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Join us in South Africa

DECEMBER 4-7,2017


The Experience You've Been Waiting For


A Conference, Workshop and Retreat all-in-one

The Coterie Retreat is an annual 3 day conference for wedding and event professionals that service the multicultural market and are looking to fine-tune their businesses, master best practices and enjoy some down time connecting with the best of the event and wedding industries.  

Launched in 2014 by the founders of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, the Coterie Retreat is more than just another conference -- it champions inclusion, diversity, and community.   Read the backstory here.

Created specifically for members of the Coterie by Munaluchi and their industry peers, the Coterie Retreat was put together with you in mind.  Our mission is to provide a platform of growth and collaboration for wedding professionals that cater to the fast growing multicultural market.  


What to Expect


Intimate Roundtables

These intimate group sessions (focus groups) are led by selected speakers.  In these optional sessions, you’ll benefit from more in-depth instruction on a number of pre-approved topics. Classes are limited to a small number of attendees and give you a chance to deep dive with a speaker and get your most burning questions answered.  

Expert Speakers

Take advantage of expert panels of informative discussions from our top notch speakers designed to give you the fundamentals to help your business flourish.  Each of our speakers and panelists will offer you an enormous wealth of knowledge, ranging from business best practices to hands-on learning experiences.  You’ll also get a chance to dive deep with select speakers.  Get your questions ready for some intense discussion centered around the wedding industry and entrepreneurship!


Networking Dinner Parties

Networking is so important in any industry. But it can also be extremely intimidating.  At the retreat, you'll have the opportunity to finally meet creatives you've been engaging with on social media, plus plenty of new faces.   Put down your guard and open yourself up to new friendships. You never know where your next lead will come from. 


Curated Experiences

Just like the stellar education and workshops, the experiences and people you’ll meet along the way are priceless.  Each evening you can expect a curated event.  From cocktail parties, to seated dinners to formal galas, the opportunity for inspiration and relationship-building is endless.  Bring plenty of business cards, and your dancing shoes as well!



The Location


Reserve your spot today. RSVP  

Scenes from the 2016 Coterie Retreat in New Orleans

Thanks to all of our partners who helped make our 3rd annual retreat a major success.  


Become a Sponsor

Just last year, our social media and online reach for the Coterie Retreat hashtag #coterieretreat was over 2.66 million impressions.  This year our reach will be even greater.  We would love to get your product or services in front of our audience! Use the form below to submit your request to sponsor and we'll be in touch with you shortly.


The Buzz

Synergy is the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. That is what we have within the Coterie. We are stronger together and all the relationship capital that we build and walk away with from this retreat will be what propels us forward as a collective into our future.

This retreat was amazing for me as it showed me what I am a part of. It helped me to recognize that I am not alone in my business and that all I need to do is reach out because there are so many hands available to hold me up or carry me. I am looking forward to a fabulous year of collaborations and growth with colleagues who have becomes friends and to working with a platform that can define the next generation of wedding professional internationally.
— Ophellia McKnight - The Destination Collective


This was my first year, and I was blown away by the level of excellence that was given to us every day. The rounds went higher on each day with the speakers and events.

I’m still high on a cloud.
I’m glad to call this community family.

2017 can’t get here fast enough.
— Chad Pennington - Sobitart Photography


Attend the Coterie Retreat and you'll leave ready to create your own success story.


Are you looking for a business refresher? 
Are you feeling like your company is at a standstill?  
Do you yearn to be surrounded by exceptional industry professionals that share your passion and drive? 
Or perhaps looking for that push to help you take your established company to newer heights? 


Join us in Johannesburg, South Africa for an exceptional experience.
Grow your market. Expand your horizons. Take time to reflect.  You deserve it! 



Experience It For Yourself