6 Amazing Places to Marry in CQ – Rockhampton Region

Setting both the date and location are two of the first steps you’ll normally take in your wedding planning journey, and these tasks go hand-in-hand depending on the availability of your chosen venue. If you’re early on in the planning process, we put together the following feature to help you discover some of our region’s top venues to choose from. This list is not exhaustive of course, and a comprehensive venue list can be found in our Wedding Guide. The following six venues are located around the Rockhampton-Yeppoon region and are listed in no particular order of preference, price or quality. We recommend visiting the venues’ websites and contacting their team for more information if you’d like to investigate them further!

Kanangra Heights

Kanangra Heights is set on 7 acres of beautiful gardens, with stunning views over Yeppoon to the Coral Sea.  The relaxed casual atmosphere creates a beautiful ambiance, and their packages range from cocktail style to formal and can be adapted.
Kanangra Heights offers several ceremony locations within the property, including the purpose-built gazebo.  They can cater for up to 100 people in the main dining room for formal events, such as sit-down meals and 120 people for a cocktail style function, making use of their two tiered garden area.

Kanangra Heights have a Venue Coordinator and Chef who will work with you to assist with table placement, seating arrangements and menu options.

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Download their wedding package details here: Kanangra Heights Wedding Package

Contact Kanangra Heights: 580 Tanby Road, Taroomball, Queensland 4703 | kanangraheights@hotmail.com | www.kanangraheights.com | Phone: (07) 4913 6124 | Connie: 0438 442 262 | Sharon: 0417 601 299

Image credits: Madelyn Holmes Photographics

Lazy Acres

Situated in Alton Downs approximately 20 minutes from Rockhampton is the beautiful property of Lazy Acres. The property features ample outdoor ceremony space, two fully self contained accommodation facilities, a generous timber function area, a pavilion, and a fully fenced play area for the littles ones.

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Weddings at Lazy Acres can comfortably seat 160 in table arrangements or entertain 250 for cocktail style. Their lawn area is designed to accommodate both ceremony and reception for weddings.

Their pre-ceremony suite reminds us of Maleny Manor, don’t you think?

Download their package details here: LazyAcresPackages

Contact Lazy Acres:  www.facebook.com/LazyAcresAltonDowns | Address: Birrahlee Rd, Alton Downs QLD | Ph: 0439 489 291 | E: info@lazyacres.events

Image credits: Capture The Moment Photography

Korte’s Resort

Korte’s Resort opened recently on the north side of Rockhampton, offering everything in the one place for weddings: onside accommodation for guests, manicured grassed areas for ceremonies, and a function room available early Sept 2017 offering 31m by 19m of useable area for receptions. Their accommodation also includes some beautifully furnished, elegant rooms, perfect for pre-wedding photos!
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Contact Korte’s Resort: http://kortes.com.au | Ph: 07 4936 3153 | Address: 984 Yaamba Road Rockhampton Q 4701 | E: events@kortes.com.au

Paradise Lagoons

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Paradise Lagoons is located in Gracemere and offers rustic charm, country elegance and scalability to cater for weddings of all sizes.

Paradise Lagoons offers the following areas for wedding ceremonies and receptions:

A grassed area under huge tamarind trees overlooking the Lagoon with the Berserker Ranges beyond.

The Paradise Bar, an undercover area overlooking the arena capable of seating 300 guests for a formal function or 500 guests for a cocktail style gathering.

The Pavilion, a large room with views over the surrounding countryside, with its own bathroom, kitchen & bar facilities. Ideal for smaller more intimate functions, cocktail parties, weddings and corporate events.

The Stables can be the perfect barn style venue for large or small functions. It can comfortably sit 400 guests and many more for a cocktail style function. This area lends itself to a ‘make it what you will’ venue with a difference.

The lawns are beautiful and lush green all year round and are just awaiting your vision.

Contact Paradise Lagoons:  Address: Malchi-Nine-Mile Road, Alton Downs | Ph: 07 4934 1909 | Mobile 0473 499 006 | E: info@paradiselagoons.com.au | www.paradiselagoons.com.au

Image Credits: 1, 2, 5 – Jess Edwards

St Aubins Village

Newly re-opened and already a hotspot for Rockhampton Weddings, St Aubins Village is brimming with historical charm and exquisite spaces for your wedding photos. Mother-daughter duo Janice and Lauren are a delight to deal with and will work with you to make your wedding day dreams come true!
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The property of St Aubins Village includes a beautiful, large grassed area catering for up to 150 people, a paved courtyard which caters for up to 100 guests, and 2 quaint cottages available for accommodation. These areas are all surrounded by colourful and manicured gardens – perfect for an outdoor garden wedding!

