Weddings at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort

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Updated 05 March 2021.

Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast is an all encompassing wedding resort destination, offering a variety of diverse indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations, we allow your unique dream day to become a reality.

Situated amongst tropical grounds with a picturesque lagoon and tranquil garden surroundings, the resort provides the perfect locale for unforgettable occasions. With opportune access to the North shore beach, Maroochy River, Airport and local Sunshine Coast attractions your guests can experience the region whilst enjoying the significance of wedding celebrations. 

With the resort positioned as one of the largest accommodation providers on the coast this offers guests endless accommodation options to choose from and allows carefree planning for travelling guests. Brides and Grooms will also enjoy a complementary night to celebrate the special occasion in one of the breathtaking Overwater Lagoon Suites.

We have a dedicated team of wedding executives plus onsite stylist to assist you one-on-one with every step for a seamless experience from initial proposal to the big day itself and continued celebrations. It’s your day to relax & enjoy the significance of the occasion and we make sure you can, by taking care of everything.

Our inclusive packages offer you the opportunity to tailor a package to suit your style of event, from parties of 10 guests to celebrations for up to 1400 guests. Whether it be a small and intimate affair, cocktails and canapés, ala carte or rustic table buffets, our styling and catering options are endless.

Within the vast grounds within the resort, guests will meet you for your ceremony at one of the private lagoon beaches or manicured garden areas. Following the ceremony you and your bridal party can enjoy a decadent picnic hamper and photos escorted by a personal driver around the resort. In the interim your guests will enjoy a refreshing beverage at Aqua Bar & Lounge or sunset drinks on the deck. Complemented by your reception either at the infamous Lily’s on the Lagoon, a Nordic tipi, under the stars or indoors within a private function room or restaurant setting. Each venue is beautiful, photogenic & can be transformed to suit your style.

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  • Meet Maddison - Our Weddings Team

    We have a team dedicated to ensuring your Sunshine Coast wedding day is as stress free and enjoyable as possible and at the forefront of our team is Maddison Smith, our Wedding Executive who works closely with our in-house styling team. From the minute you enquire, to your final goodbye on your wedding day, Maddie will be with you every step of the way.

    We sat down with Maddie to find out a little bit about who she is, her passions and why she just loves working in the weddings industry. 

    About Maddie
    Maddie joined the Weddings team in August 2019, having started in hotels in the banquets department whilst still at school, and then working with the front office teams, AV Partners styling weddings, and her previous role as an event coordinator for the Accor Brisbane hotels. With a strong familial connection to the hospitality and tourism industry, Maddie has always spent lots of time in hotels and lending an extra hand setting up special events.

    Why Weddings?
    When faced with the opportunity to join the Novotel Sunshine Coast weddings team, Maddie was thrilled to work within the beautiful grounds of the resort. “Weddings are a really special industry to be a part of. I love being able to form a more personal connect and relationship with the couple and their families. I find there is a never a dull day when working on our weddings, particularly due to the fact there are multiple venues options within the resort grounds!” “It is not unusual to work on 3 – 5 weddings per week, and each one varying from Lily’s to Tipi on the beach or Marquee on the event lawn.”

    Best weddings advice?
    If there is one piece of advice Maddie can offer to all future newlyweds, it’s to “take the time to stop, reflect and take it all in. Enjoy the day and don’t let any changes in weather take priority. The biggest advice I can offer to help with this is to nominate a point of contact, for example a bridesmaid/ parent or friend, who can be the one to answer any questions on the day. It helps you to ignore your phone and be in the moment.”

    Maddie also strongly recommends adding photo buggies to your wedding day. The Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort photo buggies are a service in which the bridal party are chauffeured around the resort grounds for photos. This allows you to relax, explore more photo locations and of course helps with sore feet!

    Favourite Moments?
    Every wedding is uniquely special. But there are certain moments which everyone loves more than others. For Maddie, her favourite moment in each wedding is listening to the vows. “They are usually the most unique and emotional part of the whole day. You are offered a special insight into each couples love story.” Alongside the vows, you can find Maddie finding enjoyment at the different ways each MC entertains the guests, and the quirky entries by the bridal party.

    Random Fun Fact about Maddie?
    Maddie has 2 Cavoodles, she is a sucker for a cute baby animal, especially lambs and goats!

    If you are recently engaged, or have started planning for your wedding day, contact Maddie directly on (07) 5450 9593 or email our team at

  • Testimonials

    The team at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort strive to deliver a magical, stree free wedding day for all our couples. Past couples have shared with us their feedback from their wedding day experience. 

    Would you like to share you experience with us? Email the team to share your story. 

