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Marrakech Wedding (Party)

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Marrakech Wedding (Party)

Dear all,

We are planning to get married in Marrakech at the end of oktober 2014.

We know allready that the "official" part has to be in Belgium and we will have around 40 guests.

But we are wondering if any of you have "do's and don't do's" for us.

At this moment we are contacting some riads that look nice on pictures but we did not find the perfect spot yet.

Any of you that had been to Marrakech and know a very nice Riad that can make our wedding celebration like a dream?

We also concider taking two Riads, one for celebration and partly to sleep and then another one where the other guests can sleep.

Any suggestions will be very welcome.

Kind regards,

Tine and Sander

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1. Re: Marrakech Wedding (Party)

It's not clear from what you write, will you have 40 guests in Morocco?

A riad is a traditional house in the medina (old part of town) organised around a central courtyard with fruit trees and a fountain (without the trees and fountain it's a 'dar'). Many of these have been turned into boutique hotels.

Most traditional riads would struggle with 20 or more guests, and especially with seating 40 people for dinner. There are some hotels in the modern part of Marrakech that have riad in their name (riad actually means garden) that are much larger.

Marrakech, Morocco
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2. Re: Marrakech Wedding (Party)

Riads often share guests cooperatively, but 40?! As Tim states establishments often appropriate the word riad to give them some cachet but these are not riads but hotels. I know of a few owners that have more than one riad but these are rarely neighbouring and therefore would present a problem with transfers between the establishments. Some riads will cater for 40+ guests for buffet dinners (I have amongst others) but not for accommodation.

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There are a few places that I know of who specialise in weddings so you may wish to take a look at their websites if you have not already come across them in your research...Villas Fawakey, Riad Elizabeth, Villa Dinari. The first two I mentioned have their own licensed celebrant too.

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4. Re: Marrakech Wedding (Party)

riad karmela is a collection of three adjoining houses, and i believe they are also working on a neighbouring one. it might be possible for them to accommodate your party.

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