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CONTENTS Your story begins here‌

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Accommodation

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Location

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Ceremony

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Getting here

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Reception

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Resort visit

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It's the little things

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Friends and family

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Need to know

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Wedding packages

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Your story begins here‌ Initial enquiries about organising your destination Fraser Island wedding can be made through our wedding sales manager.

LOCATION World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the natural choice for a destination wedding with a Queensland twist.

Phone: 1800 828 997

Kingfisher Bay Resort provides a stunning variety of

Email:

weddings_sales@kingfisherbay.com

natural eco-systems from beach to bushland, mangroves

Web:

www.fraserislandweddings.com.au

and eucalypt forests, and also offers you the chance to

Our wedding sales manager will assist you with all your questions you have regarding arranging your special day – wedding package, ceremony, booking your celebrant, reception, accommodation, transfers and suppliers. Once you have decided on all the important details, your wedding will be handed over to your personal wedding coordinator at Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island. The wedding coordinator will contact you for the finer details and arrangements regarding your special day.

turn a seven-hour wedding into a special day/night affair with the people you love.

GETTING HERE Accessing World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, just north of Noosa, is seamless and hassle free. The island sits five nautical miles off the Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) mainland. Kingfisher Bay Resort operates scheduled return ferry services from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay.

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FERRY TIMES Departing River Heads – 06.45, 09.00, 13.00, 15.30, 18.45, 21.30* Departing Kingfisher Bay Resort – 07.50, 10.30, 14.00, 17.00, 20.30, 23.00*

Bay Resort, our wedding coordinator will show you the different sites for you to choose your ceremony, reception and accommodation. We offer complimentary overnight accommodation in a resort room, buffet breakfast for two people and return walk on ferry transfers from Hervey Bay.

*Please note: The 21.30 ex River Heads and the 23.00 ex Kingfisher are services that operate during peak periods only.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY

RESORT VISIT

By distributing your invitations early, family and friends

We would love to offer you the opportunity to experience the resort first-hand before you make your final decision on a Fraser Island wedding. Upon arrival at Kingfisher

can easily make arrangements to book accommodation and transfers with our reservations team. We help by providing an information sheet for you to pass on to your guests with all the necessary details.

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Weddings on an island that’s naturally perfect. Kingfisher Bay Resort offers eco-accredited 4WD tours to explore the island’s top attractions, water sports, a day spa, ranger-guided activities, gourmet dining and comfortable relaxed accommodation, combined with your very own wedding coordinator to guide you every step of the way. The only thing left to focus on is your big day and your beloved.

KINGFISHER EXTRAVAGANCE PACKAGE

KINGFISHER LIFE PARTNERS PACKAGE

Our Kingfisher Extravagance package has been

A commitment to a loved one is a one of the most

designed to provide you with everything you’ll need for

meaningful moments in a person’s life. Celebrate your

the perfect Fraser Island dream wedding.

bond of love with our Kingfisher Life Partners package.

Inclusions:

Inclusions:

• Three nights’ accommodation in a hotel room

• Three nights’ accommodation in a hotel room

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on

arrival

arrival

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• One-hour spa massage for the Bride and Groom

• Ceremony at your choice of location and time

• Ceremony at your choice of location and time

• Wedding car transfers for the bridal party to ceremony

• Wedding car transfer for the bridal party to your ceremony location • Civil Celebrant of your choice • Seasonal bouquet for the Bride and buttonhole for the Groom • Hair and make-up for the Bride • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the

location. • Civil Celebrant of your choice • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the ceremony for the Bride and Groom • Witnesses if required • Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

ceremony for the Bride and Groom • Witnesses if required • Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

Conditions apply. Pricing subject to change without notice. Package prices will vary depending on the wedding date and accommodation room type selected within the package. Minimum night stays apply.

