Wedding Photo Opportunities

Wedding photos play such a huge part of capturing the emotion and celebration on your wedding day. The team at Coral Sea Wedding & Events love a good photo-shoot and so to help you plan your shoot with one of our amazing local photographers, we have put together our recommendations on the best locations for that perfect Whitsunday wedding photo.

Coral Sea Marina Resort Village

From luxury superyachts to traditional wooden gaff-rigged sailing boats, the marina has it all and is the perfect place for a nautical wedding shoot. Whether you wander down the arms, or we arrange access to a private yacht for an hour, a boat makes an elegant and whimsical location for a bespoke wedding shoot.

With an organic cafe with day-beds & hammocks, private helipads and palm lined pathways, around every corner at Coral Sea Marina is a unique and inspiring photo opportunity. Wait until the sun sets over the mainland and the pink and orange hues fall over the gleaming white masts and capture that magic moment.

Aboard a Luxury Yacht

Take your bridal party on a cruise out the front of Coral Sea Marina in Pioneer Bay and enjoy a glass of champagne whilst you reflect with your partner on the joy of the wedding ceremony that just took place. Let the photographer capture the emotion of the moment, whilst the stunning aqua Whitsunday waters partnered with the glistening white and chrome of the yacht make for the perfect wedding photography backdrop.

Cruise past your reception venue, where your guests will be relaxing on the waterfront, before returning back to the marina and your reception to be greeted and celebrated with. Speak with the team at Coral Sea Weddings & Events about available private yachts, which can be hired to capture this special moment in your life.

Bicentennial Walkway

The unique Whitsunday waterfront boardwalk spans from neighboring suburb of Cannonvale along the coastline through Coral Sea Marina Resort’s village precinct and into the township of Airlie Beach. The boardwalk offers many great locations for a unique and custom photo shoot with your bridal party or family and friends.

Pop down onto the one of the beaches along the way or use the boardwalk as the backdrop for your photo shoot. With the yachts of the marina in the background and the shimmering turquoise of the Whitsunday waters making the bright white of your wedding gown pop, take full advantage of this photo opportunity option.


Within the marina resort village you will spot two sandy spaces, just waiting for you kick your shoes off and sink your feet into, or better yet, dip your toes into the refreshing Coral Sea water.

Directly adjacent to the marina precinct is the popular Shingley Beach area. With a lush grassed area leading onto a newly rejuvenated beach, this is the perfect place to capture that romantic beach shot as the sun sets over the marina and marks the next phase of your wedding day celebrations.

Alternatively, nestled between the hotel and the north marina village, is a small beach that looks magnificent on a higher tide, with the Jetty positioned beautifully in the background.

The Coral Sea Gardens

This 2.5 hectares of gardens located in the marina resort precinct will provide a unique location for your wedding photos.

The ongoing development will only grow more beautiful with time. Whether you nestle among the native Australia trees, or stroll down the uniquely designed network of pathways, the views back over the marina will be sure not to disappoint.

Take the wedding guests with you and enjoy a drinks reception on the grass, whilst the children play and the guests relax – this could be the perfect opportunity for your wedding photographer to capture some candid shots of your wedding guests as they relax in this tranquil garden setting.

Whitehaven Beach

For memories to last a lifetime and the true Whitsunday wedding experience, then why not charter a private helicopter from Coral Sea Marina Resort’s own private helipads and fly to Whitehaven beach for an intimate photoshoot, before returning to mingle with your guests within the hour.

Feel the pure white silica sand in between your toes, as you bask in the sunshine and dabble your toes in the azure waters of the Coral Sea. Take a moment to connect with nature and reflect on your wedding day so far, as you gaze out across the Whitsunday waters, before you fly back and land at Coral Sea Marina Resort for your evening reception and celebrations

Abell Point Marina Village