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Move over tradition, there’s a new wedding trend in town! More and more couples are opening up to the idea of prolonging the party, extending the celebrations, and saying “I Do” to the destination wedding trend.

Have you been daydreaming of a destination wedding? Soaking up the sunshine, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, and all the while gifting yourself with the most epic of backdrops for your big day – sounds pretty picture-perfect, right? If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and jet-setting to paradise, it might be closer than you think! We’re here to tell you why you should consider getting hitched in the wedding heart of Australia – The Whitsundays!

Coral Sea Marina Resort, nestled on the waterfront in the enchanting tropical town of Airlie Beach, overlooking the Coral Sea and tropical islands, provides the perfect place to stay, play and explore the wonders of the Whitsundays – and the perfect excuse to turn your “one-big-day” into a “weekend-long-wedding!”
In need of some inspiration? Here is our suggested 3-day Whitsunday Wedding Weekend itinerary:

Day 1:
Welcome to paradise! Arrive into the Whitsundays and instantly set your clock to holiday-time. Get checked in to the Coral Sea Resort Hotel, grab your tribe and take a refreshing dip in the pool before treating yourself to a cocktail or two, overlooking the crystal-clear water as you watch the sun go down.

Wine, dine and relax with your wedding guests in this newly renovated hotel and immerse yourself in the Whitsundays vibe at the brand new The Rocks – Restaurant, Bar & Pool Club. The hotel becomes the perfect haven for your Whitsunday Wedding adventure.

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Day 2:
The big day!!! From blushing newlyweds-to-be to signing on the dotted line – the day of your dreams has arrived. Whether you’re saying “I Do” with the sand between your toes, or under the tropical swaying palms, whether you have planned an intimate dinner on the jetty or the party of a lifetime with breath-taking marina views – life’s greatest adventure begins…

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Day 3:
It’s a brand new day – and the celebrating certainly doesn’t need to stop! Continue the party and set sail into married life! You’re in the Whitsundays – the heart of the Great Barrier Reef – So hop on board one of the many tours and experiences departing the Coral Sea Marina and set yourself adrift in paradise. From thrilling jet boat rides to hoisting the sails.

Take to the skies in your own helicopter, beach hop around the islands, or make a splash and explore the coral life beneath the surface. The Whitsundays plays host to some incredible memory-making moments!

Begin life’s most exciting chapter in the Whitsundays – you’ll love every moment!

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Ms Zebra Says: What an incredible backdrop to ‘I do’ to your forever person! Thank you to Coral Sea Marina Resort for sharing the amazingness that is The Whitsundays.

About Coral Sea Marina Resort: Let life’s greatest adventure begin at Coral Sea Marina Resort. With unrivalled ocean and island views, an eclectic variety of unique spaces, and a dedicated team of professionals at hand, Coral Sea Marina Resort welcomes you to begin your next chapter in the heart of the Whitsundays. Whether it’s an intimate celebration or the party of a lifetime, you’ll love every moment at Coral Sea Marina Resort.