8 of the Best Beachfront Wedding Venues on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay!
With warm weather year-round and some of the best beaches in the country, it’s not hard to see why so many couples are hunting for waterfront wedding venues here on the South East Coast!
Beachfront wedding venues provide the ultimate natural backdrop, with killer ocean views and a relaxed, unique ambience. If you’re dreaming of hosting your celebration by the water, a beachfront wedding venue might be the perfect fit for you.
Currently searching for the perfect beachfront wedding venue here on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast or Byron Bay? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading for 8 of our favourite coastal venues to add to your must-visit list.
Elements of Byron, Byron Bay
When it comes to prime beachfront position, you can’t get much closer than Elements of Byron. This luxury venue is Byron Bay’s only absolute beachfront resort, offering a range of both indoor and outdoor event spaces amongst lush natural surrounds and unbeatable ocean views.
Our favourite feature? Element’s “Heart of the Bay”, an elevated grass pavillion (perfect for marquees), with panoramic views right out to the Byron lighthouse. Elements also offers luxury on-site accommodation and a dedicated events team to help you bring your coastal wedding to life!
Ancora, Tweed Heads South
Ancora might not “technically” be beachfront… but with those picturesque water views we reckon it comes close enough! Situated overlooking the Terranora Inlet in South Tweed Heads, Ancora has quickly become one of our favourite waterfront venues on the Tweed Coast, featuring glass windows and a wrap-around balcony for those stunning river views to filter through.
To complete the coastal luxe feel, Ancora’s interior is complete with whitewashing ceilings, timber floors, statement lighting and that incredible marble bar. Plus, an intimate outdoor garden for the perfect sun-soaked ceremony.
Kirra Hill Community Centre, Coolangatta
For something more relaxed and low-key, Kirra Hill Community Centre is a complete blank canvas wedding venue perched in prime position on Kirra headland. The ultimate beachfront venue for DIY couples wanting to create their day from scratch, Kirra Hill boasts ample lawn spaces suited for marquees, tents and tipi’s, stunning ocean views, and a beautifully restored heritage building. This chill coastal venue is also conveniently located close to local accommodation and the Coolangatta airport for any out-of-towners!
Byron Bay Surf Club
One of Byron Bay’s most iconic beachfront venues, the Byron Bay Surf Club exudes relaxed coastal charm, overlooking Byron Bay’s picturesque Main Beach. Recently revamped, the Byron Bay Surf Club offers modern light-filled interiors, a private event space and spacious outdoor deck - available to host every element of your day from ceremony to reception. With on-site catering and plenty of indoor spaces ideal for wet weather, you can’t go wrong with this beachfront beauty.
Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads
Rick Shores has quickly become a Gold Coast icon and waterfront venue favourite. With panoramic ocean views literally right behind you, this modern Asian-fusion restaurant is situated on Burleigh beach and decked out with elegant, minimal interiors. Start your day with an intimate beachfront ceremony, or draw inspiration from Victoria and Mac who hosted their I-do’s nearby at The Borrowed Nursery.
Salt Village Weddings, Kingscliff
Tucked away in the heart of Kingscliff, Salt Village is a relaxed oceanfront wedding venue overlooking the pristine Salt beaches on the Tweed Coast. Offering an intimate and secluded feel, Salt Village is also situated just above the dreamy Salt gardens for the perfect alfresco ceremony setting, and only a few metres from local resorts Mantra and Peppers for easy guest accommodation.
BEACH BYRON BAY
Another much-loved Byron Bay wedding venue, Beach Byron Bay is a Modern Australian restaurant and event space all in one. This dreamy venue offers sweeping ocean views, with easy access to the beach for couples wanting to host their dream ceremony by the water followed by a short stroll up to the reception.
Guests can dine underneath Beach’s unique exposed rooftop, with contemporary interiors, wraparound glass windows and relaxed vibes creating a modern luxe feel for your day. You can also take advantage of on-site catering and a dedicated events team to manage your beachfront celebration from start to finish!
Babalou, Kingscliff Beach
Situated on Kingscliff’s Marine Parade, Babalou is a boutique beachfront wedding venue offering panoramic ocean views and stylish, light-filled interiors. The sleek events space at Babalou is complete with dreamy festoon lighting, polished hardwood floors and contemporary coastal furnishings, and can be transformed to suit your own unique style. With plenty on beachfront ceremony locations close by, Babalou also offers tailored wedding packages and a fully serviced bar.