony is small and relaxed or large and elegant, our backyard offers a variety of options to bring your vision to life. 

At WAHI, we’ve had hundreds of soon-to-be-married couples and their loved ones stay with us for their special moment in time. Perfectly located in the heart of the Whitsundays and complete with all the comforts of home, our fully-equipped apartments give wedding guests one less thing to worry about so they can focus on their big day. Being just metres from Catseye Beach and overlooking the Whitsundays, it’s a romantic backdrop to exchange vows and celebrate the new chapter of your love story too. 

To help give you a head-start, we’ve prepared five tips to plan the perfect wedding on Hamilton Island. 

Five tips to plan a Whitsundays wedding



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1. Say ‘I do’ to your dream wedding location

Whitsundays promises an intimate escape with dozens of gorgeous ceremony locations to choose between. As a WAHI guest, you’ll be just a short distance from all of the most popular picks too. If you’re looking for a traditional wedding, explore the charming All Saints Chapel. Overlooking the blue Catseye Bay, the non-denominational chapel's classic stained glass windows and bell tower are complemented by its clean white exterior and surrounding lush green gardens. It’s so picturesque that you’ll feel like you’re in a daydream!

Alternatively, you may choose a more informal beach wedding. The friendly staff at WAHI can put you in touch with the local experts to custom-build your dream ceremony on the pristine sands of Catseye Beach.


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2. Start your honeymoon straight away

After enjoying your dream wedding in the Whitsundays, you can relax knowing you don’t need to rush off to your honeymoon destination. Instead, you can come home to WAHI resort and step into holiday mode. Not only does it save you travel costs, it gives you a longer honeymoon and more time to enjoy the bubble of newly married life. Why wouldn’t you want to skip the jet lag, say goodbye to travel stress, and soak up the beauty of the island!?


3. Enjoy endless entertainment

When you stay at WAHI resort, you’re in the centre of a vibrant paradise and surrounded by opportunities to make lifelong memories with your partner. For any foodie couples, you can celebrate tying the knot with a romantic dinner for two at any one of the nearby restaurants. You can find some of our favourites here. Then, you can spend your days relaxing pool-side at WAHI, staying active with a picturesque hike along one of the island’s walking trails or simply enjoying quiet moments together at Catseye Beach or one of the nearby secluded coves.  As the sun sets, you can’t miss a $10 cocktail and 360 degree views of the Whitsundays passage from the gorgeous bar at One Tree Hill.


4. Whitsundays wedding experts

Just because it's a destination wedding, it doesn’t mean you have to fly out caterers and makeup artists! The island is home to some of the country’s most talented wedding experts, who will be close by on your special day. As seasoned professionals, these talented providers are here to do all the heavy lifting for your big day so that you have more time to let your hair down and enjoy the special moment in time.

5. Have memories to last a lifetime

Wedding photos are treasured forever. Choosing a destination wedding means you can be sure your photos will stand out in the sea of wedding photos. WAHI’s picture-perfect resort rooms are beautifully lit, and are the ideal place for those candid ‘getting ready’ pictures. The island’s talented wedding photography experts will then help you capture a collection of images and videos in the locations of your choosing across the island, ensuring you’ll head home with a collection of mementos that will still glow with fond memories years down the track. 

Now that you’ve discovered why Hamilton Island is the perfect place for your destination wedding, plan the best day of your life with WAHI’s professional team. Contact the WAHI team today to book now.