February 21, 2018

Don’t miss our Darwin Wedding Open Day on March 17th!

The Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and the Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel are opening their doors for a special wedding open day this March. Take a tour of our unique wedding experiences, from a beautiful reception set up, to on-site vendors, to tasty canapes and drinks tastings.

Get a special inside look at the Novotel and Mercure Darwin wedding experience and let’s see how we can tailor to your special day.

Register for the open day here.

A romantic escape for your Darwin wedding

Not your usual wedding venue, we offer every couple a dedicated Wedding and Events team. We know each couple’s story is special and unique, and we love to celebrate that. That’s why we’re bringing you new, flexible wedding packages.

From the decorations, to the catering to the little features on the centrepieces, each detail is tailored for you. We understand that each couple has their own tastes and budget. Our experienced team will work with you to create a personalised concept and bring the unique vision of your special day to life.

Top 5 wedding tips and trends from the team

1. “Know your guest limit”

Most weddings are priced per person, so it’s important to know your guest limit. As you plan your wedding, you’ll see the list growing as distant relatives and old friends get added to the list. Keep in mind your budget when making your guest list. - Kayte S, General Manager

2. “2018 is all about the natural light and transparent spaces”

This year, a lot of couples are moving towards Scandinavian vibes with transparent spaces that let in the natural light. We’ve tailored out function spaces to open to the natural outdoor light, and our lush, tropical gardens are the perfect backdrop to any wedding day. - Rachel Banyard, Director of Sales & Marketing

3. “Get your friends to help pick out the perfect dress”

Finding the perfect wedding dress can be both a wonderful and stressful experience. A way to ease that stress is to not only bring your friends along for the fashion show and champagne, but listen to their feedback. Chances are they know you (and your style) pretty well and can become the beacon of hope when you’re feeling overwhelmed - Liz Wilsen, Business Development Manager

4. “When it comes to food, think shared plates and brunch”

For 2018, the latest food trends that guests are loving are shared plates and food trucks – think tacos, ceviche and sushi! We’re also seeing the rise of the Brunch Wedding this year, with overnight oats with chia, smoked salmon, and tasty Belgian waffles quickly becoming brunch favourites - Bastian Boll, Executive Head Chef

5. “Don’t be afraid to ask”

Planning a wedding is a big thing. It can take some couples 18 months to plan one. It can also be a stressful time. My tip is to share the load - don’t try do it all on your own. Hiring a venue that can design a unique wedding experience is a huge weight off your shoulders. You’ve got your ceremony and reception venue sorted, and a wedding expert to plan out the details with you. Our team is really experienced and up to date with the latest trends, and we’ve got close connections with the best stylists, photographers and florists around Darwin - Alex Bee, Wedding & Conference Coordinator 

Check out Darwin’s Wedding Expo

Darwin’s Enchanted Moments Wedding Expo is back on February 24th. This two-day event is the perfect event to help plan your wedding. Get expert tips from wedding gurus, discover the latest wedding trends that are the perfect fit for you, and find special packages and deals from florists, dresses and makeup artists.

We will also be showcasing our wedding experiences at this year’s ‘An Island Affair’ wedding fair on the 3rd and 4th of March at Club Tropical Resort.

The team from Darwin Airport Hotels will be at both events, showcasing our venue, food offerings and our special tailored wedding experiences. If you’re heading to these events, be sure to stop by and chat to the team!

So whether it’s a small intimate ceremony, or a bigger celebration, the team at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort are here to create a beautiful and unforgettable wedding experience for you.

Get in touch today and let’s help make your special day happen.