Venue Details

Venue name: An Island Hideaway

Location: Towards the northern end of South Stradbroke Island, amongst National Park bushland.

Website: http://www.anislandhideaway.com.au/

Phone: (07) 5577 1112


  • Sit down – up to 150.
  • Cocktail / standing – up to 200.
  • It should be said, with all it’s cute nooks and crannies, this venue is also particularly well suited to more intimate weddings.

Reasons I love this venue

  •  The photography and videography opportunities at this venue are hard to beat. Your photo shoot can take place in a forest that feels utterly magical, and on a deserted surf beach. It’s hard to take a bad shot in these surroundings.
  • A lot of people choose this venue because it allows for a beach wedding. Personally I adore the small open air chapel at the venue. It is the sweetest thing ever. It is suitably non-denominational for couples who don’t want religious elements. However, it also highly appropriate for couples having a religious ceremony.
  • Great venue for more intimate weddings.
  • The adventure of catching a boat to and from the venue creates a sense of excitement.
  • The atmosphere is relaxed, beachy, and unpretentious.
  • It kind of feels like Gilligan’s Island – a hidden away, special treasure of a place.
  • The wedding coodinators are total professionals. Helpful, across every detail, friendly and experienced.
  • I’d recommend the option of getting guests to hold up a tunnel of sparklers for your exit. It’s such fun and is amazing from a wedding videography standpoint.

This venue is suited for

  •  Couples wanting a beach wedding.
  • Couples wanting their wedding day to have a spirit of adventure.
  • Nature-loving couples.
  • Couples looking for a more affordable / down-to-earth venue.

Other useful facts about this Gold Coast wedding venue

  • Bride can head over to the island prior to everyone else in a water taxi that can fit her bridesmaids, photographer, videographer and possibly some family members.
  • Bride might get hair and makeup done on the mainland and then head over to the island to put the dress on in a special room that is provided for the bridal preparation.
  • There is a fridge in the bridal room for drinkies when the bride arrives, should she require one!
  • Guests head over on a boat that departs from Southport.
  • There are some fancy options available such as the groom arriving by seaplane.
  • Buffet meals or cocktail wedding packages provide more relaxed / casual options, or there is the option for a more traditional set menu.

An Island Hideaway Wedding Video