Cairns Weddings

Cairns wedding couple

Cairns has long been sought after as a wedding destination, with selected wedding hot spots throughout the area, all of which have stunning views, a range luxurious accommodation (for the bride, groom & wedding party) and romantic trimmings.

Weddings in Cairns & Far North Queensland come in four main varieties:

  1. Beach Weddings — We like Palm Cove, Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach best
  2. Church and Chapel Weddings — Try St Marys by the Sea, Cairns Chapel and Yungaburra Village Chapel
  3. Garden Weddings — Cairns Botanic Gardens and Centenary Lakes are our favourites
  4. Rainforest WeddingsDaintree rainforest, Cairns Highlands and Crystal Cascades are popular

Wedding bridal party

The region has also been host to some of the most unique weddings ever, such as underwater weddings (popular with diving fanatics!), bunji weddings (I doooooooooooo) and yacht weddings. Soon to be married couples come from all over the world to exchange nuptuals here in Far North Queensland, and newlyweds will not find a more beautiful destination.

Married on the beach

If you love the thoughts of a tropical wedding, then Cairns is definitely the destination you seek. Cairns has world class catering and reception services who are quite happy to serve on tables in the sand, or after walking 10 minutes into a lushly vegetated rainforest.

There are countless exotic and unique wedding locations in Cairns, and if you want a wedding that is a little bit different, then we encourage you to seek out these special spots. If you air your thoughts with a wedding planner or wedding organisation company, they can assist you in planning the perfect wedding.

We have compiled a range of Cairns wedding photographers, reception venues, luxury accommodation just for the newlyweds as well as a few wedding organisers who can help you arrange all the finer details.

Cairns Wedding Photography

Gorgeous Cairns bride

Because wedding photography is one of the most demanding areas of professional photography, we recommend you thoroughly investigate the company and photographer you plan trust your wedding day to.

Large wedding

It is important to remember Cairns venues are challenges in themselves; glare on the water and sand at the beach, sometimes harsh sunlight, sometimes sweat beading upon the foreheads of wedding party and these weather conditions must be considered in choosing a wedding photographer. It is advisable to choose a Cairns wedding photographer for that reason, or at least a person experienced with wedding photography in Cairns.

Ensure you meet your Cairns wedding photographer before making your final decision, as you don't want to get to your big day and be worrying about a personality clash between your wedding party and your wedding photographer. Every wedding photographer has a unique style, and you should also closely examine different styles and decide on photography styles you like and ones your don't.

Shopping for a wedding photographer is not like selecting a gown or a bridal bouquet. You can see something tangible before you make your decision, when you're shopping for specific items like that. But in the selection of your photographer, you're often at the mercy of a super-salesperson and/or your own intuition. It seems as if PRICE is usually the main determining factor, even though there's NEVER going to be a second chance. Nor has there ever been anything written that gives you, the bride, a true guideline as to how to select the one person who could supply you with a heart full of memories to last a lifetime.

Cairns Wedding Photographers

Azure Photography

Wonderful wedding photography that captures your special day doesn't need to be expensive…
and choosing your wedding photographer need not be an arduous task. A talented local photographer, Tracey Hayes has a simple philosophy: to make your wedding day a lifetime of wonderful memories. Whether you wish to be married in the rainforest, on a sandy beach, beside a river or on a tropical island, Azure Photography has the experience to lift your wedding above the ordinary.

Azure Photography is available for photographic assignments in Kuranda, Cairns, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands and Mission Beach areas.

All the wedding photos on this page have been provided by Azure Photography as an example of the beautiful photography they offer. Many more photographs are available on their website.

Blue Sky Photography


Cairns Marriage Celebrants

Our Ceremony

Finding the right marriage celebrant is important. You need to feel comfortable, relaxed and confident that your special day is in very capable hands.

I have a friendly, approachable nature and take great pleasure in making people feel special. By listening to what's important to you and working together, I will craft a ceremony that fits your personality and ensures originality. Let's all enjoy and celebrate this special day.

My Business Philosophy

"Our Ceremony" is something we can all take ownership of. Be proud to share, celebrate and enjoy with friends and family.

Need to get out of Cairns? Try one of our surrounding area directories...

Port Douglas

North of Cairns is the star-stricken celebrity going areas proximate to Cairns; the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Calm azure waters and gentle crashing waves with white sandy beaches are the spectacular reality just north of Cairns. Regularly awarded Queensland’s cleanest beaches awards, Cairns Beaches are perfect for relaxing, lazing and working on the suntan!

Browse our range of Port Douglas accommodation, and see the luxury which awaits in this casual township of Port Douglas.

Great Barrier Reef

The area famous and well visited for its ‘largest living organism’, the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is a must see for any visitors to the Cairns.

Resort accommodation can be found on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns on Green Island, Fitzroy Island and Double Island. Dunk Island and Bedarra Island near Mission Beach also sport luxury accommodation, and are great for couples who are looking for a relaxing and secluded getaway.

See our range of Great Barrier Reef tours for information about the companies who operate on the reef from Cairns. In Cairns city.

Atherton Tablelands

West of Cairns is a treat for gourmet food lovers, birdwatching enthusiasts, bushwalkers, photographers and hopeless romantics! The Cairns Highlands, formerly known as the Atherton Tablelands is a self-drive adventure land which is highly recommended for those staying a little while in the Cairns region.

The best aspect of staying on the Tablelands is that all Atherton Tablelands accommodation in very unique. Browse our range to see some of the best on offer in the region.

Innisfail & Mission Beach

South of Cairns lies the sleepy town of Innisfail which thrives on sugar cane and bananas. Drive a little further, and you'll be enthralled by an old Spanish castle at Paronella Park, and one of Australia's most magnificent beaches at Mission Beach.

Accommodation in this area can be found at Mission Beach Holidays.