Nautilus Restaurant – an amazing Port Douglas Wedding Venue.The natural beauty of Port Douglas and its surrounds, the warm weather and the beautiful long beaches draw many romantic couples with the dream of the Perfect Tropical Wedding. Nautilus offers a very special wedding venue in the very centre of town that captures the essence of tropical Port Douglas. Enjoy elegant dining with your family & friends surrounded by the beautiful rainforest gardens and towering palms while indulging in exquisite cuisine and professional attentive service.
Nautilus has enjoyed hosting the receptions of many weddings over it’s many years of operation. The romantic nature of this beautiful venue continues to enchant the lucky couples as they return to Port Douglas in the following years to re-live the experience and celebrate their various anniversaries. The laughter and chatter of the people around you will live long in your memories of this truly unforgettable evening.

LOCATION :Nautilus is located right in the heart of Port Douglas with access from the village main street. If you are planning a ceremony in Stinger Park or at St Mary’s Chapel then Nautilus is only a short stroll away for guests who may enter along our pathway from Macrossan Street. We also have direct access via Murphy Street where there is only a few steps down for the bridal party or mobility restricted guests.
COCKTAIL LOUNGE :Why not have your guests arrive early for a pre-dinner drink in our Canopy Lounge? Allow your guests to enjoy a daiquiri or one of our lychee & lime caprioska’s while your photographer works to capture you in all of those beautiful images of Port Douglas and surrounds. We are happy to offer our lounge as an early evening arrival area following a mid or late afternoon wedding nearby. The bride & groom can then arrive in time for a cocktail or a glass of bubbles perhaps accompanied by a delicious canapé selection.
PRIVATE DINING OPTIONS :Nautilus can accommodate up to 150 guests for seated dining across 3 areas. For smaller groups we are able to offer private use of a dining area that will best suit your requirements. Nautilus has hosted weddings with as few as 2 guests. Smaller groups are welcome to take sole use of an area provided that they are prepared to achieve the required minimum spend.
THE FOOD & SERVICE:Our innovative cuisine is assembled with loving care and due attention to detail. Group menu’s feature dishes from our a la carte menu with a structure that allows the event to run smoothly. The service of canapés is another popular addition and there is an extended range of these pre-dinner finger foods on offer. Regarding dietary concerns, we always have vegetarian options available on the evening and can accommodate other dietary requirements with some advance notice. Our floor staff offer professional, friendly and efficient service applying the same level of attention and intimacy to the larger tables of a group as they would to a table for 2.
ENTERTAINMENT :Entertainment is another way to add to the evening with a one or two piece band providing wonderful music during dinner and the option for dancing latter in the evening. (T&C apply)
LIGHTING & DECORATING :The ambience and natural beauty of Nautilus at night time does not require any additions to make it a suitable reception venue. However, over the years we have seen many brides add their own personal touches to great effect. Lighting packages, floral arrangements, candelabra’s & other decorations are all available from local suppliers as well as wedding cakes, transport, accommodation.

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