It all started with a man and woman in love.
Ralph Hogan set his sights on a new creative project with the desire to get close to nature, build something spectacular and celebrate his life with his wife Janet. What came was the creation of the exquisite Villa Botanica which first served as their family home.
Years later, the estate exists as an ode to life-long love as the majestic specialist wedding venue couples enjoy today.
Weddings are the beginnings of families and it’s sentiment like this that drive Janet, Ralph and the Villa Botanica team to create the best experience of your life.
The venue’s heartfelt origins are just the start of what makes this venue a standout. Here are some more reasons why Villa Botanica is a MUST for anyone planning a destination wedding.
The world-class Whitsundays are a tropical lover’s dream and Villa Botanica is right in the thick of it. Situated on the Coral Sea waterfront, the venue boasts uninterrupted private views of glistening Pioneer Bay. The Whitsundays have the same latitudinal position as Fiji and Tahiti, which means visitors can expect gorgeous tropical weather! Direct flights are also available to nearby Proserpine from most Australian capital cities making this paradise just a short flight away.
Detailed architecture and design of the buildings and gardens add so much unique character to the venue. You and your guests will feel a million miles away in this tropical oasis which exactly what you want for a destination wedding.
Being a specialist wedding venue means that Villa Botanica’s expert team has particular expertise with planning and executing seamless weddings. Each couple has the support if around 80 passionate staff that are committed to bringing your day to life and supporting you in the lead up to your wedding and on the day.
Villa Botanica also has your ultimate bridesmaid sorted. She’s available 24/7 and will help you with anything from cake design to managing your guest lists. After 3 years of perfecting, POPPY (Personal Online Planner) is now available to support brides with their destination wedding planning! Hello future!
Group Guest Services
A lot of time, effort and money goes into being a destination wedding guest, so naturally you want yours to have a brilliant time. Botanica Weddings Guest Services can take care of group airfares, accommodation, ice breakers, post wedding recoveries, excursions and special activities and can save you and your guests money with their exclusive discounts.
The Price is Right
The biggest mistake you can make is thinking that all this is unaffordable. In fact, most quote enquiries start with this very thought and when the couple’s day is done, they remark that the Villa Botanica isn’t charging enough! And once this price is quoted it won’t change.
Villa Botanica quotes everything before you book and the price stays as is. This means no hidden costs, taxes or unwelcome surprises. Costs are clear from the get-go, which means you can sleep-easy and focus on wedding fun!
Wedding Photography Dream
Every corner and crevice of the Villa Botanica estate will spark your interest so no matter where you are, a beautiful photo beckons. The glimmering bay, stunning Indian-inspired double doors, unique cactarium and exotic gardens are all perfect backdrops for your wedding photos and help to create images you’ll treasure forever.
Need more persuading? Check out the video below for a cinematic taste of what a destination wedding at Villa Botanica can be.
Don’t just take our word for it. Take the advice of countless couples that have done it. Head to the Villa Botanica testimonial page to read, see and hear what blissfully wed couples have to say.
Dreams come true at Villa Botanica, with a basic ceremony package for just $5,997! Get in touch to see how you can have your destination wedding at this slice of heaven on earth! Built from love, for love and waiting for you.