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Ms Tweed Says: Planning ahead and making enquiries with local business and vendors within the weddings industry is so important right now. We need to do what we can to help give them a chance at re-opening and thriving once again! Here is our round up of one of the most glorious spots and venues in Byron Bay to make your memories bought to us by the talented team at The Mint Partners.
With all the planning in the lead up to your big day it can feel like the wedding day comes and goes in a flash. As all couples know, your wedding photos are a keepsake you can treasure forever – they will last you as long as the memory as the day itself, so naturally we all feel the need to guarantee that they’re perfect. For the couples looking for perfection in a whimsical and magical location, Byron Bay is full of idyllic spots. It’s no wonder so many couples flock here – it is simply one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We’ve rounded up ten of the most quintessentially Byron spots to get your picture taken which are guaranteed to hit the mark:
1. Cape Byron Lighthouse
When in Byron, one can’t go past the Byron Bay Lighthouse – visited by locals and tourists alike the historic landmark is an absolute Byron Bay icon. Set on the highest point of the cape on rocky cliffs by the bay, the peak of the lighthouse offers the most spectacular views of clear skies and shimmering water, which make for some breathtaking photos.
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2. Cape Byron Walking Track
There are plenty of opportunities to capture beautiful photographs anywhere along the Lighthouse trail. The 4km track passes through rainforest, beach, grassland and clifftops. Rich in spectacular scenery, any place you stop along this track is sure to be a picture-perfect moment.
Nestled amongst 45 acres of subtropical rainforest, the Byron at Byron offers unique image opportunities for weddings. From the wooden boardwalks through a panoramic rainforest backdrop, to the infinity pool, every photo captured at this iconic Byron venue is lush with green foliage and warm interiors, guaranteed to create the most stunning of photographs.
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4. Little Wategos Beach
A tiny but beautiful secluded spot to get your photos taken, Little Wategos Beach is a lesser known beach along the coast of Byron Bay. Only reachable by a walking trail along which there are plenty of photo opportunities, the track opens up to reveal spectacularly blue water along a small bed of sand. It is the perfect beach backdrop for those seeking a little privacy and an intimate photo-taking experience where it is just you and your bridal party.
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The grounds of Forget Me Not Farm are a truly beautiful, serene location for wedding photographs. Set in the Byron Bay Hinterland, the rolling hills and green paddocks make an classic country backdrop. There are many stunning spots to get photos taken within the venue so you don’t need to choose between a farm, garden, lake or hillside location – you can have them all.
6. The Farm
The Farm Byron Bay is an 80-acre farm and macadamia orchard with views of both the hinterland and Byron’s iconic lighthouse, offering a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. Surrounded by lush fields and well-kept orchards, there are photo ops to suit all different tastes, be it a rustic farm-style shoot or a whimsical forest experience. Foodies will enjoy the Three Blue Ducks restaurant at The Farm, and the utterly tranquil vibe of the property.
A little drive from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay, this beautiful venetian-style villa in Byron’s hinterlands, Huonbrook Valley is secluded in a peaceful valley. With exclusive use of the property for your ceremony and reception, it is yours to explore and find the most picturesque scenes on the site. Surrounded by lush landscapes, valleys, a rambling river and mountain sky lines, the property boasts rich opportunity to capture perfect moments – with backdrops of bamboo clusters, farm animals, old growth trees, rock walls and vineyards.
8. Fig Tree
Weddings at the Fig Tree Restaurant encapsulate everything a Byron Bay wedding about; country charm, rolling hills, ocean views, beautiful gardens and a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambience.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Byron Bay hinterland and ocean, or take photos beneath the grand 150 year-old fig tree for some spectacular shots.
9. Clarkes Beach
For a serene beach wedding backdrop, try Clarkes Beach. With beautiful views of the bay, Byron Lighthouse, Mount Warning and Julian Rocks, this uncrowded beach is a popular choice. The vast beach means you have plenty of space to play around with your shots so your photos are what you make them.
10. Broken Head Beach
Another beach option for those willing to go the few kilometres out of Byron Bay, Broken Head beach is a tranquil spot for a ceremony and photographs. There are a few holiday houses which offer packages for a reception right on the beachfront, so you can soak in the stunning views all night, and treasure them in your wedding photo album for years to come.
About Hermina Liscevic: Hermina Liscevic is a part of the team at the talented The Mint Partners whose creative ideas bring amazing lifestyle brands to life. Hermina enjoys all things travel, beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle, and loves working with interesting brands to tell engaging stories.