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KINGFISHER BRIDAL MOON PACKAGE

RENEWAL OF VOWS/ELOPEMENT PACKAGE

A Kingfisher Bay all-inclusive destination wedding and

What better place to rekindle your love for each other

honeymoon takes the worry out of planning and gives

than a sub-tropical Fraser Island wedding.

you more time to enjoy the moment. Combine your ceremony and honeymoon on the most romantic place on earth. Inclusions:

Inclusions: • Three nights’ accommodation in a hotel room • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

• Seven nights’ accommodation in a hotel room

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on

• Full buffet breakfast daily

arrival • Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay • Full buffet breakfast daily

• Ceremony at your choice of location and time • Wedding car transfer for the bridal party to your ceremony location

• One hour Spa massage for the Bride and Groom

• Civil Celebrant of your choice

• Beauty Spots 4WD Tour for Bride and Groom

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the

• Wedding car transfers for the bridal party to ceremony location • Civil Celebrant of your choice • Ceremony at your choice of location and time • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the ceremony for the Bride and Groom • Witnesses if required • Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

ceremony for the Bride and Groom • Witnesses if required • Three-course set menu candlelight dinner for two people at Seabelle restaurant, private table • Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

CREATE YOUR OWN PACKAGE There is nothing more fun and exciting than designing your very own wedding package with our team of wedding professionals. Perhaps you’re interested in a specific venue or location within Kingfisher Bay Resort that isn’t listed in our package options. Select your preferred room for accommodation, ceremony location and reception venue and we’ll design a package just for you. Pricing is available on request.

*Conditions apply. Pricing subject to change without notice. Package prices will vary depending on the wedding date and accommodation room type selected within the package. Minimum night stays apply.

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KINGFISHER HERITAGE PACKAGE

KINGFISHER BAY RESORT

Combine nature and adventure by saying ‘I do’ in awe-

• 3 nights’ resort hotel accommodation

inspiring Fraser Island beauty such as Lake McKenzie or

• FREE upgrade to spa room

Central Station.

• FREE ocean view upgrade (subject to availability)

Inclusions: • Three nights’ accommodation in a hotel room • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

• Full buffet breakfast daily • Return passenger/ vehicle ferry transfers ex River Heads • Bottle of wine and a cheese platter • 30 minute massage per person.

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay • Full buffet breakfast daily • Ceremony at Lake McKenzie or Central Station at 11am or 3pm • Wedding car 4WD transfers for the bridal party to ceremony location • Civil Celebrant of your choice

EURONG BEACH RESORT • 3 nights’ superior two bedroom apartment accommodation • Full buffet breakfast daily • Bottle of wine and a cheese platter.

• Witnesses if required

Don’t have your own 4WD vehicle? No problem… we

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the

have that sorted. Discover Fraser Island at your own

ceremony for the Bride and Groom • Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience. *additional charges will apply for wedding guest transfers by resort 4WD buses

pace with Aussie Trax 4WD Hire – they’re conveniently located at the Kingfisher Village Store and provide wellequipped 4WD vehicles. *Pricing may vary subject to dates of stay

– minimum 20 guests.

HONEYMOON ON FRASER ISLAND The vows have been taken… the bouquet has been thrown. Now it’s time to Honeymoon hop at our Fraser Island resorts. Why pick one when we can offer you two!

*Conditions apply. Pricing subject to change without notice. Package prices will vary depending on the wedding date and accommodation room type selected within the package. Minimum night stays apply.

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Please advise your preferred wedding date and we’d be delighted to provide you with accommodation and transfer rates for your special day. These rates do vary depending on the dates of stay. Minimum night stays apply.

Room Type

Bedding

Maximum Number of Guests

Resort hotel room

One queen bed, one king single

2 Adults OR 2 Adults + 1 Child OR 2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 infant

Resort hotel room (ocean view)

One queen bed, one king single

2 Adults OR 2 Adults + 1 Child OR 2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 infant

Resort hotel room (with spa)

One queen bed, one king single

2 Adults OR 2 Adults + 1 Child OR 2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 infant

Features: Private deck, air-conditioning, bath/shower, flat screen TV, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, iron, WIFI, inter-connecting rooms available. 2-bedroom standard villa (Cooloola)

One double room, one twin room

4 guests

2-bedroom standard villa (Satinay)

One double room, one single bed, one set bunks 4 guests

2-bedroom standard villa with loft

One double room, one loft with two single beds

4 guests

2 –bedroom spa villa (Pandanis)

One double room, one twin room

4 guests

3-bedroom spa villa (Pandanis)

Two double rooms, one twin room

6 guests

3-bedroom executive villa (Banksia)

Two double rooms, one twin room

6 guests

(Banksia)

Features: Fully equipped kitchen with tea and coffee facilities, full laundry facilities, flat screen TV, telephone, bath/shower, hair dryer, no internet Sunset House 4

