Abbey raises the bar as top wedding spot
IT'S ONE of the top 10 places to get married in Queensland.
And on Valentine's Day it was announced that Abbey of the Roses is now also a finalist for the best reception venue in Australia.
Owner Sonia Hunt said she was excited but knows the building is something special.
"The building is obviously the biggest drawcard," she said.
"But we do go to a lot of effort to make wedding days extra special.
"Our team here is like a family and we all love weddings which I think shows," she said.
Mrs Hunt said the team go the extra mile.
"We are a one-stop shop for weddings," she said.
"People can choose different ceremony locations and even have their reception here.
"Guests can also stay here and everyone can wake up the next morning and have breakfast together," she said.
The Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) announced their National Designer of Dreams Awards for the most outstanding weddings suppliers over the past four years.
The chairman of ABIA John O' Meara said recognition of excellence is a goal which every business aspires to achieve.
"Being proclaimed by ABIA as one of Australia's top wedding providers is the ultimate recognition for any wedding provider," he said.
"It is a great honour for Abbey of The Roses to achieve this recognition of excellence."
Mr O' Meara said was businesses like Abbey of The Roses which complimented and elevated the wedding industry.
"With their attention to detail and the pride, passion and professional manner in which they delivered their wedding they raise the bar for the industry."
Mr O'Meara said there are no second chances in the wedding industry.
"A wedding is a one-off day where every provider must perform to the maximum," he said.
"There are no second chances to come back and rectify faults.
"Everything must be perfect and they are expected to deliver a dream day."
Abbey of the Roses offers intimate weddings of 20 guests to gala events of 150.
There are ceremonies available in the chapel, gazebo or grounds, accommodation, mid-week - weekend and off-peak pricing available.