Up until recently, the well-known Canadian luxury hotel and resort company Four Seasons Hotels Ltd, steered clear of playing host to rambunctious week-long Indian weddings. The Great Indian Wedding, as we all know, is a no-expense barred, lavish affair. Guess the allure was too hard to resist for the low-hanging fruit to ramp up the profit margins. Now the Four Seasons Mumbai and Bengaluru have revealed exotic venues and special details for just such a wedding.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BENGALURU AT EMBASSY ONE sets the stage to celebrate the love stories of their valued guests, with elegant wedding venues, delicious cuisine and a commitment to excellent service.
Shalabh Arora, Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru said, “Four Seasons is known as a leader in luxury hospitality and its unscripted service from the heart. We realise that a wedding brings together not just the couple but also their families. Our hotel takes immense pride in making each celebration truly extraordinary. No detail is too small, and no request is too big.”
Venues: The hotel offers many versatile wedding venues that are ideal for all the occasions surrounding the special day, from a festive sangeet to a post-wedding brunch. Check out any one of the hotel’s three Grand Ballrooms with a capacity of up to 1000 people, out on the Terrace, or in one of the hotel’s salons. A lovely garden offers a lush, enchanting backdrop for wedding photography. The jubilant procession (Baraat) is welcomed through a dedicated arrival entrance, leading to a floral mandap under the sky. All function spaces are conveniently located on the same floor, allowing for a seamless flow of festivities. Terrace offers counters for live cooking and service, under the skies. The stylish Grand Ballrooms spacious interiors can be divided into smaller venues. Guests can set the stage for their main event with a welcome reception in the dedicated pre-function area or host intimate pre-wedding or wedding ceremonies in the adjacent Nectar or Lotus rooms adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. The Garden room features floor to ceiling windows and direct access to the open-air terrace.
Wedding Planning: Four Seasons wedding specialists create individually styled events, from the sangeet and mehendi to your wedding vows and honeymoon send-off. From floral arrangements, to beautiful backdrops for photographs that include serene waterfalls, imposing staircases and lush gardens to relaxing therapies at the hotel’s Infuse Spa, expert inhouse make-up and hairstyling services, last minute ironing requests are all efficiently handled inhouse.
Cuisine: The hotel is happy to customize a menu to guest’s personal tastes and to reflect their wedding theme. Award winning restaurants like CUR8 and Far&East, and its beautiful bar Copitas, featuring at No. 38 on the prestigious list of Asia’s Best Bars of 2023 make the hotel an ideal choice. At weddings by Four Seasons, the hotel’s chefs present a variety of cuisines including regional Indian specialities, pan-Asian delicacies, and international favorites. Savio Fernandes, Director of Food & Beverage at Four Seasons hotel Bengaluru says, “Superior linen, cutlery, china and glassware are standard at Four Seasons for any event. But we are happy to assist your wedding specialist to arrange for special patterns, colours, or designs,” adding that the hotel is happy to create wedding cakes, and more.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MUMBAI, renowned for its impeccable service and opulent ambiance, has become a coveteddestination for couples seeking to transform their wedding dreams into a reality. Salil Kopal, Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai says, “At Four Seasons, we believe in turning dreams into reality, and your wedding day is the masterpiece we help you create. It’s not just an event; it’s a chapter in your love story, and we are honoured to be a part of it.”
AER – The Ultimate Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Venue: Perched on the rooftop of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the nautical themed AER offers panoramic views of the city skyline, Arabian Sea, and the racecourse, Art Deco interiors, retractable Wimbledon-style roof, live music, and a DJ ensure that the party vibes are always soaring high. The culinary voyage at AER is led by Corsican mixologist Alexandre Renoue.
From the intimate setting of an Engagement ceremony to the vibrant beats of a Sangeet, Mehndi ceremonies and heartfelt Sagan rituals, the hotel’s versatile venues, including The Cocktail & Dining Lounge, which provides an intimate setting for more private celebration and The Great Room and The Gallery, with their grandeur, cater to those with an affinity for lavish affairs.
The culinary team at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai collaborates closely with couples to curate a menu that reflects their unique tastes and preferences, from globally inspired dishes to traditional regional delicacies, live counters, interactive cocktails, and an extensive wine list.
“Creating a culinary experience for weddings is not just about crafting dishes; it’s about weaving stories with flavours, a symphony that resonates with the couple’s unique journey. Every plate is a chapter, and together at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, we curate a culinary masterpiece that lingers in the hearts of our guests for a lifetime,” says Noel Mendes, Food and Beverage Manager.