If you’re looking to add an element of royalty and romantic elegance to your stay, then The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain should be your go-to destination. By Bayar Jain
Weddings are best when they are away from the hustle of life’s daily chaos and embraced by the quiet demeanour of nature’s kiss instead. The Ritz Carlton, Bahrain doubles as this charming escape by giving you a picturesque backdrop to say your vows. Nestled on the coast of an island, this wedding destination echoes with the sounds of the Gulf’s gurgling waters juxtaposed by the breathtaking views of the city.
When here, personalisation paints the entire ceremony. Each wedding is designed by the bride and groom themselves, in consultation with Ritz-Carlton wedding specialists. Doubling as guides through every step of the way, these experts assist with protocol, invitations, flowers, decoration, music and menu tastings. As the day nears, you’ll see your fairy-tale vision coming to life, with each occasion immaculately tailored to exceed the guests’ expectations.
Designs and decor crafted to perfection aside, the hotel multiple venues to choose from to meet their guests’ varied scales of celebrations. While the Al Noor Ballroom is an opulent and elegant 858 square meters space featuring intricate golden designs and an ornate golden ceiling, the Al Ghazal Ballroom – which can seat up to 550 guests – is adorned with crystal chandeliers that cast a warm glow over their rich blue carpets. For guests looking for more intimate gatherings, the ballroom can also be sub-divided into four smaller rooms.
Their expansive Grand Foyer, replete with elegant marble flooring and ceiling-high windows offering picturesque views, doubles as a dramatic location ideal for receptions. The wooden panelled Rotonda, with its signature golden wall coverings and exquisite glass chandeliers, is a favorite for the groom’s half of the celebrations, thanks to its warm and elegant atmosphere. Their Arena, 43,000 square feet of versatile event space, brings together an amalgamation of traditional Arabic hospitality and natural beauty.
If that wasn’t all, Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Villas also have their own swimming pool, private beach, a round-the-clock butler, and luxurious private pathways leading straight to the sparkling azure waters of the Bay. For those looking for a laidback celebration, however, can opt for the The Private Island – an ideal escape lined with palm trees on one side and the seashore on the other.
A binding factor throughout the property are their exemplary catering services. Their executive chef, Yann Bernard Lejard, along with their culinary team, work closely with the couple of the hour to craft a personalised menu based on their preferences. From butler-served canapés and buffet-style dining, to a full silver service banquet, the range of dining and entertainment options is limited only by the guests’ imagination. And for the all-important wedding cake, their pastry team will be working with each celebrant to create the confection they crave for. An all-rounded wedding package – what more does one need?
For information and to reach a Ritz-Carlton wedding specialist, please contact +973 1758 0000 or visit their website.