Thursday, August 22, 2013

10 Reasons to Choose a Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Wedding

Christopher Thomas Photography
Are you tossing up whether or not to have a Sunshine Coast or Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding? Well never fear, we've got ten reasons to help you say 'yes'!

1. The Beauty of the Backdrop
The best part of getting married in this type of setting is that your choice of locations are almost endless.Whether you dream of a sunset beach wedding at the award winning Golden Beach or you'd rather go rural at a property in Maleny, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland provides a variety of locations for your nuptials.You could even have the best of both worlds by having your ceremony in the mountains with a sunset reception by the beach.

2. An Abundance of Eateries
The Sunshine Coast & Hinterland provides an array of dining options for every style and taste, from award-winning beachside bistros to cosy mountain cafes, and is well known for its charming hospitality. Ideal options for a bridal shower, hens night, wedding rehearsal or reception.

3. Accommodation Location
Whether it's a five-star beach hotel or a luxury cottage with mountain vistas, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to well- appointed accommodation. Create a special memory for you and your guests by inviting close family and friends to stay overnight if your celebrations run late into the evening.

4. For Wine Lovers
Boasting some of Queensland's best vineyards, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland caters to couples who love a drop or two. With panoramic views and atmospheric vineyard backdrops creating the prime atmosphere for a celebration, a majority of these vineyards also offer accommodation.

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5. Proximity Positive
Looking for a destination wedding without the travel hassles? Sunshine Coast beaches are just over an hour from Brisbane with the hinterland only thirty minutes from the coast.This gives you a holiday vibe close to home as well as a change of scenery without spending all day in the car.

6. Local Love
The Sunshine Coast & Hinterland is a tourism hub, and the locals in the area understand this.The warm and friendly welcoming you are given is like no other, further enhancing your wedding memories.The locals can also provide you with wedding services including wedding planning, catering and hair/make-up.

7. Romance is in the Air
Award winning beaches, charming countryside and relaxed atmosphere only add to the romantic ambience.The beautiful scenery, luxurious accommodation combined with the fine wine and dining will make you feel like your on a mini vacay, which is exactly how you should feel when celebrating your upcoming nuptials.

8. Hinterland Highlights
Dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding? The hinterland has you covered.The lush foliage, mountainous hills and small, friendly towns welcome you into their beautiful backyard. Imagine the crisp air and roaring fire, creating a warm and intimate setting for your whimsical winter wedding. 

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9. Beach Bliss
The Sunshine Coast is famous for its beaches – think miles of sugar-soft sands and endless sun-kissed waves. Following a sunset ceremony overlooking the water, you and your guests could dance the night away in a waterfront restaurant while snacking on some of Queensland's tastiest ocean catches.

10. Honeymoon Holiday
When you've waved goodbye to your last guests, why not linger longer with a honeymoon in the Sunshine Coast & Hinterland? The sun and surf on the coast make for a classic honeymoon rendezvous while the intimate ambience of the hinterland creates the perfect romantic escape. 

Words: Chloe Bassett

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