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FRASER ISLAND

WEDDINGS

The most romantic place to say ‘I do’


A sub-tropical paradise to celebrate your perfect wedding day.

CONTENTS Your story begins here‌

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Location

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Resort visit

Ferry times Friends and family Wedding packages

Accommodation 11 Ceremony

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Reception

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It’s the little things

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Need to know

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White sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and pristine rainforest, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a destination like no other. Nestled amongst incredible natural surroundings, Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island offers the perfect mix of style and sophistication with breathtaking natural backdrops and relaxed island feel. 1


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

Phone: 1800 828 997

Email: weddings_sales@kingfisherbay.com Web: www.fraserislandweddings.com.au

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..

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L O C AT I O N World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the natural choice for a

destination wedding with a Queensland twist. Kingfisher Bay Resort provides a stunning variety of natural eco-systems from beach to bushland, mangroves and eucalypt forests,

and also offers you the chance to 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.


FERRY TIMES

RESORT VISIT

Departing River Heads – 06.45, 09.00, 12.30, 15.30, 18.45,

We would love to offer you the opportunity to experience the

21.30*

Departing Kingfisher Bay Resort – 07.50, 10.30, 14.00, 17.00, 20.30, 23.00*

Cost: From $40** per adult return, complimentary children (0-14 years).

From $150** per vehicle, including vehicle, driver and up to three people.

Additional persons are charged at $18 per person return.

resort first-hand before you make your final decision on a

Fraser Island wedding. Upon arrival at Kingfisher 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.

F R I E N D S A N D F A M I LY

Travelling time across the Great Sandy Strait is 50 minutes and it is approximately 15

By distributing your invitations early, family and friends can

*Please note: The 21.30 ex River Heads and the 23.00 ex Kingfisher are services that

transfers with our reservations team. We help by providing an

minutes from River Heads to the airport.

operate during peak periods only.

**Pricing is subject to change without notice; additional charges apply for high

easily make arrangements to book accommodation and

information sheet for you to pass on to your guests with all the necessary details.

season bookings.

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FRASER ISLAND

WEDDINGS PAC K AG E S

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.

K I N G F I S H E R E X T R AVA G A N C E PA C K A G E

K I N G F I S H E R PA R T N E R S PA C K A G E

Our Kingfisher Extravagance package has been designed to

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

Island dream wedding.

our Kingfisher Partners package.

provide you with everything you’ll need for the perfect Fraser

moments in a person’s life. Celebrate your bond of love with

Inclusions:

Inclusions:

• Three nights’ accommodation

• Three nights’ accommodation

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• A couples 50 minute spa massage

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time • Wedding car transfers to your ceremony location • Civil Celebrant of your choice • Ceremonial flowers

• Hair and make-up for one

(additional chares apply for the 2nd partner)

• A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the ceremony

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Wedding car transfers to your ceremony location • Civil Celebrant of your choice

• A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the ceremony

• Witnesses if required

• Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

• Witnesses if required

• Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

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WEDDINGS PAC K AG E S

K I N G F I S H E R B R I D A L M O O N PA C K A G E A Kingfisher Bay all-inclusive destination wedding and

honeymoon takes the worry out of planning and gives you

more time to enjoy the moment. Combine your ceremony and honeymoon on the most romantic place on earth. Inclusions: • Seven nights’ accommodation

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

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

• A couples one hour spa massage • Beauty Spots 4WD Tour

• Wedding car transfers to your ceremony location • Civil Celebrant of your choice

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time

• A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the ceremony

• Witnesses if required

• Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

R E N E WA L O F V O W S / E L O P E M E N T PA C K A G E What better place to rekindle your love for each other than a sub-tropical Fraser Island wedding. Inclusions: • Three nights’ accommodation

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

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

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time • Wedding car transfer to your ceremony location • Civil Celebrant of your choice

• A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the ceremony

• Witnesses if required

• Three-course set menu candlelight dinner at Seabelle restaurant (private table)

• Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a magical experience.

C R E AT E Y O U R O W N PA C K A G E 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.

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WEDDINGS PAC K AG E S

K I N G F I S H E R H E R I TA G E PA C K A G E

K I N G F I S H E R R O M A N C E PA C K A G E

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

• 3 nights’ accommodation with Wallum-lagoon View

Fraser Island beauty such as Lake McKenzie or Central Station. Inclusions: • 3 nights’ accommodation

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

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

• Ceremony at Lake McKenzie or Central Station before 10.30am or after 3pm

• One 4WD car transfer for the wedding party to ceremony location (four seats)

• Civil Celebrant of your choice • Witnesses if required

• A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine following

• FREE upgrade to spa room (subject to availability) • Full buffet breakfast daily

• Return passenger transfers ex River Heads

• Bottle of wine and a cheese platter at the Sunset Bar • 30 minute massage per person.

