Timing is everything for your wedding!

By Jocelyn Watts

With so many superb ceremony, photography and reception sites offering on the Fraser Coast, choosing the best for your wedding can be difficult.

Among the myriad things to consider, you will also need to think about timing. You might want a traditional church wedding in Maryborough and have a favourite restaurant in Hervey Bay but when it comes to timing, the travel distance between the two cities will impact on your overall plan for the day. And getting from one venue to the next during wet weather is not only uncomfortable, it’s hazardous.

Photos: JOCELYN WATTS

Photos: JOCELYN WATTS

Barbeler wedding

If time is short, the places where you and your family dress, the ceremony site, choice of photography locations and reception venue should all be short distances apart.

Without much traffic to worry about, you’re more likely to get to ceremony on time and you’ll have more time between that site and the reception venue for photography. Plus, the day will run more smoothly for family and guests if they can walk from their motel rooms to the ceremony and reception, and enjoy a few drinks, without worrying about their cars.

In terms of convenience, my top choice for Fraser Coast weddings is Susan River Homestead, located halfway between Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

The adventure resort has a number of stunning outdoor spots ideal for wedding ceremonies and photography but if Mother Nature delivers rain on the day, the bride can be driven directly to an undercover car park and arrive totally dry.

The ceremony can also be held undercover just outside the restaurant and photos taken inside. Not only that, with motel rooms onsite, the groom, his attendants, family and guests can all dress and simply walk about 100 metres undercover and arrive dry at your wedding.

Popular close-by combinations on the Fraser Coast include:

CEREMONY
PHOTOGRAPHY RECEPTION ACCOMMODATION
Fraser Coast
Susan River Homestead Susan River Susan River Susan River
Maryborough
St Paul’s Anglican Church Town Hall Greens Carrier’s Arms Hotel Carrier’s Arms Hotel
St Mary’s Catholic Church Queen’s Park Brolga Theatre/Gusto Kimba Lodge
Mary River Parklands Wharf Street Brolga Theatre/Gusto McNevins Motel
Queen’s Park Queen’s Park Brolga Theatre/Gusto McNevins Motel
Hervey Bay
Pier Park, Urangan Urangan Pier Pavilion by the Pier Akama Resort
Dayman Point, Urangan Urangan Pier Waterfront Restaurant Mantra Hervey Bay
Quota Park, Urangan Urangan Pier Bayswater Hotel Peppers Pier Resort
ESA Park, Pt Vernon Beach Gatakers Landing Rest. White Crest Apartments
Fraser Island
Kingfisher Bay Resort Sunset Beach Seabelle Restaurant Kingfisher Bay Resort