Paradise Pavillion at Ladera, St. Lucia

Paradise Pavilion See Forever At Ladera’s New Panoramic Wedding Venue
 

An unparalleled destination wedding locale to open in December 2009,
1,100 feet above the sea


In December 2009, Ladera will unveil its new Paradise Pavilion, a dramatic open-air destination wedding venue destined to become the Caribbean’s pre-eminent setting for ceremonies and receptions of up to 100 guests.  The newly constructed Pavilion is located along Ladera’s extraordinary rainforest ridge, on previously undeveloped land adjacent to the hotel.  Architecturally, the 1,200 square-foot Pavilion is a showpiece venue featuring the same renowned open-air design concept found throughout the resort with the famously unending panoramic views.  The Pavilion is crafted in Ladera’s signature rainforest style, with terracotta flooring, columns milled and richly polished from tropical greenheart wood, as well as cut stone and tile work crafted by local St. Lucian masons.
 
The Pavilion is deliberately designed with only a railing to separate guests from the natural rainforest terrain and not obstruct the astounding views of the Caribbean Sea, breathtaking sunsets, and the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
 
Though open, the structure is also sheltered making it flexible and suitable for any style of ceremony and reception. For wedding photographs, it will be the most dramatic backdrop of the Caribbean.
 
Ladera’s ultra exclusive hideaway, Hilltop Dream Suite #X8, is connected to the Pavilion by a lushly landscaped private pathway, flanked by fountains and a reflecting pool which culminates in a stone archway, the picture-perfect spot for a bride to make her entrance. 
 
The Hilltop Suite will function as a private place for the bridal party to dress, as well as a romantic honeymoon suite for the newly betrothed couple and will be packaged into the Paradise Pavilion rate.  With a total of 32 rooms comprised of 6 Villas and 26 Suites, larger wedding parties of up to 80 overnight guests may choose to reserve the entire resort, depending on seasonal availability.
 
Wedding receptions will be catered by Ladera’s award-winning Dasheene restaurant, with customized menus by Executive Chef Orlando Satchell, known for his farm-to-table menu and emphasis on fresh, island ingredients and innovative West Indian cooking.  Pre-wedding beauty services, as well as relaxing massages and wellness treatments, can be arranged at Ladera’s Ti Kaye Posé Spa.

Ladera has also introduced a new online Gift Registry on Ladera.com, allowing couples celebrating their wedding, anniversary or any special occasion to create a “Wish List” of services, dining, spa treatments and sightseeing excursions during their stay. Resort credits may also be purchased in advance and can be applied to any services at Ladera.
 
For reservations and information, go to www.ladera.com.  Guests may contact a Ladera wedding planner toll free at 866-290-0978, or by sending an email to weddings@ladera.com.

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