Conference Centre re-imagined as a Wedding Reception Hall

This ad is running on the website of Victoria’s Monday Magazine.

Here’s the pitch:

Make your big day unique in one of the most contemporary wedding and reception locations on Vancouver Island!

Celebrate the first day of your new life together in the new Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. A modern, award-winning design with stylish accents sets a stunning backdrop with hand-blown glass pendant lighting, dramatic wall murals and grand floor-to-ceiling windows.

Let us take care of every last detail – from exquisite West Coast catering to elegant décor – for up to 1,300 guests. Our professional wedding planners are experts at infusing special touches into your celebration while staying within your budget.

A few dates are still available for a 2010 contemporary wedding!

I’ve been hoping we would re-appraise the conference centre but this isn’t quite what I had in mind. Perhaps more along the lines of a downtown VIU campus or a “Centre of Excellence” offering top level seminars of interest to the business and scientific communities.

Frank Murphy