Villa Botanica – Cairns Wedding Venues

Searching for Cairns wedding venues? Fall in love with Australia’s most exquisite destination wedding venue, Villa Botanica. Villa Botanica is a private paradise in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the Whitsundays. Only a short comfortable flight from Cairns, Villa Botanica is situated on the water’s edge of the overlooking the tranquil waters of Pioneer Bay, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Awarded by ABIA as one of Queensland and Australia’s top wedding ceremony and reception venues, the pristine natural beauty of Villa Botanica will create an ever lasting impression for you and your guests. Villa Botanica allows for a real sense of intimacy and privacy for your wedding in a unique setting with fabulous photo locations found nowhere else in the region. From the magnificent Cactarium, to a tropical rainforest, and amazing architecture, these photo locations all provide one-of-a-kind shots for you and your partner to look back on.

Cairns Wedding Venues

Villa Botanica Weddings

Don’t settle for Cairns wedding venues because you are apprehensive of organising a destination wedding. Villa Botanica is not only a 5 star venue, we also offer expert wedding planning support with a team there to guide you every step of the way.

Our highly trained support team are dedicated to ensure your wedding vision becomes a dazzling reality by personally overseeing all the necessary tasks for your special day. From day one you will have your own dedicated wedding planner who will take you through what to expect and the whole planning process.

The process begins with a relaxed chat on what you expect and how the planning will be handled. We understand you want your wedding day to be unique and reflect you so we specialise in tailoring weddings. You can choose between several packages which all have in common exclusive access to gardens and ceremony/reception areas.

All Villa Botanica experiences include:

  • Having sole use of the estate for you and your guests on your wedding day;
  • Multiple breathtaking photo locations options
  • Tailored wedding planning from our in-house experts;
  • Attention to detail;
  • 5-star service.
Cairns Wedding Venues

At Villa Botanica we craft over a hundred completely unforgettable weddings a year, which begins with our tailored approach from the moment couples contact us. We take the time to listen to your wedding day desires before creating a custom quote. Why not step outside of the box from the traditional Cairns wedding venues and travel to the beautiful Whitsundays for an opulent wedding at Australia’s most exquisite wedding venue. To arrange a complimentary virtual tour please contact us on 07 4948 3025 or send an enquiry via our contact from below to find out more.

Contact Us

Getting in touch is the first step to planning your wedding. We’re here to answer any questions you might have – whether it’s about our venue, or just weddings in general!


Would have to say when we walked through the doors into the reception area. All eyes were on us and with all the beautiful candles lit it felt like I was in a fairy tale 🥰
It was WAY more then what I had expected. My dreams couldn't even compare to how amazing our day was.
Even when it starts to rain your wedding coordinator still has everything under control. They know the place so well so trust them.

Hollie and Jacob

The stress of planning a wedding from interstate was kept to an absolute minimum. Any questions we had were answered promptly. We didn't have to worry about everything turning up or set up or pack down. Any questions or fears we had were addressed promptly. I can't recommend Villa enough.

Erin and Michael

This is definitely a hard question to answer because each space at Villa is special in its own way. The Bridal Suite was to die for! The Seadeck with the fairy lights and all of our table decor was absolutely magical! And looking out at the ocean from the black rocks while getting our photos was truly breath-taking...

Rebecca & Joe

The best advice we received was to carve out some time in the day for just the two of you and to find moments throughout the day just to pause and soak in the details of the day. I will never forget stopping just to smell my bouquet before heading down the aisle.

Courtney & William

Yes, words cannot quite express how amazing the service was. We started our experience with the lovely Breanna, her patience through my mini meltdowns when I had to change the date twice over and when she had to pass on covid restrictions was so amazing. Then to finalising our wedding planning we were looked after by Linda. Linda knew the importance of “getting the beach shot” and went above and beyond to get me down to the beach by sunset. I must say the picture was incredible! Not to mention the great DJ, the food has been raved about by our guests and décor was stunning. If it wasn’t for her helping me through my nerves and anxiousness leading up to walking down the aisle, I don’t know what I would have done. She did not leave my side when I needed support and I was so lucky to have her- she is a brilliant wedding planner and a truly special person.
As this was the third date rescheduled because of covid, this day meant the absolute world to us. To plan a wedding for three years and look forward to your big day so much only to keep having to change the date was the hardest. To be honest, I didn’t believe it would actually go ahead until I was standing there at the venue in my wedding dress! So, I will treasure our wedding day and hold on to the memory of just how perfect it was forever. The wonderful staff and scenery of Villa Botanica made my Fairy Tale wedding dream come true.

Kymberley & Michael

Every single guest, no matter their age, had an amazing time and are still raving about it to this day. Couldn't fault the venue or anyone that works there. Thank you so much for giving us the most amazing wedding experience. Everyone probably always thinks their wedding is the best but I don't think much can top a Villa Botanica wedding!

Nicole & Jake

The Villa, the gardens, the sea deck, the picnic area, the ceremony spot. Really it’s so hard to pick one favourite spot.
Relax, Villa Botanica have you covered!
It was truly an unforgettable experience for us and our guests. Memories to last a life time. I only wish we could relive it again. We’ll definitely be back to Airlie Beach and maybe even renew our vows in the future at VB. Thank you.

Lisa & Luke

Running a business ourselves, we knew our time would be limited to plan the wedding of our dreams, so we sought a venue that could offer a full service. Villa Botanica not only met this requirement, they exceeded all our expectations. Through a COVID postponement in 2020 and COVID lockdowns on the weekend of our wedding in 2021, Villa Botanica were flexible and supportive in amending guest lists, coordinating travel arrangements and liaising with our various vendors to ensure our wedding was executed to perfection.
The venue was beautiful as we knew it would be, but what set the day apart was the organisation. Every detail is scheduled with precision, communicated clearly and therefore makes for a very relaxed happy day for the married couple and their guests.
100% it is the most luxurious, beautiful tropical wedding venue! The food and cocktails were delicious, and staying at the bridal villa with breakfast the following morning was divine.
Nothing, professional in every way!
Our wedding was everything we wished for. The venue is spectacular, the event planning is meticulous and made simple for the bride and groom and the catering was divine!

Matilda & Zane

Absolutely. The lead up was as stress free as I imagine it could be, the day went unbelievably smoothly and the venue was stunning. We had a brilliant time!
The planning and reminders for getting things done were an absolute godsend for me. With a 2 and 4 year old – life is pretty hectic and planning the finer details was never going to be my strong point! Venue was absolutely perfect – zero issues.

Sam & Josh

Being able to change the organisation of the day to let us have a helicopter ride to Whitehaven Beach was amazing and something we’ll never forget.
The service from Villa was magnificent. Linda was the most wonderful human who went above and beyond every step of the way!

Rachel & James

It exceeded both of our expectations. It was everything we imagined & so much more. Absolutely magical.
Tanya was absolutely amazing & made the planning stress free. She was always available & incredibly friendly. Tanya along with the online system, POPPY really made the whole process simple.

Nicole & Loyd

The whole day, from start to finish everything was just magical
No, didn’t know what to expect just went with the flow and everything turned out perfect – couldn’t have asked for a better day, no stress at all.
Just let Villa do their magic and the day will run smoothly.
Yes! 100% perfection and professionalism
Just how professional everyone was, so helpful and were all genuinely happy for us.
If you want a A-grade wedding, book Villa Botanica!

Kaleigh & Ashleigh