Six Reasons to Choose a Resort Hotel Wedding

Congratulations on your engagement! We know this is a magical moment for you and that you are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.   When it comes to planning your dream wedding, selecting the perfect venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. After all, it’s all about location, location, location.

One of the biggest decisions you’ll face in the beginning is; where.  Sometimes it can be slightly overwhelming when you first start looking into venues, so we’ve completed some of the groundwork for you and compiled a list of reasons why a resort hotel wedding should be number one on your list.

1.          All in the one location

Picture a single venue that brings together everything on your wedding wish-list, from the romantic chapel, to the perfect photo scene, to your unforgettable reception.  A resort wedding offers all the benefits of a destination wedding but without the travel.  You can rest easy knowing that your guests are onsite, relaxing and really enjoying your special day while they get to stay and play.

2.         Delectable Delights

With a stable of talented Chef’s under the guidance of an Executive Chef, the food at a resort is going to leave a lasting and mouth-watering impression on your guests. From canapé cocktail receptions to family-style share sit-downs the food will be a conversation starter that not only delights, but brings everyone together.  

3.         Exceptional and Unique Spaces

Resort hotels are home to a plethora of unique and exceptional spaces to design your dream wedding.  From exclusive use of an entire resort, a pool-side reception to an intimate gathering in the signature restaurant, you can have the boho, beachy, rustic, monochrome, classic or whimsical wedding style of your choice.  Most resorts have access to the best of the best when it comes to suppliers and preferred partners that can help craft your vision from styling, spectacular lighting, photo-booths, helicopter arrivals and more.

4.         Your Own Dedicated Wedding Planner

Resort hotels understand how overwhelming planning your magical day can be and that’s why most resorts will offer a dedicated wedding planner to have with you every step of the way. To help work through seating matrix’s, ensure your vision is brought to life, to offer help, guidance and years of industry experience and finally, make sure on your big day that all you have to do is be present and enjoy every moment.

5.         Photos That Last a Lifetime

So many people say that their wedding day flew by and recommend to savour every moment that you can. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure your venue is the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Resorts are home to an assortment of places and spaces that can cater to almost any photo-opportunity vision.  We recommend to chat with your wedding planner about their favourite spots in the Resort that they know photograph well and will work with your timings and daylight.

6.         Award Winning and Industry Best

Rounding out our sixth top reason for a Resort wedding is ensuring you have the industry best at your fingertips.

If you’re considering a wedding on the Gold Coast, you may want to consider our very own InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort . Not only can we offer a Resort with a large and unique footprint to tailor your dream wedding, but our wedding team and venue is award-winning.  To name a few, the last two years have seen the team and venue take out the coveted Brides Choice awards of:

Best of the Best: Venue

Winner: Chapels, Churches & Ceremony location (Consecutive years)

Winner: Wedding Venue Five Star Hotel (Consecutive years)

Winner: Wedding Planner (Individual)

You can take pleasure in knowing you have the very best team working with you to create a day that will leave an imprint on the hearts and minds of you and all of your guests for an eternity.

If you’d like to learn more or chat to our award-winning team about your special day and the endless possibilities that we can create for you, you can reach out via email or phone 07 5636 6757. 


Photographs by Andrew Sun Photography.

March 27, 2019