Gladstone Harbour island wedding destination
TURTLE Island could be Gladstone's newest wedding destination.
The owners of the island that is five minutes from the Gladstone Marina took Savour the Flavour owner Janelle Noonan over there today to see if she would be willing to organise weddings there.
Australian Islands island and resort specialist Richard Vanhoff said the zoning of the property had just changed from residential to commercial after they filled out the forms and paid the $8000 fee to Gladstone Regional Council.
The new permit allows the owners to run their new business Turtle Island Escapes.
Mr VanHoff said the lawns were dry due to a lack of rain but were usually quite green.
Mrs Noonan said she could definitely host weddings and corporate events on the island.
"I'm keen to do something but we just have to work out a deal," she said.
The home on the island has five bedrooms and six bathrooms, a pool, pool room, large deck, dining room, kitchen, boat access and plenty of garden space.
With only a five minute boat trip from the marina it could be a luxury island wedding not too far from home but contingencies would need to be organised if the weather was bad.
At the end of the trip today, Mrs Noonan and the owners of the island were happy to continue negotiations on a deal before starting to look for potential clients.