So it’s happening! Maybe you’ve already set the date and are looking for the most spectacular wedding venue to host the perfect Gold Coast wedding. It’s a big decision, which is why we want to make sure you know exactly what to look for when searching for the best wedding venues on the Gold Coast.

Time is of the Essence

To ensure your special day is a success, you need to make sure you begin planning and preparing as soon as possible. You may have decided on a date, but securing a venue on the Gold Coast for the exact dates you have in mind may prove quite challenging. Because the Gold Coast offers couples one of the most Idyllic wedding settings in the whole of Queensland, demand is huge and venues are often booked months in advance.

Things to Consider

Not all wedding venues are created equal. Here are some things you need to keep in mind when planning your perfect wedding:


Just because a venue is on the Gold Coast, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have access to the beach. If you’ve specifically chosen here for the magnificent shoreline, make sure that your venue comes with plenty of outdoor and beachfront options. If you’re going for a coastal wedding vibe, you could simply visit the beach to get your wedding photos taken.

Budget & Guest List

Although most people are willing to go all out for their wedding, costs can very quickly build up. Set a budget at the beginning of the planning process and try to stick to it. Determining exactly what you can afford per head is a great way to quickly choose which venues are within your budget.

Setting a budget can also help with the guest list. Now, we know that it’s hard to know the exact number of people that will attend your wedding at this early stage. A rough estimate, however, will help immensely with your budget calculations.

It also helps in choosing a venue that’s the right size for your festivities. No matter how beautiful, you can’t fit 500 people into a venue with a capacity of 200.

Gold Coast Wedding Accommodation

If you have many guests coming from overseas or interstate, you may want to consider a venue that offers accommodation. People are much more likely to attend if they know they’ll have somewhere to stay after a long day of festivities. Some hotels, such as Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, offer special wedding accommodation packages for wedding guests.

Food & Beverage

You’ll have to consider catering options for your wedding. Most venues offer in-house catering, whereas others don’t. When it comes to food, you definitely want to keep guests happy by providing them with as many menu options as possible (e.g. vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free).

Backup Wet Weather Plan

Weather on your wedding day is either pretty much luck of the draw. You definitely don’t want to get married in the torrential rain or expose your guests to the elements. Make sure you’ve got a back up wet-weather plan. Most venues offer indoor function rooms to accommodate guests in case of an unexpected weather incident.

Wedding Theme

You probably have a wedding theme in mind, but does it fit with the ambience of the venue you’ve chosen? Consider how everything will come together on the big day.

Other features and amenities (e.g. ease of access, sufficient parking spaces for guests) should also influence your decision. If you don’t want to carry the burden of organising such an important event on your own, turn to a professional event planner.

The Perfect Choice

Just 200 meters from the beautiful Gold Coast beaches, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise offers couples a modern chapel, several reception rooms to choose from and luxurious accommodation—all on-site.

Here are some of the amazing wedding venues offered by us:

  • Chapel Lawn: A dreamy location to tie the knot just outside the Chapel. Walk down the beautiful red carpet or lush lawn on a sunny summer day surrounded by your nearest and dearest.
  • The Chapel: A traditional Chapel with a modern feel. Comfortably seats 50 guests with plenty of standing room for an additional 50 guests. A perfect backup location in case of adverse weather conditions.
  • Phoenix Room: The spacious Phoenix Room will give your wedding reception a touch of elegance and class. It can comfortably seat up to 80 guests.
  • Norfolk Room & Grand Ballroom: Specially designed to host the biggest and most spectacular weddings, both of these rooms will make for an unforgettable event that your guests will remember for years to come. They can host weddings for up to 250 and 320 guests respectively.

We’re one of the most popular locations amongst couples looking to tie the knot by the crystal-clear waters of the Gold Coast. Live the dream and celebrate love in the most spectacular way possible. Enquire now and start planning your dream wedding today.

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Extra Special Wedding Packages

Your Crowne Plaza wedding and events coordinator will work with you every step of the way, ensuring that everything is exactly how you want it to be.

Make the most of your special day with a special wedding package tailored to your needs. All packages come with extra gifts and inclusions, helping you create cherished lifetime memories.

Enjoy chosen menus, DJ entertainment, overnight accommodation in a king bed spa suite overlooking the ocean, a romantic dinner voucher, and so much more!

Click here to learn more about the benefits of purchasing a special Crowne Plaza wedding package. Packages start from just $110 per person and complimentary parking for guests is included in all packages.

For a limited time only, you can enjoy a massive $300 off your ceremony. Enquire now to take advantage of this amazing limited-time offer!

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Accommodation Beyond Your Expectations

If guests are travelling to attend your wedding, chances are they’ll have to spend the night on the Gold Coast. With more than 269 spacious guest rooms, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise can accommodate your guests. All rooms feature private balconies, work areas, flat-screen TVs and a mini-bar; some come with stunning ocean views. Before booking your stay, check out the best accommodation deals on the Gold Coast.

With our special wedding package, you can enjoy a complimentary overnight stay in our ocean view king bed spa suite. Breakfast for two at Relish Grill and Bar is also included. Special rates are available to all wedding guests for all room types.

Looking for more detailed information? Find out exactly how we can help with your dream Gold Coast wedding day by downloading our wedding kit now. Let our expert planners turn your Gold Coast wedding dream into a reality. Mention this blog post to your wedding planner to receive $300 off your wedding ceremony. Happy wedding planning from the team at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.