Destination Wedding

Saint Lucia hotels offer special rates for second annual ‘LOVE, Elevated’ Wedding Symposium

SAINT LUCIA — The Saint Lucia Tourist Board is offering lodging specials exclusively to ‘LOVE, Elevated’ Wedding Symposium attendees.

The event, taking place Sept. 24-28, 2014, will feature a roster of destination wedding experts; noted speakers will address topics ranging from ‘Creating Bridal Bliss! What a Bride Expects From a Destination Wedding’ to ‘How to Brand Yourself/How to Close the Sale’.

With a variety of savings ranging from discounts of up to 55% off to rates starting at US$75 per night, special offers include complimentary dinner, free transportation to and from the Wedding Symposium and all-inclusive options. Priced at $150 per person, the five-day Symposium includes all seminars, social events, site inspections and transportation from select hotels.

Guest speakers include Shri Lildharrie, global travel director at XO Group; Jennifer Doncsecz, owner and president of VIP Vacations Inc.; Dawn Butcher, customer experience manager at Kuoni Travel Group; Julie Albaugh, editor of Wedding Market, and return speakers Marsha-Ann Brown, director of romance, Sandals Resorts, and Charles Oster, director of sales and marketing for MyWedding.com. Additionally, Saint Lucia’s Culinary Ambassador Nina Compton, first runner-up and fan favourite in the most recent ‘Top Chef New Orleans’ series, will present a live cooking demonstration.

The weekend also incorporates site visits to idyllic resorts and hotels around the island, a showcase of island wedding vendors, and the opportunity for attendees to observe a sunset wedding. A sunset cruise and cocktail reception featuring views of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Pitons will round out weekend activities. For a complete schedule and more information, visit stlucianow.com/loveelevated.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-869-0377 in Canada.