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Where on the Sunshine Coast Should I get married?

As a Sunshine Coast Wedding Planner, I have orchestrated many weddings up and down the Coast and in the hinterland area of the Sunshine Coast. Ultimately, the best area to get married on the Sunshine Coast depends on your personal preferences, style, and the atmosphere you envision for your special day. Consider factors like the size of your guest list, the type of scenery you want, your budget, and the overall ambiance you're aiming for when choosing the perfect wedding location.

Below are 5 popular destinations to consider when trying to select the best area:

  1. Caloundra: Caloundra is known for its laid-back vibe and family-friendly beaches. It offers a variety of beachside and waterfront venues, with options for both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations. The Kings Beach and Moffat Beach areas are popular choices for couples seeking a more relaxed and casual wedding atmosphere. CONS: Caloundra lacks varying sized wedding venues and undercover outdoor ceremony locations

  2. Noosa: Noosa is one of the most popular wedding destinations on the Sunshine Coast. It's known for its beautiful beaches, lush national parks, and a vibrant dining scene. Noosa offers a mix of beachfront venues and luxury resorts, providing a picturesque backdrop for your special day. The Main Beach and Noosa National Park are particularly popular spots for ceremonies and photo shoots. CONS: Overpopulated and hard to get parking, and the wedding ceremony locations are not the easiest to get too and prices are hefty because of its upmarket vibe and reputation.

  3. Maleny and Montville: These charming hinterland towns are nestled in the lush green hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. They offer stunning views of the Glass House Mountains and the coastline. Maleny and Montville are famous for their boutique venues, rustic barns, and intimate garden settings. The serene atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes make these areas perfect for couples looking for a romantic and tranquil wedding experience. CONS: Be prepared to have large pockets, hinterland weddings come in at a much higher price compared to the beachside areas

  4. Mooloolaba: This coastal town boasts a vibrant beachfront and a range of upscale venues. Mooloolaba offers a mix of beachside resorts and modern event spaces, making it suitable for both contemporary and classic weddings. The Mooloolaba Spit and its iconic lighthouse provide picturesque settings for your wedding photos. CONS: Much like Noosa, Mooloolaba has limited parking and the ceremony spots are few and far between

  5. Coolum: Coolum is known for its stunning beaches and relaxed coastal atmosphere. It's a great choice for couples who want a laid-back beach wedding. The rocky headlands and expansive beaches provide a striking backdrop for your wedding photos. CONS: Limited choices for your reception celebrations

With so much knowledge of the Sunshine Coast areas, feel free to reach out and chat with us before finalising your choice! We are booking up weddings into late 2024 and are super excited for what's in store for the next wedding season.


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