The award-winning team behind The Palm House

The Palm House is the newest event venue development from the family owned and operated BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort. So that means it’s the brainchild of the McKinnon family, who for more than 40 years have put all their love and effort into creating memorable Whitsunday events and holidays.

Their amazing hard work has been continually rewarded with over 30 prestigious tourism awards and very recently they achieved the holy grail of all awards when the resort was crowned the best of its kind in Australia. So clearly they’re doing everything right.

Convene your next event at The Palm House and you’ll discover exactly why the McKinnons have a reputation throughout the Whitsundays of making guests feel so welcome, so comfortable and so happy.

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The McKinnon family has forged their indelible mark on the hospitality industry in the Whitsundays for over 40 years. Now as the next generation has stepped up to the plate, fresh ideas and new ways of creating perfect events have been put into action. No expense is spared and enormous energy has been spent in creating The Palm House – destined to become one of the most popular event venues in Airlie Beach.

The Palm House offers exceptional customer service


We all love what we do and we know it shows. The enthusiasm of our dedicated Groups and Events Co-ordinators, Michelle Hosking and Guy Butterworth, is unrivalled, and together with the super Palm House support team, they become a powerhouse of organisation and friendly efficiency to ensure the success of your event, acting as the go-to people for beautiful Whitsundays weddings from start to finish.

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At BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort we consider our staff to be part of our family. So we carefully select the perfect people who have the right can-do attitude, a huge care factor, a great sense of fun and a very infectious spirit. These terrific people have exceptional local knowledge and are on a mission to ensure your event is the most memorable and a total success.

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Welcome to the newsroom of The Palm House. Here you’ll find all the latest news including our blog. It’s easy to keep in touch, find out what’s up and what events have been on at The Palm House and discover some great ideas that might make a big difference at your next event.

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Happy guests are a pure delight to all of us here at The Palm House and BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort. And we love their great feedback. It’s testimony that we’re doing it right. So without further ado, here are some of those happy guests to tell you about their experiences.

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Naturally at The Palm House and BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort there are terms & conditions of booking and there is a cancellation and amendments policy. We hope you will find ours fair and equitable.

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"Very helpful staff, Jodie the group bookings lady was able to book all our activities at a great price without the need for us to arrange anything. Thank you."

− Mrs Stratford - Gargett State School

"I have arrived home after the Unschooling Retreat and really want to say a big thank you to you All for your kid friendly hosting of all the kids that were there. "

− Mr Mitchell - Unschooling Retreat 2011

"Jodie bent over backwards to accommodate our needs and was always there to help in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou to everyone."

− Tanya and Joe - Bride and Groom
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Tropical Palm Gardens

The Palm Pavilion provides a shaded, undercover ceremony location

A shaded undercover ceremony location

Excellent service

Palm House Conference Theatre style layout

Conferences for up to 250 delegates

Masquerade mask display decor

A new party venue

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Magical garden themed gala dinner

Wedding Room full set up

Weddings at the Palm House

We welcome school groups

See famous Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach

Mix business with pleasure

Family Friendly

Largest resort pool in Airlie Beach