Westward Ho! based wedding venue, Ocean Kave, returned from The Wedding Industry Award South West regional finals victorious for the second year running.
Held at Rockbeare Manor in Exeter on 21stNovember, the TWIA South West Regional Event was a celebration of the leading providers of wedding services in the region. Now in its sixth year, The Wedding Industry Awards are the brainchild of Damian and Anna Bailey, who applied their passion for wedding services to create an awards event designed to promote high standards within the industry and recognise outstanding services. With stiff competition across 23 categories, being named a regional finalist is an accolade coveted by discerning professionals within the wedding industry.
The Awards process is based upon the first-hand experiences of people who got married within the last 12 months. Entries for awards can be made by a supplier, or a third party can nominate their supplier. Couples are invited to vote for suppliers that they used; these entrants are then judged by an expert panel of judges, who create a shortlist of finalists. Regional winners automatically become finalists of the National Awards, which will be helod on 16th January at Cafe de Paris in London.
Ocean Kave held its first wedding in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength; it is now known as the leading luxury wedding venue in the region. Last year, Ocean Kave won Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the South West at The Wedding Industry Awards; this year they entered the category for Best Events Team. On 19thOctober, Kathy Murdoch, Managing Director of Ocean Kave, received notice that her team had reached the regional finals. Despite tough competition from outstanding teams across the South West, Ocean Kave came home triumphant and elated.
On winning the award, Kathy said: “I was thrilled for the team when we reached the finals but winning Regional Event Team is just the most incredible accolade. Every member of my team works so hard; they each put their heart and soul into making every couple’s wedding the wedding of their dreams, and recognition like this helps to reinforce to them that they are doing a fantastic job. Any organisation is only as good as its staff, and a wedding venue is only a wedding venue as long as we have happy couples entrusting their dreams to us. I would like to thank every person who has given us the honour of arranging their wedding day over the past year, and I would especially like to thank every couple who voted for Ocean Kave in the Wedding Industry Awards.”
For more information, visit www.oceankave.co.uk