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

8 guests

Scribbly Gum House

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

9 guests

Sterling House

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

12 guests

The Beach House

3 or 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

9 guests/13-15 guests

Sunset House

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

10 guests

Kauri Pines

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

13 guests

The Holiday House

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

11 guests

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LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

THE WEATHER

To marry in Australia you must be 18 years of age or

Known to the Butchulla people as K’gari or “paradise”,

over. All couples are required by Australian law to submit

Fraser Island is one of Australia’s best-kept destination

a “Notice of Intended Marriage” form to their marriage

wedding gems. Its colourful cliffs and sand dunes,

officiator at least one month prior to their wedding date.

fantastic landscapes, precious wildlife and rich heritage

This form may be obtained from your marriage officiator,

are only some of the things that the island boasts. It’s no

from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Office

surprise couples elect to wed on an island so naturally

or online.

perfect.

http://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Doc

One of the common questions couples ask when

uments/Notice-of-intended-marriage.pdf

planning their Fraser Island wedding is when is the best

Once you have downloaded a “Notice of Intended Marriage”, please sign it in the presence of an authorised person before sending it to your marriage officiator.

time to get married on the island. If you ask us, of course, we’d say anytime of the year! The Fraser Island climate is outstanding all year-round. But to give you a more objective view, here we share some information about Fraser Island’s weather and climate.

YOUR CELEBRANT During the winter months, which are from May to August, Once you’ve decided on your wedding date and have confirmed the date is available with the resort, please select and finalise a wedding celebrant from our Preferred Suppliers Listing. The wedding celebrant fees are inclusive in our wedding packages. They will discuss with your legal procedures and ceremony content.

the temperatures run around 14 to 25 degrees Celsius. Whilst in summer, from January until March, temperatures can go up from 23 to 30 degrees Celsius. Wettest months are January to March (about 160mm rainfall per month) with drier months in winter/spring (54mm rainfall in September).

CEREMONY TIMES Every wedding hosted at Kingfisher Bay Resort is special to us. We offer a limited number of ceremony times per day to ensure no one wedding is impacted by another. Only one wedding will take place at Kingfisher Bay at one time. Choose from 11am, 1pm, 3pm or 5pm.

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Sunset Beach

Secret Garden

The Atrium

The Lookout


Is there a special place at Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island that pulls on your heart strings? Perhaps it’s the place where you got engaged or even first met! We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box. Unique locations include Eastern Beach, Lake McKenzie, Central Station and Eli Creek. Additional charges and permits apply to some locations.

SUNSET BEACH

SECRET GARDEN

Walk down our enchanted paperbark forest aisle to this

Boardwalks and verandahs lead the way to some of the

scenic beachfront location. Here, water laps just metres

most beautiful bush hidey holes on Fraser Island. Marry

from you and there are sweeping views of the stunning

in the wallum shrubbery or in World Heritage surrounds

Great Sandy Strait Marine Park.

to the sound of bird song – it’s your choice.

Cost is included in Extravagance, Bridal Moon, Renewal

Cost is included in Extravagance, Bridal Moon, Renewal

of Vows/ Elopement and Life Partners package.

of Vows/ Elopement and Life Partners package.

THE LOOKOUT

THE ATRIUM

Set in the Great Sandy National Park, with uninterrupted

Native timber abounds with panoramic high glass

views out over the islands of the Great Sandy Strait

windows and striking grand staircase – which overlooks

native bush surrounds – this venue is perfect for natural,

the Lake McKenzie-shaped swimming pool and lush

outdoor weddings.

green gardens – making this a natural choice for a

Cost is included in Extravagance, Bridal Moon, Renewal of Vows/ Elopement and Life Partners package.

ceremony venue. Cost is included in Extravagance, Bridal Moon, Renewal of Vows/ Elopement and Life Partners package.

LAKESIDE BEACH Our charming lakeside beach looks out over one of

VENUE HIRE

Fraser Island’s gorgeous mirror lakes, which teams with

Venue hire fees are inclusive of 12 Americana chairs,

birdlife. This area is bathed in golden light and is naturally

registry table, PA system with iPod connectivity and

perfect for intimate afternoon ceremonies.

water station. Additional décor items can be obtained

Cost is included in Extravagance, Bridal Moon, Renewal of Vows/ Elopement and Life Partners package.

from our partner theming suppliers. Further conditions and venue hire fees apply to bookings where only a ceremony is booked and confirmed. All venues are subject to availability, number of guests and weather conditions.

