Recap of our New Orleans Retreat


The Conference You've Been Waiting For


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 mix and mingle 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.  Looking for a business refresher?  Are you feeling like your company is at a standstill?  Do you yearn to be surrounded with 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?  Attend the Coterie Retreat and you'll leave ready to create your own success story.

This year, our host venue is the luxurious Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  With unparalleled educational opportunities, intimate deep dives and carefully curated networking events, you will leave with a fresh take on your business and and jumpstart to a successful 2017.   Don't believe us? Here what your peers have to say!


What to Expect



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.  

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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!

Meet the Speakers




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. 

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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!


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The Location

New Orleans

Scenes from the 2016 Coterie Retreat in Barbados

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsors


Rave Reviews

The Munaluchi Bride Coterie Retreat provides not only workshop structured content, but intagible relationship building within the room with industry professionals that service clients within the multicultural market. Having a space where there is genuine support of each others businesses across the world is a unique niche that has not been experienced at any other conference I’ve attended or even researched.
— Jillian, One Touch Events LLC
December 9-12th literally changed my view on the wedding industry, being in a place with THE BEST OF THE BEST was inspiring. I arrived to the retreat energized but left on FIRE. The speakers, the stories, the laughter and the tears made this experience unforgettable. I made so many professional connections. And had the opportunity to sit at the table with someone I looked up to in the industry - Andre Wells. The Munaluchi Team’s attention to the details were impeccable. It was truly worth the investment!!!
— Darryl Wilson, D'Concierge Events

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