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Island Wedding Venues Queensland – Elise & David

On the 21st of August 2015, Elise and David decided to make a commitment to each other that would last for the rest of their lives and we were lucky enough to help them plan their big day and have 48 of their friends and family come to our Island Wedding Venues Queensland destination to celebrate.

Elise arrived to her wedding in style by flying in on our recommended Cloud 9 Seaplane! She travelled with her lucky bridesmaid Steph, her mum and dad and Kylie Maree the remarkable photographer from KM Studios!

Elise walked down the beach to the sounds of “Felt So Right” by Sarah Geronimo and she was lucky enough to have both her mum and dad walk with her. Our beloved celebrant Gary Taylor was privileged enough to marry these two sweethearts.

Our Island Wedding Venues Queensland destination, An Island Hideaway, was where Elise and David decided to tie the knot and we are so pleased.

The gorgeous newlyweds moved from the beach landing up to the Bali Hut to sign the official register and made it that little bit more special by having a gorgeous butterfly releasing ceremony.

The butterfly’s really got cosy with the two love birds and wouldn’t leave them so they travelled to the surf side and joined Mr and Mrs Steel in their one on one intimate photos. They had the gorgeous backdrop of the waves rolling in and were also able to get some amazing photos with their butterflies. What a perfect way to finish the formalities of the afternoon.

David and Elise were such a beautiful couple to work with and we wish them all of the love and happiness in the world xx

Our Island Wedding Venues Queensland destination would love to be the perfect spot for you so contact us to find out more information.

Island Wedding Venues Queensland

Island Wedding Venues Queensland

Elise & David (12 of 18)

Island Wedding Venues Queensland

Elise & David (17 of 18)

Elise & David (16 of 18)


Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue – Megan and Jye

Our Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue, An Island Hideaway, is situated just 45 minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise on a very unique and secluded four acre property on South Stradbroke Island.

Megan and Jye chose our Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue as the perfect place to share their love story with their friends and family and become husband and wife. These two absolutely radiated love for each other right from the beginning of getting to know them. It’s safe to say that marriage was just the next step in the right direction for these love birds.

Megan travelled to An Island Hideaway with her three beautiful bridesmaids prior to the big moment so that she could slip into her dress and take in the serenity before all of the guests arrived.

Megan and Jye became husband and wife in our beach side chapel and signed their documents on our beach landing with all of their loved ones surrounding them. It was so beautiful to watch Mr and Mrs Barton become one.

Our Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue was decorated with all of the gorgeous final touches that Megan chose. There was burlap runners to line the centre of the tables; and for the centrepieces there were miniature vintage wooden crates filled with jars of fresh flowers and tea light candles. Megan definitely had a fantastic vision for the rustic theme which came together magnificently and we had so much fun setting it up.

One of the stand-out moments from this wedding for all of the staff was the moment that Megan took to the stage and sang a very special song that she had wanted to sing to her husband all her life. I can hands down say I was not the only one with tears in my eyes! Watch the video here.

Thank you Megan and Jye for choosing to share such special moments with us, we wish you all the best.

KM Studios you did a fantastic job of capturing the beauty.

For more information on our Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue contact us.


Beach Weddings – ABIA National Designer of Dreams Awards

Another year has passed at our Beach Weddings destination and it has been another year that we have given absolutely everything that we can give to our Brides and Grooms and of course their families and friends. It seems that all of our hard work has paid off because we have been nominated as finalists for the National Designer of Dreams Awards!

The Designer of Dreams Awards are put in place to recognise the continuous hard work of businesses in the wedding industry around Australia. Vendors can only qualify for the National Designer of Dreams Awards by being rated by past brides and grooms every year for the past four consecutive years. This year our Beach Weddings destination, An Island Hideaway, has been nominated for the best Ceremony Venue, best Reception Centre and for the best Special Services category.

We would like to thank all of our brides and grooms for recognising our hard work and dedication to the job. We really do try to go above and beyond to make all of their dreams and wishes come true.

Our Beach Weddings destination is so exquisite and unique due to the fact that we offer an abundance of ceremony locations to suite everyone. We have the calming Broadwater as a back drop where you can say your vows to the man or woman that you love with the sand beneath your toes. You can also be married in our beach side chapel, or in our beautiful gardens.

