Dressed in a traditional Jalabiya with intricate embroidery, adorned with jewels from head-to-toe, and hands decorated with delicate henna designs, the bride-to-be is dressed for the events that would mark one of the biggest moments of her life, her wedding. As family and friends come together to celebrate the occasion, from the henna function to the main event, it is vital that the bride gets her dream wedding. For any occasion to be truly majestic, such as a grand event like a wedding, or smaller, yet equally meaningful, events such as a birthday party or a corporate affair, one of the most important factors to consider is the location. The perfect location not only provides space for the event to take place at, but also adds to the overall ambiance and feel of the event, resulting in an unforgettable special occasion. At Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, the dedicated catering team headed by Director of Catering Mohamed Emam, the luxurious indoor and outdoor venues, as well as the deluxe amenities provided to the guests ensure that each celebratory affair leaves the attendees with pleasant memories for years to come.
Boasting two spacious ballrooms, The Bahrain Ballroom and The Manama Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay offers extravagant locations for a wedding or special event. The Bahrain Ballroom, larger of the two ballrooms, has the capacity to hold up to 900 guests, can be divided into three sections, and also opens up to a large terrace and The Lawn, both of which can be used during the event, as well as to host individual events.
The outside venues provide a great location for a European-style open-air event, whether in the day or night, the guests are hosted in a comfortable environment with picturesque views of the Manama skyline. The Manama Ballroom though is smaller in size, still has the capacity to host around 250-300 people, and can be divided into two sections – ideal for more intimate events.
Understanding the importance of ensuring a wedding is executed in the most stress free and flawless manner, one of the most unique services offered at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is the Bridal Suite, which is located adjacent to the ballrooms and provides the bride and her closest friends and family a private dressing area. Offered every bit of luxury for her big day, the bridal suite is fitted with a platform and large mirrors for the bride to make sure no detail is missed, and a spacious bathroom and closet space for all her personal belongings. Within the bridal suite, there is a companion suite, which has four dressing rooms and six mirrored stations, bathrooms, and a kitchenette for the bridesmaids, female friends and relatives to use to get ready with the bride, and they have access to it throughout the event for touch ups. The suite is connected to the ballrooms through a service area leading into the halls, which the bride can use to make her grand entrance, ensuring all eyes are on her from the moment she steps in till she makes her way to the stage. Both the bride and groom are also gifted monogrammed bathrobes as a keepsake to add to their wedding memories at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. The entire experience is a fairytale launch into their new beginnings.
Not only catering to large-scale events, the more intimate events are also attended to with the same amount importance and care. The conference services, along with Emam’s emphasis on attention to detail and necessity to not only match but also surpass guest expectations have resulted in the hotel being a suitable venue for all events.
For corporate events, the meeting rooms located on the 50th and 51st floor on the Sky Bridge, can accommodate up to 40 people each and offer a great place to meet with a stunning view of the island below. In addition to that, the hotel is also ready to do outdoor catering, for events such as kids’ birthdays or family gatherings.
Providing the same excellent service as that in the hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay brings that level of quality to the customer and allows them to experience fine dining at the comfort of their own home.
Making sure that the guests hosting the event are just as comfortable and happy as those attending it, Emam’s team discusses with the clients in great detail the nature of the event, their requirements, and budget to tailor a plan specifically for them. Having been in the industry for over 23 years, Emam says nothing is impossible when it comes to fulfilling requests. Upon a recent request by a guest to provide the Cornhall game, Emam’s team worked with the other departments of the hotel to manufacture the game itself for the guests. Making the guests feel special for every moment of the event, personalised items for social and corporate events are always provided, such as sugar logos on the pastries, personalised menus, and event settings. “When somebody approaches us, we have to make sure that with everything requested by the guests, we have to meet their expectations”, Emam says. Working also very closely with well-known vendors in the country, Emam and his team can inform the guests about which are the most suitable options according to their needs.
The level and quality of service put forth by Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay has definitely made it one of the most sought after destinations in the Gulf for celebrating precious moments. Standing tall at over 12 metres high, with an awe-inspiring panoramic view, high ceilings, and away from the crowd of the city, the hotel provides a feel of comfort and luxury. Whether it is a lavish event like a wedding, an intimate social event with close family and friends, or a corporate affair, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will work, adapt, and succeed into making it an extraordinary moment.
For more information:
Road 4612, Building 555, Block 346, Bahrain Bay
(00973) 1711 5000
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