THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 2011
WEDDING PACKAGE FROM PREMIERE VENUE IN MANHATTAN
Manhattan's luxurious event venue espace is offering an Ultimate Wedding Package featuring a combination of some of the city’s top high-end vendors, while boasting a total of $20,000 in savings. The package includes:
* 5-hour wedding reception for 150 guests
* Customized food & beverages provided by Executive Chef Jason Munger
* Wedding cake provided by Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Buck
* Wedding invitations provided by Alpine Creative Group
* DJ set from Hank Lane Music and Productions
* Floral arrangements provided by Belle Fleur
* Wedding photography provided by Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company
The package costs $48,000 + 8.875% NYC sales tax, and is good for Friday and Sunday weddings, with Saturday options if booked three months in advance. Package details may be added for an additional fee. For more information, please visit espaceny.com/ultimate-wedding-package.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2011
WIN A LUXURY TRIP TO HONG KONG
The acclaimed InterContinental Hong Kong is celebrating its 10th anniversary since rebranding as the Asia Pacific flagship for the InterContinental Hotels Group. In honor of the occasion, the hotel is offering a fun contest with a chance to win a trip to Hong Kong.
One lucky winner will win a five-night stay at InterContinental Hong Kong in one of its signature suites, round-trip air tickets for two people on Cathay Pacific Airways, and a chance to enjoy the hotel’s “Top 10 Experiences” simply by sharing his/her favorite anniversary or birthday food & wine memory.
For more details including how to enter, visit Live.Gourmet.com/Anniversary-Contest .
TUESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2011
ADVENTURE AWAITS WITH THIS COSTA RICA HONEYMOON OFFER
Parador Resort and Spa has teamed up with Rain Forest Adventures to offer the Costa Rica Love Nest Honeymoon Package.
Newlyweds will spend three nights in a modern bungalow at the Rainforest Lodge followed by three nights of eco-luxury at Parador Resort & Spa in Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast. Ride an Aerial Tram through the jungle canopy, take a thrilling zip line tour, or experience world renowned bird and wildlife watching. The package includes:
* Admission to Rain Forest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic including lunch
* Daily breakfast
* Guided Tour to Manuel Antonio National Park
* Sales and exit taxes and transfers
The six-night offer is priced at $333 per couple, per night and is available now through April 30, 2012. To book the Costa Rica Love Nest Honeymoon Package, or for more information, please visit RainForestAdventure.com , or call 1-866-759-8726.
MONDAY OCTOBER 3, 2011
SPECIAL OFFER FOR BRIDES CONTEMPLATING A DESTINATION WEDDING IN MEXICO
Condo Hotels Playa del Carmen, comprised of four luxury boutique condo-style hotels, are offering a special Bride’s Site Inspection Package for couples contemplating a destination wedding in Mexico.
Book 3 nights to visit and tour the properties and get 50% off your stay. The other 50% will be applied towards rooms if you book a wedding. The package includes a wedding consultation from their in-house wedding planner. Brides and grooms will receive a special romance package if they choose to hold their wedding at the resort.
Valid until December 20, 2011, regular rates start at $180 for a one-bedroom suite. Other luxury accommodations, including those perfect for groups and families, are available. For more information, please visit condohotelsplayadelcarmen.com/weddings , call 1-866-479-2738, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
FOUR VEGAS HOTELS LAUNCH DEALS PERFECT FOR PRE-WEDDING FUN
Four Vegas hotels are teaming up to offer PartyScape Packages that would be ideal for bachelor/ette parties!
Book a room October 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012 and enjoy accommodations at 15% off at four MGM Resorts International hotels, as well as access to a wide variety of happy hours, restaurants, pub crawls, spa treatments, and other promotions.
PartyScape Package room rates begin as follows: Monte Carlo Resort and Casino: $49; New York-New York Hotel & Casino: $55; Luxor Hotel and Casino: $38; Excalibur Hotel and Casino: $28.
Packages are based on availability and subject to blackout dates. Must be 21 or older to reserve this offer. For a complete calendar of events and venues, or to book your PartyScape package, visit MGMresorts.com/VegasPartyScape2011 .
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
WIN A FREE LUXURY WEDDING IN RIVIERA MAYA MEXICO
Receive an all-expenses paid luxury wedding for up to 15 guests at the award winning Grand Velas Riviera Maya.
