Wedding Venues Cairns | Weddings | Esplanade Cairns Resort


Our Cairns wedding venues can be decorated to meet any style

The moment that will take your breath away …

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers a romantic setting for your special day featuring a variety of different Cairns venues and accommodation styles starting from the stunning open foyer as soon as you walk into the resort.

From the elegance of the Crystal Twig room with its abundance of natural light to a poolside tropical wedding, we have a choice of unique venues to choose from. Our Cairns wedding venues can be transformed with individual theming to suit your taste.


'JUST MARRIED’ – FROM ONLY $99* per person

Our new three-course, all-inclusive package features the following from only $99* per person.


          ♥ Chef’s selection of canapés & drinks on arrival
          ♥ Three-course set menu
          ♥ Tea and coffee
          ♥ 4 hour beverage package*  

*Includes pre-dinner drinks. House white and red wines, sparkling wine for toast, beer, soft drinks and orange juice.


          ♥  Dedicated wedding coordinator
          ♥  Room hire
          ♥  Complimentary menu tasting for bride & groom*
          ♥  Personalised menus
          ♥  Sparkling wine for the toast
          ♥  Service of the wedding cake  
          ♥  Cake table, knife and gift table
          ♥  Dance floor (unless specialty floor is required)
          ♥  One night’s accommodation for bride and groom in bridal suite
          ♥  Complimentary breakfast for the bride and groom
          ♥  Complimentary parking for the bride and groom
          ♥  Late check out
          ♥  Special accommodation rates for guests
          ♥  Special parking rates for guests (or complimentary where available)

*Menu tasting on confirmation of booking. Additional menu tasting $59 per person.
**Minimum number of 50 guests


Children's meals are available for those age 3-12.  Please discuss your requirements with our team


Our wedding team would be delighted to assist should you require help with any finishing touches. We have a list of preferred suppliers we could recommend in any of areas of theming, musicians, hire cars and much more. 


If you’re after a cocktail-style event, we can discuss your needs and tailor a special package to suit.


Terms and Conditions

Subject to availability and for new event bookings only made between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 and consumed between 1 January 2015  and 31 December 2016. Offer applies to wedding events only, block out dates may apply and a minimum numbers of guests are required – see each Hotel for required numbers. Offer and inclusions subject to change at the discretion of the providing hotel.

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Reception Venues & Ceremony Spaces

Our Cairns wedding reception venues provide a stunning option for your wedding day

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns offers flexible indoor and outdoor wedding reception rooms and ceremony locations for your special day.

From from the spacious Joseph Banks Ballroom to the tropical outdoor Fire & Ice terrace on the Cairns Esplanade, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has an option to suit all needs.


Wedding Planning Checklist

Our Cairns wedding packages make your big day even more special

Planning the perfect wedding can be a challenging task. Thankfully, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns has a dedicated team to assist you in planning your dream day along with a number of wedding packages to suit your needs. Our wedding coordinator and team will work with you to create exactly what you have in mind to make your special day perfect.

From your first site inspection to your wedding anniversary 10 years later, our Cairns wedding packages will provide you with memories to be cherished for years to come.

Let us help you take the first step with our wedding planning checklist, yours to download free!

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Bridie & Sean - July 2014

"Just wanted to say a quick thankyou to you and your staff for the amazing time that we had on Friday. The room was outstanding and the staff where excellent. The food fantastic and everyone had only good things to say about the night. So thankyou again.
We really had such a lovely day and thanks again to everyone and especially to you [Fiona] for all the work and effort that you put in."

Shauna & Luke - June 2014

"We had the BEST day at Rydges! Our guests had an amazing stay & the ceremony & reception was beautiful!

Our guests loved the food & Tony looked after us so well! Tony was actually so amazing!!!

The whole event was beautiful & you guys took care of the planning for us making our day just absolutely amazing!!!!"

Room/Space Area Ceiling
Square Metres Banquet Capacity Banquet With Dancefloor Cocktail Capacity
Joseph Banks Ballroom 13.6m x 17.5m 2.7m 238m² 220 160 350
Crystal Twig Room 7.2m x 16.6m 2.4m 121m² 80 60 150
Coral Hedge Courtyard - 2.3m 130m² 60 - 80
Rah Rah's Bar & Terrace - 2.6m -m² 80 - 150
Poolside - -m -m² 80 50 200
Fire & Ice Terrace - -m -m² 180 180 450