Celebrate your special day in style at the venue of your dreams. Now that bigger ceremonies are back where they belong, OHLALA rounds up the best destinations in Bahrain for your wedding festivities.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY
Where: Outdoor Lawn
Capacity: 400 guests
Package: The packages are designed to make your day unforgettable. The flowers, cake, venue and decoration are taken care by them with a personal wedding planner available to help personalise your celebration. The Silver package brings a selection of continental and Eastern items with local and international cuisines. The Gold package offers live cooking stations together with continental and Oriental spreads. The Diamond package brings upgraded live cooking stations with fine and refined foods to reflect the couple’s taste. And the Micro-Wedding can be celebrated on the private island with an intimate beach dinner for the couple. Unique features: A lush, oval-shaped lawn, this is an elegant setting for birthday parties, wedding receptions, product launches, company banquets and more, with Bahrain Bay and the cityscape as a backdrop.
GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN CONVENTION & SPA
Where: Al Dana Ballroom and Awal Ballroom
Capacity: Al Dana can accommodate up to 1,000 guests, and Awal’s capacity is 350. With current Ministry of Health guidelines, they are able to accommodate only 50% of the capacity of each hall.
Package: There are different packages, but they include food, tea and Arabic coffee, water and soft drinks. Tables, chairs and stage without decoration. One-night complimentary suite for the couple with dinner on the wedding night and breakfast. VIP lounge and bridal preparation room on the day of the event (if booked at Al Dana only).
Unique features: The Gulf Convention Centre is the first major events venue in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The hall remains at the forefront of Bahrain’s business scene, maintaining its’s status as the largest and most impressive wedding reception venue on the island. The state-of-the art facility houses 33 venues and over 4,780sq/m to cater for wedding receptions.
MÖVENPICK HOTEL BAHRAIN
Where: Al Murjan Ballroom
Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Package: A dedicated wedding consultant, photo shoot at the hotel premises prior the event, use of LCD projectors and built-in screens, three-layered wedding cake service and presentation, pre-wedding menu tasting, tailored menus, unlimited soft drinks, tea and water during dinner. The package also offers one-night stay for the couple at the Executive Suite, with special honeymoon setup, early check-in and late check-out, in-room dining for the wedding couple and complimentary first wedding anniversary lunch buffet for the couple. In addition, special hotel room rate offers are available for the couple’s family and friends plus 20% discount on Rimal Spa services for the couple and 10% discount on Rimal Spa services for the couple’s family and friends.
Unique features: Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain celebrates love by offering amazing services, blending Arabian tradition with Swiss hospitality. The dedicated team members promise attentive service, reliable support and world-renowned cuisine to make sure your wedding day is a complete success and one that none can ever forget. Book your wedding package and get a 15% discount (offer valid until December 17, 2021).
REEF BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Where: Pool Delight Restaurant (minimum of 100 guests) and Shisha Lounge and Terrace
Capacity: Pool Delight seats 50 guests indoor and 150 outdoor (with social distance) and Shisha Lounge and Terrace up to 70 guests
Package: International menu with chilled juice, soft drinks and water. At Pool Delight, a four-layer cake (three edible layers and one dummy) is available, and a one-night stay in a Deluxe Garden Room with breakfast is offered in the booking of both locations.
Unique Features: Pool Delight offers easy access for guests, privacy at the location (especially for those that want a female wedding outdoors), sea and infinity pool view and garden and terrace seating areas. While at the Shisha Lounge and Terrace you can enjoy the sea, sunset and garden views.
REEF CLUB HOUSE
Where: Resto Club, Lagoon Moon and Club House Garden
Capacity: Resto Club allows 200 guests indoor and 50 outdoor, Lagoon Moon permits maximum 80 guests and the Club House Garden up to 300 guests
Package: The three venues offer an international menu, chilled juice, soft drinks and water.
Unique features: Resto Club is a newly launched venue with an imperialstyle interior with sea, sunset and Manama views. Lagoon Moon offers the pleasant experience of dining at a floating restaurant with a boat tour in the lagoon, privacy at the location and panoramic sea and sunset views. The Club House Garden is also a newly launched venue and is set in a vast botanical space with more than 50 plant varieties, wooden bridges and a swing with lagoon and Manama views.
SOFITEL BAHRAIN ZALLAQ THALASSA SEA & SPA
Where: Al Nassereyah Hall, Al Nakheel Ballroom and Private Island
Capacity: Al Nassereyah from 50 to 100 guests, Al Nakheel from 150 to 300 guests and Private Island from 50 to 120 guests
Package: Selected wedding packages on offer such as Silver, Gold and Platinum. At the Private Island, the hotel can create a tailor-made package to accommodate the couple’s requirements.
Unique features: The Al Nassereyah Hall is perfect for intimate events offering direct access to the garden area. The Al Nakheel Ballroom is one of the largest ballrooms in Bahrain with a beautiful chandelier and colour theme. The Private Island is a hidden gem that can be the ideal setting for an anniversary celebration or an intimate wedding.
THE DIPLOMAT RADISSON BLU HOTEL, RESIDENCE & SPA
Where: Al Fanar and The Grand Ambassador Ballroom
Capacity: Al Fanar up to 200 guests and The Grand Ambassador
Ballroom up to 900 guests.
Package: Elegantly designed with not one, but two ballrooms, they can plan your fairytale wedding in the dream setting of your choice. Their dedicated wedding team will be on hand to guide you through the planning process and ensure that every detail of your special day is as distinct as you are, working side by side with you to create your dreams.
Unique features: The Grand Ambassador Ballroom is spread over 1,236sq/m, it conjures modern elegance and grandeur, ranking as one of the largest ballrooms in Bahrain. Adding to that, you will also relish in a fine-dining experience curated specially by Bahraini Executive Chef Younis Ramadhan. The Al Fanar Hall is spread over 470sq/m framed by the Arabian Gulf and features two large pre-function areas such as a bridal prep room.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, BAHRAIN
Where: Al Noor Ballroom, Al Ghazal Ballroom, Grand Foyer, Rotonda,
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Villa and The Private Island
Capacity: Al Noor Ballroom up to 600 guests, Al Ghazal Ballroom up to 550 guests, Grand Foyer up to 500 guests, Rotonda seats up to 60 guests, The RitzCarlton, Bahrain Villa up to 50 guests and The Private Island up to 300 guests.
Package: At The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, each wedding is designed by the bride and groom, in consultation with Ritz-Carlton wedding specialists. The experts act as guides through each stage of the preparation, assisting with protocol, invitations, flowers, decoration, music and menu tastings. The culinary team work closely with the bride and groom to prepare a personalised menu based on their preferences, from traditional to fusion. From butler-served canapés to a full silver service banquet, the range of dining and entertainment options is limited only by guests’ imagination. And for the wedding cake, the pastry team creates the desired confection.
Unique features: An exceptional location for guests to cherish the memory of their lifetime and say ‘I do’. Nestled on the coast of the island, with breathtaking views of both the city and the sparkling waters of the Gulf, the resort features a selection of romantic venues and exceptional catering services.
Please note that the capacity of the venues is subject to government rules regarding Covid-19.