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weddings & engagements

Celebrate your love in paradise at one of Port Douglas’ most enchanting venues. 

The perfect place to say ‘I Do’, Nautilus Restaurant offers something truly special with a stunning event space, magical ambience and professional team ready to bring your wedding day to life.  

Enjoy elegant dining surrounded by the beautiful rainforest gardens and towering palms while indulging in exquisite cuisine and professional attentive service.


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Ceremonies & Receptions

At Nautilus, we can look after your wedding day from beginning to end. Our picturesque venue is the ideal backdrop for exchanging those precious vows, and a stunning location for a wedding reception that won’t be easily forgotten.  

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Whether it’s a lavish large-scale affair or something less formal, we have the perfect space for your wedding or engagement party.

Offering exclusive use of our full venue or individual areas, Nautilus can host large weddings for a sit-down banquet through to relaxed cocktail-style parties and intimate wedding dinners from 12 to 200 guests.

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four mile beach palm tree



Perfectly positioned in the heart of Port Douglas, Nautilus is only a few minutes stroll from St Mary’s by the Sea chapel, the Sugar Wharf and Little Cove. Though only moments from the action, Nautilus lies up a hidden path secluded from the main street.

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in Paradise

Ever fantasised about a destination wedding in paradise? Follow your heart’s desire and say ‘I do’ in an intimate ceremony beneath the palm trees of Nautilus. Then pop the champagne and celebrate your love with a romantic evening of dining under the stars. 

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Event Spaces

Tables set for event under palm trees at Nautilus

The Courtyard

The original restaurant dining area has been transformed from a grassy slope some 65 years ago to the majestic wonder that it is today. On a clear night, the only ceiling is the stars in the sky and the fronds of the coconut palms towering 50 feet above. 


A favourite amongst return guests, it is amazing to think how many famous faces have graced this ‘dining room’ since 1954.

Capacity: 80 Seated | 100+ Stand up (reduced capacity in the wet season)

Dining tables set amongst lush tropical gardens

The Forest Deck

Designed to fully immerse diners in the lush tropical gardens of the property, the Forest Deck is intimate dining embodied. Perfect for a romantic dinner, there have been many proposals standing at the deck railings as couples gaze out into the illuminated greenery.


A wonderful private area for larger groups and functions, or a naturally stunning setting to say your vows.

Capacity: 40-50 Seated | 60+ Stand up

Lush tropical event space on Canopy Lounge

The Canopy Lounge

With a relaxed ambiance and beautiful outlook, the Canopy Lounge is perfectly suited to smaller groups. Perched highest on Island Point Hill, this space is ideal for an elopement in paradise, birthday with close friends and family, or corporate dinner to impress.


Of an evening the Canopy Lounge is your destination for a relaxing pre-dinner cocktail, or to linger over a quiet coffee or liqueur at the end of your night.

Capacity: 20 Part Use | 40 Sole Use |50+ Stand Up

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Nautilus Event Kit

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