St Marys by the Sea

St Marys by the Sea in Port Douglas is a gorgeous little white weather board wedding chapel located in amongst the palm trees and tropical gardens on the northern side of the Port Douglas water front.  The chapel is just 40 meters from the beach and is a popular ceremony venue for destination weddings.  It is not a church and most people use their chosen celebrant for their ceremony, but you are more than welcome to have a religious ceremony and priest.

Seating around 100 people, St Mary’s by the Sea can comfortably accommodate most average sized destination weddings. It provides a setting that is predominately causal, but with a traditional feel for a wedding ceremony.

Its beautiful wooden Silky Oak pews, original timber flooring, a high pitched ceiling and tropical themed stained glass windows make it a fairy tale wedding ceremony location.  It is white and bright, with a classic yet tropical feeling.  Another of St Mary’s special features and it’s real point of difference is it’s oversized crystal clear window behind the altar.  This allows clear views through the coconut palm’s to the gorgeous Coral Sea and the Daintree rainforest beyond.

St Mary’s by the sea really is Amazing !


Another fantastic feature that St Marys by the Sea has is it’s handy location.

It’s situated on the waterfront at the northern end of lively Macrossan stand opposite the Courthouse Hotel, ( where you’ll generally find wedding guests passing the time between the ceremony and the reception)  The park that St Mary’s is in runs along the waterfront and is the perfect location for wedding photography.

The area around the chapel has so many iconic Port Douglas images – palms, blue ocean, beaches, giant fig trees, tropical gardens, Rex Smeal Park sunsets, Little Cove, the historic Sugar Wharf and St Marys by the Sea itself.  It is also the only spot in the area where you can watch the sun set behind the mountains over water.

It’s perfect for bridal parties that don’t want to travel to specific locations and would prefer to keep it real with a fun walk around the area.

Beach behind St Marys by the Sea

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