Low tide on Hayman Island reveals 100 metres of beachfront shoreline scattered with coral, sea shells, and native marine life. Wade through shallow waters and feel the sand on your feet as you explore pools habited by creatures including Sand Dollars, Hermit Crabs, Sand-shifting Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers, Cowtail Rays, Giant Clams and more.
If you look closely at any shell on the sand flats, no matter how small, you will likely find a hermit crab inside. Hermit Crabs can range in size anywhere from 15cm to 0.5cm. We ask that all of our guests refrain from collecting sea shells to take home – you never know whose habitat you may be disrupting and our crabs love their Hayman Island home.
Positioned in the heart of Lion’s Court, Arkhurst’s 23 x 23 metre curved symmetrical space allows for up to 300 wedding guests. The venue is ideal show-stopping wedding receptions with a central dancefloor that can be transformed with staging for live bands or DJs. A flawlessly elegant setting, this indoor venue is a blank canvas for wedding styling with wrap-around floor-to-ceiling mirrors and views across Lion Court’s lily-padded lagoon.
Positioned in Central Lanai, under a canopy of tropical greenery, The Formal Garden makes for enchanting wedding ceremonies of up to 150 or receptions of 80. Natural styling sets the scene with manicured gardens and flowing fountains interweaved in the venue’s layout. The venue’s symmetrical surrounds and paved terrace frame wedding ceremonies; while styling the outdoor venue with twinkling fairy lights and one long running table makes for an ethereal garden reception.
Positioned behind The Pool Wing, Pool Lanai is an immersive outdoor venue for wedding ceremonies or receptions of up to 100 guests. This beautiful alfresco venue is undercover making it ideal for wet weather back-up.
Coconut Grove offers an enchanted backdrop of The Whitsunday Islands with capacity to fit up to 200 wedding guests. With direct access to Coconut Beach, this venue is ideal for ceremonies followed by beachfront receptions.
Immerse into a barefoot wedding celebration on Hayman Beach, soaking up stunning views across The Whitsunday Islands while enjoying ceremony or reception events that accommodate groups of up to 300. Styling options are limitless, with nature your inspiration.
Nestled between Hayman Beach and Coconut Grove, soft sand and gentle ocean breeze make Coconut Beach an exquisite wedding ceremony location. Coconut Beach’s natural crescent allows up to 200 wedding guests yet is perfectly suited to intimate elopements. Please note that this venue is subject to tides.
Large-scale celebrations don’t come more iconic than this; takeover Australia’s largest swimming pool with bridal-white cabaret tables for 250 guests surrounding Hayman Pool. Entertainment options are endless, from perspex dancefloors over the pool’s blues to firework displays across the Whitsundays night sky. Booking sole-use of Pool Wing ensures you and your guests can dance the night away; immersing into your own private section of the resort.
Stella Maris Chapel
Sitting just beneath the summit of Hayman Island’s hilltop, the Stella Maris Chapel boasts infinite views of the palm tree lined sands and shimmering marina. Formal furnishings or antique decor can be used to transform this charming space to suit your personal vision. This ceremony venue is available for up to 70 guests.
Bam Bam Lawn
Positioned beside the resort’s stunning Infinity Pool, Bam Bam Lawn is the ideal outdoor venue for cocktail weddings set under the stars. Up to 220 guests can enjoy cocktails and canapes opposite Bam Bam while watching the sun set across The Whitsunday Islands.