Marry Me Onshore

Cruise Ship Weddings

If your dream of a romantic tropical destination wedding includes a deluxe honeymoon onboard a cruise ship, I Do Whitsunday Weddings can make your unique vision a reality. Imagine your elegant, intimate, stress-free elopement with the sun, the sea and quite possibly with your luxury vessel, as the backdrop.

Typically, when your cruise ship docks, all passengers disembark and head to shore for excursions. Instead of Whitsunday wandering, you can complete your love story with an easy, breezy, beachside micro wedding at the Bali Hut Pavilion, then return to your cruise liner to celebrate.

The Jewel in Your Journey

Don’t think, “What will we sacrifice if we plan our ship to onshore, micro wedding?” Instead, think of all the things you have to gain. Here’s a few big ideas: a built-in honeymoon, reception, entertainment, budget friendly, intimate celebration, with a cruise added on. To make it even easier, consider these two options: Spoil yourselves and book your romantic honeymoon onboard your exclusive cruise ship, while your immediate family or two witnesses fly or drive to Airlie Beach for the ceremony and brief break from their own every day. Alternatively, your ten wedding guests join you for your unique onboard/onshore adventure.

Bali Hut Pavilion

Your Own Private Oasis

Yes, it sounds romantic, and it is. Set in the heart of Airlie Beach, The Bali Hut is close to the picturesque town and beach on one side and the other, a panoramic backdrop of the Coral Sea where there’s every chance, you’ll see your vessel in the background. You’ll feel like you’re on your very own private island.

Packages & Pricing

Marry Me Onshore Packages

Wedded bliss in the Whitsundays: Stress Less, Budget Smart, One-Stop Planning!

Local Specialist

Extensive knowledge of the Whitsundays and wedding suppliers.

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Cruise Ship Wedding

$2,875

/2024 Package

Our Commitment

We understand your love story is unique

We understand that your love story is unique, and we believe your wedding experience should be just as exceptional. Our commitment is to make sure your special day reflects your individuality, making it truly unforgettable. The joy expressed by our couples, who often say, "That was the best day of my life," fuels our passion.

Testimonials

What Our Couples Say

Monica & Todd

Our celebrant, Annie Lloyd-Lewis was fantastic! We could not be happier with her support prior to the wedding and her comforting nature on the wedding day. She made every effort to go above and beyond for us so we could enjoy the special moments. We felt at ease with Annie; she was kind, vibrant and articulate. Our wedding guests are still commenting on how professional and engaging she was, and how much she added to our special occasion. Thank you Annie!!

Monica & Todd

Hamilton Island

Celine & Jeremy

My husband and I chose Annie to celebrate our wedding because of all the celebrants we could choose from to complete our ceremony she looked like she was having the most fun in her photos! Our instincts were right. She is lots of fun. But more than that, Annie guided us through the process of completing our legal paperwork and creating our ceremony with patience and thoughtfulness. She supported us by providing us with a variety of templates and ideas on our ceremony as well as ideas on how to make our wedding feel special and unique.

Celine & Jeremy

Whitehaven Beach

Macey & Ben

Ben and I had the most beautiful flawless experience with our Celebrant Annie from I do Whitsundays Weddings! From the very first communication, so much guidance was given on creating our perfect beach ceremony for eloping in the Whitsundays. Very professional, authentic and has a lot of passion for her job. Annie brought a warm, loving, and kind presence to our special day, making it so memorable and heartfelt.

Macey & Ben

Cape Gloucester

Carolyn & Tony

What a darling Annie was on our wedding. From the moment we engaged with her she was fun, responsive, organised and professional. Before the wedding I absolutely felt the love and excitement from her and when she travelled to Long Island in the Whitsundays to marry myself and my partner, she was calm, warm and generous. She made us both feel at ease especially when nerves kicked in and helped the afternoon run smoothly. Thank you Annie - would recommend you to anyone x

Carolyn & Tony

Palm Bay

John & Pia

As someone who came from a CALD ( Culturally and Linguistically Diverse), background, I particularly appreciated that Annie demonstrated genuine care, interest, and willingness to understand and accommodate our unique cultural needs while guiding us through all the formalities and legal requirements for becoming a married couple in Australia. Annie certainly made us feel blessed, respected, and loved on our special day and I cannot recommend Annie highly enough.

John & Pia

Chapel Gardens Hamilton Island

Fernanda & Scott

Annie is a dream celebrant. Scott and I were certain that we have chosen the right celebrant since our first hello. She is full of joy and she did everything she could to ensure we had the best ceremony. Her professionalism, guidance, ideas and attention to detail was extremely helpful. The ceremony was beautiful and full of happiness - Annie opened our ceremony in English and Portuguese, which is my first language, and made my family back in Brazil included in our celebration. Wow, how special - thank you for walking an extra mile for us Annie.

Fernanda & Scott

Coral Sea Marina Resort

Rebecca & Chris

I am so glad I chose Annie for our wedding she is very professional and very down to earth. Annie made the whole process so easy but also tailored to us. 1000000% recommend this amazing lady for anyone getting married in the Whitsundays.

Rebecca & Chris

The Creek

Kate & Grant

Thank you from the bottom of hearts for creating such a beautiful ceremony. It was absolutely perfect... we are so thankful we had you as our celebrant. You created a positive, comfortable, free flowing vibe with class and a touch of spark. Thank you for the capturing those beautiful memories and sharing them with us, we sure will have some beautiful photos to share with our loved ones. Once again, thank you for everything Annie, its been an absolute pleasure.

Kate & Grant

Whitehaven Beach

Aleesa & Jayden

We both had the best day - it was everything we imagined and so much more. Thank you for your energy, authenticity and calming presence. All of our guests absolutely adored your ceremony, and we are both so happy! We were just saying we'll have to come back for our 10 yr anniversary! Thanks for being a part of our special day!

Aleesa & Jayden

Hamilton Island

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know there is a lot to cover and we are here to help with the answers to the most commonly asked questions when planning a wedding ceremony.

Popular Questions

No. Your onshore ceremony will be coordinated and officiated by Annie at I Do Whitsunday Weddings.  This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t share the good news, though, so the crew can properly plan a private reception when you return to your vessel.