Time to stimulate local wedding industry
THE time has come for the wedding industry to band together and make the Whitsundays a romantic hotspot of Australia.
This is the view of Botanica Weddings co-founder Janet Hogan, who recently celebrated Villa Botanica’s achievement as among one of Australia’s top three wedding venues at the 2017 Designers of Dreams Awards in the Gold Coast.
Ms Hogan said in light of the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, there was never a better time for wedding venues to play on each other’s strengths.
“What’s fabulous to see is the resilience in the
“I’d like to say to all small business owners, have a think about how your business could contribute to couples enjoying their Whitsunday wedding week and how can we keep them in the area so it’s not just the day of their life but the week of their life.”
Three weeks after Cyclone Debbie hit the coast, couples are still choosing to tie the knot in the Whitsundays with a number taking advantage of the idyllic Whitehaven Beach which continues to offer a breathtaking romantic experience.
Ms Hogan said she hoped Villa Botanica’s achievement would help stimulate the regional wedding industry in spite of challenges.