If you’re anything like us, you might have a little soul connection to this beautiful slice of paradise known as Byron Bay. Ever thought of tying the knot in this stunning region? It would not only give you, your friends and family a wonderful holiday, but the region also delivers the best of the best when it comes to venues, suppliers and wedding professionals to help create the wedding you may be dreaming of. As professionals in the industry, a Byron Bay wedding really does seem to tick every box. To help you determine if this is the place for you to get married, here are 10 magnificent reasons why. Read on…
It’s the destination that everyone wants to come to. No need to worry about your guests not attending your wedding, that’s for sure! Byron Bay is within 3 hours of 80% of Australia! So it really is that easy for your guests to make it to your destination wedding. Being an iconic location you can also score cheap flights from most cities into Ballina or the Gold Coast. Ahh.. a wedding and a holiday? You beauty!
Accessibility aside, Byron Bay is a much loved location for its abundance of sheer beauty. Witness the sunset upon the grandeur of rolling hills, experience some of Australia’s most impeccable white sand beaches with amazing surf breaks and friendly dolphins… or adventure through tropical hidden treasures to discover gorgeous swimming holes and waterfalls.
2. GOOD VIBES
“WELCOME to Byron Bay. Cheer up, slow down, chill out”. Need we say more? This eccentric coastal town is all about ‘livin’ your best life’ – slow-paced and stress-free. Manifesting this into your wedding day? Yes please, x100.
3. WEDDING PROFESSIONALS
Byron Bay is home to a network of talented wedding professionals, here to make the entire process super easy and enjoyable for you. As it should be! Our team at Byron Bay Weddings have over 10 years experience in ‘doing what we do’ – ‘creating beautiful weddings in Byron Bay’.
Our sister companies are an extension of the quality of work, weddings and events we set the bar at. Allow us to also introduce you to:
– Elope, for intimate elopements and micro-weddings.
– Savvy Wed, for gorgeous destination weddings made easy to plan and affordable.
– HENS Byron Bay, for the ultimate ladies day celebration.
– The Wedding Shed, Byron’s go-to furniture and decor hire, as well as expert advice from the region’s top wedding stylists.
Have we got the venues! Without a doubt, we are very spoilt for choice when it comes to breathtaking wedding venues. There are numerous amazing venue options to suit any style, budget and whether you’re drawn to a tropical, hinterland or beach setting. Byron Bay delivers it all, exceptionally. We like to think that there is something for everyone, and our team will hold your hand throughout the entire process so you can find the perfect venue for you.
It’s no lie that the weather is phenomenal in Byron Bay all year round. It’s the sublime beauty of the subtropics! Never too hot, too cold or too rainy – perfect temps across all seasons. Most the year it’s nothing but blue skies and sunshine with winter actually being one of our favourites times to tie the knot!
6. TALK ABOUT ABUNDANCE
Culture, culture, culture. This is one small coastal meets country region with a WHOLE lot to give. Experience amazing diversity across venues, beaches, the Byron hinterland, nightlife, restaurants, cafés, activities and more. Delve into the vibrant community whilst you are here, by getting amongst Byron’s weekly markets, local boutique shopping and of course, the thriving creative scene of music and art. There is also a plethora of accommodation options, so rest assured your guests will be able to secure somewhere to stay that’s not only keeping within their budget, but will offer the choice of a coastal, hinterland or suburban setting.
7. FOOD & BEVERAGE
Byron Bay invites you to a culinary experience, quite like no other. If you’ve ever visited, you will surely know that fresh, organic produce is the foundation of what our local supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and markets preach and serve. This standard carries across for your wedding dining experience too. We work alongside Fig Tree Catering and Feast Events who epitomise the most authentic paddock-to-plate ethos in Byron Bay, ingrained in their history since 1981. Most of their ingredients are home-grown, picked daily from the garden and orchards by their chefs. What they can’t grow themselves is sourced locally from the neighbouring fisherman, farmers and producers.
As for the beverage side of things, there’s also an abundance of local choices to choose from. With the organic wine and boutique distillery industry in full-swing, Byron is proud to offer you some pretty incredible drops. For starters, we are home to the delicious Pacific Ale by Stone & Wood. Upon others, we are really loving the bio-dynamic range of Jilly Wines and Brookies Gin by Cape Byron Distillery. Take the opportunity and try one of their tours while you’re here.
8. PRE & POST WEDDING EVENTS
Byron Bay is the perfect playground for your pre and post-wedding festivities. Considering your guests will all be in the one place, take advantage of it! A ladies day with HENS, BBQ’s on the beach, a rehearsal dinner at The Balcony, welcome drinks at Loft Byron Bay, an after-party at The Bolt Hole or a recovery brunch at The Butcher & Cook. The options are endless, and they are all equally wonderful!
9. TALENTED SUPPLIERS
A wedding in Byron Bay gives you plentiful choices of amazing vendors, all at the forefront of the Australian wedding industry. Check out Our Tribe for a full list of categories and insight into what these wedding suppliers can do. They’ve got their finger on the pulse for evolving trends, they’re in-the-know of what works/what doesn’t, and their gorgeous nature will work with you to achieve your wedding goals.
10. YOUR WEDDING, FAMILY HOLIDAY & HONEYMOON… COMBINED!
Does the daily grind have you time poor? Push this destination wedding for all it’s worth and turn it into a much needed (and put-off) family holiday by arriving a week earlier. Byron’s accommodation options also offer large homes, perfect for the whole family or your besties to stay. After your wedding, why not stay on afterwards just the two of you… and bask in your newlywed glow! With an extra week up your sleeve to relax in Byron after the ‘main event’, who needs the additional ‘plans’ of coordinating a honeymoon? You’re here already, so go on and enjoy it!
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