BOOK A FAMILIARISATION (FAMIL) VISIT

We’d love to show you around, plus it’s a great excuse for a mini island escape!

We’ll run you through the options available for your special day, take you for a tour of your preferred ceremony locations and reception venues and give you a greater understanding of why so many couples choose to host their wedding on Hamilton Island.

Once you’ve viewed all the information below, please complete the Famil Booking form at the bottom of the page. Someone from our team will then be in contact with you within 48 hours to confirm your famil booking, or discuss an alternate date and time if your preferred date and time are unavailable.

Please note, we strongly recommend that you do not make any travel plans until your famil date and time have been confirmed in writing. It is not always possible to fit a famil in on certain days where we may have a large number of weddings or meeting commitments.

What would you like to see?

Ceremony locations and reception venues

Please advise your preferred locations and venues when booking so that we can check availability on your behalf.

Please note that availability of locations and venues is subject to maintenance and other bookings. No venues are held exclusively for famil inspections and any availability advised is subject to change, even at the last minute.

Accommodation

Hamilton Island Weddings are unable to conduct accommodation inspections due to Hamilton Island’s high occupancy.

To discuss your accommodation options and pricing, or to request an inspection please contact Hamilton Island Holidays on 1300 077 495 or email vacations@hamiltonisland.com.au

Private house

If you wish to view a particular private home during your visit, please advise us and we will try and assist with arranging this. Please note however that due to Hamilton Island’s high occupancy, this can sometimes be a difficult request to fulfil.

If you’re considering utilising a private home for any aspect of your ceremony or reception, please visit the Private house page to view some important information.

Golf Club ceremony and/or reception

If you wish to view the Golf Club during your visit, please note the following;

– The 5th tee ceremony location has a strict maximum of 50 guests
– The Heli pad ceremony location has a strict maximum of 80 guests
– The Clubhouse reception venue has a strict maximum of 80 guests
– If you wish to experience the Golf Club lunch during your visit, this is currently $75 per person including a 2 course lunch, ferry transfers and an optional tour of the golf course (holes 10-18 only)

Please specify what you would like to visit when completing the famil booking form below.

Reception venue menu tasting

If you’re considering a restaurant as your reception venue, the best way to experience the food and service from that venue is by booking a lunch or dinner during your stay. We are happy to request this booking on your behalf.

Please note that menu tastings are not available for our Events and Yacht Club venues.

As a general rule, it’s not likely that you’ll be able to taste specific options you may be considering for your reception. Tastings should be considered as a way of confirming/tasting the overall quality of the food and presentation supplied by that particular venue, and not for tasting individual dishes.

Restaurant bookings must be booked in advance, are subject to availability, and standard restaurant pricing and fees apply.

Who would you like to meet?

Please note that all requests are subject to availability and no guarantees can be made that the individuals you meet with during your famil will be the people undertaking your services leading up to and on your wedding day.

Photo and video

We would be very happy to set up a meeting at our office with a representative from Hamilton Island Wedding’s Photo and Video Department, please advise if this is a priority for you.

Island Hair and Beauty

Island Hair and Beauty are happy to provide a 15 minute pre-consultation at no charge. If you wish to conduct a full trial, please see the pricing below;

– Full hair and make up trial $255
– Hair trial only $160
– Make up trial only $95
– ‘Dinner Date’ make up trial (reduced service) $50

Floral Collections

Floral Collections is located on Hamilton Island and are usually available for a pre-arranged meeting at their shop on Front Street. We can arrange this appointment on your behalf, or if you’re already in contact with them you’re welcome to arrange this directly.

Cake suppliers

Our talented cake makers are located on the mainland and do not conduct face to face meetings. They can however provide a cake tasting plate which can be available for you to taste during your famil meeting.

Cake tastings require 3-4 weeks notice. We will ask you for your preferred cake flavours at the time of booking however these are preferences only and the actual supplied flavours will be subject to availability.

– Whitsunday Baked Creations (up to 4 flavours) $51
– Crystalbrook Patisserie (up to 4 flavours) $136
– Sweet Ideas complimentary tasting (6 cupcakes – flavour/s chosen by Sweet Ideas. Multiple flavours are subject to availability and duplicate flavours may be provided) $17
– Sweet Ideas customised tasting (4 inch single flavour mini cake) $155

AV Partners (styling)

AV Partners are located on the island and are usually available for a pre-arranged meeting at our office boardrooms or can meet you at your chosen venue. We can arrange this appointment on your behalf.

Officiators

The majority of our officiators are based on the mainland and travel to Hamilton Island frequently by ferry. In the case that your famil visit coincides with your desired officiator being on-island, they may be available to meet with you.

If your visit does not coincide with the officiator/s being on-island, we can request their availability to come to Hamilton Island to meet with you. In this case travel fees will be charged and vary depending on the officiator.

Alternatively, you may choose to travel by ferry to Airlie Beach to meet with your desired officiator/s. Return ferry transfers are approximately $120 per person, and you would need to allow at least 2.5 hours in travel time plus time for your meeting. Click here for current ferry times with Cruise Whitsundays.

FAMIL BOOKING FORM

AVAILABILITY OF PREFERRED OPTIONS

If we show you a location, venue or product during your famil, please understand that this does not indicate that this location, venue or product is available for your preferred date and time.

Availability must always be checked with the relevant department. You should only regard something as being available for a particular date and time if you have received this in writing from your wedding planner and after any relevant deposit(s) have been paid. Prior to invoices being issued and/or deposits being paid, availability is current only at the time of advice and always subject to change.

Any verbal advice given at any time including on the day of your famil should not be relied upon. Only advice in writing should be relied upon.

For final details, available options and pricing for various locations, venues and products, please refer to the relevant product details found here.

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