The world is your playground

Of the five weddings hosted last year at Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay, two were destination weddings.

Annika Klopp and Mike Wahl of Winnipeg tied the knot last year at Two Eagles Lodge.

The Internet contains various definitions of destination weddings: a celebration in an exotic or resort location; marrying at least 100 miles from where the bride lives; where more than half the guests need to travel to attend.

Of the five weddings hosted last year at Two Eagles Lodge, two were destination weddings. Each occasion brought in nearly 100 people, and benefited some ancillary businesses such as Ambassador Transportation, Comox Taxi and Pacific Pro Dive.

“They bring in so much income to the economy,” said Carolyn Touhey, owner of the Union Bay Bed and Breakfast. “They have to go to the rental places and get their chairs and their tables and their cutlery and their plates, so there’s revenue there. They have to fly people in, so there’s money coming in through the airport or people driving.”

Be it Two Eagles, the Kingfisher or Mount Washington, destination weddings are big business for resorts.

“The brides are thrilled once they’re here,” said Touhey, who considers the Valley to be the ‘Riviera of Canada.’

“It’s such a beautiful location. We’ve got all the parts here in the Valley.”

The two weddings she hosted brought in people from Ontario and Manitoba.

“Two Eagles is an amazing place to get married,” said Annika Klopp of Winnipeg, who tied the knot last year with Mike Wahl. “Not only is the view breathtaking, but the hosts, Carolyn and Steve, are incredibly accommodating and thoughtful — they went to great lengths to make our destination wedding perfect. It was so nice to work with organized and proactive people when planning a wedding from afar. It took away so much of the stress.”

Just Posted

Two Courtenay Habitat for Humanity families receive keys to new homes

Lake Trail Road project officially has residents

Preparations ongoing for Courtenay’s annual Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner

The doors of the Florence Filberg Centre, downtown Courtenay, will open again… Continue reading

Valley woman found guilty on three charges following 2016 collision in Courtenay

The woman involved in a trial for a multi-vehicle collision in which… Continue reading

High winds force several BC Ferries sailing cancellations

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay, and Duke Point to Tsawwassen among closures

Swiss juniors train in Comox Valley

The Swiss national junior hockey team is training at the Comox Valley… Continue reading

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

Most Read