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Everything You Need to Know About Getting Married on the Tweed Coast!

With our pristine beaches, lush hinterland and incredible array of venues, the Tweed Coast is the ultimate location for a destination wedding. But, we totally get that planning a wedding from interstate or abroad can be confusing territory – which is why we’re here to equip you with the local knowledge you need to plan your best day ever!

From venue options to council permits and weather conditions, read on as we explain everything you need to know about getting married on the Tweed Coast below.

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding on the Tweed Coast
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Where to Get Married on the Tweed Coast

The first step towards planning your Tweed Coast wedding will be deciding exactly where you want to celebrate!

The Tweed Shire is a picturesque pocket of Northern NSW, spanning from the village of Murwillumbah right up to the QLD border. When it comes to getting married on the Tweed, we have the perfect mix of coastal and hinterland venues to choose from – all just a stone’s throw away from Coolangatta airport.

If a beach wedding is more your vibe, you’ll want to check out the coastal towns of Casuarina, Cabarita and Kingscliff. Or, if you want to get hitched in the hinterland, you might be drawn towards locations like Carool overlooking the Tweed Valley.

Our annual Tweed Wedding Trail is the perfect opportunity to tour each of our venues and meet local suppliers as you explore the region. If you can’t make it in person, you can also check out our virtual venue tours here.

Don’t forget to check if your venue has the correct permits to be hosting weddings, too. We’ve seen first-hand how devastating it can be when wedding plans are cancelled due to unapproved venues falling through. The good news? Each of our handpicked venues here at Tweed Coast Weddings have all of the correct approvals and permits to host weddings.

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding on the Tweed Coast
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Ceremony Locations on the Tweed Coast

Something else to think about is where you’d like to host your wedding ceremony. Most of our venues have stunning ceremony locations on-site, but you also have the option to host your nuptials on one of our beautiful beaches, scenic headlands or sweet chapels. We have some incredible ceremony spots to choose from – in fact, you can find our top 10 ceremony locations on the Tweed Coast here.

When it comes to hosting an outdoor ceremony, don’t forget you’ll need to get in touch with the Tweed Shire Council to obtain the correct permits. For more information and to download a wedding application form, check out the Parks, Gardens and Reserves page here.

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding on the Tweed Coast
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The Best Time of Year to Get Married on the Tweed Coast

Choosing your wedding date is a big decision – and here on the Tweed Coast, you really can’t go wrong! Our region is blessed with pretty amazing weather, warm temperatures and minimal rainfall year-round. Here’s what you can expect from the different seasons:

Spring: Spring is a popular time of year to get married on the Tweed Coast, with warm (but not too hot!) weather. According to Weather and Climate data, you can expect around 5 rainy days in September, 6 in October, and 9 in November, with average temperatures ranging between 17°-25°. Daylight savings also kicks in at the beginning of October, which means the sun sets around 7pm.

Summer: Summer is the warmest time of year here on the Tweed, with temperatures typically ranging between 25° and 28°. You can expect around 9 rainy days in December and January, and around 11 in February. The summer season brings a buzzing, festive atmosphere and warm, balmy nights with the sun setting around 7.30pm. Because this is our “low season” for weddings, you may also find some venues offering summer specials.

Autumn: Autumn is another popular choice for weddings on the Tweed Coast, with mild, pleasant temperatures ranging between 18° to 23°. In terms of rain, you can expect around 12 wet days in March, 10 in April and 9 in May, with the sun setting around 6.30pm.

Winter: You may be surprised to hear winter is one of our top picks for weddings on the Tweed Coast! This is actually our driest time of year, with just 7 average days of rain in June, 5 in July and 4 in August. The temperature is a little cooler with expected highs of 21° and 22°, and the sun sets at around 6pm (with beautiful pastel skies!).

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding on the Tweed Coast
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Where to Book Wedding Accommodation on the Tweed Coast

You’ll be pleased to hear the Tweed Coast has plenty of great accommodation options for you and your guests – from beachside hotels and resorts to luxury AirBnBs, caravan parks and glamping. All of our local accommodation options are just a short drive from Coolangatta airport, and many of our hotels offer group accommodation rates for wedding guests.

Our sister platform Tweed Coast Guide is the best resource for finding and booking accommodation for your wedding guests, with exclusive discounts available through the platform.

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding on the Tweed Coast
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Things to See and Do on the Tweed Coast

If you’re planning your destination wedding on the Tweed Coast, we’d highly recommend adding a few extra days to your holiday itinerary to explore the region!

From award-winning beaches and dining experiences to scenic lookouts and boat cruises, the Tweed Coast offers something for everyone. Again, our sister platform Tweed Coast Guide is the ultimate resource for wedding guests travelling to the Tweed. You can explore our premium visitor guide here to learn more.

Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Wedding on the Tweed Coast
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Start Planning Your Tweed Coast Wedding!

Ready to start planning your Tweed Coast wedding? Get started by exploring our handpicked wedding venues and wedding suppliers here, and create a free account to save your favourites and send bulk enquiries. You can also see our latest Real Weddings here to find inspiration for your special day!

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