Whitsunday Wedding Paradise

Tucked away in the hills of Airlie Beach, Freedom Shores Resort is one of the most unique wedding venues in the Whitsundays.

Book the entire resort for friends & family, or simply secure your slice of paradise in the private Beach Shack. With multiple ceremony & reception areas, boutique accommodation & an onsite restaurant, all in one incredible location, Freedom Shores truly is the ultimate waterfront wedding venue.


Wedding Proposal

Whether you’re looking to elope on your own private beach, or you’ve got a growing guest list, Freedom Shores offers a blank canvas venue for you to create the wedding of your dreams, with help from our recommended planners. 

View the Freedom Shores Weddings Proposal for everything you need to know about the space. Best part – venue hire includes 2 nights in the beautiful Beach Shack (the Bridal Suite) and a bar tab to use on the day*.


The Venue


The resort itself provides all the island feels with spectacular Whitsunday views. Enjoy the option to book the resort exclusively for friends and family, with private access to our boat bungalows, resort suites, 3-bedroom waterfront homestead & the famous Beach Shack (aka the honeymoon suite).

Just a 10-minute drive from Airlie Beach, Freedom Shores is one of the great hidden gems of the Whitsundays. We also have an on-site restaurant, Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill – the local’s favourite beach bar. Great for pre or post wedding celebrations and just a 2-minute walk from the resort.


Wedding Planning 

As a ‘dry hire’ wedding venue, Freedom Shores weddings require the assistance of a wedding planner. We partner with Euphoric Event Producers – they are the best in the business and know our venue inside & out. They’ll also be your rock on the day and help with everything to do with styling, marquees, suppliers, bar & catering menus, run sheets and more. Choose from their full planning services or just the essentials.

If you’re after something a little more casual, without a dedicated planner, speak with us for more options. We’re here to help.


Explore Our Spaces

Freedom Shores Lawn

A lawn of endless possibilities. The Freedom Shores lawn sits between the resort and private Beach Shack, offering a versatile space for marquee and teepee set ups or an open reception under the stars. Ask your planner for options.

CAPACITY 40 – 200

Beach Shack

The ultimate destination wedding location, perfect for an intimate elopement reception or beach-side ceremony, the Beach Shack is our Bridal Suite, sitting on its own private beach & lawn area, offering accommodation for up to 4 people.

CAPACITY 2 – 150


Pioneer Bay Homestead is a second ceremony spot with raised ocean views. Invite friends & family to stay the weekend to enjoy 3-breezy bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen & private waterfront access. Included in exclusive use.



Our onsite restaurant, Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for a rehearsal dinner or recovery party the next day. Plus, it’s just a 2 minute walk from the resort.

Northerlies is also a great option for couples looking for a more casual wedding with a smaller budget. Simply book tables within the Beach Hut, pre-order platters from our events menu, set up a bar tab (optional) and arrange your styling. To do this, we can connect you with their events team to discuss dates. No venue hire fee for non-exclusive bookings*. You can choose to host your ceremony on the Northerlies beach or within the resort.

NORTHERLIES CAPACITY: 160 seated | 200 standing

Why Freedom Shores?

  • Option to hire the entire resort to yourselves or just the Beach Shack
  • 3-bedroom homestead & boutique resort rooms
  • Private beach access from the Beach Shack Villa
  • Expansive lawn & lush gardens with multiple ceremony & reception locations
  • Multiple planning options to suit your budget
  • Complimentary breakfast daily for all resort guests
  • On-site, beach-front restaurant for pre & post wedding celebrations
  • Caters to any wedding size
  • Pool & lounge areas
  • One-of-a-kind destination wedding venue!

'The absolute best day of our entire lives! The whole experience from the beginning of planning our day was effortless and Freedom Shores/Sophie and their team treated us no less than absolute superstars along with all our guests. The grounds were immaculate and the view from every aspect of the resort is postcard perfect. I literally cannot fault a single thing through the entire process. Bring on our vowel renewal so we can do it all over again! Love The Orgills' – Elle

'We couldn't have asked for a better spot to have our wedding. Freedom Shores has it all we didn't have to leave the venue the entire weekend of our wedding as everyone came to us. The accommodation was amazing and the hotel staff went above and beyond to make us and our guests feel welcome and looked after. Bonus of having our wedding at freedom shores is having the ceremony and reception all in the one spot.' – Erin

'Freedom Shores is the perfect place to get married. The location is absolutely stunning!!! The team are amazing. From start to finish they ensured everything was as easy as can be and helped us pull off the wedding of our dreams. Highly recommend for anyone getting married in the Whitsundays, give your guests the perfect wedding and holiday combined!' – Gabrielle

'We wanted an outdoor venue that still had a formal vibe. We also wanted a venue that we could have both the reception and ceremony at not only for the convenience but so ourselves and guests could sit back and relax without having to travel between venues. Freedom Shores was the perfect fit for this as they had many ceremony and reception locations for us to choose from, all with stunning backdrops and locations' – Jo

Let’s Chat Weddings!

Get in touch with our team for more info on our Whitsunday wedding packages, accommodation, catering, and to book a venue inspection.

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