E U R O N G E S C A P E PA C K A G E • 3 nights’ superior two bedroom apartment accommodation

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Bottle of wine and a cheese platter. Don’t have your own 4WD vehicle? No problem… we have that sorted. Discover Fraser Island at your own pace with

the ceremony

Aussie Trax 4WD Hire – they’re conveniently located at the

magical experience.

vehicles.

• Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you have a

Kingfisher Village Store and provide well-equipped 4WD

HONEYMOON ON FRASER ISL AND Let the celebrations continue with an idyllic honeymoon

escape to Fraser Island. Savour the magic moments ‘just

the two of you’, in the spectacular nature surrounds.

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Nestled in the protected cove of Kingfisher Bay, the resort embraces its natural surroundings and offers a range of accommodation options from hotel rooms to self-contained villas and houses.

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WEDDINGS A C C O M M O D AT I O N

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

Standard room // with spa

One queen bed, one king single

2 Adults OR 2 Adults + 1 Child

Wallum lagoon view room // with spa

One queen bed, one king single

2 Adults OR 2 Adults + 1 Child

Bay view room

One queen bed, one king single

2 Adults OR 2 Adults + 1 Child

King bay view// with spa

One king bed, one king single

2 Adults OR 2 Adults + 1 Child

OR 2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 infant

OR 2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 infant

OR 2 Adults + 1 Child + 1 infant

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, spa rooms have spa. 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 (Pandanus)

One double room, one twin room

4 guests

3-bedroom spa villa (Pandanus)

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

Scribbly Gum House

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

9 guests

Sterling House

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

12 guests

The Beach House

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

15 guests

Oceanfront Retreat

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

14 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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WEDDINGS CEREMONY

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

T H E W E AT H E R

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

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

Intended Marriage” form to their marriage officiator at least

wedding gems. Its colourful cliffs and sand dunes, fantastic

couples are required by Australian law to submit a “Notice of one month prior to their wedding date. This form may be

obtained from your marriage officiator, from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Office or online.

http://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/ Documents/Notice-of-intended-marriage.pdf

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.

YO U R C E L E B R A N T 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.

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

landscapes, precious wildlife and rich heritage are only some of the things that the island boasts. It’s no surprise couples elect to wed on an island so naturally perfect.

One of the common questions couples ask when planning their Fraser Island wedding, is when is the best 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.

During the winter months, which are from May to August, 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*. Ceremony times are flexible based on bookings held.

*minimum numbers apply for weekend weddings with a 3pm or 5pm time slot on certain dates during the year.

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Sunset Beach

Secret Garden

The Atrium

The Lookout


FRASER ISLAND

WEDDINGS CEREMONY

Stand before your family and friends with an idyllic island backdrop, beautiful bush setting, or resort venue as you toast to the future. We also pride ourselves on thinking outside the box. Unique locations include the eastern beach, Lake McKenzie, Central Station and Eli Creek. *Additional charges and permits apply to some locations.

SUNSET BEACH

T H E AT R I U M

Walk down our enchanted paperbark forest aisle to this

Native timber abounds with panoramic high glass windows

you and there are sweeping views of the stunning Great

McKenzie-shaped swimming pool and lush green gardens –

scenic beachfront location. Here, water laps just metres from Sandy Strait Marine Park.

and striking grand staircase – which overlooks the Lake making this a natural choice for a ceremony venue.

This venue hosts up to 150 guests.

This venue hosts up to 70 guests..

T H E LO O KO U T

VENUE HIRE

Set in the Great Sandy National Park, with uninterrupted views

Venue hire fees are inclusive of 12 Americana chairs, registry

surrounds – this venue is perfect for natural, outdoor weddings.

Additional décor items can be obtained from our partner

out over the islands of the Great Sandy Strait native bush This venue hosts up to 150 guests.

LAKESIDE BEACH Our charming lakeside beach looks out over one of Fraser

table, PA system with iPod connectivity and water station. 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.

Island’s gorgeous mirror lakes, which teams with birdlife.

This area is bathed in golden light and is naturally perfect for intimate afternoon ceremonies.

This venue hosts up to 30 guests.

SECRET GARDEN Boardwalks and verandas lead the way to some of the most beautiful bush hidey holes on Fraser Island. Marry in the

wallum shrubbery or in World Heritage surrounds to the sound of bird song – it’s your choice. This venue hosts up to 30 guests.

