The Sugar Wharf is located on the waterfront of Port‘s Dickson Inlet overlooking the Coral Sea and Daintree Rainforest.

This historic old building was home to Ben Cropp and his “Shipwreck Museum” for many years but is now open to the public as a wonderful waterfront venue.

Outdoors on the deck is a stunning location for both your ceremony and reception.

It’s tucked away behind  the St Mary’s by the Sea, a popular wedding chapel in Port Douglas with it’s own little beach and cove making it the perfect spot for your casual photos of your guests enjoying canapes and a cocktail while watching the sunset.

Dixie Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877

Phone (07) 4099 9444 or email

Additional Information


  • The building is heritage-listed.
  • The venue can accommodate 120 on the deck and 200 inside (depending on setup).
  • Chairs and tables are not included in the venue hire.
  • There is no air-conditioning in the building, however there are fans.
  • There is a track lighting system and an art display hanging facilities on the walls.
  • As the Sugar Wharf is timber structure, all cooking must be done on the concrete area. Most catering companies are aware of this restriction and are able to accommodate with this set-up.
  • Due to its location on the Port Douglas waterfront, there are noise restrictions in place.
  • Entry to the Sugar Wharf is generally level with concrete, timber flooring and decking.
  • There is no operational kitchen, only a room with a sink and small bench.
  • There are two toilets in the building so it is advisable for large events to utilise the public toilets close by.
  • One of the toilets within Sugar Wharf is wheelchair accessible.


A large public car park is located close to Sugar Wharf where there are accessible parking bays available. An uncovered drop off point is available close to the access area to Sugar Wharf.


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