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Culgoa Point Beach Resort
5 Quamby place, Noosa Sound
Ph: 07 5447 5055
Sunshine Beach Surf Club
Duke Street, Sunshine Beach
Nichola Laycock (07) 5447 5491
NOOSA HEADS CEREMONY LOCATIONS INFORMATION...
Noosa Heads offers some of the most beautiful beach and hinterland wedding ceremony sites and photographic options for your wedding day, anywhere in the world. Our most recognized sites are situated along the beautiful Noosa Boardwalk, with grass or sand underfoot, Casuarina trees offering shade above, and the Noosa Heads main beach as your backdrop. A permit is required from the Sunshine Coast Council, to ensure the site is yours for 2 hours. To obtain a permit, see http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/sitePage.cfm?code=wedding-ceremonies
To view the map of Noosa ceremony sites see: http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/addfiles/documents/weddings/North/Noosa.pdf
NOOSA BOARDWALK OPTIONS – FROM NATIONAL PARK THROUGH TO THE NOOSA RIVERMOUTH
Little Cove Deck – suitable for small and intimate style ceremonies, and best for early morning ceremonies.
Little Cove Beach – subject to tides, so check with The Bureau of Meteorology to ensure you won’t be balancing on the rocks through the ceremony!!
First Point – suitable for small gatherings, up to about 20 guests. Like Little Cove Deck, it can be quite bright late in the day, so either mornings or right on sunset.
Maison La Plage Grove – A beautifully maintained beach garden site, able to cater to large groups. Sheltered from the winds, with grass under foot, and just a short walk to most reception restaurants in Hastings Street.
Casuarina Gardens – Beautiful beach backdrop, close to all restaurants. Sand underfoot, and trees overhead. Caters for small and medium size weddings.
Hidden Grove – beautifully private, with stunning beach backdrop, still close to restaurants, sand underfoot , plenty of shade overhead. Can cater for up to 80 -90 people comfortably.
Laguna Grove – Grass underfoot, Beach backdrop. The light in the later afternoon can be a little better than Hidden Grove, but is not so private.
Access 14 / 15 – next to the ‘Rock Wall’, once again beautifully private, with grass underfoot and the beach in the background. This is a smaller area, and more suitable for simple and intimate gatherings up to 30 people. A favourite ‘elopement’ location!
Beach Access 12 –On the beach, so if you love the feel of sand under your feet, this is a great spot! Best from 4 p.m. when the surf schools pack up…….
River Entrance – Subject to tides! On the sand, perfect on sunset!
Woods Bay – On the shores of the bay, right in the heart of Noosa, very private, very sheltered. Worth taking a look prior to booking as there are a number of options in this park.
BEST ‘ON THE BEACH’ OPTIONS…..
Little Cove – subject to tides
Beach Access 12 / 13 – not subject to tides.
Sunshine Beach – just ten minutes south of Noosa , the beach stretches for kilometers – not subject to tides, but best at low tide. Best in winter, or late afternoon, due to the heat, and simply stunning!
From Sunshine Beach heading South on the Sunshine Coast, there are kilometers of beautiful natural beach. These include Sunrise Beach, Castaways Beach, Marcus Beach, Peregian Beach, Coolum Beach - including Point Perry, the beautiful 1st bay, and Point Arkwright.
BEST NOOSA PARK OPTIONS
Laguna Lookout –Magnificent views of Noosa. A five minute drive, or bus trip from Hastings Street.
Noosa Heads Lions Park - in the heart of Noosa, on the bank of the river
Quamby Park – off Noosa Parade, approx. 500 metres from Hastings Street.
Ravenswood Park – Off Noosa Parade, on the river, approximately 100 meters from Hastings Street
Noosa Woods – Laguna Bay backdrop, at the end of Hastings Street
Chaplain Park – A lovely private location in Noosaville, on the Noosa River. Plenty of space, and a stunning background. There is a lovely footbridge over the river, and it is located just behind the Noosa Yacht and Rowing club. Close to several Reception venues – see our members listing.
