While the thought of a destination wedding could be a bit daunting I am here to give an insider’s perspective on what makes this little outback town an irresistible destination wedding location and why you should consider getting married in Broome. Being a Broome-based wedding photographer and having lived in this beautiful part of the world for over ten years I could’ve come up with a lot more reasons why to get married in Broome but here are my top 6.
THE WEATHER. ESCAPE WINTER DOWN SOUTH
If you’re from the south of Australia you’re probably hibernating this time of year. But here in Broome we’re blessed with a subtropical climate so winter boasts beautiful warm days with the average daily temperature sitting around 30 degrees. You’ll be lucky if you see a cloud in the sky! The nights can be a little chilly but boast the most breathtaking night skies you’ll ever see.
A HOLIDAY FOR YOU AND YOUR GUESTS
Broome is a popular holiday destination so it’s no surprise that it is also a favoured wedding destination for couples from all across Australia. A destination wedding in Broome will not only provide your guests with the great opportunity to visit a beautiful place and join you in celebrating your love but it’s also a perfect excuse for a holiday. And who doesn’t love a holiday? While you’re here, learn about Broome’s rich indigenous culture by joining a Cultural Tour with Yawuru man Bart Pigram, go Whale Watching, join a stargazing tour with Astro Tours or jut sit back at one of Broome’s beautiful beaches and watch the sun set in the Indian Ocean. There’re plenty of things to do for everyone!
EXTRAORDINARY WEDDING VENUES AND LOCATIONS
We are very lucky to have so many exceptional venues in Broome to host destination weddings. As a Broome wedding photographer, I have the pleasure of working with the best. Picking a venue is one of the most important wedding planning decisions and you’re spoilt for choice in Broome. A few of my favourite wedding venues include The Mangrove Hotel, Cable Beach Club Resort, The Billi Resort, Sun Pictures Outdoor Theatre, Broome Hovercraft Base and the Pinctada McAlpine House. If you prefer to get hitched with sand between your toes make sure to check out Reddell Beach, Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point or Entrance Point.
BEAUTIFUL WEDDING PHOTOS
Let’s just say when you look back at your wedding photos, you’ll never regret saying “I do” in Broome. I give you my promise. The gorgeous beaches, breathtaking sunsets and relaxed atmosphere make for the ideal backdrop.
Arrive a day, a week or a month before your wedding and leave the high heels and suit at home. Embrace the laid back lifestyle of Broome during the lead up to your wedding and you’ll fell relaxed and stress free on your most special day. Chill out by the resort pool, spoil yourself to a spa treatment at the Bali Hai or just relax on the beach. With Cable Beach having been nominated as one of Australia’s top 10 beaches by TripAdvisor in 2017 you can easily see why. Keep in mind, this 22 kilometre long stretch of white sand isn’t the only beach in Broome that’s worth checking out.
A WEDDING AND HONEYMOON COMBINED
The Kimberley region is one of the world’s largest wilderness frontiers and Broome is its gateway. Trust me, don’t pass up the opportunity to experience this part of Western Australia. See first hand the immense tidal movements on the Kimberley coast on a Sea Safari at Cygnet Bay, join one of the many nature based activities and tours offered at Kooljaman at Cape Leveque or head up the remote and rugged Gibb River Road all the way to El Questro Wilderness Park. The landscapes you will travel through are breathtaking to say the least and are made up of ancient, steep-sided mountain ranges, sandstone and limestone gorges and some of the most beautiful waterfalls.