From October 1st to the 31st, newly-engaged couples can submit the story of their creative marriage proposal along with their favorite photo on Velas Wedding’s Facebook page. After the field has been narrowed down to 10 finalists, public voting will take place between November 2nd and the 19th. The winning couple will be notified on November 20, 2011.
The prize package includes four days and three nights in a luxury ocean-front suite, a welcome dinner, a three-course wedding reception, a beach-side cocktail hour, live music, hair and makeup for the bride, decorations, wedding cake, $250 gift certificate courtesy of Diamonds International, event photography by Humberto Castilla, “Trash the dress” photo session by Dream Art, and more.
For more information, visit VelasWeddings.com.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
SEAPORT BOSTON OFFERS GREEN WEDDING PACKAGE
Seaport Boston, comprised of the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA has launched a Green Wedding Package, for brides and grooms who want to honor their commitment to the environment while celebrating their commitment to each other. Highlights of the conscientious package include:
* Local organic and seasonal ingredients prepared by the hotel’s Executive Chef
* Organic wedding cake, beer, wine, and soda
* Leftovers to be recycled through Seaport’s BioX Decomposing system
* Free night of valet parking for guests arriving in hybrid or electric cars
* Environmentally sensitive features such as dimmable energy efficient lights, soy-based votive candles, potted plants, orchids, and silk trees
In addition, a contribution in the couples name will be made to the New England Wind Fund to offset the electricity used during their wedding.
For pricing details and additional information, visit SeaportBoston.com/Seaport-Weddings/Overview.aspx.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
CELEBRATE ROMANCE WITH AN AUTUMN GETAWAY IN ST LUCIA
Bay Gardens Resorts in Saint Lucia is offering a ‘Fall’ in Love Again package, perfect for couples seeing a romantic escape that includes:
* Welcome cocktail upon arrival
* Romantic dinner for two
* Picnic with sparkling wine on Pigeon Island
* Champagne breakfast in bed one morning
The package costs $699 or $999 depending on room preference and is available for travel now through Dec. 19, 2011. Offer not inclusive of 18% tax and service charges. Rates are based on double occupancy. Additional nights are available at an extra cost. For more information, visit BayGardensResorts.com or call 877-620-3200. Scroll down for information about the resort's "Mini Moon" offer.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
ST LUCIA OFFERS A “MINI MOON” FOR BUSY NEWLYWEDS
Bay Gardens Resorts in Saint Lucia is offering a Mini Moon package designed for newlyweds who can’t afford to take two weeks off from work but who nevertheless want a romantic Caribbean honeymoon. It includes:
* Accommodations for three nights with welcome cocktail upon arrival
* Romantic dinner for two
* Daily breakfast
* Couples massage
* Complimentary airport transfer and more
The package costs $899 or $1299 depending on room preference and must be booked by Feb. 15, 2012, for travel between January 6 and March 31, 2012. Offer not inclusive of 18% tax and service charges. Rates are based on double occupancy. Additional nights are available at an extra cost. For more information, visit BayGardensResorts.com or call 877-620-3200. In addition, the resort is also offering a romantic escape package, which will be featured on tomorrow’s News Feed post.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
GET MARRIED IN VEGAS ON THE LUCKIEST DAY OF THE YEAR
Say “I do” on 11/11/11 at The Venetian or The Palazzo Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas thanks to two special wedding packages.
The Wedding Garden Package includes:
* Use of the Venezia Garden for half-hour with up to 5 guests.
* Personal event planner
* Rose bouquet and matching boutonniere
* Half-hour of professional photography
* Venetian photo album and more
The Wedding Chapel Package includes:
* Use of one wedding chapel for half-hour with up to 25 guests
* Personal event planner
* Rose bouquet and matching boutonniere
* Half-hour of professional photography
* Venetian photo album
* Luminary candles, ceremony music, and more
Both packages cost $1,111 and include a 20% discount on suite accommodations for the bride and groom. Valid Friday, November 11, 2011 until 4 p.m. only! To book your 11.11.11 Promotion Package, please call 866.548.1807.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
FREE CARIBBEAN WEDDING FOR COUPLES BOOKING SIX NIGHTS OR MORE
Sugar Bay Resort and Spa in St. Thomas is announcing their new A Moment in Paradise wedding package.
Couples who stay six nights or longer will receive a free wedding, including an on-site planner to organize the ceremony, a wedding cake, a bouquet and matching boutonniere, wine and cheese, a wedding portrait, and more. Additional upgraded amenities are available to suit any budget.
