Rate of knots ris­ing on Rotto

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

ROT­TNEST Is­land is be­ing mar­keted as a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding lo­ca­tion, with a ded­i­cated co-or­di­na­tor and wed­ding suites.

In 2012, 25 cou­ples tied the knot on the is­land and this year there are 40 wed­dings booked, 15 per cent up from last year. There were re­cently three wed­dings held on the same Satur­day night.

Rot­tnest Is­land Au­thor­ity events and wed­dings co-or­di­na­tor Deone van der Westhuizen added ‘wed­ding co­or­di­na­tor’ to her ti­tle about nine months ago.

“So many peo­ple want a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding and this des­ti­na­tion is so close, it’s the per­fect lo­ca­tion,” she said.

“It’s al­ways a great time for the whole fam­ily and friends to get away.

“There’s so many mul­ti­cul­tural fam­i­lies trav­el­ling from over­seas and in­ter­state and mak­ing a hol­i­day out of it.”

Two vil­las in Lon­greach Bay ren­o­vated as part of the Rot­tnest Reno TV show last year are de­signed for wed­ding cou­ples, with one bed­room, a dress­ing room and ocean views.

“I love see­ing happy clients… the end re­sult is what they re­ally want and they’re happy and re­laxed on the day,” Deone said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d452246

Rot­tnest Is­land Au­thor­ity events and wed­dings co-or­di­na­tor Deone van der Westhuizen.

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