The annual ABIA Awards determine the top bridal suppliers in Australia by taking into consideration a four year period of rankings for each individual supplier. More than 50,000 participating brides supply invaluable information relating to the quality of product and service, value for money and attitude of staff. The ratings are collated and only those suppliers who have been ranked every year for four years are eligible to win a Designer of Dreams Award. The RSL received an overall rating of 98.96 per cent, meaning they are in the top 98.96 per cent of Australian club reception venues. “The fact that this is a culmination of four years of providing exceptional service to our newlyweds makes this Award all the more exciting to receive,” says the RSL’s Waterside Events Manager, Caroline Tas. “It shows we are consistently providing a continually high standard of products and services,” she says. Caroline, who leads the RSL’s Waterside Events team that are responsible for coordinating all of the award winning functions at the Club, received a rating of 98.42 per cent in the ‘Best Function Coordinator’ category. “Our attention to detail, assurance of quality and professional service ensures our weddings always run smoothly,” she says. “We work hard to build the trust of our newlyweds, we are always honest and upfront with them and they appreciate that.” Gold Coast newlyweds, Ngyaire and Paul Goder, were married at the Club in March 2013 and couldn’t be happier that the RSL has been honoured for its great services. “We had a wonderful wedding reception, everyone is still talking about the day; it was really great,” Ngyaire says. “Everything was done as we asked and there wasn’t one hiccup, they went over and above for us.” Ngyaire and Paul plan to celebrate their first wedding anniversary next week in Alley’s Restaurant at the RSL. It appears it’s no secret that the Currumbin RSL is a wonderful place to wed. Last year they assisted 62 newlyweds into bridal bliss and are already almost booked out this year. The RSL caters for all styles of weddings with eight different function areas to choose from and an extensive range of menu selections, from cocktail and finger food, to buffets and a-la-carte. The Club’s Waterside Events team also caters to external weddings and ceremonies around the Gold Coast.