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Caneel Bay's Wedding Planner Allison Sells shares her passion for co-creating memorable Weddings:
I was born and raised in Naples FL and graduated from the University of South Florida. The first step on my chosen career path took place at the Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples FL, I loved this experience and knew that I was fortunate to be doing something that I truly enjoyed and cared about. After a while my then fiancé convinced me to move to his island home of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands and needless to say I am so happy we did! Right after coming to live here, I was lucky enough to start my Island wedding career with the Westin, St. John as their Wedding Coordinator. When a great opportunity presented itself for my now husband and I to move to the island of Martha's Vineyard, we jumped at the prospect and I worked for the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, as an Event Sales Manager, responsible for two properties.
Martha's Vineyard was an amazing experience, but after almost three years and two winters my husband and I missed the Caribbean lifestyle and decided to move back here. Ever since my first experience of St. John, I have always admired and aspired to work for Caneel Bay Resort in their Wedding department and I am happy to share that I have now been doing my dream job since 2014. I am passionate about "my" weddings and attending to all those details big and small, which ensure my bridal couples, as well as their guests, have the most beautiful and memorable day of their lives. It is a joy to welcome families and friends not only to this beautiful resort, but also this magical island which we are fortunate enough to call home. This is truly the most beautiful place in the world to live and work!
My 5 favorite things about Caneel Bay Resort :
The holistic environment where you really sense nature and service coming together, allowing our guests to relax and unwind.
The feeling of tranquility and sense of "disconnect" and definitely how private the resort is.
Our philosophy of only allowing one wedding a day, because our bridal couples for that day are the only ones that matter!
7 beaches and 170 acres which offer a variety of options for ceremonies and receptions of different sizes, both inside and out.
A full service environment where you can be reassured that everything needed for a Destination Wedding, will be taken care of by the Caneel Bay team.
Please reach-out to Allison by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 340-776-6111
Plan Your Dream Destination Wedding in the Caribbean!
Perfectly located on 170 lush acres within the Virgin Islands National Park, the Caneel Bay Resort offers a destination wedding and honeymoon setting like no other in the Caribbean. From the captivating point at Turtle Bay to secluded Honeymoon Beach, the enchanting surroundings of St. John create an inspiring backdrop for your special celebration.
For onsite weddings, refined creativity, sophisticated craftsmanship and crisp service blend seamlessly - ensuring that every moment is just how you’ve imagined it. Caneel Bay offers commanding views of the Caribbean coastline and elegant wedding facilities – setting us as the dream destination wedding location of couples seeking the intimacy and personalized service of a boutique hotel. During the planning process, you will choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, as well as splendid catering options from our renowned chefs.
For those seeking simplicity and convenience in preparation, we have created three wedding packages depending on the size of your Caribbean destination wedding:
Say "I do" at Caneel Bay Resort and receive a one hour welcome cocktail reception for you and your guests with our compliments. Book your wedding in June, July, August or November in 2016, with a minimum value of $25,000 and we will set the scene for the celebration of your big day in Paradise with a Tropical signature rum cocktail, accompanied by the melodic rhythms of a steel pan player. Please contact the Wedding Department for additional information and further assistance.
Terms: Subject to availability, blackout dates apply. The 1-hour cocktail reception includes basic setup with a premium open bar that includes most top-shelf brand liquors, beer, wine, champagne, the resort's signature rum drink and light passed canapes.
For couples wishing simply to get away from the stress of planning a big wedding, our Simply Us package contains everything you need for a romantic and elegant wedding just for the two of you. Package includes: arrangement and fee for the Officiant; bridal bouquet and boutonniere; one-tier 6" wedding cake; a romantic dinner for two on the beach, excluding drinks; a welcome bottle of House Champagne; and a Caneel Bay memory box, designed to hold all of the keepsakes you gather during your stay to remind you of this special occasion. This is an elopement package and can only be confirmed 90 days prior to the date of the wedding. For more information.
For couples looking to celebrate their special day with their closest family and friends, our Casual Elegance package is designed for a small, intimate destination wedding for up to a maximum of 30 guests. Package includes: arrangement and fee for the Officiant; couple's bouquet and/or boutonniere; a welcome bottle of House Champagne; a welcome platter of tropical fruits; one-tier 6" wedding cake; site and coordination fee; a standard beverage table that includes infused citrus water; a sand ceremony to keep as a memory item; and a Caneel Bay memory box, designed to hold all of the keepsakes you gather during your stay to remind you of this special occasion. For more information.
For couples who are looking for a bigger destination wedding, our Casual Elegance Plus package is available. This package requires a minimum of 30 guests. Package includes: arrangement and fee for the Officiant; couple's bouquet and/or boutonniere; a welcome bottle of House Champagne or wine; a welcome platter of tropical fruits; one-tier 6" wedding cake; site and coordination fee; a standard beverage table that includes infused citrus water; a sand ceremony to keep as a memory item; a trip for two on our Sunset Cocktail Cruise (sails on Thursdays and Sundays); breakfast daily for the couple (up to a maximum of 3 days); a special wedding gift; a Caneel Bay memory box, designed to hold all of the keepsakes you gather during your stay to remind you of this special occasion. For more information.
Our Wedding Wishes form is used to highlight your expectations and allow us to assist in creating your dream destination wedding. Once we receive your completed form, we will develop a tailor-made contract consisting of all of your wishes. Please know that we understand that your thoughts and ideas are evolving, we are happy to discuss options and timelines associated with creating the perfect Caribbean wedding for you and your loved ones.