With 74 islands and a plethora of unforgettable experiences at your doorstep, The Whitsundays makes for a truly fantastic destination wedding location. But the question many brides and grooms have when it comes to wedding planning is… “how will we get everyone to our venue?”
Of course, general transport just won’t do. Boring! It’s your wedding day, let’s make it fun and exciting!
If this is something you’ve been pondering, just know that there’s a great deal of unique transport options to choose from in the Whitsundays area. Whether you want to fly high, sail the seas, or drive in style—we’ve got a recommendation for you.
- The Stretch Limousine
Everybody loves a fancy limo—and nothing gets fancier than a sleek, stretch limousine. Spacious and luxurious, you can feel like a real VIP on your wedding day as you rock up to a gorgeous, tropical venue and step out in style.
Limousine transport can be organised by Shuttle Limousine Services — and they also do luxury cars, if limousines aren’t quite what you’re after.
Image by Nadine Kemp Photography
- Vintage Wedding Cars
There’s a couple of options when it comes to hiring old fashioned vehicles in the Whitsundays, but we’re going to share two standout options.
The first one is for the bold bride and fun-loving husband—they’re edgy, they’re fun, and they’re a little wild. Best of all, they’re rocking up to their Whitsunday’s wedding in a bright red, open top mustang!
Or, if you’re a couple who wants something unique but not as bold, you might love the classic vintage car. It’s timeless, gorgeous, and would make the perfect vehicle for a classy wedding couple to journey through the Whitsundays in.
The best way to acquire a vintage ride for your wedding is to ask around in a local chat or contact a local wedding planner—many locals still hold onto their older vehicles for parades, and some have created fully licensed companies just to hire them out for various occasions.
Image by Tropix Photography
- Yachts & Charters
There are plenty of yachts and charters around the area offering wedding transport services—everything from luxury cruises to island transfers!
Of course, these kinds of transfers are some of the more exciting ones, as it’s not something every wedding party gets to experience! There’s nothing quite like being out on a gorgeous, sunny day surrounded by the sparkling seas and tropical islands. Not to mention that there’s just so many options—so our recommendation is to ask around.
You’ll find speedy catamarans with go-to locations (such as beautiful Whitehaven Beach or Paradise Cove Resort), romantic sailing yachts that offer sunset cruises, and vessels designed to get you where you need to go quickly—while escorting many passengers at a time.
- A Fairy-tale Wedding Carriage
If you’re having a wedding in a more countryside location of the Whitsundays—why not rent a wedding carriage? Channel your inner Meghan Markle and enjoy a fairy-tale entrance in the most romantic and dreamy transport option the Whitsundays has to offer. This is perfect for any bride planning a garden wedding, or a bride who wants to feel like a princess for a day. Carriage transport can be arranged by Whitsunday Wedding Carriages.
Image by Tropix Photography
- Seaplanes & Helicopters
For a super fancy, once in a lifetime experience, hiring a seaplane or helicopter to take you over the stunning Whitsunday Islands and reef is an unmissable choice. Imagine a scenic flight, followed by touching down on the gorgeous, white sands of Whitehaven Beach?
Seaplanes and helicopters are available for hire from various local companies (and if you’re looking, Air Whitsunday is a good place to start)—but many local wedding planners and venues also include such bonuses in their custom packages, so keep your eyes peeled!
Image by Fancy Photo’s
- The Good Ol’ Kombi Van
Finally, for a retro option that suits every bohemian wedding, the Kombi van is an awesome choice. They’re quirky, colourful, and perfect for a hint of retro beach glamour (which fits so perfectly with the fun and luxurious atmosphere of the Whitsundays). You can hire a Kombi van through Airlie Beach Kombis.
The wonderful thing about the small and beautiful Whitsundays community is that wedding transport can be utilised at just about every wedding venue there is to offer—even the most secluded of locations such as Paradise Cove Resort. So it’s not really a matter of what options are available to you, but rather, what you truly desire for your wedding day—there are no limitations!
Come to the Whitsundays, and we can make it happen.
Ms Zebra Says: What a fab way to arrive at your wedding – via a sea plane or yacht!!! Thanks for showing us all the incredible modes of transport to get you to the aisle on time in the Whitsundays!