“The all-season magnificence of our city is the wealth that generations of our predecessors have created and preserved. We have to reach a new level of event wedding tourism so that the search for a place for a celebration, no matter how it might be thought: creative, sea, carnival, retro or literary, would always lead to St. Petersburg’, says the welcome address of the Vice-Governor Oleg Markov.
According to the latest data, the annual world market of wedding events is $ 300 billion, $ 16 billion of which newlyweds spend on celebrations outside their home country.
According to St. Petersburg Committee on Civic Affairs, more than 50,000 marriages are registered annually, 90% of which are couples, where one of the newlyweds is a representative of the Russian region or a foreigner.
According to Evgeny Pankevich, Chairman of St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development, wedding tourism is a global trend all cities in the world are seeking to develop, and St. Petersburg rankes one of the leading places in this direction.