ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards 2016 were recently held on the Gold Coast where The River Deck attained position 6th nationally overall.
Since 2012 when The River Deck Restaurant was first appointed to the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) as an Appointed Bridal Industry Associate, experienced owner operators Sue and Geoff Baxby have continued their drive for excellence.
Their passion for the dreams of every bride and groom is evident in the slew of recognised, consumer voted industry awards they have won every year since – not only as a wedding restaurant venue but also as a wedding coordinator.
The River Deck’s recent ABIA 6thranking against many long standing established corporate wedding venues further demonstrates the value of Sue and Geoff’s remarkable, tasteful and personalised services they offer.
What are the ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards?
The ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards are a bit like the Academy Awards of the Australian Wedding Industry.
They are the most prestigious award in the Australian Wedding Industry. Hosted by ABIA they’re designed to inspire and benchmark the sea of Vendors of Wedding Services (VOWS) servicing brides and grooms across Australia.
To be accredited by ABIA all wedding vendors must undergo rigorous assessment based both on the experience of ABIA professionals as well as the invaluable feedback of over 6000 brides annually.
ABIA was founded to protect brides and grooms from an under regulated industry. As such it is the feedback of Australian brides and grooms that fuel and dictate the awards. Brides rest easy knowing that ABIA advice comes from others who’ve been in their shoes.
How ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards Work…
The 2016 ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards assessed 3200 VOWS against the feedback of 96,000 newlyweds. To be eligible for the awards venues must have already demonstrated extraordinary service consistently for four consecutive years.
VOWS are elevated, rated and ranked on their:
- Quality of service
- Quality of product
- Value for money
- Staff attitudes
Out of 249 Finalists in 2016. River Deck Restaurant Noosa was ranked 6th nationally overall.
Where to find more of the best Wedding Industry insider knowledge
ABIA Chairman Mr John O’Meara made these worthwhile comments to understand the wedding industry in Australia
The wedding industry is a fiercely competitive marketplace. To succeed you not only have to demonstrate savvy business skills, more importantly you must have a determination to continually excel and exceed the expectations of not only your brides and grooms but yourself. The life of a true wedding industry professional is one of constant passion, professionalism and pride.
♥ If you would like to know more about why Australia’s newlyweds think Noosa’s stunning River Deck Restaurant is so incredible why not check out some genuine testimonials here.
♥ Also if you would like to know more about the ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards you can check it out on the ABIA website here.
Summarising ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards 2016
Hosted by Australian Bridal Industry Academy the Designer of Dreams Awards are designed to inspire and benchmark the sea of Vendors of Wedding Services that service brides and grooms across Australia.
The River Deck continues to be recognised as a top wedding venue by winning another award the ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards 2016 that were recently held on the Gold Coast where The River Deck attained position 6th nationally overall.