This is why it is so easy for us to be able to give our guests everything they want because we work at such a beautiful place with all inclusive packages and we aim to have no stress put on our clients through the planning stages.

Let’s hope we can win this award for 2016!

Contact our Beach Weddings destination for information on our packages and 2016 specials.

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Gold Coast Garden Wedding – Katie & Luke

On the 12th of November 2015 we had some very, very special people that were married at our Gold Coast Garden Wedding destination! Katie and Luke had travelled all the way from Dubai to celebrate their amazing day with us. After all of their hard work and planning, which was done with our wedding planner via Skype, it was time to celebrate their love.

Katie and Luke were such a gorgeous couple to work with and it was an absolute pleasure for us to help bring their dream to life!

The perfect newlyweds went for a navy and white themed wedding which matched so well with the bridesmaid’s dresses and groomsmen’s suits. Our Gold Coast Garden Wedding reception room which is situated in the tranquil National Park of South Stradbroke Island was decorated with navy sashes and mason jars filled with fresh flowers. Katie & Luke shared a love of fine wine so they used old wine bottles to display their table number which was a great little touch.

Katie and Luke said their “I do’s” in our beach side chapel with 80 of their friends and family members. Our recommended photographers, Kylie Maree and Monica from KM Studios, were there to capture all of the amazing moments shared by these two and let me tell you there were some amazing moments.

Mr and Mrs Williams had really thought about every little detail to make their special day everything it could be for both themselves and their guests so they ended the night with a perfect farewell. Katie and Luke had a sparkler tunnel down on our jetty with the finale being a 7 minute fireworks display for all of the guests to enjoy before they set sail back to the mainland.

It was fantastic to watch the excitement and love from everyone who came to our Gold Coast Garden Wedding destination. We wish you all the love and happiness in the world, Katie and Luke!

Contact our Gold Coast Garden Wedding destination here for more information on packages.


Wedding Venues Gold Coast – Kylie & Andre

On Thursday the 8th of October 2015, Kylie and Andre united as one and became husband and wife at our Wedding Venues Gold Coast destination, An Island Hideaway.

I couldn’t think of a more relaxed and awesome bunch of people that I would want to spend my Thursday being around. Kylie and Andre had such a fantastic opportunity when booking their special day because they were able to choose from 4 of our beautiful ceremony locations. The loved up couple chose to exchange vows on our beach landing which overlooks the tranquil Broadwater.

Kylie and Andre had 4 Bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen that stood by them on the day and what a gorgeous sight this was. Kylie’s bridesmaids wore the outstanding wrap dresses that were shades of pink, purple, green and blue. The style definitely suited all the girls so perfectly and made for some phenomenal photos.

The talented photographers from Bird and Boy Photography were there to capture all of the moments and one very special moment in particular. Andre had clearly known his groomsmen for a lifetime because they recreated a photo on our jetty that was taken many years ago and it just goes to show what sort of people Kylie and Andre are to have friends that stick by them for so long.

Our Wedding Venues Gold Coast destination has an abundance of fantastic places to get photos and the newly married couple definitely used our 4 acre secluded property to the best that they could. Mr & Mrs Demora were not only taking photos on the front of our property by the jetty but also in the fantastic scenery of South Stradbroke Island’s National Park! It didn’t stop there though; they headed down to the beach to capture some stormy skyed photos which make for such a great ending to their fairy-tale day.

Congratulations to Kylie and Andre on your beautiful wedding, we wish you all of the best.

Contact our Wedding Venues Gold Coast destination here for more information or to book your special day.

Gold Coast Weddings – Sammy & Tom

What a beautiful day and an even more beautiful couple!

On the 13th of November 2015, Sam and Tom decided to come together at our Gold Coast Weddings destination to become husband and wife! We were so honoured to be there on such a special occasion and we couldn’t have been happier to see such a perfect couple tie the knot.

Sammy sailed in style to our Gold Coast Weddings destination on board Possmm with 12 of her loved ones and arrived at An Island Hideaway earlier then her husband to be and the rest of the guests. She was definitely the princess of the day.

Sammy and Tom were married in our beachside chapel with stained glass windows which is located in between the beautiful calm Broadwater and our lush gardens. Sammy and Tom celebrated one of the best days of their life with 83 cheering friends and family members.  You could just feel the love surrounding them and as soon as they were declared Mr and Mrs Mills, our chapel erupted up with excitement and tears of joy.

Mr and Mrs Mills had NSI Productions film their wedding which was beautiful to watch and they were so great to work with (click here to watch their video). They also had Fiona Hazeltine Photography taking beautiful photos of the pair on the beach, around the national park and overlooking the setting sun on the Broadwater.

While Sam & Tom were having their photos taken, the guests were relaxing in our gardens while listening to the sounds of DJ NikNat and enjoying the drinks and canapés that are included in our Signature Package.

It wasn’t long before Sammy, Tom and their bridal party kick-started the party and made their official entrance into the room to “Freestylers” which had the whole Gold Coast Weddings reception room jumping!

We loved being a part of this celebration and wish you all of the love and happiness in the world.

Contact us here for more information on our Gold Coast Weddings destination.


Sue & Mike – Gold Coast Island Wedding

Sue and Mike were joined by their closest love ones to celebrate their life together and the joining of two people becoming one at our Gold Coast Island Wedding venue.

We feel like Sue and Mike had been in our lives for so long as we have been chatting and helping them plan the best day of their lives since December 2013 when the gorgeous couple first enquired with our Gold Coast Island Wedding venue.

Sue made the most of this day and the fact that she was getting married on an island so she flew in on Cloud 9 Seaplanes ready to walk the aisle from the water to the land. Sue flew with her Maid of Honour and her Mother who were two very important people so they got to enjoy the ride. Sue and her mum started her aisle by walking up the jetty and continuing to our Beach side Chapel, but because Sue had an older son she wanted him to walk her down the aisle as well so he waited patiently at our wooden gates to take over the responsibility of getting Sue to Mike in one piece and giving her away!

There was so much love at our Gold Coast Island Wedding venue and our wonderful recommended photographer Diana Wakeham was there to capture it all. The guests were able to enjoy Sue and Mike’s delicious choice of mouth-watering canapés, from smoked Salmon and cream cheese pillows to salt & pepper Calamari, whilst the newlyweds were off enjoying their one on one intimate photo’s on the surfside.

Our exclusive four acre venue is the perfect destination for a relaxed and intimate vibe that allows your guests to enjoy absolutely everything, from the boat ride over to the drinks and canapés in our gardens and of course our rustic reception room.

Contact us here to find at more about An Island Hideaway.

Gold Coast Beach Wedding –Farewell Gary Taylor

As 2015 comes to a close it is with deep sadness and also excitement that we farewell one of the most dedicated and loyal members of our An Island Hideaway family. Our wonderful celebrant, Gary Taylor is leaving as he sets out on this new adventure of his life which is better known as retirement!

As most of you who have been married with us before would know, we don’t usually like to recommend celebrants as it is such a personal decision and connection that needs to be made by yourselves. However we have always been happy to mention Gary as we just know that he has a great gift of being able to connect with people and his services are always beyond exceptional so we have never had anything but positive feedback.

Our Gold Coast Beach Wedding destination has been lucky enough to have Gary Taylor as a part of our tight knit family for the past 11 years. He is so amazing; over those years he has married a whopping 576 couples at An Island Hideaway! Gary’s happy nature has made such an impact on some people lives that he has continued on to marry all the siblings in some families as well as even doing christenings and funerals for bride’s and groom’s loved ones.

We are so sad to be losing such an amazing person, however there comes a point where everyone who works hard deserves to enjoy their retirement and that is definitely what Gary and his gorgeous wife, Mary are doing.

All of the team at An Island Hideaway want to wish Gary so much love and happiness on his next journey and we truly hope that you enjoy every single moment of his time not working! Gary will certainly be missed and we just can’t imagine the ceremonies without his smiling face there.

Good luck on your next venture Gary and Mary and don’t forget to stop into our Gold Coast Beach Wedding destination at some point… we know that you won’t be able to help yourself!

Contact our Gold Coast Beach Wedding destination for a list of preferred celebrants for your wedding day.

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