May 16, 2011
For more information:
Zach Stratton
360-750-1553 Ext 19

Brides- and grooms-to-be now have centralized source for weddings in 
Southwest Washington 
VANCOUVER, Wash. - A new resource is now available to help happy couples plan their 
nuptials in one of the most beautiful and centrally located regions in the Pacific Northwest. 
Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office recently launched a special section on its website that 
provides information on Southwest Washington's one-of-a-kind special event venues, hotel 
facilities and other sought-after services such as catering.
"The combination of the area's natural beauty combined with our wide array of unique wedding 
venues makes Southwest Washington the perfect place for any couple to share their special 
day together," said Kim Bennett, president and CEO of the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism 
Office.  "Being centrally located also makes Vancouver an ideal spot to bring friends and family 
together from all parts of the Pacific Northwest." 
Whether planning a large or small wedding, Vancouver has venues to suit just about any size
and any theme from casual to formal.  Couples can choose from a variety of wedding sites 
ranging from stately historic houses, to golf courses, museums, community centers and hotels.  
And, with more than 2,600 guestrooms throughout the region, out-of-town guests will find it easy 
to make overnight accommodations.
The wedding section of the tourism office website can be found at
www.VisitVancouverUSA.com/weddings.asp .
About Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office
Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office (formerly Southwest Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau) 
is an economic development organization responsible for competitively marketing Vancouver and the 
surrounding area as a destination for meetings, conventions, and group and leisure travelers. The 
organization's mission is to promote Vancouver and Clark County by increasing convention and visitor 
business. For more information call 360-750-1553, or log on to www.VisitVancouverUSA.com .