Right behind St Mary’s by the Sea, is the historic Sugar Wharf which is quickly becoming a very popular spot for Port Douglas wedding receptions. It was once a working cargo wharf but at different stages has also been a shipwreck museum a restaurant and my mother used to also go to the Saturday night dance there over 40 years ago.
As a wedding venue it’s a fantastic choice. For starters it’s right on the water in the center of Port Douglas with incredible ocean and mountain views and a beach and beautiful park at the back. It has large indoor weather proof areas, enough for tables, dance floor, a band separate area for the caterers , pretty much whatever you might need. The outside boardwalk area is perfect for either a casual standing cocktail and canape reception or a beautifully themed outdoor seated reception. And aside from all of this it takes great photographs. Take a look