    Josh & Troy

    - "Our Wedding at Novotel was more than we could have hoped for. The planning process was streamlined and so accommodating from the start, especially working through changing restrictions due to Covid-19. We loved the flexibility and the attitude of working with what we wanted for our day. The communication was always professional and friendly. The Resort location is amazing and we could not be happier with the resort facilities, accommodation and especially the friendly staff. The wedding day just flowed, everything perfect and very memorable and special to us. We can’t thank Maddie and the Novotel wedding team enough for coordinating our wedding."

    Kat & Joel

    - "In February 2021, we were so lucky enough to work with the team at Novotel to organise our dream day. The wedding was organised in about 3 weeks and due to the attention to detail of the events team, there wasn’t a single element that went wrong on the day, or at least, we didn’t notice anything that went wrong! We were absolutely blown away by the customer service from every single employee of Novotel from the staff at reception to the banquets team working on the bar, although a special thank you should be provided to Maddie, Adele, Meg as well as Nicole from AV Partners ... These superstars made us feel like rock stars! Our guests have been raving about how beautiful Kingfisher beach was with the tepee and light tunnel set up, as we were able to dine under the stars with the sand between our toes. The light tunnel was by far the best decision, of all of the decisions we had to make, if you are considering this option, we highly recommend it!". 

    Roberto & Naomi Moran

    - "My husband and I worked closely with Maddie from the very beginning. In the initial stages we were searching for a venue that could offer us value for money. We met Maddie and Mallory who went through all the options available and granted us an opportunity to see Lilly’s on the lagoon. We fell in love with the venue but it was their engagement in our conversations, their knowledge and down-to- earth professionalism which made us choose Novotel Twin Waters as the venue to host our wedding.

    Nicole took over mid-way through planning and it was a smooth transition. Nicole knew every detail we discussed and had a sense of urgency when we made last minute additional items. The attention to details in our decorations was a stand out. On the big day we were caught up in the moment, so much that we were unable to admire all the details. However when we received our pictures, we were in awe – everything we discussed and envisioned was what Nicole and AV partner team made possible – you guys nailed it! We absolutely loved everything. Thank you so much!

    Food and drinks were a big hit! Thank you to the chef and team – one thing I told Maddie, islanders love their big feast. She replied with zero hesitation that the food would be amazing. She was 100% spot on! Everyone loved the food starting from canapes to desserts – people were impressed and left with full tummies. The bar service was great! Efficient, professional and prompt for our bridal table.

    Special mention to Sharon and Adele who helped with my bridesmaid who had an incident at the ceremony. My sister and I are extremely grateful that they went out of their way to assist.
    Shout out to our buggy drivers! To Sharon and the team, thank you for your hospitality from ceremony to reception. Adele was fantastic throughout the night. She always made sure that all guests were looked after, in particular our bridal party and VIP table. These two amazing women stood out because they went above and beyond to help us in anything we needed.

    Thank you to Nathan for making sure the night ran smoothly! A fantastic job and always made sure we were looked after. The passion displayed by your team on the night was truly a testament to their commitment to customer service. They made a memorable impact on our guest – they even remembered them by their names.

    To Maddie, thank you for all your help! Your commitment from the very beginning until the very last moment on the day. I can say hand over heart, that everything ran perfectly well. You made it so easy, that the only thing I had to worry about on the day was my vows in Spanish. You answered all my questions throughout those six months -even my paragraphs. You ensured our bridal party was looked after as well as prioritising our family and friends.

    We absolutely loved our wedding! We couldn’t have asked for a better venue. Everything was perfect. No words can express how thankful we are to every staff member that worked on our wedding. To have a whole team with amazing customer service is very rare, so thank you team for making our wedding special.

    Our journey as husband and wife began at Novotel Twin Waters on 29.01.2021 - we will forever cherish this memory. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything! Xx"

  • Private site inspection

    Congratulations on your engagement, we'd love to help!

    UPDATE October 2020

    Please note private site inspections are temporarily unable to be booked through our booking platform. To arrange your site inspection, please email or call 0754509593. 

    Make an appointment online to speak with one of our wedding executives and inspect our venues for your big day, we can go through all of your wedding day requirements and arrange a site inspection for the happy couple.

    Weekend appointments are by request only.

    * Standard appointments are 60 minutes and include a meeting with a dedicated weddings executive and a private tour of the ceremony & reception venues as well as the resort grounds.

  • Ceremony

    Wedding ceremony packages that have been designed to provide a variety of options and can be customised to suit your individual needs.The unique design of Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort and our captivating Sunshine Coast surroundings provide an array of stunning natural wedding ceremony locations. Choose from the tranquil shores of our exclusive saltwater lagoon, a secluded golden sand beach or our manicured lawns and gardens.      

