Why Have Your Wedding at Southport
There are many reasons to have your wedding at Southport. First of all, it’s beautiful. Southport has miles of gorgeous sandy beaches and plenty of lush, subtropical parks, ideal for ceremonies and your photos afterwards. Second, it’s in a great location. Southport sits at the northern end of the Gold Coast, about 70 minutes drive from Brisbane. It’s not too far from the Gold Coast Airport, so guests from interstate and overseas can get to your wedding easily. Thirdly, there are literally thousands of motels, hotels and apartments to choose from on the Gold Coast, so guest accommodation will never be a problem if you have your wedding at Southport.
There are many great places to hold your ceremony if you have your wedding at Southport. The beach is a perennial favourite, but Southport also has some great parks for weddings that can be booked from the Gold Coast City Council website. My favourite park for a wedding at Southport is the Broadwater Parklands, but Philip Park on the Spit is worth a look too.
The Rotary Chapel is is as cute as a button and a fabulous ceremony location for your wedding at Southport. It’s modern, although looks like a little old wooden church from the outside. It can seat 40 guests with another 40 on the deck outside. The views over the Southport Broadwater from the chapel are breath taking.
Many of the larger hotels can host weddings and offer great service, convenience and fabulous locations. The Palazzo Versace, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort and the SeaWorld Resort are all on the Southport Spit. They offer a variety of wedding packages that include both ceremony and reception.
Excellent Reception Choices
All of the following reception venues have a variety of wedding packages, some of which are very good value. Some are reception only; others can offer a ceremony venue for your wedding at Southport as well.
- The Southport Golf Club is located at the back of Southport. The club has spectacular ceremony and photo spots on the manicured lawns and can accommodate weddings with 10 to 180 guests. Some of the wedding packages offer amazing value
- The Southport Yacht Club has a newly refurbished clubhouse with wonderful views across the Southport Marina and function rooms to accommodate weddings of all sizes
- Southport Sharks – A football club might not sound like an option for a wedding at Southport, but the Sharks club has a pleasant grassy ceremony area, great value reception packages and a brand new hotel Mantra at Sharks onsite. Your guests can celebrate at your reception and walk back safely to their rooms for the night – no need for taxis or designated drivers
- The Southport RSL is also worth a look, particularly for very large weddings, as the club can accommodate up to 650 guests
Now you have chosen your venue for your wedding at Southport, it’s time to choose your celebrant. Call me now.
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