Where in the world can you arrive by seaplane, helicopter or boat to your tropical island wedding?

March 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Ideas & Inspiration,Whitsunday Wedding Planning


Where in the world can you arrive by seaplane, helicopter or boat to your tropical island wedding? The Whitsundays, that’s where! Whether you choose to travel by sea, air or land – by vintage Mustang, cute retro Kombie or luxurious limo – the Whitsundays really do have it all when it comes to getting you to the ceremony in style. And even better, Whitsunday transport companies work closely with Whitsunday wedding planning partners for a seamless and effortless wedding, so all you have to do is relax.


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Flying high

Why not add a touch of luxury to your day and arrive by private seaplane for your beach wedding?

Whether you choose world famous Whitehaven Beach or one of the hundreds of secluded bays and coves dotted around the islands and mainland coast, a seaplane-landing on the Coral Sea and your betrothed carrying you through the waves to the pristine white sand has to be one of the most romantic ceremony entrances ever.

Air Whitsunday can accommodate elopements with just you, your fiancee, the celebrant and pilot, or you can take your close friends and family with you in one of their larger aircraft.

They are also available for photo tours – a quick trip out to Whitehaven Beach before or after your ceremony, if you are marrying on the mainland, to get those pictures of a lifetime.



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Or why not say “I Do” in absolute style, and charter your own helicopter to the islands? Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you are whisked away and flown out over Heart Reef and then popped down on your chosen beach, where you can celebrate with champagne while dipping your toes in the crystal clear water.


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Airlie Beach Helipad will go the extra mile to ensure everything runs like clockwork and you will quite literally be given the red carpet treatment as you board the aircraft, from a choice of two mainland departure points.

The modern fleet of R44 and R66 helicopters have leather seats and air conditioning, and the R66 aircraft can take four passengers with a spacious baggage area to carry all the essentials for a fantastic beach or island wedding.



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On the Water

When you get married in the Whitsundays there’s always the option of transporting your guests aboard one of the many fabulous boats that call the area home, giving them an extra treat as they glide past the magical Whitsunday Islands on the way to the ceremony.

Ocean Rafting boast a fleet of semi rigid inflatable vessels that can accommodate groups of 15 up to 174 guests! The vessels are the fastest boats in the Whitsundays, which means more time to enjoy wedding day celebrations and less time in transit. Plus your guests will thank you for the added adventure element to your wedding day.


Lady Enid Sailing Whitsundays


Lady Enid is a beautiful and rare, classic Australian Yacht that will really add some special ‘old world’ charm to your Big Day and can transport your guests to Whitehaven Beach, or any beach you choose, while you and your betrothed fly in on a private helicopter.


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Or Sundowner Cruise’s purpose-built catamaran with a spacious open-plan entertaining area can comfortably accommodate 48 passengers and is the perfect way to get your guests to any number of secluded bays and inlets along the Whitsunday coast or on one of the islands.



The tall ship Derwent Hunter, meanwhile, is a 90-foot gaff rigged schooner made from the finest Australian timber that will add a touch of romance to your wedding day and can accommodate up to 40 guests with its large stable decks and extensive shade areas.



And if air-conditioned comfort aboard a high-speed, modern vessel is more your thing, you can privately charter one of Cruise Whitsundays’ sleek and stable catamarans, which can rapidly transport you and your guests to Whitehaven Beach to exchange your vows and then bring you back at a slower pace as you enjoy the excellent onboard catering.

All of these vessels also offer pre and post-wedding day sails for you and your guests – a perfect way to experience this magical part of the world and show your wedding party why you chose the Whitsundays in the first place!



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Va Va Vrooom

If you are planning to marry on the mainland, the Whitsundays offer a range of transportation options, from the quirky and retro to the luxurious and sophisticated.

For some fun retro beach glamour on your special day, Airlie Beach Kombis will fire up their retro-baby and take you Kombi-cruising in style.

Who can resist the magical touch of nostalgia and the chance to take the most unique, awesomely fun drive down memory lane?

Everyone loves a Kombi and the magnificently restored 1962 ‘splitty’ Kombi is a smile-magnet with its classic two-tone cream and white duco and gleaming chrome.

Airlie Beach Kombis can chauffeur seven passengers around in style on your wedding day and is also available for pre or post wedding events, from shopping and spa days to lunches and dinners with your bridal party.



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If vintage cars are more your style then you can’t go past Mustang Sally, a classic 1965 red convertible Mustang, meticulously maintained and cared for with a stunning black interior.

Surprise and delight your friends and family when you arrive at the venue in this beautiful car, which also makes for amazing photographs. The company – which is fully licensed and accredited – also offers “photo only” hire for couples who don’t require transport. They are also happy to chat about any extra personal touches you might have in mind for your special day.



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And of course, if luxury vehicles are more your style, Shuttle Limousine Services can provide a sparkling white stretch limo or black BMW that are sure to add a touch of sophistication and glamour to your wedding day.

The business has been part of the Whitsunday wedding scene for some years and provides a range of vehicles, always with a smile and a professional service so you can relax and enjoy the day. They will also pick up family and friends from the airport to add a dash of extravagance to your wedding.



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Life is a journey – enjoy the ride!

For a really quirky and different entrance, why not pay a visit to one of the many vehicle hire companies in the Whitsundays and arrive at your ceremony venue by mini-moke, Tuk Tuk, golf buggy or scooter?

Or blow your guests out of the water by turning up on a jet ski together – or why not drop in nonchalantly from above with a parasail? So use your imagination, have fun and wow your guests by taking advantage of one of the many wedding transport options available in the Whitsundays, where the sky really is the limit!



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