Afterwards, the newlyweds can enjoy an array of activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, and jet-skiing, or they can simply relax in the luxury spa. For more information visit Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on Facebook.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
LUXURY HOTEL IN SWITZERLAND OFFERS UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE TOUR
Couples planning a European honeymoon might want to consider a stay at the 5-star Bellevue Palace, located in the heart of Bern, Switzerland. The resort is currently offering a “Bellevue Architecture” package which includes:
* A private 90-minute sightseeing tour of the city
* A 4-course dinner at the Restaurant La Terrasse (excl. drinks)
* Breakfast buffet
* Complimentary book about the history of Bern
* A glass of champagne on the day of arrival
One night in a deluxe double room is priced at CHF 459 (approx. $520 USD) per person with additional nights at CHF 279 (approx. $317 USD). The offer is valid between Fridays and Sundays until December 31, 2011. Visit Bellevue-palace.ch/dream/packages/bellevue-architecture for more information.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
ALTERNATIVE CRUISE EXPERIENCES PERFECT FOR ADVENTUROUS HONEYMOONERS
AdventureSmith Explorations, a leader in small ship cruise vacations, has announced a roster of excursions aimed at exploring vibrant native cultures and exotic natural environments that are ideal for couples interested in alternative honeymoon experiences.
Two sample trips include:
* Viet Nam & Cambodia along the Mekong River: Archeology, birding, and hiking team up with a cultural insight of these ancient countries. Beginning at $7980 per person based on double occupancy with four departures beginning in late January and continuing through mid-March 2012.
Visit Adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/427 for more information.
* Hawaiian Seascapes: Explore the “other side” of the Hawaiian Islands. Activities include birding, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing, with explorations of secluded coves and beaches. From $4,995 per person based on double occupancy. Beginning in early Nov. 2011 with a nearly continuous schedule through May 2012, repeating again from Nov. 2012 to May 2013. Visit AdventureSmithExplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/200 for more information.
Read about the additional worldwide cruise options AdventureSmith Explorations offers at AdventureSmithExplorations.com.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
HONEYMOON ON A NEWELY RENOVATED LUXURY CRUISE SHIP
Paul Gauguin Cruises, a luxury cruise line based in the South Pacific, has announced that one of its vessels, the m/s Paul Gauguin, will undergo a $7 million renovation to be completed in January 2012.
Couples interested in planning their dream honeymoon aboard the newly designed extravagant ship should contact a travel professional at 800-848-6172 or visit PGCruises.com .
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
4TH NIGHT FREE OFFER FROM THE GRAND DEL MAR IN SAN DIEGO
The Grand Del Mar, an award winning resort and member of The Inside Weddings Editor's Circle, is offering a fall getaway with a complimentary forth night that would be a perfect for engaged couples who are interesting in visiting one of southern California’s premier wedding venues.
Receive the forth night free when booking a four-night stay, beginning at $395 per night. Available through January 31, 2012. Visit TheGrandDelMar.com/san-diego-resort-specials-packages.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
SUSHISAMBA OFFERS FUN OPTIONS FOR PRE-WEDDING EVENTS
SUSHISamba, a restaurant that blends Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music, and design, is offering entertaining classes that would be perfect for engagement parties, bridal showers, or bachelor/ette parties. Options include:
* Beverage Tasting - Explore a range of libations, from sake to pisco, Japanese beer to cachaça. Customize the experience with a Japanese-style tasting menu.
* Sushi & Sake 101 - Master the art of sushi making while sampling a variety of premium sake flights.
* Samba Dance - Discover the lively beats and spirited movements of the official dance of Brazil under the guidance of skilled samba instructors.
SUSHISAMBA has locations in New York City, Chicago, Miami, and Vegas. For more information, visit SushiSamba.com.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
YEAR-ROUND WEDDING OFFERS FROM FOUR SEASONS WHISTLER
Just north of Vancouver, British Columbia, The Four Seasons Resort Whistler has a beautiful selection of wedding venues and packages available for events in any season.
Couples may declare their vows on a 12,000 year-old glacier, have an intimate gathering in the resort’s charming courtyard, or celebrate at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, an architectural landmark located adjacent to the property.
Newlyweds receive a complimentary stay in a honeymoon suite on their wedding night, and guests joining the celebration can enjoy year-round skiing, championship golf, and pampering in the resort’s luxury spa.
To view the resort’s selection of customizable wedding packages, visit FourSeasons.com/Whistler/Weddings/Wedding_packages .
