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The 8 Best Wedding Ceremony Spots Near Ancora

So you’ve found your dream wedding reception venue, but now you’re looking for that perfect location where you and your lover will say “I do!” In addition to our onsite ceremony location, we’re lucky to have a heap of wedding ceremony spots no further than a short drive away from us. From a riverside chapel, to natural parklands, to beachfront cliffs and locations you can only reach by boat, here’s our top 8 ceremony spots near Ancora.

MARINA PARK ~

Wharf St, Tweed Heads

The most obvious and convenient option, the shaded, waterfront park right next door to us. Marina Park, situated alongside our neighbouring cafe Baked at Ancora, has the river as your backdrop, shade provided by the two trees that perfectly frame an arbour and the convenience of being steps from your wedding reception, so you and your guests can get to the party quicker. We have a ceremony package that includes the arbour, bentwood chairs AND set up, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. Chat to our team to enquire. You can also check out Ellie + Jack’s waterfront park ceremony or you can enquire about booking here.

LOVERS ROCK PARK ~

Coral St, Tweed Heads

One of the most popular ceremony spots near Ancora, you couldn’t get a more serendipitous spot for a wedding ceremony than Lovers Rock. Along with it’s perfect name, Lovers Rock Park offers the most magical ocean backdrop with a hilltop view, featuring iconic pandanus trees and picturesque rocks on the cliff face. This natural beauty doubles as a wedding ceremony spot and also your bridal party photos location. See how Katie + Mark set up their Lovers Rock ceremony or you can enquire about booking here.

OLD BOAT HARBOUR PARK ~

Fingal Rd, Fingal Heads

Another beautiful waterfront ceremony option for you is Old Boat Harbour Park on the other side of the Tweed River. This open, easily accessible, grassed area right on the water has a beautiful outlook, with leafy trees and the perfect clearing for your arbour. For a truly unique wedding experience, transport your guests to the reception at Ancora with Tweed Eco Cruises. Take a look at Bronte + Lewis’ wedding that did just that!

TWEED RIVER CHAPEL ~

Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum

A wedding ceremony spot that is a little more traditional, the Tweed River Chapel is a quaint wedding chapel with white picket fences, scenic rural surrounds and a romantic vibe. Just a 25 minute drive from us, the Chapel has a sweet tradition that the Bride should ring the big bell outside twice when she arrives. This signifies two becoming one. You can take a look at Jocelyn + Ethan’s chapel ceremony / Ancora reception wedding or find out more information about the Tweed River Chapel here.

TWEED COAST BEACHES ~

If you’re the “sand between our toes” type couple, there’s no shortage on amazing beaches near Ancora from Snapper Rocks to Kingscliff, and further south to Cabarita Beach. While it may seem counterintuitive, winter is actually the best time to consider a beach ceremony, with the balmy daytime temperatures, traditionally low rainfall and salty breeze.

KIRRA HILL COMMUNITY CENTRE ~

Garrick St, Coolangatta

If you’re looking for an indoor wedding ceremony venue, then the Kirra Hill Community Centre may be just what you’re looking for. Just a short 6 minute drive from us over the border in Coolangatta, with hardwood floors and high ceilings, this blank canvas venue has multiple rooms to suit all ceremony sizes. You can enquire about booking here.

THE PINK HOTEL ~

Griffith St, Coolangatta

For something that still includes gorgeous water views but has a bit of a different vibe, retro 60’s themed hotel The Pink Hotel is the place. The ceremony’s are held on their stunning rooftop overlooking Coolangatta Beach. It’s the perfect ceremony location for those wanting the security of a fixed venue, but still get those, open in nature vibes. Plus, if pink is your colour it’s good newds for your bridal portraits! And even sweeter, we’ve got a little discount if you want to stay overnight as well, just use ANCORA15 when you book to receive 15% off.

INSIDE ANCORA ~

Wharf St, Tweed Heads

Whether it’s a wet weather option or your first choice, there’s a couple of options for an indoor ceremony at Ancora. We can host intimate ceremonies out on the deck area like Chloe + Gavin or inside the actual reception space orientating one of two ways. With the doors open and river as the backdrop looking out to the water, like Katrice + Elliot or parallel to the water and our bar, looking back towards the ledge, like Lisa + Jason.

To get more information on any of these ceremony spots near Ancora, feel free to get in touch with our team to chat, or take a look through our real weddings.

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