The Bedford Bar at Ringers Rest

We are extremely lucky in FNQ to have some absolutely world-class venues right here on our doorstep, but finding the right one can be a challenge when there are so many choices!  Here are just a few that we have visited and recommend.

Port Douglas and Further North:

Rex Smeal Park-ocean views and super close to St Mary's Church.  Have your ceremony in Little Cove and choose from the Figtree or ocean-front for your reception.

The Rainforest Grotto- Hired out by our friends at Port Douglas Weddings and Hire this secluded spot has so much to offer I can't even describe!

The Sugar Wharf- Having worked here many times before, unfortunately due to a change in council regulations recently, vehicles will no longer be allowed on the Wharf or the concrete section as of 2018.  We're very sad to say that we're no longer able to attend weddings on the Wharf.

Bali Hai- a private balinese style retreat complete with it's own creek and bamboo grove!  The ultimate hidden rainforest venue!


Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal-  with views of the inlet and walking distance to hotels for your guests, this venue has to be one of the best in the city.

Laloli Garden- a vintage sugar shed and views of the Goldsborough valley all packaged up with the most beautiful gardens, get in quick though as these guys do book up fast!


Trinity Beach Palace-THE most spectacular holiday house you've ever seen, beach ceremony anyone?

Ellis Beach Yacht Club- towering Meleleuca trees and beachfront views are the perfect starting point for an otherwise blank canvas- plenty of space to create something wonderful.


Ringers Rest-under the eucalypts, there just isn't a more charmingly country venue around.  Arrive in style by pony and sulky or on the back of their big red truck!  Certainly a great venue for our Bedford Bar!

Genezzano Retreat-maybe one you haven't heard of before but if Tinaroo views are your thing, there really isn't anywhere better.

This list is by no means exhaustive and we have worked at so many fantastic venues, homes (and even paddocks!) over the years.  Found somewhere you like better?  Get in touch so we can chat about access arrangements.