A conference, workshop & retreat all-in-one

The Coterie Retreat

December 2-5, 2019 | Nassau, Bahamas

A three day annual retreat hosted by Munaluchi, for wedding professionals that cater to the fast growing multicultural market.  Our mission is to create an environment where collaboration and community triumph.  We do this by bringing the best of the wedding industry together in a relaxed, non-intimidating setting for deep reflection, much needed downtime, and education. Find out more


Nassau, Bahamas

join us at grand hyatt bahamar!


our host hotel partner


Award winning elegance in Bahamas

Voted Top Resort in The Bahamas at the Reader’s Choice Awards, Bahamar is a jetsetter’s dream.  Our host hotel, the Grand Hyatt Bahamar, with its stunning ocean views, pools, dining and nightlife is the perfect location for our 2019 Coterie Retreat.  With a stunning array of experiences and amenities, there is something for everyone at Grand Hyatt Bahamar. 

our keynote speaker


Ms. Sheila C. Johnson

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The 1st African American Female Billionaire

Sheila C. Johnson is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose accomplishments span the arenas of hospitality, sports, TV/film, the arts, education, women’s empowerment and community development.

As Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Ms. Johnson oversees a growing portfolio of luxury properties in Virginia, Florida and South Carolina. The equestrian-inspired Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, has been recognized as one of the country’s finest luxury properties and has been awarded the esteemed Forbes Five Star rating… Read her full bio.



Rave Reviews




"The Coterie retreat proved to be an incubator for cultivating relationships that are sure to last a lifetime. I expected to receive information that moved me in regards to my business, but the unexpected surprise was the movement that I experienced within myself. I'm forever grateful for this experience, and can't wait to be mentally and professionally taken to another level during the next retreat. Munaluchi, you absolutely rocked it!!" - Robyn Gordon


A Stellar Speaker Lineup

We pride ourselves on bringing sought after speakers to the Coterie Retreat that are not only from the wedding industry, but pioneers in their fields who are ready to engage and impact our attendees with their expertise.  Each speaker will leave you with actionable items to apply to your business before you even leave the retreat.  Speaker announcements are being released daily. Visit our speakers page to learn more about each speaker. 



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Schedule of Events

Keynotes, Workshops
& Curated Events

By design, the Coterie Retreat is intimate in nature, to allow for meaningful connections and plenty of time for education from our speakers. Throughout the three days and nights, attendees will experience a range of Keynote presentations from wedding industry greats, hands-on workshops, breakout seminars and curated networking events.  


& Suppliers

It is always an honor to partner with some of the biggest brands in the wedding and events industry.  Without our partners, the Coterie Retreat wouldn't be possible.  Our 2019 Coterie Retreat sponsor list will be available soon. In the meantime, we have openings for a select number of categories. To be considered for sponsorship, use the application link below. 


Why Attend?


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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?


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


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