    Ceremony Locations:

    Exclusive Beach

    Get married on one of our secluded golden sand beaches. Enjoy the sand beneath your feet with views of the private lagoon. Our selection of beaches include; Palm Beach, Lorikeet Beach, North Shore Beach and Pelican Beach.

    Lily’s Deck

    Sweeping timber decks, 240 degree views of the private lagoon and a unique structure like no other, Lily’s on the Lagoon is a truly memorable ceremony location for you to celebrate your special day.

    The Event Lawn

    The Event Lawn is an open grassed space surrounded by large Norfolk pines.

    Pandanus Lawn

    The manicured Pandanus Lawn is surrounded by spectacular gardens situated around the resorts private lagoon.

  • Cermony elopements

    What is an elopement?

    An elopment is an intimite cermony between the engaged couple and their witnessess. A popular option to avoid the stresses of traditional wedding planning, elopements offer couples the chance to be married a shorter waiting period. 

    Elopement locations

    At Novotel Sunshine Coast's iconic veune Lily's on the Lagoon, couples can wed on the over water pontoon overlooking the glistening blue waters and stunning resort vista. 

    If your looking for a beautifully private garden Pandanus Lawn is suited to you. The mancuired ceremony lawn is framed by the costal pandanus trees creating a natural arbour overlooking the lagoon waters. 

    Looking for more information? 

     Talk to our Weddings Executive Maddie today for all elopement options. 

  • Reception

    Sunshine Coast wedding reception venues located at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on Queensland's Sunshine Coast offering a magical venue for your very special day. Your friends and family will be thrilled to share this memorable occasion with you at such an idyllic location and our unique location offers beautiful landscaped outdoor areas and reception venues for any size wedding, from small intimate receptions to large parties for many guests.

    Lily’s on the Lagoon

    Surrounded by sweeping timber decks, 240 degree views of the private lagoon and a unique structure like no other, Lily’s on the Lagoon is a truly memorable wedding venue for you to celebrate your special day. We offer fully inclusive packages ranging from buffet, plated or cocktail menus with catering, beverages, theming and venue hire all included.

    Nouveau Restaurant

    Perfect for a casual dining experience and wedding affair. Nouveau Restaurant has a buffet menu and our culinary team work tirelessly to deliver a spectacular buffet daily.

    Mudjimba Verandah

    Country trestle style on the verandah surrounded by tropical gardens and tranquil water features is perfect for smaller intimate weddings.

    The Lawn/ Exclusive Beach

    Great option if you would like to celebrate under the stars. Choose from a secluded manicured lawn or one of our golden sandy beaches overlooking our beautiful lagoon. For a truly unforgettable wedding we offer stunning Tipi receptions catering for small and large weddings. Our selection of beaches include; Palm Beach, Lorikeet Beach and Pelican Beach. Additional charges may apply for setup.

  • Tipi Marquees

    Sunshine Coast Tipi marquee venue hire and event catering at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Queensland is a truly unforgettable wedding or event with our unique Tipis setup on resort grounds with catering available to any size guest list from small or large wedding or event celebrations.

    Tipi Marquees can be set up in a variety of locations throughout the resort and are especially popular for twilight or evening events given the ideal Queensland climate and offer a unique outdoor venue at any time of the day, choose from a secluded woodland, manicured lawn or on our golden sandy beach overlooking our beautiful lagoon.

    The Tipi wedding packages are inclusive of buffet or cocktail menus, beverages, theming, lighting and Tipi hire.

    For more information, contact our team today on 07 5450 9582 or complete an enquiry form and we'll be in touch.

  • Wedding and Special Event Styling

    Sunshine Coast Weddings and Special Event Styling

    Where the sea breeze meets simple elegance, set amongst the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort with innovative style combined with luscious gardens, stunning lagoons, and fresh ocean breezes to offer you and your guests a truly unique and memorable event.

    Our experienced styling and events specialists are dedicated to ensuring your dreams become a reality. From the first meeting through to the big event, you can relax knowing that our friendly stylist will attend to every detail, ensuring that your event is as unique and individual as you are.

    Whether you envision sophisticated elegance or something more garden-inspired, our team brings together experience, creativity, and passion, working with you to complement your vision and see it fulfilled.

    Personalised planning, inspired style, and flawless presentation bring your vision to life.

    Click here to visit Twin Waters Weddings and Events Styling website

  • Wedding Instagram


    If you're searching for wedding inspiration or want to take a look at what we can do on your weding day, follow us on instagram on our dedicated weddings account. @Weddings_NovotelSunshineCoast