Testimonials

Lure is a fantastic venue. We have held the Whitsunday Writers Festival there for the past two years and, as well as the beautiful space inside, there’s also the fabulous break-out space of the balcony outside, with stunning views. We loved everything about working with the fantastic team at Lure, thank you.
Deborah Friend, April 2018

Amazing views, excellent venue in the heart of the Whitsundays. Impeccable food, service and outstanding bathrooms. Yes check out the bathrooms!!
We attended a large event and everything was perfect, incredible considering the number of guests! Everything was flawless and impeccable.
Sharon McNally, April 2018

I often have the pleasure of attending functions at Lure at Abell Point Marina. This beautiful venue is outstanding and caters for small gatherings, presentations and weddings. The design and views are world class, with great service, food & bar facilities. The view out over the marina any time of the day is amazing, with sunsets that take your breath away. I would highly recommend Lure to anyone planning an event and to experience the absolute best in town.
Annie Judd, April 2018

Awesome venue. We had a function there last year. Really good.
Matthew Bowen, April 2018

Lure is one of the best venues in the Whitsundays. For many reasons too! Not only does it have that amazing view, but the owner and staff also go over and above to ensure the marina property is first class at every turn. The attention to detail in the architecture makes for a real wow factor when you get there, and the customer service will keep you wowed during your stay.
I would recommend this space for any event or function with no hesitation.
Keep up the great work!
Brooke Ogden, April 2018

I have had the pleasure of experiencing Lure’s beautiful facilities and customer service from a guest’s perspective as well as an event organisor. In booking this venue, the team provide constant communication and support – over and above your expectations. In attending events as a guest I have always very much looked forward to the Lure experience – the facility is beautiful, classy and elegant in visual appeal. The service is faultless and the food never ceases to delight! I would highly recommend Lure to anyone thinking of attending – or staging – an event. I have no doubt you will enjoy your experience!
Judy Porter, April 2018

Lure was our Race Office for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’s two stopovers in Airlie Beach, and we loved it!
Not only is it the most impressive race office setting on our world tour (have you seen that view? It’s even better in real life) but the staff are highly professional and nothing is too much trouble for them. Thank you to Dawn, who runs the events at Lure, as well as all the Abell Point Marina team, including Paul, Luke, Joscelyn, Ross, Trent – world class service.
As well as the view and the team, the facilities are A*. Everything is brand new and included stylish, contemporary decor, a bar, full professional kitchen and THE best bathrooms ever. Wanted to live in them. During our time there we used it as a daily office and hosted crew events, briefings, meetings and even our Prize Giving event. You won’t be disappointed.
Julia Fry, April 2018

I’ve visited Lure on two occasions, once for a special chefs dinner and as a guest to a friends wedding. I thoroughly Lure and all it has to offer. Where else can you get a view like that in Airlie beach? The food was delicious and they put so much effort into their presentation and service. I would highly recommend this venue if you’re looking to get married. Keep an eye out for one of their specialty nights… It’s well worth the ticket price and a great opportunity to check out the ladies toilet decor.
Julie Telford, April 2018

Great space with fabulous views over the marina. Sensational food by Fish D’Vine. A wonderful asset to Airlie Beach.
Jan Clifford, April 2018

Nolwenn, Dawn + Team cannot Thankyou enough for putting up with all of our phone calls and emails. The ceremony was beautiful over looking the water, the food was D’vine. Absolutely loved having our special day at Lure, We wouldn’t change a thing!
Sam+Sophie : )
Sophie Lee Deicke, October 2017

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WEDDING VENUE!!

I married the love of my life at this beautiful venue on the 5th of August 2017! Lachlan and I, along with our 100 guests, were blown away by the amazing views, stunning interior design, professionalism and friendliness of the staff and the absolutely delicious food!

