What is legally required for weddings by the Sultanate of Oman?
Please note that no wedding ceremonies can legally be conducted on property. Wedding receptions, however, are welcomed.
For a legal Islamic marriage, the marriage contract needs to be conducted by a legal or religious representative in the court. Expatriates can be married provided they meet the civil and religious requirements of their home country. Certain embassies and consulate staff can perform civil marriage ceremonies. Please contact your embassy for more details.
What do I need to know before contacting the hotel?
You should know the estimated number of guests, a date and an approximate budget. If possible, select a few alternate dates in the event your first choice is not available.
How far in advance should I reserve the date?
To avoid disappointment, it’s recommended you book 12 to 15 months in advance; on occasion, it may be possible to accommodate you on shorter notice.
What is the average cost per person for food and beverage?
Based on current banquet menus, you may expect to spend on average OMR 24 per person for dinner and soft drinks. This does not include alcohol or the 22.85% government taxes, VAT and service charge. Note that menu items and pricing are subject to change and guaranteed 90 days in advance. Your final menu pricing will be based on your actual selections.
When are the deposits due?
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The estimated final balance is due 30 business days prior to your event.
When do I need to tell the hotel how many guests will be attending?
The catering department must be notified of the exact number of guests attending the function at least 14 days prior to the event. This will be considered a guarantee, for which you will be charged, even if fewer guest attend the function.
What is the cancellation policy?
The deposit shall be retained as a cancellation fee, depending on how far in advance the event is cancelled. Guest room cancellations follow standard room cancellation policies.
Can the hotel cater my offsite celebration?
The hotel can provide offsite catering in the venue of your choice.