bride and groom at sunset

The heart of sunsets

 The perfect view to say “I Do”

If you dream of a wedding with unparalleled water views, completely relaxed and surrounded by your nearest and dearest, a whitsundays wedding with Sorrento is the perfect venue for you.

Celebrate Your Special Day at Sorrento Whitsunday

Nestled at the award-winning Coral Sea Marina, Sorrento Whitsunday is not just a venue; it’s the backdrop for the most memorable day of your life. With multi-year recognition including the prestigious Australian Wedding Industry Awards where we placed 2nd in 2024, and first place in the Wedding Industry Awards 2023 for Whitsundays and Mackay, our venue promises excellence and elegance. Our consistent achievement of the Easy Weddings Five Star Certificate of Excellence from 2020 to 2023 is a testament to our commitment to superior service and exquisite event execution.

Creating magical Whitsunday weddings 

Venue Features:

  • Stunning Location: Positioned at the multi-award-winning Coral Sea Marina, Sorrento Whitsunday offers breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Islands and the sparkling Coral Sea. Our location serves as the perfect canvas for your wedding photos and a mesmerizing experience for your guests.
  • Elegant Decor: Our venue boasts a bright coastal chic setting that encapsulates the essence of Airlie Beach’s charm. The chic decor provides a versatile backdrop suitable for both lavish and intimate weddings.
  • Culinary Excellence: Our superb chefs craft an authentic Italian menu that will tantalize your taste buds. Each dish is prepared with the finest ingredients and utmost care to ensure a dining experience that complements your grand celebration.
  • All-Inclusive Packages: Sorrento Whitsunday is a comprehensive ceremony and reception venue that includes everything you need to make your wedding day flawless. From elegant setups to gourmet dining, we handle every detail with precision.
  • Expert Planning Support: Our experienced wedding coordinator is at your service to ensure every aspect of your event is managed perfectly. From initial planning to the final toast, we support you every step of the way, giving you the freedom to celebrate your wedding, your way.
  • Convenient Location: Just a short walk from popular Airlie Beach accommodation and resorts, Sorrento Whitsunday ensures that your guests enjoy easy access and comfort before and after your celebration.

An unforgettable day for you and your guests

Sorrento boasts the versatility of catering for a variety of different options to suit all budgets. Sorrento welcomely caters for up to 90 guests seated or 140 standing upstairs or up to 80 guests to enjoy the ambience of the downstairs deck.

Sorrento is delighted to be able to offer a variety of dining options including fine cocktail canapé menus, beautiful grazing stations, pizza, pasta and salad favourites, delicious desserts or 2 and 3 course drop menu indulgences.

Entertain your guests with live music or bring along your favourite playlist to dance the night away with cherished friends and loved ones. Combined with our extensive bar and exceptional staff service, a magnificent event will be celebrated in your honour.

Here at Sorrento we would be honoured to not only share your special day, but make it truly unforgettable.

Book Your Dream Wedding at Sorrento Whitsunday

At Sorrento Whitsunday, we believe your wedding should be as unique as you are. With our award-winning setting, exceptional cuisine, and dedicated team, we invite you to celebrate love in the most spectacular way. Contact us today to start planning your event at Airlie Beach’s most distinguished wedding venue.

Kind words

“Making playlists, straightening your train, timing your entrance, organising photos, decorating and organising tables, smiling, being polite and helping out grumpy relatives… Anyone would think I had an extra bridesmaid going above and beyond. Sandra had clearly done this a million times. She knew exactly what to do and when. She thought of all the little things and ensured everything went smoothly. I cannot thank Sandra enough for the amount of time and effort she put in to make our day perfect. The venue was perfect. We had 60 people and a magnificent day. Our wedding was in October. We thought it would be hot, but with the cool sea breeze it was beautiful. The food was absolutely incredible. The fish was fresh cooked to perfection and the eye fillet was juicy and full of flavour. Highly recommended!”

Karen M.

7 October 2021 | Easy Weddings Review

“We highly recommend Sorrento Restaurant and Bar as a wedding venue! We planned a last minute wedding with only a months notice and Sharon was so incredibly accomodating and responsive. Nothing was too hard, she guided us through all of the options and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We held both our ceremony and reception on the upper deck and the location was to die for! Sharon bent over backwards to ensure our day was perfect! The package we chose included photography, hair and make up etc. and Sharon did an amazing job in coordinating all of the suppliers to ensure everything ran smoothly. She certainly took the stress out of wedding planning! The food on the wedding night was incredible! Everything was cooked to perfection, presented beautifully and was absolutely delicious! Our guests were raving about the food all night!”

Sharon R.

24 September 2020 | Easy Weddings Review

“This venue is the absolute perfect backdrop for any wedding. The location, views, staff & food are second to none. Sandra ensured our day went off without a hitch- she always ensured our drink glasses were full, she was attentive & efficiently responsive to all our guests, nothing was too hard from day one; the whole process from our first enquiry to execution was impeccable. There is nowhere else we would have wanted to spend our special day. Thank you to the whole Sorrento team for making our big day perfect. We would recommend this location anyone getting married.”


September 2023 | Easy Weddings Review

“My wife and I were proudly married 02.09.2023 on Sorrento’s rooftop Deck & Bar… what an absolutely amazing spot! We could not have asked for a more picture perfect spot to share our vows but without a doubt, the thing that blew us away more was the manager, Mica. Such a beautiful person and went above and beyond to ensure that not just us, but that all of our guests were treated like royalty and she did it all with a smile on her face constantly. She was such a big support for us from the moment we met her, right up until the moment we left. She is Sorrento’s biggest asset! On top of that, ALL the staff were very friendly and fantastic. I could not recommend Sorrento high enough so if you were looking here to get married…. Don’t give it another thought. Thank you Sorrento team!”

Ash W.

02 February 2023 | Easy Weddings Review

“We had our whole wedding at sorrento ceremony and reception and everything was perfect 🥰 . The staff were amazing and went out of their way to make everything perfect especially Meike and Sandra! The food was delicious and so much of it no one went hungry, the set up and view was like none other and the whole day was just magical from start to finish. So glad we chose this venue! So thank you to everyone at Sorrento!!”

Talitha D.

17 July 2023 | Easy Weddings Review

“We chose to have our wedding at Sorrento’s due to the beautiful backdrop and ease of having the reception and ceremony in one place, but what was delivered was beyond our expectations. Sandra was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, even standing in for my celebrant for the rehearsal, answering everyone’s questions and making us all fee at ease. On the day the dedicated staff were ever so attentive and the food was plentiful and delicious. The guests felt cared for, whilst we were off taking photos, with their own private section down stairs with nibbles and drinks. Sorrento’s worked in beautifully with our decorating company to create our vision of a boho cocktail style reception, which again exceeded our expectations with compliments from our guests and Sorrento’s staff alike. Having our ceremony and reception at Sorrento’s was the best decision we made..”


September 2022 | Easy Weddings Review

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