BE INSPIRED…I DO! Gladstone Region Wedding Guide

BE INSPIRED…I DO! Gladstone Region Wedding Guide

From picture perfect sunsets in the Boyne Valley to spectacular Heron Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the unique hidden world of the Paperbark Forest at Agnes Water or the stunning backdrop of the Tondoon Botanic Gardens in Gladstone there is no shortage of inspiring wedding locations around the Gladstone Region. This is something locals know, but now our amazing region will be showcased at tourism industry events and in tourism information centres across Australia.


The team at Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited (GAPDL) recognise that the Gladstone Region is the perfect location for a destination wedding and are proud to launch the ‘I do’ Gladstone Region Wedding Guide. The guide will have all the Gladstone Region wedding inspiration an engaged couple will need. The project, led by GAPDL’s Tourism Manager, Dominique Gleixner, aims to showcase our beautifully diverse region and highlight our world-class businesses.


We all know how time-consuming wedding planning can be. The ‘I do!’ Gladstone Region Wedding Guide will not only help those planning their destination wedding in the Gladstone Region but will be a useful tool for locals, making it easier to uncover the Gladstone Region’s best wedding locations and suppliers.


Within the guide, readers will find useful planning tools, a direction of local wedding suppliers and plenty of wedding inspiration for the perfect day!


The fantastic cover image featured on the I do! Wedding Guide was shot on beautiful Heron Island by local photographer Sarah Lette Photography and featured floral arrangements from Ginger Says.

4 Reasons why you should get married in the Gladstone Region!

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. A Gladstone Region wedding gives you the opportunity to escape to an amazing location and spend quality time with your loved ones, all while celebrating your marriage to each other.


To some, the idea of planning a destination wedding can appear quite daunting, and many people may think it is more work than hosting your wedding closer to home. However, by using in-house wedding coordinators and pre-designed, all-inclusive wedding packages, a destination wedding can be easy to plan.


By choosing to host a destination wedding, you are able to combine some of the main elements of getting married into one.

At some resorts or hotels, the bride and groom receive complimentary upgrades and discounts for accommodation bookings for family and friends. A destination wedding can end up being more affordable than a local wedding.


By working with a local photographer, your chances of spectacular and memorable photos incorporating the unique natural environment are increased as they are aware of the best timing for light and exposure in their local area.


Getting married at a unique location away from home can make it easier to keep your guest list to a minimum.

A destination wedding can often result in a personal and very intimate occasion with the friends and family that you love the most. The opportunity to soak up some quality time in paradise while celebrating is all the incentive they need to travel to your wedding location.