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Poolside

Dingo Deck

Dingo Den

The Ballroom


FRASER ISLAND

WEDDINGS RECEPTION

POOLSIDE

THE BALLROOM

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

Our spacious ballroom can seat up to 180 people or can be

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

conditioned reception space has a semi-private deck, and

Poolside offers a formal sub-tropical feel under the stars. equipped bar close by) and the pool can be lit up in five different colours to match your theme.

divided into smaller rooms for intimate affairs. The airplenty of dance floor/entertainment options.

*Poolside venue is not available during peak season/ school holidays.

S E A B E L L E R E S TA U R A N T

DINGO DEN

Dining deck-side is absolutely lovely in summer and spring.

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

Whether you’ve planned a casual beach wedding or desire a one-of-a-kind bush venue complete with open fires – then this will be sure to impress.

*Buffet menu service only to this venue.

DINGO DECK Our Queenslander verandas offer lovely intimate deck areas or semi-private sub-tropical verandas and take full advantage of our temperate climate.

*A minimum of 50 people is required for Dingo Deck bookings on weekends.

Seabelle is located in the middle of the resort’s centre

complex and is perfect for intimate receptions (renewal of vows/elopement), pre/post-wedding celebrations and

dinners.

VENUE HIRE Venue hire fees include tables, chairs, white table linen, all crockery, cutlery and staff. Chair covers with sash, 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.

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“Our Wedding Coordinator did a wonderful job, answering all our questions and accommodating every request before, during and after the ceremony and reception. We are so grateful for all the things she did for us to make our wedding day, and our honeymoon perfect.� Rachelle & David, February 2017

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IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS

PA S Y ST E M

D E C O R AT I O N S A N D T H E M I N G

Professional audio system with cordless microphone, CD

Additional chairs at ceremony location.

player, iPod connectivity and battery for powerless areas.

C D S TA C K E R Professional 600 watt two-way loudspeaker system with cordless microphone, CD player, iPod connectivity.

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

DJ

Chair cover with sash for reception chairs. Extensive decorations and theming to suit your individual

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

A D D I T I O N A L C AT E R I N G O P T I O N S Catering at your ceremony location. Post ceremony drinks at Sunset Bar.

Professional DJ with full set-up including mixers, smoke

O F F S I T E C E R E M O N Y L O C AT I O N C O O R D I N AT O R F E E S

event to discuss your specific music options. Price

Should you select an off site location on Fraser Island for the

your DJ.

charges will apply (includes wedding coordinator pre

machines and lighting. Our DJs will call you before the

includes accommodation, ferry transfers and a meal for

SOLOISTS Prices on application.

HAIR AND MAKE-U P Prices on application .

FLOWERS Prices on application.

exchanging of your wedding vows, please note additional

wedding day site inspection and wedding day coordination at off site location). Prices vary depending on location and timing.

For offsite wedding ceremonies outside resort grounds, you may need an Organised Event Permit if you are planning to conduct a non-commercial organised activity in one of

Fraser Island’s national parks, regional parks, marine parks, State forests or recreation areas. It is the responsibility of

the couple to submit and pay for this application directly with Queensland Parks & Wildlife and advise Kingfisher Bay Resort of the final decision/outcome.

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“It was perfect! Everything went smoothly from initial enquiry to the wedding day. Our coordinator was absolutely amazing! She has helped us so much right up to the day of our wedding and even still after. We were very pleased with our ceremony and reception… the décor was beautiful and it was exactly how we imagined it to be.” Sharni & Luke, April 2017.

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BEST IN CL ASS

WINTER WEDDING SPECIAL

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

Book your winter destination wedding between May and

the reasons why we were named Best QLD Resort Reception Venue at the Annual Australian Bridal Industry Association Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

August and receive $1,000* off the cost of your wedding and free vehicle transfers for your wedding suppliers. *Conditions apply, valid for new bookings only, subject to availability at the time of booking, minimum catering spend $6,000.

M I D W E E K W E D D I N G S P E C I A L* Book your destination wedding on a Monday 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

PREFERRED SUPPLIERS

booking, minimum catering spend $6,000.

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 is available on request.

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The most romantic place to say ‘I do’

1800 828 997

www.fraserislandweddings.com.au

Fraser Island Weddings  

World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful wedding destination, at the start of the Great Barrier Reef - just a 50 minute f...

Fraser Island Weddings  

World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful wedding destination, at the start of the Great Barrier Reef - just a 50 minute f...