Planning your wedding with the Wyndham Hotel Group
Six great locations for a destination wedding
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – (July 16, 2015) The destination wedding trend has shown no signs of slowing as couples continue to move away from tradition and towards unique celebrations in exotic locations.
Whether planning an intimate ceremony or a grand affair, the Asia Pacific region is brimming with spectacular wedding locations catering to every taste and budget.
Here are six of the best for couples looking to get hitched on location:
1. Margaret River
The Margaret River wine region provides a breathtaking setting for a dream destination wedding. With stunning wineries, pristine beaches, verdant forests and superb local produce, the region has everything needed to create a truly memorable event.
While there are numerous venue options in the region, the idyllic beachfront location of Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough makes it hard to beat. It boasts stunning grounds, direct beach access, beautiful gardens, a wedding chapel and reception venue options including first-floor function rooms with magnificent ocean views of Geographe Bay. The facilities cater for up to 220 guests for a modern and stylish cocktail party or can hold up to 130 guests for a sit-down dinner.
2. Sunshine Coast
With laidback towns, beautiful beaches and a sub-tropical climate year-round, the Sunshine Coast will leave couples and their guests feeling relaxed and refreshed.
One of the few venues on the Sunshine Coast that provides absolute beachfront weddings, Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach offers several stunning ceremony options including the beach, sand dunes, poolside and garden lawn. Located on an idyllic stretch of uncrowded golden sand, the resort provides a one-stop-wedding shop with catering, accommodation and onsite event staff all available to take the stress out of organising a wedding.
The urban wedding trend is on the rise in Australia’s capital cities and bustling Brisbane - named Australia’s hippest city by Lonely Planet in 2014 – offers the betrothed everything they could want and more! From hip hotels to a thriving arts scene, the city is a playground for creative couples looking for something a bit different.
Brides and grooms looking to inject some urban flavour into their special day will love TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane. The country’s first street-art hotel features contemporary design and striking street art by world-acclaimed artists Magee, Numskull, Rone and Beastman coupled with exceptional finishes including 150-year-old renewed timber flooring. Already creating a buzz amongst couples looking for a unique backdrop to their big day, this hotel is still one of the city’s best kept secrets.
4. Port Douglas
For a truly tropical wedding, Port Douglas offers couples a seductive setting, balmy climate and spectacular natural attractions. It is the only place in the world where two World Heritage listed attractions exist - the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. A feast for the senses, this tantalising tropical destination makes for an exotic wedding escape.
Nestled within a pocket of Melaleuca rainforest just a short walk to world-renowned Four Mile Beach, Ramada Resort Port Douglas is a favourite for destination weddings. With warm, attentive staff and venue options including the Treehouse Meeting Room set amidst the rainforest canopy and the Jacana Deck overlooking lily ponds, it is perfect for everything from intimate elopements to grand wedding receptions for up to 120 guests.
5. Wanaka, New Zealand
Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island is the perfect wilderness escape, offering excellent opportunities for stunning wedding snapshots against the backdrop of the Southern Alps and Lake Wanaka. Come winter, the mountains are decorated with a layer of sparkling white snow and in summer they shine under the golden sunlight.
Located near awe-inspiring natural wonders including Mount Aspiring National Park, Rob Roy Glacier and the Clutha River, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka offers the perfect base in which to unwind and entertain family and friends before and after the big day. Enjoy stylish accommodation, a heated pool with water slide, hot tub and sauna a stone’s throw from the region’s best attractions.
6. Phuket, Thailand
With stunning white-sand beaches, sparkling blue seas and warm Thai hospitality, Phuket is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding combined with an exotic, tropical escape.
Set on a lush hilltop with views of Patong Bay and the Andaman Sea, Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket’s landscaped grounds can be transformed to create a spectacular event against the stunning mountainous backdrop. Choose from a traditional Western wedding or incorporate a touch of the Thai culture to create a truly unique day. All rooms at this stunning resort come complete with balconies and private outdoor Jacuzzis providing the ultimate relaxing escape for wedding guests and the happy couple.
Wyndham Wedding Promotion
Wyndham Hotel Group is offering a special for couples looking to get hitched at four of its resorts. The bride and groom will receive complimentary wedding night accommodation if they book their reception and bridal party accommodation at the resort. The offer also includes a free bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and is valid until 30 June 2016. All bookings need to be made direct by calling the resort and quoting Wyndham Wedding Promo.
Participating resorts: Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach, Ramada Resort Port Douglas and Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough.