December 9, 2017 will always be remembered as the day same-sex marriage was officially legalised in Australia. It was well overdue, period. If you’re wanting to make it official with your partner this year, we’ve got some incredible same-sex wedding venues in Queensland to show you. Keep reading to discover where you should be saying “I do” in 2021.
Same-Sex Wedding Venues In Queensland
1. Mt Mulligan Lodge
Mt Mulligan Lodge is ideal for an intimate wedding escape in the Queensland outback. The luxurious lodge can be booked privately for up to 20 guests with a two-night exclusive use holiday package including pristine outback wilderness, fiery sunsets and starry nights.
Along with accommodation, this extravagant package offers an outback wedding that will certainly not be forgotten, all chef-prepared meals, a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, a pre-wedding shindig, a recovery session following the big day, plus daily outback experiences and unlimited use of kayaks, fishing gear and paddleboards.
Learn more about the Exclusive Use Package.
2. Daintree Ecolodge
Can you imagine your wedding in the ancient Daintree Rainforest? The Daintree Ecolodge provides a beautiful same-sex wedding venue surrounded by some of Queensland’s most remarkable nature. The lodge is also a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community and strives to celebrate love of all kinds with its holiday packages and first-class service.
Weddings at Daintree Ecolodge are truly memorable thanks to the magical rainforest setting and variety of experiences to tailor your event. These unique experiences range from guided rainforest walks and private picnics to pampering day spa treatments and scenic flights.
3. Orpheus Island Lodge
Take a moment to envision this; you’re standing on a white-sand beach under swaying palm trees, the Great Barrier Reef just offshore and your loving partner holding your hands as you both passionately exchange your vows. That’s a classic scene at Orpheus Island Lodge, where dream weddings come to life.
The private island resort is one of the best same-sex wedding venues in Queensland. It can accommodate up to 28 wedding guests for seated or cocktail receptions. It also offers a number of beautiful wedding ceremony locations, exclusive hire of the entire island and all-inclusive gourmet food and beverages.
Learn more about weddings on Orpheus Island.
4. M.Y Flying Fish
There really is no experience on the Great Barrier Reef quite like the M.Y Flying Fish. It’s one of the most unique same-sex wedding venues in Queensland, if not Australia. The luxurious vessel can accommodate 25 guests for day events and eight overnight guests in four affluent state rooms, including one with a king-size bed and spa bath.
Celebrate your wedding like you would have never imagined on the Great Barrier Reef surrounded by the Coral Sea and patches of vibrant coral reefs. There are sunbathing areas, alfresco dining and a cook’s galley. Adventure awaits with an onboard helideck, fishing gear, diving and snorkelling equipment and kayaks.
5. The Ville
The Ville Resort-Casino is a premier same-sex wedding venue in Queensland. The exquisite resort overlooks the Coral Sea and offers a variety of picturesque wedding ceremony locations and packages. What’s more this resort provides a dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help facilitate and streamline your day in accordance to each individual couple so that all needs and personal requirements are met.
After you’ve made it official, invite everyone to one of The Ville’s lavish reception venues. The poolside setting and stunning coastal views pair perfectly with gourmet canapes, sweet treats and gourmet cocktail and beverage packages. The Ville caters for some extra luxuries too, such as a pre-wedding massage, special post-wedding breakfasts and stylish arrival vehicles.
Learn more about weddings at The Ville.