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
A WEDDING OFFER FROM AN HISTORIC IRISH MANOR
Castlemartyr Resort in County Cork Ireland blends classic elegance with contemporary style and is an ideal setting for a luxury wedding. The resort’s wedding package incudes the following:
* A red carpet welcome
* A mulled wine reception with chef’s selection of canapés
* One night’s accommodation for the bride and groom
* A five course set menu
* A half bottle of house wine for each guest
* Extended bar hours
* Personalized menus/table plan and more
The resort hosts only one wedding per day and allows full access to the stunning estate for wedding day photography and videography. A special room rate for guests including full breakfast can be arranged.
Based on 150 guests, the cost for this package is €13,800 (approx. $18,780 USD). Service charges and VAT are included. Available November 2011, January 2012, and March 2012. For more information visit CastlemartyrResort.ie or e-mail email@example.com.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
BRIDAL SHOW IN FLORIDA WITH DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES FOR OUT-OF-STATE BRIDES
The award winning Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach, FL is hosting the "Elegance on the Beach Bridal Show" on September 25th from 1-4pm. The event will feature South Florida’s premier luxury wedding vendors. Brides can register to win prizes and will have the opportunity to consult with the industry’s finest professionals. Complimentary mimosas and bellinis will be served.
Acqualina will also be offering 50% off room rates for out-of-state brides interested in exploring destination wedding opportunities in Florida, including the resort’s newly unveiled beachfront event lawn.
Tickets are $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door and include complimentary valet parking. Please contact Rachelle Alexander at Madison Parker Events 786-394-3645 or e-mail Ralexander.firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive 50% off the room rate, enter WedACQ2011 as the attendee code when booking at Acqualinaresort.com/.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
THE ST. REGIS BORA BORA CELEBRATES ITS FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is rolling-out a series of special experiences to celebrate its fifth anniversary, one of which would be ideal for couples considering a honeymoon in French Polynesia. The Fab Five Package includes:
* Five nights stay in a Premier Oceanfront Retreat or a Royal Oceanfront Retreat Villa
* Complimentary breakfast
* $500 resort credit which can be put to use for meals, activities, spa treatments, and more
* Specialty cocktails for two
Plus, the first 75 reservations will also receive complimentary chic “his” and “hers” sunglasses by Lacoste.
The Fab Five” package is valid until August 31, 2012. When booking, ask for rate code “5fab.” For reservations, or to learn more about other packages currently being offered, such as one specifically for couples who happen to be celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary, visit: StRegis.Com/BoraBora; email: email@example.com or call: (689) 607898.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
"BRIDE WHISPERERS" MAKE HOSTING A WEDDING IN PUERTO RICO A BREEZE
Five Puerto Rico Hilton Worldwide properties are proud to introduced their new team of Bride Whisperers, specially trained wedding consultants available to help couples create fairytale destination weddings. Bride Whisperers are available at the following properties:
* El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort: Includes a private island that can be reserved for exclusive events. ElconResort.com.
* Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort: An award winning Cliffside property with sweeping ocean views. LasCasitasVillage.com.
* El San Juan Resort & Casino: A legendary property that blends tropical splendor with old-world elegance. ElSanJuanHotel.com .
* Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza: A picturesque beachfront property minutes from Old San Juan. CondadoPlaza.com.
* The Historic Caribe Hilton: San Juan’s largest hotel and the perfect location for extravagant weddings of up to 500 guests. CaribeHilton.com.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
TWO FALL OFFERS FROM A LUXURY MOROCCAN RESORT
Sir Richard Branson’s stunning Moroccan retreat, Kasbah Tamadot, is offering two packages this fall that would be ideal for a last minute romantic getaway.
Enjoy a free night plus 50% off the full board supplement when you book a stay for at least 3 nights in one of Kasbah Tamadot’s suites or luxury Berber Tented Suites. Rates start at USD $2000 per room for 3 nights (based on two people sharing a Superior Suite) and include all meals.
Or, book 4, 5, or 7 nights in any other type of room and receive an additional night for free. Rates start at $695 per room per night based on two adults sharing and include breakfast.
Valid until October 21, 2011. Offers are subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 0800 716 919 (toll free) or visit VirginLimitEdedition.com .
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
SAY "I DO" AGAIN WITH THIS VOW RENEWAL OFFER ON ROMANTIC MAUI.
Are you and your spouse considering renewing your vows? All guests of Outrigger Condominiums on the beautiful island of Maui are invited to celebrate their love in complimentary weekly vow-renewal ceremonies at the intimate Merriman’s Kapalua at Kapalua Resort, overlooking the spectacular scenery of the Hawaiian coastline.
