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It may sound like a wedding cliché but at this magical venue dreams really do come true. Its amazing architecture, gardens and dedication to service provide the perfect setting for a day that truly is a once in a lifetime event.
So it doesn’t come as a surprise that when couples are looking to exchange vows in the stunning Whitsundays, the romantic venue of choice is most often Villa Botanica, widely considered one of the most intimate and picturesque venues Down Under. It is just eight minutes from Airlie Beach, a thirty-minute minute drive from Whitsunday Coast airport and twenty minutes from Shute Harbour.
The location and architecture speak for themselves
Villa Botanica’s lush 5 acre setting offers the best of both nature and architecture. The aquamarine waters of the magnificent Coral Sea are contrasted against the rim of mainland mountains surrounding Pioneer Bay, creating the picture-perfect ambience which sets Villa Botanica apart from other Australian wedding venues as THE idyllic location.
With fourteen stand-out photographic locations that boast striking architecture and beautiful gardens, even the more demanding couples will be spoilt for choice as far as photo-opportunities go. The interior décor that is inspired by Balinese and Indian architecture offers the right mix of aesthetics, comfort and intimacy. The veranda is tiled with pebbles and the outdoor bathroom under the twinkling stars makes you feel like you’re in the lap of nature and the antique-styled columns exude an old-world charm.
Wedding ceremony, reception and bridal villa
Villa Botanica ‘triples’ as a venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as a bridal villa for the night and day of the wedding. Couples feel like they are in their own private paradise, albeit with all modern day conveniences like Wi-Fi, LCD TV, fully-equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, ironing/drying facilities, among and more.
Top choice in destination wedding venues
Villa Botanica is Australia’s only venue specialising in destination weddings with a largely overseas and interstate clientele. Couples can opt for the more economical Classic wedding package or the lavish and elaborate Ultimate package that includes a stunning fireworks display. Focusing solely on wedding services, Villa Botanica delivers on all its promises, working with a dedicated and talented team of wedding planners who go the extra length to ensure their big day exceeds everyone’s expectations.
Privacy, exclusivity and five-star service
A wedding at Villa Botanica is a wholly private affair owing to its one-wedding-a-day policy. Couples are assigned their own co-coordinators and supervisors to plan all the details of d-day via a number of communication mediums including Skype, e-mail, and phone. Five star service apart, Villa Botanica offers couples the flexibility to hire their own photographers and videographers. Or you can just sit back and relax as the A-Z, from the ceremony pavilion to reception and photography are arranged for you and conveniently provided in one location. Villa Botanica offers private transportation for guests and also helps couples with accommodation arrangements in quality hotels and resorts in Cannonvale and Airlie Beach.
Villa Botanica has received many accolades, supporting its position as one of the premier wedding venues in the country. Australian Traveller Magazine has declared Villa Botanica to be “Australia’s Most Romantic Venue” while Best Venues Magazine has called it “The Most Exquisite Tropical Wedding Venue in Australia”.