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Contact St Aubins Village: Lauren or Janice: 0400 213 666 | https://www.facebook.com/staubinsvillage/ | 73-75 Canoona Road, West Rockhampton

Image Credits: 1-3 White Ash Photography | 4 Madelyn Holmes Photographics | 5,6 Dani Drury Photographer

The Strand Hotel

If you’re seeking modern sophistication, stunning views and an experienced team of event staff to make your wedding reception beautiful and unique, The Strand Hotel at Yeppoon may be the perfect venue for you!

The beautiful Ocean View Room and balcony can comfortably seat 120 guests banquette style or cater for up to 230 cocktail style. Their wedding menus range from set two course alternate drop from $45 per person, buffets from $49 per person, and cocktail packages from as little as $22.50 per person. Room hire and theming is additional, depending on your requirements.

The Strand also offer ceremony coordination, oceanside which is directly opposite their venue. Wedding ceremony packages are $880 – they provide full set up, council approval, and pack down with their team travelling as far south as the beaches of Zilzie, and as far north as Farnborough.

Ceremony locations are on offer beachside, a few steps away from The Strand Hotel

 

Functions Manager Terese Cauchi will put you at ease with her willingness to help you achieve your perfect day. Wedding Packages and details are available from their website and Terese can work with you to modify packages if budgets are a concern. For further information visit The Strand’s website or contact the staff on (07) 4939 1301 or email functions@thestrandyeppoon.com.au

Image courtesy of Stylish Events and Hire

Rainy Day Bridal Inspiration with Greenery and Gold

When local vendors get together to create bridal magic, I am always in awe of their ability to inspire and delight the imaginations of brides. Today’s inspiration shoot is an exquisite medley of fine lace, lush greenery, delicate golden accents and an historic, charming backdrop. Set at heritage listed property St Aubins (circa 1870), this rainy day shoot features whimsical new collection dresses from White Lily Couture with designs by Enzoani and Pronovias. The resultant images by Madelyn Holmes Photographics are a modern take on refined wedding elegance.
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A Rosslyn Bay Resort Wedding

Stephen and Rosalie met in December 2009 when he was just about set to move to WA for work – he instead stayed here for love and they have been together ever since! Earlier this year they celebrated their wedding day in style at Rosslyn Bay Resort.  The deep marsala hues and florals set off beautifully against the natural wood tones and greenery of the location and styling. The most stunning detail in my opinion? Rosalie’s ‘Gardenia’ Maggie Sottero gown as it sparkled in the warm, CQ sunlight. As someone who has never been a massive beaded or crystal fan, I am now sold as to why they are the perfect bridal embellishment! The shots taken by White Ash Photography at Rosslyn Bay with Rosalie’s dress glistening off the water are breathtaking! Thank you beautiful ladies for sharing your day with us all!rosslyn-bay-weddingrosslyn-bay-weddingrosslyn-bay-wedding

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Tell us about finding your wedding dress!
I found my wedding dress on Still White and purchased it from a lovely local girl, it was my dream dress – beautiful beading and simple design.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome in planning your wedding?
When we were going to have it. I was starting a new job, and couldn’t have it later in the year. It was very hot, but it all worked out well in the end. Our wedding date was the 21st January at Rosslyn Bay (Beaches).
Our favourite detail of the wedding was:
Being able to spend time with family and friends, in a small intimate setting.
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding?
It was very small, 45 guests.
The ceremony
Our celebrant helped us with ideas – we had a memory candle and love letter/momento box. We also had a Celtic hand-fasting ceremony in honour of my heritage, this tradition symbolises commitment and teamwork.
CQ Wedding Suppliers:
Photographer – White Ash | Make up – Pro Makeup Studio | Venue – Rosslyn Bay Resort | Hair – Metro Vision | Groom’s shoes and accessories – Swarv menswear | Groom’s watch – Phil Peel Jewellers | Wedding and engagement rings – Phil Peel Jewellers | Wedding dress – From Still White, Maggie Sottero design | Chloe’s dress – Six white horses – Byron Bay | Chloe’s jewellery – Lovisa | Bride’s Jewellery – Stephanie Brown – hair comb and bracelet; earrings and necklace – Angus and Coote | Bride’s shoes – Rachel Simpson | Styling and hire – Vintage Hire | Florist – Jess Mauger | Cakes and Favors – Julie-Anne Van Gestel Cake Creaters | Celebrant – Deb Edwards – Cloud Nine | Entertainment – Paul Tuxworth – Tucky | Videographer – Luke Bickley Studio Weddings | Ring Box – Amonie
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