A non-denominational officiate will lead couples through the ceremony featuring distinct Hawaiian cultural traditions. Guests will be presented with a certificate to commemorate the day and can also opt to purchase photography or videography.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. each Wednesday and are limited to eight couples each week. For more information visit OutriggerCondos.com or call toll free: 1-800-OUTRIGGER (688-4444).
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
MARRY IN A 16TH CENTURY IRISH CASTLE WITH THIS LUXURY WINTER WEDDING PACKAGE
The Dromoland Castle, a luxury castle resort in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, Ireland is offering an exclusive Winter Elegance Package that includes the following:
* Mulled wine welcome reception
* One night’s accommodation in the Bridal Suite
* Complementary use of the Brian Boru Hall, Drawing Room, or Terrace Room venues
* Five course set dinner menu
* Sparkling wine toast for all guests
* A half bottle of house wine for each dinner reception guest
* Extended bar hours
* Personalized menus, seating plan, and place cards
* Chair covers
The resort hosts only one wedding per day and allows full access to the stunning estate for wedding day photography and videography.
Based on 120 guests, the cost for this package is €12,001 (approx. $17,101 USD). Based on 150, the cost is €14,878 (approx. $21,201 USD). Service charges and VAT are included. The package is available November of 2011 and from January through March of 2012. The hotel can be contacted at 1-800-346-7007 or through their website: Dromoland.ie.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
GET IN SHAPE FOR THE WEDDING WHILE SURROUNDED BY COTE’AZUR SCENERY
Located just outside of St. Tropez, La Réserve Ramatuelle Resort is offering a five-day, four night Très Français Boot Camp program with training that includes walks through the Mediterranean countryside, spa treatments, and delicious yet healthy food prepared by a gourmet chef. Designed for groups of 4-8 people, it’s a perfect excuse to getaway and get in shape with the bridal party before the wedding.
The boot camp will have two sessions: September 18-23 which is priced at €5450 (approx. $7876 USD), and October 10-15 priced at €4950 (approx. $7153 USD). Rates include accommodations in a Deluxe room and full board, per person based on single occupancy. Visit LaReserve-Ramatuelle.com/en/news for more information.
MONDAY AUGUST 29, 2011
SEASONAL WEDDING PACKAGES FROM THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT JACKSON HOLE
With Wyoming’s Teton Mountains as a spectacular backdrop, The Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole is the perfect location for an alpine wedding, no matter the season.
The resort offers two packages, The Gold Package valid during the summer months, and The Silver Package, valid during the fall and winter months. Both come with a dedicated wedding specialist and a one-night stay for the bride and groom on their wedding night.
Additional highlights of the gold package include:
* Selection of six passed hors d’oeuvres
* Four-course plated dinner with choice of two entrées
* Five-hour premium bar package, including wine served with dinner
* Five complimentary valet parking passes for the wedding party on the wedding day
Additional highlights of the silver package include:
* Selection of four passed hors d’oeuvres
* Three-course plated dinner, featuring a pre-selected menu
* Four-hour deluxe bar package including wine served with dinner
The Gold Package starts at USD 198.00 per person, while the Silver Package begins at 168.00 per person. Food & beverage minimums apply. Packages can be customized based on number of attendees and budget. For more information visit FourSeasons.com/Jacksonhole/Weddings .
FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 2011
VILLAS DEL MAR IN LOS CABOS OFFERS PRIVATE BEACH CLUB FOR WEDDINGS
Villas Del Mar in Los Cabos, Mexico is offering their private beach club, Club Ninety Six, for destination weddings.
Bride, groom, friends, and family can enjoy a 5 night stay in a private villa that accommodates up to 16 people, plus an additional 4 night stay for the newlyweds at a more intimate residence.
The wedding package includes:
* Planning services by an experienced event coordinator
* Wedding officiant to conduct the symbolic ceremony (not legal)
* Choice of ceremony locations including beachfront or lawn
* Mariachi band or trio of local musicians
* Rose bouquet
* Champagne breakfast
* In-home couples massage and more
Various options and add-ons for personalizing the day are also available including Mayan spiritual cleansing and a Mexican Horse ballet demonstration on the beach.
A wedding at Club Ninety Six with lodging, ceremony, dining and more starts at $38,500 and is available May 1 through November 15 in 2011 and 2012. For more information please contact Tez Abbott at 624-144-6013 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit