The ABIA Awards were set up in 1996 to assist in setting the standards in the free for all wedding market place. Held at The Star Gold Coast, this is the first time Showtime Events Centre has been a finalist at the National Awards, after winning the category at the Victorian ABIA Awards three of the last five years. (Winner 2015, 2017, 2018).
The National awards compile 3,712 businesses rated by 102,293 newlyweds over the past 4 years. ABIA then narrows down that list to 317 finalists, and just 9 National Award winners.
All ABIA Winners & Finalists across 30+ categories are determined solely based on the ratings provided by the Past Brides & Grooms of Australia –each year the ABIA Awards Program receives 25,000+ Wedding registrations, which are invited to rate & review their wedding vendors in the Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Attitude of Staff and Value for Money.
The other finalists in the field of 20 included The Grand Ballroom in South Australia, Dockside Group in NSW, and Cloudland Functions and Weddings in Queensland. Showtime also placed runner up in the ‘Best Function Coordinator’ category, missing out on the top prize by just .02%.
“The Showtime team works incredibly hard to achieve and maintain our high standards, from initial contact right through until the end of the big day. It’s an amazing validation to be recognized for our passion and we will proudly boast that we are the best wedding reception venue in Australia!” – Brad Dabbs, General Manager.
“I’ve spent the past 5 years as a Wedding Producer at Showtime Event Group and have always known that we were the leader in our field. We consistently set the highest standards for ourselves, and to receive this acknowledgement is testament to that”. – Karinda Mathison, Senior Wedding Producer.
Showtime Events Centre, located in South Wharf, is the flagship event space operated by Showtime Event Group, who specialise in Boutique weddings, and Business events encompassing unique venues and creative conferencing. In February of this year, Showtime Event Group was appointed by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) as the exclusive caterer to the Old Melbourne Gaol and has also launched an off-site catering arm.
“It’s already been a very big 2018 for Showtime Event Group, but I’m more than excited to say that the next step in the growing journey is just around the corner, so watch this space, we’re only getting started” – Brad Dabbs, General Manager
Troy Stasinowsky – Head of Business Development
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