We would like to give special thanks to Nolwenn Foligne, the Function Centre Manager, who was very helpful and accommodating during our planning and worked behind the scenes on the day to make sure everything ran just perfectly. Because of this, Lachlan and I could enjoy our celebrations with our family and friends without having to worry about a thing!
Alyse Hurley, October 2017

Nolwenn, Dawn + Team cannot Thankyou enough for putting up with all of our phone calls and emails. The ceremony was beautiful overlooking the water, the food was D’vine. Absolutely loved having our special day at Lure, we wouldn’t change a thing!
Sam & Sophie Deicke, October 2017

 

Thank you for doing an amazing beautiful job. Everything was perfect, beautiful and all I could have asked for. Everyone had a great time. Lure is a credit to you, you really do a fantastic job.
Dayna Obst, September 2017

Thank you Nolly and the team for absolutely everything. The venue was amazing, the food was amazing and the view was amazing! You all did a great job to get our wedding planned in less than 8 weeks. I would recommend Lure to anyone, as this venue is beautiful.
Alice & Shane Hopton, May 2017

Thank you Nolwenn for everything! Our wedding was everything we could have hoped for and more!! An excellent venue with great atmosphere.
Mr & Mrs Bell, April 2017

As parents of the bride, Carly Davis, may we please extend our sincere thanks to your venue and all staff who made our daughters wedding such a fantastic occasion. Can you please also give Guy a special thank you, he was exceptional. His attentitive conduct was second to none. My elderly mother also wanted to thank him for the particular attention he gave her. Please be sure to pass on our thanks to all who were involved in making our daughters wedding on Saturday 22 April such a huge success. You are all to be congratulated.
Mark & Carmel Davis, April 2017

Sue and I would like to express special gratitude to you for your professionalism , advice, flexibility and responsiveness. It was absolutely fantastic, and we too felt honoured. Sue and I would like to express special gratitude to you for your professionalism, advice, flexibility and responsiveness. It was absolutely fantastic, and we too felt honoured.
Kent & Sue Bell, April 2017.

On behalf of the committee of the Whitsunday Coast Chamber of Commerce we would like to thank Lure Restaurant for our Christmas party held very recently. The venue was amazing and all of our members commented on how such a wonderful venue is in an amazing location right on the waterfront. The standard of the food well exceeded our expectations and represented good value in terms of both quality and quantity.
Mark Beale, Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce – December 2016

Thank you to Nolwenn and her team for hosting our wedding reception on Friday 16 December. The venue was amazing, the food delicious and the service was 5 star. Thank you again, you are wonderful!
Stacey & Jared, Wedding – December 2016

Wonderful evening, everything was perfect. Thanks to all the staff for great service and fabulous food.
Patricia & David, Wedding – December 2016

Fabulous Venue! Great Trivia Night, loads of energy and fun. Thank you.
Tania & Mark, Just Tukin Around – September 2016

This year Lure was made available to us 2 – 4 September and we are thrilled to be able to invite people to such a lovely place with magnificent sea views. Ideally positioned to watch the sun setting behind the hills. With the great support of Abell Point Marina I believe the future of this event will only grow into bigger and better things as the marina continuously improves and wows customers from across the world.
Gloria Burley, Founder of Whitsunday Writers Festival – September 2016

Great atmosphere! For any function, this is the place to be. Friendly staff. Had a wonderful time. I’ll definitely be back.
Jason Montgomery, Australian Trivia Master – September 2016

Thank you for the wonderful night, which Janelle enjoyed immensely! We look forward with much excitement in being able to work with Lure, Sahana and Corroboree in the future.
Janelle, Owner/ Flower Hut Whitsundays – September 2016

Amazing trivia night at Lure! I will come back anytime. Nolwenn, you are an amazing host.
Rachael Smith – September 2016

The most amazing venue, fabulous service by the gorgeous ladies. We had the best night and we won the trivia competition!! Thank you so very much, we look forward to coming back.
The winning team – Amazeballs.com (Vanessa, Yvonne, Mel, Joscelyn, Rose, Stephen & Cherie) – September 2016

The SICYC Gala Ball was held at Lure on 16 July. At Lure, things just happen with a professional efficiency. The venue is amazing, whilst the service and catering were exceptional
Ken Thackerey, Founder Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club – July 2016

Thank you for making our day so special and memorable. It means the world to us.
Ali & Ryan – Wedding, June 2016

I am pleased to advise that the evening appeared to go extremely well. The premises was very well presented; the bar service worked efficiently and the variety and presentation of the canapes was excellent. All in attendance appeared to me to be enjoying the evening.
Barry Lake – Secretary Abell Point Yacht Club – May 2016

The venue is absolutely stunning and you made the entire planning process extremely easy. The quality and quantity of the morning tea catering service was beyond expectations. Our guests were very impressed by the venue, the catering and the overall service. Thanks so much for making the morning a big success!
Tourism Whitsundays, April 2016