Want a venue with everything contained under the one roof, then call into “The Oaks” at Port Douglas. There are lots of different open spaces to use as a Ceremony and Reception options available as well. Whether that be in their restaurant or conference rooms. They can also do accommodation deals to suit your guests.

Bec their events co-ordinator is all over it and can be contacted at EV1 Port Douglas @theoakesgroup.com.au or call her or Paul direct on 07 – 4099 8900 to arrange an inspection.

Check out some of the beautiful areas I photographed while there. Also great for a private Naming Ceremony Function.

The Sugar Wharf – Port Douglas

It doesn’t matter what day or time of year it is this iconic old lady “The Sugar Wharf” simply oozes charm. You can hire Sugar Wharf from the Douglas Shire Council. It is a very popular venue for both Ceremonies and receptions combined. She starts off with a blank canvas and then with the assistance of some wonderful vendors the magic begins and she is transformed into a charming beauty. Why not consider her for your wedding venue?

Who can we have as our witnesses?

Short answer your witnesses may be anyone who is 18 or older.

You will require 2 to sign along with you both and your Celebrant on the day on 3 documents. Including the Marriage Register, Official Certificate of Marriage and your Keepsake Certificate.

Your Celebrant will ask then by name to come up for the signing so they need not worry.

Some choose from their bridal party, but because they already have an important role some couples prefer to choose someone they could not have in their bridal party like a sibling or another close friend.

Last year some of my couples chose both of their Mums which was really special.

Entirely up to you, sometimes if it is an elopement your Celebrant can assist in finding witnesses for you.

It is good to have your witnesses sorted in advance if possible that way you can pass on their full names to your Celebrant ready for the legal paperwork.

Hope this advice helps you with your decision 💜