K'gari, Fraser Island Weddings

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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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Ferry times

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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 K’gari (Fraser Island) wedding can be made through our wedding sales manager.

LOCATION World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island) is the natural choice for a destination wedding with a Queensland twist.

Phone: 61 458 767 441

Kingfisher Bay Resort provides a stunning variety of

Email:

bianca_bear@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, K’gari (Fraser Island). The wedding coordinator will contact you for the

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

GETTING HERE Accessing World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island), just north of Noosa, is seamless and hassle free. The island sits five nautical miles off the Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast) mainland.

finer details and arrangements regarding your special

Kingfisher Bay Resort operates scheduled return ferry

day.

services from River Heads to Kingfisher Bay.

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FERRY TIMES

RESORT VISIT

Departing River Heads – 06.45, 09.00, 1.00, 15.30,

We would love to offer you the opportunity to experience

18.00* (*Fridays only)

the resort first-hand before you make your final decision

Departing Kingfisher Bay Resort – 07.50, 10.30, 14.30, 17.00, 19.00* (*Fridays only) Travelling time across the Great Sandy Strait is 50 minutes and it is

on a K’gari (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.

approximately 15 minutes from River Heads to the airport.

We offer complimentary overnight accommodation in a resort room, buffet breakfast for two people and return walk on ferry transfers from Hervey Bay.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY By distributing your invitations early, family and friends 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 PARTNERS PACKAGE

Our Kingfisher Extravagance package has been

meaningful moments in a person’s life. Celebrate your

designed to provide you with everything you’ll need for

bond of love with our Kingfisher Partners package.

the perfect K’gari (Fraser Island) dream wedding. Inclusions: • Three nights’ accommodation • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

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

Inclusions: • Three nights’ accommodation • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival • Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time

• A 50-minute spa massage for the couple

• Wedding car transfers to your ceremony location

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time

• Civil Celebrant of your choice

• Wedding car transfers to your ceremony location

• A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine

• Civil Celebrant of your choice

following the ceremony

• Ceremonial flowers

• Witnesses if required

• Hair and make-up for one

• Services of our wedding coordinator to ensure you

(additional charges apply for the 2nd partner)

have a magical experience.

• 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.

*Conditions apply. Additional charges apply for high season bookings. All pricing is 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 BRIDALMOON 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 K’gari (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 • A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival

• Seven nights’ accommodation

• Return passenger ferry transfers from Hervey Bay

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on

• Full buffet breakfast daily

arrival

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time

• Return vehicle ferry transfer from Hervey Bay

• Wedding car transfer to your ceremony location

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Civil Celebrant of your choice

• A couples one hour spa massage

• A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine

• Beauty Spots 4WD Tour

following the ceremony

• Wedding car transfers to your ceremony location

• Witnesses if required

• Civil Celebrant of your choice

• Three-course set menu candlelight dinner at Seabelle

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time • A celebratory bottle of Australian sparkling wine following the ceremony

restaurant (private table) • 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.

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. Additional charges apply for high season bookings. All pricing is 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 ROMANTICS PACKAGE

KINGFISHER ROMANCE PACKAGE

An all-inclusive Kingfisher Bay destination wedding and

• 3 nights’ accommodation with wallum lagoon room

honeymoon takes the worry out of planning and gives

• FREE upgrade to spa room (subject to availability)

you more time to enjoy each moment in paradise.

• Full buffet breakfast daily

Inclusions: • 4 nights’ accommodation

• Return passenger transfers ex River Heads • Bottle of wine and a cheese platter at the Sunset Bar • 30 minute massage per person.

• A bottle of Australian sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival • Return vehicle ferry transfers from Hervey Bay • Full buffet breakfast daily

Price on request

K’GARI ESCAPE PACKAGE

• Ceremony at your choice of onsite location and time

• 3 nights’ superior two-bedroom apartment

• Beauty Spots 4WD Tour

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• A 50-minute spa massage for the couple

• Bottle of wine and a cheese platter.

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

Price on request Don’t have your own 4WD vehicle? No problem… we have that sorted. Discover K’gari (Fraser Island) at your own pace with Aussie Trax 4WD Hire – they’re conveniently located at the Kingfisher Village Store and provide well-equipped 4WD vehicles. *Pricing may vary subject to dates of stay

HONEYMOON ON K’GARI (FRASER ISLAND) Let the celebrations continue with an idyllic honeymoon escape to K’gari (Fraser Island). Savour the magic moments ‘just the two of you’, in the spectacular nature surrounds.

