When Radisson Blu stands out
Tying the knot with your significant other brings a lot of responsibility into limelight without the added pressure of choosing an ideal venue. To make things simpler, Lifestyle sat down with Hameem Al Shahrial Ahmmed – Assistant Director, Online Marketing and Mohammad Iqbal Hossain – Senior Executive Catering Sales of Radisson Blu to discover why Radisson could be considered the ultimate choice of venue for weddings.
Situated on a seven acres of beautiful vistas, Radisson Blu is a sanctuary, away from the crowd and congestion of downtown Dhaka City. Idyllic landscape followed by extremely hospitalable staff makes it a prized venue for weddings.
The hotel is considered a premium venue with the availability of two large banquet halls - The Grand Ball Room and Utshob Banquet Hall. The Grand Ball Room can accommodate 600 people at a time on round tables, stretching up to 1500 people when positioned in theatrical style. It is ideal when you have masses of guests pouring in from different places to witness your big day. The guests will have an experience like none other in the largest pillar-less banquet in the country with absolute visibility of the events taking place, including the bride and groom.
Utshob Banquet Hall is also largely popular as a wedding venue. It can accommodate up to 350 people on round tables with the availability of a built in stage and two large green rooms for the bride and groom.
The green room itself is a huge advantage especially for brides to do last minute touch-ups and keep pre-wedding jitters at bay. Both the banquet halls are extremely spacious with a confined pre-function area which is also part of the venue. The foyer is an addition where guests can indulge in appetisers, mocktails and mingle among peers before they walk into the main area.
Unlike most other city hotels, Radisson has a unique landscape that can be fully utilised as a wedding venue especially during the winter season. The entire pool side area can be used as a venue in addition to the halls. It has a natural pond and a seating area right next to it, an excellent place to walk and share little laughter among the guests.
During weddings, Radisson also allows the use of their meeting rooms which, although is not a conventional wedding venue, is often used as an excellent setting to host pre-wedding or post wedding functions such as bachelorette parties or bridal showers. It leads to the roof where you get a spectacular view of the entire landscape. Winter also gives the opportunity to introduce barbeque as a part of the menu in these functions.
What is unique about Radisson is that they do not confine their guests among a structured wedding package or a handful of wedding planners. They welcome creativity and the preference of their guests.
All kinds of wedding planners and wedding event management companies are welcomed at Radisson and their guests feel very special to be able to customise their own wedding to the tiniest detail according to their hearts' content, while the staff members are more than ready to carry out their wishes.
Given the current situation of the country and the security for every guest in question, Radisson has recently increased their safety measures ten folds, achieving the Premium Certification from Safe Hotel Alliance. Security guards, Ansars, Police and members of the armed forces are stationed everywhere. However, any irritability rising from stringent security has been more than compensated for by the hospitable service from each member among the staff. Radisson has taken up the challenge of making their guests feel fully content.
To make your wedding experience more memorable, it is often suggested to spend your wedding night at the Radisson Blu. With the availability of beautiful bridal rooms, picturesque setting and great hospitality, you will be nothing less than absolutely elated.
PHOTO COURTESY: RADISSON BLU, DHAKA