Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. Right from the wedding rings to the cake, everything about a marriage is truly spectacular. The wedding location also plays a huge role in enhancing the overall effect of your special day. In Australia, there are numerous places that offer the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Take Port Douglas in Queensland, a breathtaking area that is renowned for its calm beaches and the nearness to the Great Barrier Reef….perfect for your wedding. Port Douglas weddings are reputed for being memorable. The natural beauty of Port Douglas plus the existence of a plethora of superb resorts/hotels has given rise to a number of Port Douglas weddings.
Nowadays, it is common to find a range of hotels and resorts playing host to the bride and groom to be and their friends and family. Nautilus Holiday Apartments is one such resort that has been at the forefront of offering great Port Douglas wedding accommodation to its guests. In fact, it is safe to say that numerous Port Douglas weddings are hosted by Nautilus. So what makes Nautilus the number one choice for brides and grooms to be to host their wedding? Well, for one, they have the ability to offer wedding advice and put the bride and groom in touch with local wedding service providers. Their extensive local knowledge will assist in you going through the wedding process without any hassles.
Weddings in Port Douglas
For Port Douglas weddings, Nautilus provides a number of Port Douglas wedding packages that may be suitable for the bride and groom and their families. The Rainforest (Mossman Gorge) wedding package. 4 nights’ accommodation in a deluxe room, champagne on ice – on arrival, bridal bouquet and grooms buttonhole and lots of other features are included in their wedding packages. Nautilus can also put you in touch with professional photographers, professional videographers, wedding musicians, wedding cake etc. on all packages for all Port Douglas weddings.
Port Douglas is indeed a one-stop destination for you to host your wedding. From the stunning location to hold your wedding ceremony to the fabulous Port Douglas Wedding accommodation on offer from Nautilus Apartments…your special day will be a memorable experience.
Whether you have come to Port Douglas for your wedding, to attend a wedding, or just to escape to warmer climes with a chance to wind down and relax—enjoy a welcome break from the everyday at the Nautilus Apartments in Port Douglas.
Port Douglas is the perfect place to host your tropical wedding. With two and three bedroom apartments at The Nautilus we can accommodate larger and extended groups and families with wedding parties a specialty.
Nautilus Apartments are centrally located with handy access to all the main attractions in Port Douglas. The beautiful Four Mile Beach is just a couple of blocks away, as is the Marina Mirage where most of the tours for the Great Barrier Reef and cruises to the Low Isles board.
The apartments are also handy to the exclusive retail precinct on Macrossnan Street, while compact, the area offers a fine selection of boutique shopping. Not far from the apartments are also two large supermarkets. You can then take full advantage of the self-catering facilities that the apartments provide. For guests who stay over the weekend, you can get to browse the handmade small goods and crafts at the Port Douglas Sunday Markets. Located at the Dickson Inlet under the Historic Figs Trees, the setting is picture perfect.
Our free Tour Desk is available to assist you with the dazzling array of tours available in Port Douglas. We can help book the perfect cruise for you, with accompanying scuba and snorkelling activities, or simply a day out on the reef landing on a fabulous deserted tropical island. The choice is yours.
On the 28th May 2011 Mick Whalen & Sue Lea, Managers at Nautilus Holiday Apartments Port Douglas were married at St Mary`s by the Sea Port Douglas. Read about our special day and contact us for local knowledge and great Port Douglas wedding packages.
It was a beautiful Port Douglas day, sunny, warm and just a slight breeze, perfect weather for a wedding.
80 guests including 55 family and friends from Victoria, NSW, New Zealand and Southern Qld attended the wedding and celebrations leading up to the big day. 53 Family and friends stayed at Nautilus Holiday Apartments with many extending their stay to enjoy the magnificent weather and make a real holiday of the event.
Celebrations started on the evening of Thursday 26th with “Cocktail`s by the Pool” at Nautilus for the ladies. The men were bused to Mossman for a game of Bare Foot Bowls and a BBQ, with a few drinks included.
We all relaxed on the Friday and prepared for the big day. We had an evening meal at Port O Call, just 2 minutes walk from Nautilus Holiday Apartments. The backpackers has a bar and bistro which offers great value for money meals in a child friendly atmosphere.
Saturday, the big day! The wedding was at 4pm at St Mary`s by the Sea a beautiful little non denominational church set on Murphy Street Port Douglas, the view of the ocean is spectacular which only added to a lovely day.
The day went off without a hitch, the bride was early, the groom was ready and the guests were all in for a great time.
Port Douglas Wedding Venue and Celebrant
Lesley Stephens (Local Marriage Celebrant) and friend conducted a beautiful ceremony which included readings from family and friends. We had a throwing of rose petals upon leaving the church and lots of photos were taken with family, friends and guests. After the ceremony we took all our guests on a surprise Sunset Cruise with Calypso Reef Charters. It was a fantastic way to while away a few hours between the ceremony and reception, champagne, beer and cheese platters were enjoyed by everyone and the beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere provided a great memory for all our guests.
Port Douglas Wedding Reception
Lure Restaurant on the Marina at Port Douglas was the venue for our reception. Wayne Stapleton and his team do a fantastic job, they are no fuss, always prepared to go the extra mile and have a wonderful spot on the marina which can cater for large or small weddings. We had champagne and Canapés on arrival at Lure on the Wharf, with a two course sit down meal for our 80 guests.
Speeches were made, lots of laughs were had and then the dancing started!
Port Douglas Wedding Services
It was a wonderful day enjoyed by us and all our guests. We did all the organizing ourselves and now feel very confident that we can refer any guests who are considering a Port Douglas wedding to some very professional, helpful operators.
Flowers were arranged by Floral Edge Port Douglas www.floraledge.com.au
Music by Tropica Entertainment www.tropicaent.com.au contact: Nick Gibson.
Photography by Visibility Photography & Video (Rob Cooke) www.visibilityvideo.com.au
Venue: Lure Restaurant, Meridian Marina Port Douglas www.lurerestaurant.com.au
Cake by Port Douglas Catering & Events www.portdouglascatering.com.au
Calypso Reef Charters – Tropical Journeys www.tropicaljourneys.com.au
Combine this fabulous Port Douglas wedding location supported by the professional local wedding services and Port Douglas Wedding Accommodation at Nautilus Apartments and you will have a celebration that will long be etched into not only your memory, but the memory of your guests.
Ring us today to discuss your special day…take advantage of our local knowledge and recent wedding experience.