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 entertainment 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 email@example.com.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
The manicured Pandanus Lawn is surrounded by spectacular gardens situated around the resorts private lagoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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