Destination Wedding: Daydream Island for Romantics

Destination Wedding: Daydream Island for Romantics

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is just a quick flight and ferry ride away from Mr & Mrs Bliss with a host of destination wedding options to tie the knot in style … No passport or foreign language required!

Destination Weddings are a hot choice for loved-up couples, and for good reason. They’re uber romantic (marrying on a remote tropical island, ‘I do’!), they can limit guest numbers and costs, since some people won’t be able to attend, they extend the celebrations so you can spend more time with family and friends, and you can even slip in a honeymoon! And the benefits don’t stop there … Daydream Island Resort and Spa has a range of ceremony and reception sites, and packages suitable for all budgets and wedding styles. And with a dedicated wedding coordinator on hand to help you organise your day, and a host of stunning styles, you’ll have the perfect backdrop to your new life. The extra bonus? You won’t need a passport (or suffer jetlag) or be frustrated by language barriers.

Here’s your Daydream Island Destination Wedding guide… 

The Ceremony

Whether it’s a backdrop of azure blue water you’re dreaming of, an elegant island wedding chapel, coral beaches, or grassy knolls with a tropical island setting, Daydream Island has you covered.

The Endeavour Wedding Chapel:

Overlooking the Whitsunday passage, Daydream Island’s Endeavour Wedding Chapel is spectacularly located at the water’s edge and blends religious values with all the perks of a stunning island wedding. With floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a built-in sound system and webcam technology to stream the ceremony over the internet to your family and friends who can’t attend, and all the perks of red carpet aisle and decorations, it makes a divine ceremonial location.


The Chapel from the front. Picturesque, yes?! 


Let the divine light shine down on your ceremony with a morning or afternoon ceremony. The entrance to the Endeavour Wedding Chapel. 


Night owls will love a dusk ceremony, watching the sun set. 


Standing positions! All in-line for your special moment. 


Vows with a breathtaking backdrop.  


Have your red-carpet moment in style. 


The elegant Chapel is hidden away in a secluded location at the foot of the rainforest and perched on the water’s edge. 

Lovers Cove:

Befittingly named, Lovers Cove is the perfect location for a sunset ceremony and reception. Oozing with romance, the popular private inlet features a large deck atop a coral beach, with nature’s best providing the tranquil sounds of waves crashing, palm trees, rainforest and rocky cliffs. Even better, when the sun goes down, the setting lights up, with bamboo torches, fairy lights, paper lanterns and tea lights.


Sunset ceremony and receptions don’t get better than this! Lovers Cove makes a stunning and memorable ceremony and reception location. 


Fairy lights add to the romance of dinner on the Lovers Cove deck with nature’s best as a backdrop. 


Say ‘I do’ on the coral beach at Lovers Cove. 


A ceremony on the deck at Lovers Cove. 


Guests will be left speechless, as you declare your vows with the most stunning Whitsunday Islands backdrop. 

Mermaids Beach:

If your idea of an island wedding includes white coral beaches, you’ll love Mermaids Beach. With Daydream’s famous Mermaid statues as a backdrop and the incredible Whitsunday passage, this ceremony spot is simple and stunning.


The beach wedding ceremony at Mermaids Beach.

The Lawns:

If beaches and chapels aren’t your thing, Daydream Island has several lush green sites perched hilltop and with stunning views that make perfect locations to declare your vows. Speak to the Daydream Island Wedding Coordinator for a range of options to suit your requirements.


Sail into your new life in style at one of Daydream’s gorgeous grassy ceremony locations!


Green with envy! Palm trees, red carpet, azure blue waters and sunny skies ahead!

weddingheli pic

For a ceremony with a spin and some fabulous photo opportunities, you can’t beat a helicopter ride to Whitehaven Beach, complete with a scenic flight over Heart Reef.  

Reception! Reception!

Daydream Island offers a host of reception packages, locations and dining styles. From the Daydream Seafood Buffet and Island Buffet, to Three-Course Alternate Drop Set Menus. Choose from stunning outdoor settings, indoor locations, and for big parties or intimate groups. Speak with the dedicated Daydream Island wedding coordinator to create the look you want, whether traditional, contemporary, casual or super chic.


Your guests will be impressed with this stunning reception setting, at the outdoor cinema. 


Eloping? A romantic dinner for two…

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The best of both worlds – go for a sheltered option with the perks of fresh air, unrestricted views and a Sunlover’s Terrace balcony reception.

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A range of reception decorating options have every bride’s needs covered – from ceiling draping to tea lights, fresh flowers and centrepiece displays.  


A formal affair. Seat covers, colours, centrepieces, lighting and rooms work for every wedding style – large or small. 

Beautiful Wedding Day hair & make-up

Daydream Island’s signature Rejuvenation Spa has an experienced team of hair and make-up artists at your fingertips, so you’ll look your most beautiful on your wedding day. Book in for ‘his and hers’ treatments pre-wedding and you’ll be floating down that isle!


Every bride deserves stunning hair and make-up on her big-day!

Getting there

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is an island paradise located in The Whitsundays, a part of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, and is one of the most beautiful regions on earth. It has all the tropical island requisites – sun, beautiful beaches, snorkelling, tropical fish, great food and it’s just a short ferry ride from the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island, or just 30 minutes by boat from Airlie Beach. Jetstar have regular special deals to Hamilton Island, where the closest airport is located, so check out the site for offers.


Catch the Cruise Whitsundays Ferry from Hamilton Island Airport to Daydream Island, and have a celebration Champagne on the way! 


Dock in at Daydream Island and receive a tropical island welcoming, complete with lei! 


Book it!

For more information or to book your destination wedding at Daydream Island Resort and Spa, visit here.

Have you visited Daydream Island? Tell us below!…

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.

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