A Helpful Whitehaven Beach Wedding Guide
If you’ve always pictured your wedding taking place in a tropical paradise, with pure white silica sand at your feet and stunning turquoise water behind you, then a Whitehaven Beach wedding could be the perfect option for you. Nestled in the heart of the Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach consistently ranks in the world’s most beautiful beaches and is one of the most amazing places for couples to celebrate their love for one another.
A wedding on Whitehaven Beach does require a bit more forethought and planning than other venues, but the sheer romance and beauty of the beach is enough to tempt many couples into choosing it as the location to exchange vows and make the ultimate commitment to one another.
Read on for our local insider guide on the ins and outs of planning a wedding at Whitehaven Beach.
Before we get into the nitty gritty, the first thing you’ll need is a passionate wedding expert who knows the Whitsunday wedding industry inside and out. As you’ll read below there are a number of special considerations you’ll need to make in order for your Whitehaven Beach wedding to go off without a hitch and working with a true local professional can help smooth any bumps in the road that arise. For that you can’t go past Plan my Wedding Whitsundays, where owner Breanna personally oversees all of the planning and organising, working with you to make your wedding vision a reality.
Part of what makes Whitehaven Beach so spectacular as a wedding venue is what also makes it a bit tricky, it’s very remote and secluded. In order to get to Whitehaven Beach, you’ll need to either get there via boat or air. Never fear! There are many travel options for your guests and yourselves suitable for a range of wedding budgets.
- Seaplane (elopements and best friends)
- Helicopter (elopements)
- Cruise Whitsundays (larger groups)
- Superyacht (small to large groups)
- Private Charter (medium groups)
In addition to yourself and your guests, you’ll need to factor in transport for your set up, celebrant and other supporting suppliers you’ll need for the day. Available for hire leaving from Airlie Beach or from many of the Islands are cruise boats, super yachts, seaplanes and helicopters.
While you’ll forever remember your special day, no wedding would be complete without having a visual memento to treasure and look back on. For your Whitsundays Wedding Videographer look no further than our specialised team at Good Souls Media. Intimately familiar with Whitehaven Beach, our team knows all the best tips and tricks for capturing and showcasing your wedding at this gorgeous location. Our highlight films are renowned for their ability to capture all those precious moments and turn them into an unforgettable keepsake of your beautiful day.
Bridal Bouquet & Decor
An important consideration if you’re planning a Whitehaven Beach wedding is that fresh flowers are not allowed on the beach due to Queensland Government legislation regarding the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. However stunning silk floral arrangements and accompanying decor can be ordered especially for your special day.
Whitehaven Beach now issues permits for receptions to be held right on the beach if you’d like to extend your stay on the beach after the ceremony. Alternatively if you’ve travelled to Whitehaven Beach via a yacht you could choose to hold your reception on the deck as it sails around the beautiful islands of the Whitsundays. Or depending on where you’ll be staying there are a whole host Whitsundays Wedding Venues on the mainland or on any one of the islands you might choose to stay at.
Catering For A Whitehaven Beach Wedding
No wedding reception would be complete without an amazing menu and luckily, Aquava in the Whitsundays boasts a selection of mouthwatering menus to suit even the fussiest of eaters. After a menu you can customise? Aquava can work with you to design a wedding feast you’ll remember forever.
Time of year
A final consideration to make is the time of year you’re planning your wedding. As the Whitsundays are located in tropical north Queensland, the region is subject to the rainy season which runs from January to March. That’s not to say there is constant rain, but your chances of getting a rainy day is significantly higher than other times throughout the year. Getting married outside of the rainy season increases your chances of catching the perfect sunny day for a Whitehaven beach wedding.
Getting married can be one of the most exciting times for couples but also one of the most stressful. Making sure you’ve planned ahead for your wedding day and have brought on the right suppliers to make your vision a reality is crucial. Hopefully this guide has pointed you in the right direction for putting together the Whitehaven Beach wedding of your dreams. If you have any questions feel free to contact us here
Whitehaven Beach Wedding FAQ
Where Is Whitehaven Beach?
Whitehaven Beach is located on the eastern side of Whitsunday Island Queensland Australia
Can You Stay At Whitehaven Beach?
The only accommodation at Whitehaven Beach is camping at the south end. You can drop anchor on a boat and stay the night on the water.
How To Get To Whitehaven Beach For My Wedding?
The options you have are, Seaplane, Helicopter, Boat
What Wedding Planners Specialise in Whitehaven Beach?
Give Breanna a call from "Plan my Wedding Whitsundays" she personally oversees all of the planning and organising,
Does Good Souls Media Offer Videography Packages For a Whitehaven Beach Wedding?
Yes, we do! contact us today for a quote
Can I take Fresh Flowers To Whitehaven Beach?
Sorry, fresh flowers are not allowed on the beach due to Queensland Government legislation regarding the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. However stunning silk floral arrangements and accompanying decor can be ordered especially for your special day.
Who Do You Recommend For Catering?
Aquava in the Whitsundays boasts a selection of mouthwatering menus to suit even the fussiest of eaters. We thoroughly recommend these guys for a Whitehaven Beach Wedding
What's The Best Time Of Year To Get Married On Whitehaven Beach?
The perfect time of year is between June and November which is the dry season. normally light winds and sunny days with the late 20s to early 30s temperatures