Unique Wedding Venues in Australia: How Villa Botanica Is One of Them

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When we ask couples what they want from their venue and wedding day, we frequently hear the word – “unique!” When there are so many options out there for almost any product or service, it’s understandable that you’ll want your wedding to be personal and custom-made for you. Your social media feeds flood you every wedding season with wedding pictures from friends and family, showing you what everyone else is doing and providing inspiration.  At the same time, you want to differentiate your big day from everyone else’s event. You don’t believe in the old adage “You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all!” when it comes to weddings and neither do we.

So how do you start your journey towards your unique and beautiful wedding day? The first step is looking for unique wedding venues Australia. Many couples opt for beach wedding venues Queensland, as outdoor weddings offer natural beauty and simplicity, natural light also makes for great wedding photos.

Why Villa Botanica Is One Of The Most Unique Wedding Venues in Queensland, Australia

In your search for the best wedding venue Australia you will come across many Queensland wedding venues and one that will definitely attract you attention is the stunning Villa Botanica, located on the Whitsunday coastline. What makes this place so special? Here is what you need to know!

Villa Botanica’s Romantic Beginnings

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The man who founded Villa Botanica is Ralph Hogan, who has been passionate about the beauty of exotic nature his entire life. After spending many of his childhood years at a boarding school in the cold highlands of Southern NSW, Ralph made a promise to himself that he would change his life when he grew up. His plan was to find a princess, marry her, and build a palace in a warm place where they could live happily ever after.

Ralph found his princess, Janet, and 25 years later he managed to build her a palace, Villa Botanica. The estate expanded and in 2007 Ralph and Janet decided to share Villa Botanica with other couples by transforming it into one of the most unique wedding venues Australia has to offer. Today Villa Botanica serves as a beautiful boutique venue catering to couples from Australia and all over the world.

The most exquisite materials such as teak and merbau wood have been used to make this estate truly unique, with spectacular attention to detail. Having your wedding at Villa Botanica will definitely make a day that you and your guests will remember forever, down to the tiniest detail!

The Venue

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Luxe and tropical are the terms that best describe Villa Botanica, a hidden gem among Queensland wedding venues. Imported marble floors, antique furniture, and ornate timber features complement the natural beauty of the estate perfectly. There is no need for excessive decor or preparing the scene for a photo session as the five acres of lush gardens, palm forest, and secluded beach are all you need for the perfect tropical wedding backdrop. The estate gardens are home to an extraordinary array of cacti and succulents. Highlights of the estate include the Cactarium, the intricate mosaic-tiled walkway for making your ceremony entrance, the hand-carved timber chapel, BlackRock which is located on the adjoining beach and the elegant restaurant-style reception space consisting of a veranda overlooking the turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Coast.

Complete privacy

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Villa Botanica is located at the end of a private road and consists of 5 acres of magnificent waterfront gardens with 180 degree panorama views of Pioneer Bay. To ensure both the intimacy and privacy of your event Villa Botanica only hosts one wedding per day, offering complete privacy from tourists and onlookers.

Award Winning Venue

Villa Botanica has been nationally recognised by ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Academy) as one of the top 3 wedding ceremony venues, and top 5 wedding reception venues (2019). Vogue Australia listed Villa Botanica’s Instagram page as one of 30 wedding venues to follow on Instagram to inspire your big day; not to mention countless other recommendations, listings and awards accumulated over the years.

Tailored approach to your wedding

At Villa Botanica we think that no two weddings are the same, so our customised approach begins from the moment you contact us. We listen to your wedding day desires and even if you are not sure about your expectations we can come up with the best ideas for you and eventually create a tailored quote. Your life together will start in the midst of romance and classic grandeur and you will enjoy a unique and unforgettable wedding experience as we are dedicated to making your wish come true!

Taking care of everything

Villa Botanica provides professional in-house wedding planners to take care of the entire organisation of your event and manage even the smallest details. You’ll be surprised to find out we can take care of you and ensure absolute comfort through a variety of other services: Professional childcare for guests under 14 years including meals, drinks, activities and movies;  Wedding Coordinator present throughout your ceremony, as well as uniformed, professionally trained wait and bar staff. Villa Botanica also offers that if you or your guests stay at one of the 7 preferred accommodation providers, not only do you receive a 10% discount off their lowest online rate but we will also provide complimentary transport to and from your accommodation on your wedding day.

Hundreds of happy couples

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A top choice among Queensland wedding venues, Villa Botanica has already organised hundreds of unique weddings for the most diverse couples – check out our Real Weddings page to see how others have celebrated the most important day of their lives at Villa Botanica. You can draw inspiration from our past events or you can create something totally unique and different with help from our wedding planning experts.

We know it all when it comes to unique wedding venues Australia and we will make your experience unique too, due to our extraordinary location and unrivalled quality of service. Contact us today to start planning your dream wedding!

Contact Us

Getting in touch is the first step to planning your wedding. We’re here to answer any questions you might have. Enquire now to book your complimentary online tour of Villa Botanica.