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Poolside

Dingo Deck

Dingo Den

The Ballroom


POOLSIDE

THE BALLROOM

This is the most popular venue of them all. The Upper

Our spacious ballroom can seat up to 200 people or can

Poolside offers a formal sub-tropical feel under the stars.

be divided into smaller rooms for intimate affairs. The air-

Cocktails can be served from this venue (there is a fully

conditioned reception space has a semi-private deck,

equipped bar close by) and the pool can be lit up in five

and plenty of dance floor/entertainment options.

different colours to match your theme.

SEABELLE RESTAURANT DINGO DEN

Dining deck-side is absolutely lovely in summer and

This outdoor venue is a four-million-star experience!

spring. Seabelle is located in the middle of the resort’s

Whether you’ve planned a casual beach wedding or want

centre complex and is perfect for intimate receptions

silver service in an impressive bush venue complete with

(renewal of vows/elopement), pre/post-wedding

open fires – then this is sure to impress.

celebrations and dinners.

DINGO DECK

VENUE HIRE

Our Queenslander verandahs offer lovely intimate deck

Venue hire fees include tables, chairs, white table linen,

areas or semi-private sub-tropical verandahs and take full

all crockery, cutlery and staff. Chair covers with sash,

advantage of our temperate climate.

table centrepieces and other decorations are an additional cost and can be obtained from our partner theming suppliers. All venues are subject to availability, number of guests and weather conditions. Reception menus may not be available at all venues.

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PA SYSTEM

FLOWERS

Professional audio system with cordless microphone, CD

Seasonal bouquet Bride and buttonhole for

player, iPod connectivity and battery for powerless

Groom.

areas.

CD STACKER Professional 600 watt two-way loudspeaker system with cordless microphone, CD player, iPod connectivity.

JUKEBOX

Seasonal bouquet for Bridesmaids. Seasonal buttonhole for Groomsmen.

DECORATIONS AND THEMING Additional chairs at ceremony location. Chair cover with sash for reception chairs. Extensive decorations and theming to suit your individual

Jukebox includes a full music list over 4000 songs. The box is updated every three months with new music.

DJ Professional DJ with full set-up including mixers, smoke

personalisation is available for your ceremony location and reception venue. Please refer to our Preferred Suppliers Listing for a list of our partners.

ADDITIONAL CATERING OPTIONS Catering at your ceremony location.

machines and lighting. Our DJs will call you before the event to discuss your specific music options. Price

Post ceremony drinks at the Jetty Hut – reserved picnic

includes accommodation, ferry transfers and a meal for

tables on the beach.

your DJ. .

OFF SITE CEREMONY LOCATION COORDINATOR FEES

SOLOISTS Should you select an off site location on Fraser Island for Prices on application.

the exchanging of your wedding vows, please note additional charges will apply (includes wedding

HAIR AND MAKE-UP Prices on application.

coordinator pre wedding day site inspection and wedding day coordination at off site location). Prices vary depending on location and timing. *Prices are subject to change without notice

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BEST IN CLASS

WINTER WEDDING SPECIAL

When it comes to weddings, we know our stuff – it’s one

Book your winter destination wedding between May and

of the reasons why we were named Best QLD Resort

August and receive $1,000 off the cost of your wedding,

Reception Venue at the Annual Australian Bridal Industry

discounted accommodation rates for your guests and

Association Awards in 2014 and 2015.

free transfers and accommodation for your wedding suppliers. Plus… hold your winter wedding on Fraser Island in July and we’ll give you an extra $500 off the cost of your wedding. *Conditions apply, valid for new bookings only, subject to availability at the time of booking, minimum catering spend $6,000.

PREFERRED SUPPLIERS Kingfisher Bay Resort has engaged a list of local suppliers including civil celebrants, photographers, hair and make-up artists, florists, cake-makers, DJs and decorators to assist us with creating your dream wedding. These suppliers have been selected due to their high quality products and services. A detailed listing

MIDWEEK WEDDING SPECIAL* Book your destination wedding on a Sunday through to Thursday and receive $1,000 off the cost of your wedding and further discounted accommodation rates for your guests. *Conditions apply, valid for new bookings only, subject to availability at the time of booking, minimum catering spend $6,000.

is available on request.

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The most romantic place to say ‘I do’

1800 828 997 www.fraserislandweddings.com.au

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