The Okanagan Wedding Network was formed by 3 Kelowna wedding related businesses to address the current fragmented marketing of ‘destination weddings’ in the Okanagan Valley. We are Fully Supported by Tourism Kelowna because of the value we bring to the area attracting additional visitors by way of Destination Weddings or, put differently ….. well dressed tourists!
It all begins with the venue – for the ceremony, reception or both- and is probably the single most important factor which affects choices.
The Okanagan is an easy choice for area but when you start researching with online, very few venues appear in relation to those available. With 22 years of experience in the Okanagan, Hal Puder from TTM Events knew of many venues and with the technical knowledge of Jerry Mason from In-focus Videography and Bob Graham from Airwaves Music, they decided to form an association (The Okanagan Wedding Network) and a website, a directory of all venues in an entertaining, easy to use and informative fashion (icons). Costs are kept low to encourage full participation and the results have been successful especially due to the professionally produced 60 second video by Jerry Mason with leads off every listing.
In the future, we will continue to list and search out new venues as well as begin listing the vendors (network partners) that come recommended by the venues themselves and other selected professionals. Our mandate, as lofty as it seems, is to create the main resource for destination and local wedding couples by showcasing the Okanagan Valley and the many choices available for their wedding. We believe that the Okanagan has the ability to be the number one destination for weddings in Canada