*Conditions apply. Additional charges apply for high season bookings. All pricing is 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

Standard room // with spa

One queen bed, one king single

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

Wallum lagoon room // with spa

One queen bed, one king single

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

Wallum king room

One king bed, one king single

2 Adults

King bay room// with spa

One king bed, one king single

2 Adults

Features: Private deck, air-conditioning, bath/shower, flat screen TV, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, iron, WIFI, interconnecting rooms available, spa rooms have spa. 1-bedroom loft villa

One queen, two single beds

4 guests

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 (Banksia) 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

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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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

K’gari (Fraser Island) is one of Australia’s best-kept

a “Notice of Intended Marriage” form to their marriage

destination wedding gems. Its colourful cliffs and sand

officiator at least one month prior to their wedding date.

dunes, fantastic landscapes, precious wildlife and rich

This form may be obtained from your marriage officiator,

heritage are only some of the things that the island

from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Office

boasts. It’s no surprise couples elect to wed on an island

or online.

so naturally 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 K’gari (Fraser Island) wedding, is when the

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.

YOUR CELEBRANT 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.

best time is to get married on the island. If you ask us, of course, we’d say anytime of the year! The K’gari (Fraser Island) climate is outstanding all year-round. But to give you a more objective view, here we share some information about K’gari’s (Fraser Island) 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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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 Walk down our enchanted paperbark forest aisle to this scenic beachfront location. Here, water laps just metres from you and there are sweeping views of the stunning

the Lake McKenzie-shaped swimming pool and lush green gardens – making this a natural choice for a ceremony venue. This venue hosts up to 70 guests.

Great Sandy Strait Marine Park. This venue hosts up to 120 guests, 150 guests on low tide

VENUE HIRE Hire of the above venues are included in our wedding

SECRET GARDEN Boardwalks and verandas lead the way to some of the most beautiful bush hidey holes on K’gari (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 16 guests.

packages. Fees are inclusive of 12 Americana chairs, registry table, PA system with iPod connectivity and water station. Additional décor items can be obtained 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.

THE ATRIUM Native timber abounds with panoramic high glass windows and striking grand staircase – which overlooks

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POOLSIDE

THE BALLROOM

The Upper Poolside offers a formal sub-tropical feel

Our spacious ballroom can seat up to 200 people or can

under the stars. Available for cocktail functions and

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

stand-up buffet service, this venue is ideal for couples

conditioned reception space has a semi-private deck, and

wanting a relaxed stand-up style reception without

plenty of dance floor/entertainment options.

guests

being restricted to tables and chairs during

dinner. Guests may mingle and flow freely through the venue. *Poolside venue is not available during peak season/ school holidays. Non-exclusive use. Wet weather dependant.

WONGARI DEN 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. Wet weather dependant.

RESTAURANT DINING The resort offers a variety of options for a lunch or dinner booking. Kingfisher Bay Resort draws our inspiration from the island’s traditional owners – the Butchulla people – and turn out exquisite dishes that reflect our Aussie bush heritage with a hint of K’gari (Fraser Island) on the plate. All restaurants offer dining deck-side which is lovely in summer and spring. Hosting up to 30 guests, dining in a resort restaurant for a post-ceremony celebration dinner is not sole use and you will be joining other resort guests. Set up

is

existing,

no

microphone

speeches

or

private entertainment is allowed. Music is through the

WONGARI DECK Our Queenslander verandas offer lovely intimate deck areas or semi-private sub-tropical verandas and take full

in-house system. The decor is minimal. No dance floor is provided. (Up to 30 guests for non-exclusive use).

advantage of our temperate climate.

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

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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PA SYSTEM

FLOWERS

Professional audio system with cordless microphone, CD

Prices on application.

player, iPod connectivity and battery for powerless areas.

DECORATIONS AND THEMING Additional chairs at ceremony location $9* per chair.

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

Chair cover with sash for reception chairs $9* per chair. 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.

JUKEBOX

The box is updated every three months with new music.

OFF SITE CEREMONY LOCATION COORDINATOR FEES

DJ

Island) for the exchanging of your wedding vows, please

Professional DJ with full set-up including mixers, smoke

note additional charges will apply (includes wedding

machines and lighting. Our DJs will call you before the

coordinator pre wedding day site inspection, wedding day

event to discuss your specific music options. Price

coordination at offsite location, 4WD return bus transfers

includes accommodation, ferry transfers and a meal for

for guests and return supplier transfers). Prices vary

your DJ.

depending on location and timing.

Jukebox includes a full music list over 4000 songs.

Should you select an offsite location on K’gari (Fraser

For offsite wedding ceremonies outside resort grounds,

SOLOISTS Prices on application.

HAIR AND MAKE-UP Prices on application.

you may need an Organised Event Permit if you are planning to conduct a non-commercial organised activity in one of K’gari’s (Fraser Island) 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 *Prices are subject to change without notice

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BEST IN CLASS

PREFERRED SUPPLIERS

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

Kingfisher Bay Resort has engaged a list of local suppliers

of the reasons why we were named Best QLD Resort

including civil celebrants, photographers, hair and make-

Reception Venue 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021

up artists, florists, cake-makers, DJs and decorators to

plus Best Resort Reception Venue in Australia 2019 at the

assist us with creating your dream wedding. products and

Annual Australian Bridal Industry Association Awards.

services. A detailed listing is available on request.

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The most romantic place to say ‘I do’

1800 828 997 www.kgariweddings.com.au

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