More than 7,000 newlyweds have spoken – RACV voted as best club reception
RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort has been chosen by Victorian newlyweds as the top venue for club receptions at the 2023 Victorian ABIA Wedding Industry Awards. The combination of breathtaking views, five-star service and impressive facilities were just some of the reasons this Yarra Valley venue took out the top spot.
In its 25th year, the ABIA Wedding Industry Awards are Australia’s most credible wedding industry awards, and all businesses must achieve a minimum customer satisfaction rating above 95 per cent to even qualify as a finalist.
Over 7,200 newlyweds were invited to vote in this year’s awards, with RACV polling in the following categories:
- Best Club Reception Winner - RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort
- Best Club Reception Runner-Up – RACV City Club
- Best Ceremony Venue Finalist – RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort
- Best Function Coordinator Finalist – RACV Torquay Resort
- Best Hotel/Resort Reception Finalist – RACV Torquay Resort
- Best 1st Night Honeymoon Finalist – RACV Torquay Resort
RACV Executive General Manager Leisure Craig Peachey said he was proud of the work the RACV Resort and Clubs teams do to deliver exceptional wedding experiences.
“It’s heartwarming to see our teams recognised by over 7,200 newlyweds who were invited to vote in this year’s Awards,” Mr Peachey said.
“We are privileged to share these memorable events with members, customers, and guests and we thank them for their support.”
With nine picturesque locations for wedding celebrations, RACV can cater from ten to up to 600 guests, each with dedicated wedding planners. What sets the RACV team apart though is our people who go above and beyond to make weddings extra special. Here’s some memorable marriage moments shared by the RACV team:
“My top moments all involve our animals - I’ll never forget kangaroos hopping through the ‘I do’ part of the ceremony, two llamas as part of a ceremony dressed as a bride and groom or the peregrine falcon who stunned itself on the glass right before the bride was due to walk out - it then spent the next 20 minutes under my suit jacket,” Kylie Shorter – RACV Healesville Country Club & Resort.
“We are pros at the little details on the day …… whether it’s keeping young bridal party members entertained with the all-time favourite Bluey whipped out of our pockets when needed just before the ceremony or reception entrance, the bride’s shoe change and fresh socks unboxed and opened ready in the bridal suite, having towels ready to dry bouquet stems in our onsite accommodation, placing slippers under the bridal table to rest weary feet…our attentive service and attention to detail is what sets us apart.” Sarah Laird – RACV Torquay Resort.