SOURCE: Marriott International
GURGAON, INDIA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) - There's a reason why weddings have always been cause for celebration. Whether they symbolize the joining together of two dynasties or simply two people at the start of a new life together, weddings bring individuals and families together in a way no other tradition can match. Yet, for all their gravitas, they're also a lot of fun for those who plan them right. And the first step to any blissful union, as the Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon can attest, is picking the perfect venue.
While the Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon easily ranks among Delhi's finest business hotels with its seven meeting rooms and well-appointed business center, it also takes the cake for wedding celebrations. That's because those same meeting rooms can be transformed -- with the expert assistance of the hotel's dedicated event staff -- into some of the most elegant and festive wedding halls in Gurgaon. Décor is key when it comes to creating the right atmosphere for a wedding, whether one is considering floral arrangements, mehndi artists or lighting. Not only does this hotel have the capacity and experience to pull off a well-appointed wedding and reception, but its expert events staff knows how to coordinate all the pieces for a seamless affair.
The venue is just as important as the details when it comes to issues like location, safety and capacity. Choosing a venue located within city limits no further than three hours from where the couple lives is key to convenience. It must be officially approved as a large-event venue with appropriate security in terms of fire and theft so that the big day is worry-free. From there, as with this ballroom in New Delhi, it's ideal if the space incorporates additional square footage via an outdoor courtyard or pre-function space so the couple can also host cocktail receptions and supplemental ceremonies.
Choosing a venue that includes comfortable lodging for out-of-town guests is also critical. Offering some of the most comfortable Gurgaon accommodations available, for example, this property welcomes guests with iHome docking stations, free high-speed Internet and 24-hour in-room dining options.
Of course, no wedding is complete without a tempting array of dishes and drinks. Once again, the right venue will provide plenty of opportunities for couples to create customized menus with the culinary staff. Couples should also take the time to review with staff details like server uniforms for the wedding reception (tuxedos or workaday hotel attire), service options (food stations, five-course dinners), contingency plans for inclement weather and parking.
Before signing on the dotted line, however, couples should make sure everything is in writing. Sticking to a budget is just as important to starting married life on the right foot as it is to having a good time at the wedding, and no one wants any surprises as the end of the day. The following budgetary breakdown is a good place to start:
- Venue: 15%
- Ceremony and Reception: 30%
- Music and Entertainment: 5%
- Décor: 15%
- Wedding Attire and Jewelry: 15%
- Photography: 10%
- Stationery: 4%
- Miscellaneous: 6%
Planning a wedding isn't easy, but with the right venue and an experienced team, the process can be as exciting and fun as the big day itself.
About the Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon
Located near India's capital city, New Delhi, the Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon is a stylish and modern destination. Its 192 guest rooms and six suites indulge guests with tech-savvy features (two phone lines, iHome docking stations and high-speed Internet access) as well as spacious work desks, ergonomic chairs and international channels that guests can tune in to on their flat-screen, LCD televisions. Three dining options run the gamut from the casual MoMo Cafe, to the sophisticated Bar Zen, and the hotel boasts easy distance to delicious dining as well as top attractions, businesses and the airport. Guests in search of relaxation also appreciate the hotel's other amenities like its health club, outdoor pool and spa. Plus seven meeting rooms afford 2,390 square feet of high-tech event space so that every event, whether it's for business or pleasure, is as memorable as one's stay at this premier property.