GFH to take part in wedding planners confab | Sunday Observer

GFH to take part in wedding planners confab

One of the landmark hotels in Asia, the Galle Face Hotel (GHF) will be the only hotel from Sri Lanka at the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress from the May 2-4 in Phuket, Thailand.

The event is a luxury boutique congress which brings together high-end destination wedding planners under one roof to meet with a lavish spread of organisations that push the boundaries of industry excellence.

From Greece to Mauritius to Florence, the DWP Congress has grown over the years to become the only event of its kind. Its offering ranges from the most unique destinations, extravagant hotels, resorts, chateaus, palaces and venues.

The congress also connects leading wedding suppliers and creative partners ranging from couture designers, photography partners, and furniture rentals to jewellery partners, cake designers and so much more. Hundreds of connoisseurs of the destination wedding planning industry meet at this event to share their experiences, network, collaborate and represent the best of their country on a global scale. The attendees of the congress are cherry picked from around the world to ensure they represent the best of the best of their country on a global scale. South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is proud to be the only hotel with the honour of representing Sri Lanka in the global arena and promoting the country as an ideal location for destination weddings.

“The Galle Face Hotel is honoured to be partnering with the fourth Annual DWP Congress in Phuket this year. Being one of the oldest hotels in the East of the Suez Canal, we offer colonial charm and the perfect ocean setting assuring memories that last a lifetime,” said Director of Sales and Marketing, Galle Face Hotel, Mubarak Gaffoor. Having confirmed meetings with some of the world’s most renowned wedding planners, this event serves up a solid platform for all suppliers to be productive and efficient in achieving common objectives. The Galle Face Hotel has hosted several unique destination weddings since it was restored in October 2015, one of which saw the property play host to a wedding with 300 guests from India and Dubai‎. The hotel itself has a dedicated area for weddings which can accommodate up to 700 guests when the Grand Ballroom and Jubilee Ballroom are both combined.

With Sri Lanka becoming increasingly popular for destination weddings especially with markets such India (Goa and Kerala), Australia, United Kingdom and Dubai, the Galle Face Hotel provides the ideal backdrop to plan the dreamiest of occasions, all of which flourish under the expertise of the team whose purpose it is to ensure that every wedding is carried out with modern efficiency, warm hospitality and a touch of elegance. 


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