Gold Coast wedding & event venue located on South Stradbroke Island

Phone 07 5577 1112

Testimonials - Weddings

Testimonials and Reviews from our Guests

“The service we received was out of this world. Michele and her team did everything, and more, to make sure our wedding day was just what we wanted. Their guidance throughout the 12 months leading up to our day was superb. We kept adding more to the day, but that didn’t matter to them. Michele was always determined to make sure she could make it all happen, which they did. The venue was absolutely beautiful, just perfect for what we were envisioning. Being able to have both the ceremony and the reception at the same venue was an added bonus. We had our ceremony on the beach, and the reception inside, which was all opened up to the outside gardens. We highly recommend An Island Hideaway to everyone.”

Michael M.

I would personally like to thank all the staff that helped make our day PERFECT!! Seriously pat yourself on the back!! From the decorations to the cleaners before everyone arrived (making the property look amazing) to the bar staff to the chefs and cooks the food was amazing to the boat drivers and everyone else, it was truly the best day of my life. A Hideaway Island is a venue like no other. I loved that my guest felt like they were on a tropical island away from the norm.

Tia & Sothea Bun

Even though the weather was against us from the moment the girls and I stepped off the water taxi’s, Rainbow wasn’t! She made sure we still managed to have a little bit of beach time for the ceremony but then helped get everyone undercover for when the heavens opened. She kept the day running smoothly and checked on us regularly to make sure we were happy. A lot of our guests, especially those from overseas, commented on the venue and how different and special the place was. Although a formal affair, the venue helped make it relaxed and enjoyable.
A HUGE ‘Thank You’ to everyone at An Island Hideaway (especially Rainbow) for taking the stress away from us and making the day run as smoothly as possible. Even the thunderstorm didn’t seem to cause too many problems!

Laura-Jo & Jason Morris

“Beautiful venue with friendly staff, Rainbow was always lovely through the wedding process, and Kim was so sweet when we first met her at the last meeting, her enthusiasm was beautiful!”


Cindy & Mark Sinclair

“What a wonderful experience, I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful venue. So many options available to make our day extra special from bride & groom transport, ceremony locations, entertainment, menus and best of all no hidden costs. The whole process was stress free mainly due to the friendly helpful staff, with a special mention to Rainbow who was an absolute joy to work with. The team were very informative and communication was excellent. At no stage did I ever feel like we were forgotten as the team made us feel special from start to finish. Our guests commented how beautiful & relaxing the venue was and didn’t even know that this secluded wedding venue existed. My arrival by Seaplane which was amazing surprised our guests who thought what a fantastic entrance. Thankyou to An Island Hideaway for a wonderful journey & for giving us a magical wedding day full of treasured memories that will last a lifetime.  Jen & Den xx”


Jennifer & Denis Walters

“Overall experience with AIH was awesome. The planning was organised and precise. The staff are friendly and helpful. The wedding day was very well planned and ran like clockwork. It was a pleasure to work with the recommended photographer and videographer, who have worked with AIH before and understood how it works. Everything was seamless on the day. The only thing we were sad about was the day coming to an end and we had to leave the venue! Highly recommend and wish we could do it all over again!”


Trista & Jamie Bent

“We honestly couldn’t fault it, it was all wonderful from the staff to the venue itself, you guys have an amazing set up and all the staff a lovely nature, no one would have any regrets choosing to get married there. Our wedding day was even better then we could of ever imagined memories we and our guests will treasure forever, so a big Thankyou to you all at An Island Hideaway! xo”


Elise & Broden Johnson

“Rainbow and the team at An Island Hideaway helped to make our wedding dream come true and created exactly what we envisioned. The venue allowed for both the ceremony and reception in one and was a great escape for us and our guests for the night. Not only did it suit a beach style wedding, but also connected with the surrounding rainforest and created a great atmosphere to our wedding.
Our day went perfectly and everyone enjoyed themselves with high compliments. We knew from the moment we heard back about our enquiry of the island that this was the venue for us and we’re glad it fulfilled all our expectations!”

Rachael & Robert Hirsch

“The most amazing place to enjoy your wedding day and the most amazing staff to share the experience with. Not only is it amazing but magical as well, stepping onto an Island Hideaway was like stepping into another world for the day where magic happens and dreams come true and its all thanks to the fantastic staff and the tireless effort they put in to making each and everyones special day happen just as uniquely as each couple. I will never be able to thank them enough.”

Kerry-Anne Marie LeGros

“Just had my daughter’s wedding there. Everything was perfect. They run a well organized business and were all lovely. They will help you any way they can so that your special day is perfect. Thanks again Denise Manley.”

Denise Manley

“It was like a fairytale wedding venue … what most little girls dream of The staff and service levels were amazing, friendly atmosphere and all together top class … Just an awesome place for a wedding”

Debbie Day

“Thank you Michele, Rainbow, and the entire team at An Island Hideaway for making our wedding day so special. Everything was so perfect, and planning our special day was a breeze with the help of AIH! Our guests had an awesome time and so did Mitch and I, you guys made it a day we will always cherish! Xxx”

Stephanie Lee Thomas

“I just wanted to leave a few words about my experience at An Island Hideaway today. I was the Celebrant for John and Toni’s wedding and the service and venue was absolutely faultless! From when I arrived at the wharf to the water taxi service across and my time on the Island – I’ll be recommending you guys! Thanks for making it so easy!”

Shelley Schmaling – Celebrant

“Thank you to Rainbow and all the amazing, professional staff for giving us a beautiful wedding that we will cherish forever! Such a beautiful venue. Everything was perfect and well organised. The planning process and wedding day was stress free. Our guests commented it was the best wedding they’d been to. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you!!!”

Mel Geoghegan

“We just wanted to thank An Island Hideaway for making our wedding day the best day ever! Everything was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! On the day it was too windy for the ceremony on the beach like planned but Rainbow effortlessly changed everything to the chapel straight away! Rainbow was hands down the best wedding planner we could’ve hoped for! She was so lovely and easy to get along with from our very first meeting and even with my hundreds of emails to her, she made the whole planning process an absolute dream! Rainbow and the AIH team made all of our ideas for our wedding day come to life perfectly! An Island Hideaway was everything we wanted for our day, the staff were all lovely, the decorations and attention to little details we added were amazing, and the food was incredible! We’ve had so many comments about how amazing our wedding was and it’s all thanks to Rainbow and An Island Hideaway! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping create the perfect Wedding Day!”

Lisa Bigmore

“To the An Island Hideaway Team

THANK YOU so much for making our wedding day the most magical day we could have ever dreamed of.  You all helped us to achieve our destination beach wedding filled with so much love, happiness, fantastic times, laughter and tears (happy tears of course).  We can’t thank you enough for your patience with us and for pulling everything together to make our special day amazing!  Scott and I still reflect on the day agreeing that it is exactly what we envisaged for our wedding day!”

Rebekah & Scott

“One word.. PERFECT! if you want to have a wedding where you and your guests feel like your on a private Island far away.. then this is your place! It is a private Island but a short boat ride away.. what a beautiful way for your guests to arrive at your wedding. the staff are 100% involved and do such a wonderful job, the venue is just stunning, with the options for a beach, chapel or garden ceremony and photos on the surf side with no one else around, and the Sunset over the water is the perfect end to a perfect day. The food is beautiful and the outdoor undercover dance floor surrounding by diary lights makes you feel like your in a tropical place.”


Sammy & Tom

“To Rainbow & the AIH Team,

We just arrived back in NZ, which I am a little sad about but good to be Mr & Mrs Wernham finally.

Thank you all so much for making our day so seamless and stress-free. I honestly couldn’t fault anything if I tried. Your venue is beyond perfect (which I am sure you already know), the food was delish. To be honest, I wish I could just press rewind and pause that day for a little to experience it more. Everything was about the day was perfect thanks to you and the team!

Thank you Thank you Thank you
Deb & Joe.”

Deb & Joe

“Hey Rainbow,

Sorry this is a little bit delayed but we just wanted to quickly send you an email to say thank you so much for everything with the wedding!

You made planning so much easier for me and as much as I thought it would be stressful doing it all interstate you made it feel so relaxed for me.

And the whole day/night ran perfectly we had the most amazing time we were just sad when it was all over because we were having so much fun!

Thank you so much again it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good without your amazing help and great ideas.

Good luck with the baby next year too ?

Casey & James”

Casey & James

“They were incredible! You get a lovely 40 minute boat ride.The whole place was amazing. It felt like you were on your own little island. The kids at the wedding had a ball. It was perfect for any wedding.”

Tammy & Mike Hand

“Definitely recommending them to everyone!!! They were fantastic. Great communication with emails and phone to calls to make sure we were 100% happy. They were happy for any changes a long the way. They included everything in the package. We found them at an expo.”

Kelly & Tom V

“Everyone at An Island Hideaway do the most amazing job with their venue. We wanted a relaxed beach wedding and that’s what we got. From the ceremony with out feet in the sand to drinks while watching the sunset, the day was perfect. The most common advice I was given was to not worry if something went wrong or not according to plan. With Rainbow at An Island Hideaway you wont need to worry, everything is meticulously planned and done for you. After your last meeting 10 days before the wedding there is nothing left to be done except relax and enjoy the lead up to the wedding. Rainbow was amazing, bringing us food and drinks during our photography, serving our dinner at the table and was always available on her mobile for last minute text messages to settle my nerves. The grounds are kept immaculate by the staff down to fine details like wracking the sand before you arrive. Couldn’t recommend the whole team at An Island Hideaway more highly”

Kristen & Matt Gall

“We had an absolutely awesome day. We really didn’t have to worry or think about a thing once we got to the island. Everything was planned to the minute and we enjoyed every second – we would do it all again!”

Michelle & Andrew

Gold Coast Wedding

“We got married on 6th March 2015 and had the best day of our lives! Lucy, Michele and the team at An Island Hideaway are fantastic. They are always happy to help through the planning stages right up to the big day. We couldn’t have picked a better venue location than An Island Hideaway. Everything you need/want is right in this one location and I am always having guests tell me how much of a great time they have had and this has to be one of the best weddings they have ever been too. I am very much looking forward to all our photos from this amazing day!”

Jasmine & Ben

Gold Coast Wedding

“A stunning venue on South Stradbroke Island! Our special day was amazing with not a single fault, a huge thank you to Lucy and the team at An Island Hideaway- you are a well-oiled machine, everything just flowed! Our guests have been raving about our wedding saying it was the best wedding that they had been to! Our wedding day was truly the best day ever!”

Kelsey & Daniel

Gold Coast Wedding

“From the minute we arrived at the bridal expo we knew that this was the venue we wanted to get married at. Not only is it a beautiful secluded venue, the support and kindness of the staff was breathtaking. The whole process from confirming a date to the day it’s self was all taken care of and great communication throughout. The staff is what really makes the day so relaxed, such positive energetic people! I would recommend AIH to anybody but rather not so I can enjoy knowing that day was mine! Thank you AIH for an amazing experience venue staff and all round great day!”

Kristy and Brad Wormald

“We LOVE LOVE LOVED our wedding day. We decided in May 2015 that we wanted to be married in September 2015 and not only that but we live in SA so everything was via internet and phone.
Lucy was just wonderful and I never once felt like she was in a rush to get me off of the phone or that any of my questions were silly.
We mostly used their recommended suppliers and they were also all lovely.
Rainbow was as wonderful on the day, she looked after us and not once did I see her not smiling throughout the whole day.
Pricing was very reasonable too and the flexibility in the packages meant we could have exactly what we wanted without busting the budget.
We could not have asked for a better bunch of people or a better venue for our perfect wedding. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so special and stress free.”

Charon & Mick

“In one word, WOW.

What a day it was, from the time we woke up, till the time we got back home was a blast. First came the early morning wakeup call from the make-up artist, Lucy checking our morning progress and letting us know they were setting up and getting ready to have us aboard. There was nothing but professionalism and friendliness. Our photographers loved the venue, and Bridal transport was great, the water taxi was so calm and collected… Arriving at the Island being greeted by Lucy patiently waiting on the Jetty was amazing, Lucy was there every step of the way. On the other end the guests were arriving and the day felt like a blink of an eye, Rainbow was amazing and super organised getting the Rum Runner on its way with heaps of time to spare. Her friendly mannered charm went all night, and we thank her so much for being there on the day, every step of the way. The set up was amazing, just the way we wanted it. It was great not to have that stress on the day, we didn’t have to check and double check the little things at all. We had full trust in the whole team. The Venue was in amazing condition, and so well looked after… Our Celebrant Gary, your amazing, no words can express how much we thank you.. after over 2 years of making our booking for the venue we thought long and hard. I would recommend An Island Hideaway at the drop of a hat. Thank you so much from the bottom of our Hearts.. Love the newly weds, Mr Mark & Mrs Heather French xx”

Mr Mark & Mrs Heather French

“We had the most amazing day! The landing and reception room looked perfect. The entire day was easy and we didn’t have to worry about anything, the staff had it all under control! They were very kind and excited- they really love what they do!”