Gympie Terrace – the Noosa River along Gympie Terrace stretches for some 200 meters. There are several areas suitable for holding a wedding ceremony, most notably near ‘Pete’, the big Pelican, a Noosaville icon!
Eli Park – Noosaville, behind the tennis courts along Gympie Terrace.
Chaplain Park (See above – parks)
The Noosa Marina – ‘The Helipad’. The helipad at the Marina is a great location for your wedding. Situated on Jetty, you are surrounded by the Noosa River. Great spot if you are looking to hire a ferry or boat for your guests.
Tewantin RSL park – on the Noosa River, a short walk from the Noosa Marina
HINTERLAND – Noosa / Cooroy Botanic Gardens. Absolutely beautiful, and well worth considering the 20 minute trip from Noosa. Local bus tour companies are happy to arrange to bring your guests to and from the gardens. The backdrop is Lake McDonald, and there are a number of stunning ceremony sites to choose from. The Grecian amphitheatre is a popular choice, while in the heat of summer the lily pond is a favourite.
HINTERLAND B& B’s – there are several B & B’s in the Noosa Hinterland, namely in Doonan, Tinbeerwah, Eumundi areas. Tranquil rainforest gardens, and room for canapés and drinks after the ceremony.
St. Patricks Catholic Church in Pomona. Book by phoning the Tewantin Catholic Parish
(07) 5447 1188
St. Andrews Anglican Church Sunshine Beach. Ten minutes from Noosa. Book via phone
Weddings ceremonies can also be conducted at any of the world class resorts in Noosa. See our members ‘Venues’ listing.
FERRIES AND BOATS
There are several Ferry and Cruise companies based on the Noosa River. Ceremonies can be held on board, or guests can be taken to a ‘surprise’ location on a private sand bar / island; or, they can collect your guests from your Noosa Boardwalk ceremony site for a cruise of the river, disembarking at your waterfront reception. See our members ‘Transport’ listing.
NOOSA NATIONAL PARK ……There are restrictions on permits in the National Park, so make sure you are happy to meet these conditions before arranging your ceremony in these areas. Permits for the National Park can be made to the Department of Environment and Resource Management http://www.dehttp://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks_and_forests/forms/group-activity-permit-application-form.doc
WET WEATHER OPTIONS
In the unlikely event that a wet weather option is required , a number of resorts in Noosa can arrange for you to use an undercover area, should we have inclement weather. You may need to be a guest at the resort to use their facilities, or, you can often arrange to pay a security deposit to hold a site at another resort. Many of the restaurants in Noosa also provide a wet weather option, however the reception venue may not be available until 5 p.m. for the ceremony. We suggest, in this case, that you consider having your photos taken prior to the ceremony due to the lighting requirements for wonderful photos.
It is important to discuss a wet weather option with your wedding planner, reception venue, celebrant and photographer.
WHEN SHOULD I MAKE MY BOOKING?
The most popular months to marry in Noosa are from 1st March to 31st May, and then from 1st September to the 30th November. If you are looking at this time frame, be prepared to make all your bookings well in advance.
Wedding providers in Noosa would say the best time to marry is in winter! There is nothing so beautiful as a morning wedding in Noosa (21 – 25 degrees), followed by a lovely river cruise, and a lengthy lunch reception with family and friends. The ‘more mature’ guests can then retire for the day, while you head out to a wine bar or night club to enjoy the most of your day.
If you are traveling to Noosa for your wedding from interstate or overseas, with guests flying in for a number of days, it is well worth considering a mid-week wedding. Many providers and reception venues offer substantial discounts for a mid-week ceremony, with the added bonus of privacy at your beach location.
Rainfall: Winter is the dry season in Noosa, with highest rainfall predictions over the summer months. Generally it will rain overnight in summer, with fine humid days. Dress accordingly if marrying in Summer! Three piece black suits may not be the best choice of clothing in these months. Generally March right through to October are beautiful days, with perfect temperatures to enjoy your day. Summer weddings are great later in the day, with our stunning sunsets and balmy evenings, while we love our winter morning weddings!
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