Tue, 05 September 2023
Having the perfect venue is essential for planning your dream wedding. Farah Baig presents you with a selection of Bahrain’s finest ballrooms and halls, and key features that set them apart, to help narrow down your search.
GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN CONVENTION & SPA
Having opened its doors in 1969, Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa has successfully cemented its position as one of the leading hospitality venues in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Having an exceptionally big wedding is a reality with Gulf Hotel Bahrain as their luxurious ballrooms can comfortably seat up to 1,000 people. This is the primary feature that sets the hotel’s ballrooms apart from others in the Kingdom – it has the biggest hall with a beautiful terrace. In fact, these ballrooms cover a total area of 1,602sqm and can be booked at any time as per the availability. With a long guest list, it’s quite possible that you’ll have out-of-town guests. With 361 rooms, the hotel can comfortably accommodate guests and even offers special rates for out-of-town guests.
With some of the finest restaurants in Bahrain, and a skilled culinary team, the hotel proudly covers a wide range of cuisines while promising a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes. Guests can enjoy the very best of Iranian, Thai, Lebanese, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Western-Asian fusion, Japanese, Continental and Indian food.
It’s no secret that the couple would like for everything to be just perfect on their big day. With this in mind, the hotel has gone the extra mile to include special amenities for the couple with the bride’s suite located in the hall. This ensures that she is closer to the hotel’s assigned staff should she require any assistance or special services. The bride may also keep her mind at ease as she may check in on the setup progress at any time.
Having perfected their hospitality services over decades, the hotel offers support services prior to one’s wedding through to after the event ends. The team can also provide specialised equipment for the occasion including sound systems and special lighting.
Countless residents of Bahrain, including generations of families, have celebrated their red-letter days including engagements and weddings at this beautiful hotel. As the years pass, we’re positive that this tradition shall continue.
THE INTER CONTINENTAL REGENCY
The InterContinental Regency Bahrain welcomes you to the enchanting world of Happily Ever After and is thrilled to be a part of your wedding journey and to bring your dream wedding to life. This luxurious venue boasts historic charm and modern elegance that will leave you breathless.
The elegant and versatile spaces at the InterContinental Regency speak for itself. The hotel’s Rifaa and Ambassador ballrooms stand out for its cutting-edge facilities, elegant spaces and expert event planners. Al Rifaa Ballroom at InterContinental Regency spans an area of 5686sqft. and Ambassador Hall spans an area of 2648sqft. Al Rifaa ballroom can comfortably accommodate a range of guests, with a minimum booking requirement of 100 guests and a maximum capacity of up to 260 guests. As for Ambassador Hall, a minimum of 50 bookings are required and a maximum capacity of 80 guests.
With its high ceilings, grand pillars and generous space, this venue will transform your wedding into a grand and luxurious affair. The ballrooms feature round tables adorned with white floor-length linen, while the dance floor features an exquisite wood grain design – the perfect setting for the couple’s first dance. Furthermore, the hotel is able to cater to additional needs including a DJ booth and all related equipment.
The hotel also offers a meticulously-crafted selection of delectable dishes thoughtfully presented by its culinary experts. From local Arabic dishes to Mediterranean and Indian specialties, the hotel offers a diverse menu to satisfy every palate.
Depending on the package chosen by the guest, the hotel offers a range of special services to the couple, such as a complimentary bridal suite for the newlyweds, and a wedding cake to sweeten the celebration. As for out-of-town guests, the hotel offers special rates for an affordable and comfortable stay.
From exceptional service to tailor-made experiences, the hotel’s team is committed to making your wedding day an unforgettable experience.
JUMEIRAH GULF OF BAHRAIN RESORT AND SPA
As the newest luxury resort on the island in the Kingdom, Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort and Spa has seen a great demand as a wedding destination for the Indian and KSA market. The resort harmonises Jumeirah’s promise of unparalleled hospitality with the wonder of the destination, providing a true beachside escape in the heart of culture. Set to exceed all guest expectations, the resort and spa is an oasis for nature-loving friends, families and couples hoping to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life.
Clientele looking to choose the Jumeirah for their destination wedding can opt for a range of versatile indoor and outdoor venues of different sizes. The Ulfa Ballroom is the largest indoor venue, accommodating up to 300 guests, while the four smaller meeting rooms can accommodate 10 to 100 guests. The outdoor venues offer stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and are perfect for social gatherings and weddings.
With their expansive property and highly-capable hospitality team, the resort can host up to 1000 guests’ private events including a private island situated in front of the hotel’s private beach and up to 420 guests’ accommodation when utilising the hotel’s maximum capacity of 207 rooms and suites.
