There ’ s no delicate way to say it , Queensland can get hot . Really hot . An indoor venue will allow everyone to keep their cool , whatever the weather . “ Hotels and indoor function spaces offer a great sense of security with respect to inclement weather ,” says Bree . “ Considering all the rain Australia has experienced in 2022 , securing a wet weather back-up venue is an absolute must . An indoor venue gives a couple a sense of calm leading up to their big day .”[ Right ] Kingfisher Bay Resort , Sarah Lette Photography
Your room is right there
Having your room handy to your ceremony location is perfect for morning-of prep . Just wake up , order room service , pop the Champagne , and enjoy the precious moments with your faves . It works when the reception winds up too . “ Having accommodation right on your doorstep is a bonus ,” says Bree . “ No one likes to be thinking about driving home at 12 am ! Hotels will always offer a discount for wedding guest accommodation . And here ’ s a cheeky tip : if you are booking more than ten rooms for your guests , you will likely receive an even further discounted group rate .” [ Left ] JW Marriott Gold Coast .
Plenty of pre & afterparty options
Whether you ’ re meeting guests poolside for cocktails or at the lobby bar for a nightcap , hotels and resorts offer loads of options for getting together . With many guests staying onsite , organising weekend wedding activities will be a breeze . On the big day , you ’ ll also have the chance to party on with a longer ‘ end time ’ ( most hotels offer 12 pm ) than some other venues . [ Below ] Poolside at The Westin Brisbane
There ’ s a fancy ballroom ( and lots of other rooms )
Love options ? Hotels and resorts offer plenty of choice when it comes to event spaces — from intimate garden hideaways and poolside decks to rooftop terraces and grand ballrooms with ginormous dance floors . If you ’ re choosing a coastal hotel or an island resort , you ’ ll also have the option of a beach ceremony ( and a back-up if the weather doesn ’ t go your way ). Best of both worlds .” [ Above ] Isabella & Giuseppe at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast , photo Evernew Studio