Saint Lucia (August 11, 2014) – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board today announced lodging specials offered exclusively to “LOVE, Elevated” Wedding Symposium attendees. The event, taking place September 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 percent 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 US $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 Additionally, Saint Lucia’s Culinary Ambassador Nina Compton, first runner-up and fan favorite 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 picturesque 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

Lodging packages from participating hotels and resorts include:


Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Bay Gardens Hotel, Bay Gardens Inn – Rodney Bay


BLU St. Lucia – Rodney Bay


Calabash Cove – Marisule, Gros Islet


Cap Maison – Cap Estate


Villa C’est La Vie – Trouya Pointe


Coco Palm – Rodney Bay Village


Cotton Bay Village – Cap Estate


Habitat Terrace – Bonne Terre


The Landings – Rodney Bay


Rendezvous – Malabar Beach, Castries City


Royal by Rex Resorts – Rodney Bay


St. James’s Club Morgan Bay – Gros Islet


For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-456-3984, 1-888-4STLUCIA, 1-800-869-0377 in Canada, or visit


About Saint Lucia


One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia also is home to world class cruise and yachting facilities.