If you want to marry a little closer to home yet still want a destination wedding, you needn’t leave the shores of beautiful Australia. We have some of the most stunning scenery in the entire world, right here in our very own backyard. Many couples choose to have a wedding weekend away so that they get to spend precious time with their loved ones before and after the wedding, and when you think about it, there are probably a myriad of options within an hour or two radius of your home. So if you are looking for Queensland Wedding Destinations, your options are not limited at all!
The Whitsundays Islands are top Queensland wedding destinations due to multiple reasons:
- Proximity – flying from Brisbane to the Whitsundays is just a short trip of less than 2 hours. You won’t even have time to finish your airline meal and you will be reaching the 74 wonder islands of the archipelago.
- Breathtaking scenery – the Whitsundays have the second most famous beach in Australia after Bondi – the Whitehaven Beach, known for its white sand that stays cool even on the hottest days, turquoise water, and diverse marine life. Other natural beauties in the Whitsundays are the Heart Reef, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Hamilton Island.
- Never getting bored – things to do in the Whitsunday Islands include cruises, turtle spotting, sailing, snorkelling, hiking, and many others. You won’t have to entertain your guests all the time as they will have plenty of options to choose from to have fun during their stay on the Whitsundays.
- Good weather – the Whitsundays have warm weather all year around which is perfect for weddings. You don’t risk spoiling your wedding day and there is no need for a plan B in case it rains. However, if you are really picky about your Queensland Wedding Destinations, tourist experts cite September (early spring) as the best time of year to visit the Whitsundays, because September has the sunniest days and the smallest chances of rainfall. At the same time, temperatures are a maximum of 26°C and humidity is low this time of the year.
If you have decided for Queensland Wedding Destinations, now it’s time to choose the venue. Our advice is to opt for Villa Botanica, a special haven for an unforgettable wedding day. Here’s what you should know about Villa Botanica and why it represents an excellent choice for your event:
A place with a wonderful story
Villa Botanica was created by Ralph Hogan, a man passionate about the beauty of nature. After spending his lonely childhood in the cold, dank Southern NSW, separated from his family, Ralph decided he would change his life completely by moving to a warm place and doing the best he can to create his own fairy tale. Later in life, he married and eventually managed to build his princess a palace by designing Villa Botanica. As the gardens extended, Ralph and His wife decided to offer other people the chance to enjoy their fairy tale land, so they transformed their domain into a wedding venue for select groups, where the feeling of peace and privacy is maintained. Villa Botanica has evolved into “this temple dedicated to love, passion and nature’s beauty.” The natural beauty is complemented by “Imported marble floors, hand-carved antique furniture, beautifully ornate teak and merbau wood detailing” as these are “just some of the features that make Villa a truly unique estate”. Everyone visiting can notice that “This obsession with detail, luxury and experience is the foundation of all Villa Botanica Weddings.”
Perfect for taking memorable photos
Villa Botanica has a number of unique beautiful locations for wedding photography, which is a major advantage as this means you won’t have to travel to a different place to get some decent shots. In fact, by hiring the right photographer, here you will get the best photos in your life! Your wedding photos will be distinct and different from the usual shots of the bride and the groom throughout their wedding day. Some special places to have your wedding party immortalised are the sea deck, the ceremony pavilion, the extravagant ballroom, the cactarium, and any corner of our grand 5-acre estate with picturesque locations.
Wedding planning is included
Organising a successful event is no easy work, and you need professional wedding planning support. Of course, you can plan the wedding all by yourself, but the process can be so demanding that you won’t be able to enjoy its results.
Experts at Villa Botanica plan around 100 unique weddings a year, so they will definitely find the combination that suits your tastes and preferences, but also your budget. Wedding planning at Villa Botanica lasts anywhere from four months to two years, depending on the complexity of the event. Aside from preparations, the big day itself is the time when we take all our efforts so you can stay relaxed and enjoy your wedding 100%. Entrust your big day into the hands of experts and you won’t regret it! Bringing your wedding to life starts with contacting us – we are here to discuss all your concerns and find the answer to each question you may have about weddings in general and our wedding venue in particular.
Villa Botanica collaborates with a number of renowned Queensland Wedding Destinations accommodation providers, which means that you will receive a 10% discount off their lowest online rates and that you will be provided complimentary transport to and from your accommodation on your wedding day at Villa Botanica. Check the 7 exquisite accommodation options on the Villa Botanica website and find your best place to stay! There’s a good option for everyone, from families travelling with young children to party lovers who want to be right in the middle of the fun.
Envisioning your big day
Wondering what a wedding day at Villa Botanica would look like? Check the real weddings galleries on the venue’s website – your wedding can be like one of these or even better! Just tell us what we can do for you and you will be amazed.
Adjusting services to your budget and preferences
Villa Botanica is a very private, intimate wedding venue that has little in common with those big public ballrooms that hold multiple affairs at the same time. For this reason, our packages are customisable and each wedding is tailored to you and your partner. Call us at any time for a free, no-obligation quote even if you are unsure about your requirements – a friendly chat with our staff will lead you towards the first version of the day you will become a married couple. For couples who are not sure about the kind of wedding they want, we can tell you a little more about the weddings we have organised here at Villa Botanica and together we can work out the best way to shape your event and provide a quote for your unique wedding.
Start your Queensland Wedding Destinations search with Villa Botanica and the query may stop before it even begins. There simply no are any other wedding venues that can match the advantages that our estate provides: privacy, unique scenery, luxurious Balinese-inspired architecture, excellent weather all year-round, expert wedding planners, perfect photography spots, venue design that ensures a natural party flow, and the total dedication of our staff so that your wedding day turns out exactly as expected. Get a glimpse of our venue here and don’t be afraid to gives us a call and ask about details – you will enjoy the conversation!