The resort also offers a dedicated events team who can assist with all aspects of event planning. With 207 luxurious accommodation units, world-class dining, an award-wining Talise Spa, and exceptional service, Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for your wedding.
Where special requests are concerned, the resort is accommodating and works with a variety of experienced wedding planners who can make any wedding dream come true. For those who prefer full privacy and exclusivity, the picturesque property offers a full buy-out for weddings.
Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort and Spa has everything you need to plan your destination wedding – an experience of a lifetime - in the beautiful Kingdom of Bahrain!
MÖVENPICK HOTEL BAHRAIN
The award-winning Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain offers a unique location for your wedding with the sprawling Al Murjan Ballroom.
One of the key factors which sets this ballroom apart is the privacy it offers on your big day. Al Murjan ballroom has a separate entrance, a ballroom lobby and private bathroom since it is located on the ground floor with direct access to the parking area. The entire ballroom including the lobby, side foyer and main hall covers an area of 800sqm and can comfortably accommodate 300 people following the setup of the stage and dance floor.
Rest assured that your guests will be tucking into some of the most scrumptious food in Bahrain at Mövenpick. The couple has the option of customising their wedding day menu and can opt for an international, Arabic or Indian depending on their preference. You can try out the menu for yourself ahead of the event with Mövenpick’s offering of a complimentary pre-wedding menu tasting for the couple.
Aside from the Al Murjan Ballroom, the hotel’s garden area serves as a picturesque backdrop for a memorable outdoor wedding reception and gatherings. This sprawling garden can accommodate up to 400 people. Based on the selected wedding package, the hotel provides a wide range of amenities including a wedding stage with carpet, flat dance floor, LCD projectors and built-in screens.
A memorable honeymoon setup and one night stay in the executive suite is also made available to the newlyweds in addition to special honeymooner’s amenities. And the celebrations don’t end with the wedding at Mövenpick as the hotel offers a complementary first wedding anniversary lunch buffet for the couple. Furthermore, special room rates and a 20 percent discount on Rimal Spa services are available for family and friends.
The hotel is notably located in the Muharraq with a spectacular view of the lagoon – a one-of-a-kind location for your wedding.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, BAHRAIN
Excellence and prestige come to mind with the sheer mention of the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. This remarkable hotel is a prime choice for couples wishing to have an extraordinary wedding on the island due to its high level of service, impeccable food, versatile venues and the distinguishing emotional connection the hotel shares with its guests.
With five beautiful venues, the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain offers you the perfect opportunity to plan the wedding of your dreams at day time or during the evening. Should you wish to accommodate between 400 and 500 people on the day, you can opt for one of the hotel’s grand ballrooms, namely the Al Noor Ballroom and Al Ghazal Ballroom. Apart from these two ballrooms, you can plan your unique wedding at the Masaya Pavillion or Gazebo, the hotel’s Private Island and the Grand Foyer. The Masaya Pavillion accommodates up to 250 people while the Masaya Gazebo can accommodate 80 people. As with every wedding, you’re sure to expect out-of-town guests, for which the hotel can offer group rates for a minimum of 10 rooms at peak.
The hotel offers a suite of support services as part of its wedding packages for 200 people and more. Prior to your wedding, you can have a consultation with their wedding specialist along with a personalised wedding site walk through. With years of expertise in Bahrain, the hotel can also provide you with a selection of trusted partners for other requirements such as lighting, sound systems, décor and more.
On the big day, you can expect a personalised wedding concierge for the bride throughout the event. Special welcome amenities will also be available at the Bridal Suits which offers and early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability).
With a highly skilled culinary team, the hotel has earned a glowing reputation for its food and beverage offerings, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a true wedding feast. In fact, the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain’s talented pastry chefs also have the skills to create a bespoke wedding cake which is sure to be a highlight. Menu items are meticulously plated and presented while live stations can be incorporated should you opt for a customised buffet dinner. The bride may also select a silver service menu or a set menu. Refreshments including traditional Arabic tea and coffee, juices, soft drinks and mineral water are also available on the day.
Catering specifically to the couple, the hotel offers you a memorable one-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton Deluxe Room or Club Suite depending on your selected package, and a relaxing fifty-minute massage at the Royal Spa. You may also enjoy a light dinner on the wedding night and, through in-room dining, a sumptuous in-suite breakfast the following morning.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain takes pride in serving its discerning guests and perseveres to create exquisite and memorable events for every guest.