If you are newly engaged, CONGRATULATIONS! If not, and you’re just waiting for them to pop the big question or just planning for your far-off future of matrimony, someone is hearing wedding bells and planning a wedding! Not just a wedding, your DREAM wedding! And that means you need the perfect venue to match! Would you describe luxury, lush and vibrant greenery with views that overlook the beautiful Whitsundays if you closed your eyes imagining walking down the aisle to tie the knot with your other half? Let me share one of my favourite photography bucket list favourites, The Villa Botanica wedding venue! This venue is a fairytale dream come true for any wedding style.
Weddings celebrate and spotlight the romantic and soul-deep connection between two people, so it makes sense for you to desire a romantic location for the wedding of your dreams. This venue was literally created from the very foundations of romance and adoring love, paired with a happily ever after. Ralph Hogan, an admirer of nature’s abundant beauty, designed and created this wedding paradise for the love of his life. As a young child, he sadly experienced his parents’ divorce and the unfortunate trials that stemmed from his mother’s heartbreak.
However, he vowed his future would be different. He would find a beautiful princess, build a castle and marry her. In true fairytale fashion, 25 years later, he saw his beautiful princess, Janet, and he made her a palace just as he vowed. In 2007 they decided their paradise was far too beautiful to keep to themselves and opened the Villa Botanica wedding venue for couples to exchange vows and celebrate their love story. This location is now the most beautiful and exclusive boutique wedding venue in Australia and Queensland.
Whether it’s just the two of you, 80 seated or 100 standing guests, the Villa Botanica wedding venue’s five gorgeous acres of generous waterfront gardens await your love story.
Start your outdoor ceremony by walking down a palm tree-lined mosaic tiled path. Here you will make your stunning bridal entrance before meeting in the hand-carved timber wedding pavilion with an ocean view.
After you exchange heartfelt vows and tie the knot, it’s time for guests to gather and sip cocktails along the Sea Deck while you take photos.
Your guests will then meet at the 30m long Seaside Verandah and see elegantly decorated tables under twinkling fairy lights to enjoy the menu of your choice. Or you can opt for a cocktail-style reception for a more relaxed ambiance. After dinner, the marble ballroom awaits for you to have your first dance as newlyweds before the actual dancing begins. As the night ends, complimentary transport will see your guests safely to their destination. Meanwhile, you head to your Bridal Villa, which was transformed into a romantic abode for you and your loved one.
The lush gardens, charming villa architecture, vast ocean views, and water features are a treasure trove of enchanting backdrops for endless picturesque moments. The Villa Botanica wedding venue highly recommends 15 gorgeous indoor and outdoor areas. All of which boast natural warm lighting for your Whitsundays wedding photographer to capture the beautiful romance you both share.
Finally, the most popular package is the Ultimate Package! You get everything above, along with:
The Villa Botanica wedding venue understands that every couple is unique. Therefore, they offer various wedding styles to accommodate your wedding vision party sizes (min 2, max 80 sitting / 100 cocktail) and budgets. So, contact them for information and help in finding the perfect wedding package (starting at $3000).
When you choose this extraordinary villa of romantic bliss, the 5-acres of paradise become yours exclusively to explore and enjoy. So your perfect wedding day will feel like a cinematic experience of luxury and romance. The Villa Botanica wedding venue is truly unmatched with its stunning views, magical adventures, and a staff that delivers nothing but the best.
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