With warm, balmy 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 beachfront wedding venues here on the South East Coast.
Beachfront wedding venues are ideal for couples searching for a relaxed ambience, ocean views and a stunning natural backdrop. If you’re dreaming of hosting your celebration by the water, a beachfront wedding venue might be the perfect fit for you!
When it comes to the best beachfront wedding venues, we’re spoilt for choice here on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay. Keep reading as we share 9 of our favourite coastal spaces to add to your must-visit list.
Elements of Byron, Byron Bay
You can’t get much closer to the beach than Elements of Byron. This luxury wedding 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.
There are several beautiful locations dotted throughout the resort, but our favourite would have to be the iconic “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, along with a dedicated events team to coordinate your day.
Ancora, Tweed Heads South
Ancora might not technically be beachfront – but with direct water views, we reckon it comes close enough! Situated in South Tweed Heads overlooking the Terranora Inlet, Ancora has quickly become one of our favourite waterfront wedding venues on the Tweed Coast, with seriously beautiful interiors. We’re talking glass windows, arched ceilings, timber floors and an epic marble bar – plus, an intimate outdoor garden for sun-soaked ceremonies by the water.
Kirra Hill Community Centre, Coolangatta
Looking 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. Boasting ample lawn space for marquees, tents and tipis, this is the ultimate beachfront venue for DIY couples wanting to build their day from scratch. This chill coastal venue offers panoramic ocean views and is 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 wedding venues, the Byron Bay Surf Club overlooks Byron Bay’s picturesque Main Beach. This coastal luxe space has been recently revamped with modern, light-filled interiors and a spacious outdoor deck, available to host every element of your day from ceremony to reception.
Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads
Rick Shores has quickly become a Gold Coast icon and waterfront venue favourite. With panoramic ocean views literally as your backdrop, this modern Asian-fusion restaurant is situated on beautiful Burleigh beach and decked out with elegant, minimal interiors.
Salt Village Weddings, Kingscliff
Tucked away in the heart of Kingscliff, Salt Village is a relaxed oceanfront wedding venue overlooking the pristine Salt beaches. Offering a private and secluded feel, Salt Village is surrounded by beautiful gardens for an outdoor ceremony, and just a stone’s throw away 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.
Enjoy an intimate reception underneath Beach’s unique exposed rooftop, with contemporary interiors, wraparound glass windows and relaxed Byron Bay vibes. 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 modern luxe 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 of beachfront ceremony locations close by, Babalou also offers tailored wedding packages to meet your needs.
Taverna, Kingscliff Beach
Looking for a more intimate coastal space? Taverna is an award-winning restaurant wedding venue located directly opposite the Kingscliff foreshore, with glass windows looking directly out to the beach. Perfect for smaller groups and foodie couples!
Ready to get the ball rolling with your beachfront wedding here on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast or Byron Bay? Get in touch for a copy of our latest hire catalogue, or start putting your plans together with our wedding hire furniture checklists!