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 6th ranking 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.
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.