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Wedding Advisor

Our expert wedding advisors approach every wedding they have the privilege to guide with a personalized focus and a dedicated attention to detail. From scheduling the events of your special day to recommending the perfect table centerpiece, their consummate knowledge ensures every wedding delivers a glorious sea of memories.

What does The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha provide for weddings and receptions?
The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha provides all food and beverages, banqueting tables and chairs, linens, silverware, china, glassware, staging and a dance floor for your event. The rental of a ceremony location includes stage set up and banqueting. An event expert will be readily available to greet and assist your guests.

What additional services or items can The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha provide for my event?
The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha can recommend a wide range of specialty items and services to help personalize your event, due to the specific nature of traditional Arabic weddings we can arrange customized koshas and stages, Arabic menus, traditional Qatari dance shows and a private ladies entrance. All the above services may be obtained for a nominal rental fee. We can also assist you with welcome baskets, bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts and a variety of other special amenities to help add that personal touch to your wedding. Fees for above-mentioned items vary.

How do I arrange flowers?
Our resident floral designers will be delighted to create seasonal arrangements, centerpieces, bouquets, headdresses and corsages.We can also create special themes and matching décor for your event setting.

May I take wedding pictures at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha if my wedding is to be held elsewhere?
We reserve photography privileges for couples whose weddings or receptions are held at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha. For the wedding parties hosting an event here, there are a number of areas at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha that provide a beautiful backdrop for your event pictures.

What kind of music is available?

The on-site event expert can help you select the perfect musical accompaniment. Choices include an oud player, Arabic bands, a harpist, pianist, classical duos, jazz or a DJ.

Can The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha arrange transportation for my guests?

At your request, the concierge can arrange local transportation for you or your visiting guests.

Are the Salon and beauty services available at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha?

Located in The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha, the hair salon offers expert hairstyling and beauty services including intricate henna designs.You may also wish to reserve a soothing massage or invigorating spa treatment, to ensure you look and feel you’re best on your wedding day.

What is required by the State of Qatar, or the city of Doha for a legal wedding ceremony?
No wedding ceremonies can be conducted on property as they will not be legally binding. However, we will be happy to host your wedding reception.For a legal Islamic marriage, the actual marriage contract needs to be conducted by a legal or religious representative in the court. The bride is asked in the absence of the prospective groom if she agrees to the marriage and this question is then put to the groom. After the agreement, the groom joins hands with his future father-in-law and, with two witnesses present the marriage becomes official. It is not common for expatriates to get married in Qatar. Christian churches are not officially sanctioned in Qatar, although there is a resident Chaplain and a resident Roman Catholic priest. Expatriate workers 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, again provided that certain requirements are met.Kindly 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 for your event. 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, we recommend reserving 12-15 months in advance; however, we may, on occasion, accommodate shorter or longer notice. In Qatar, the wedding seasons are typically January - mid June and September - December.

What is the average cost per person for food and beverage for my wedding reception at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha?

Based on our current banquet menus, you may expect to spend on average QR 340 per person for dinner and soft drinks. Kindly be advised that our menu items and pricing are subject to change and are guaranteed 90 days in advance. Your final menu pricing will be based on your actual selections.

What are the deposits based on and when are they due?

A deposit of QR 10,000 is required to secure your reservation. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The estimated final balance is due thirty business days prior to your event.

When do I need to tell The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha how many guests will be attending my wedding reception?
The catering department must be notified of the exact number of guests attending the function at least 14 days prior to the date of the event. This will be considered a guarantee, for which you will be charged, even if fewer guest attend the function.

What are the cancellation policies?
In the unfortunate situation that an event must be cancelled, 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. Kindly contact our catering department for further details.

What local laws affect the events at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha?
Our event experts will work with you or your wedding consultant to reserve your dates, plan the schedule of events, coordinate all food and beverage details from the wine list recommendations to arranging your menu tasting and design. We will also work together to oversee the reception and assist with every aspect of your wedding experience at the hotel.

Any other suggestions for planning my wedding?
Create your own wedding binder by clipping pictures from bridal magazines and make notes on what you have liked at other weddings. This will help you select your flowers, cake, room décor and other special touches to make your wedding uniquely yours.

May I hold my ceremony and / or reception outside?
The reception may be held outside amongst the landscaped terrace gardens set within a myriad of palm trees and water features.We also provide outdoor catering in the venue of your choice, whether it is your home, garden or private marquee.


How do I select the food for my reception?
Our culinary brigade prides itself on originality, and offers an imaginative selection of menus to choose from. Or, we can custom-design a menu for you, along with your preference of beverages.

I/my guests have special dietary requirements, what are the options?
We are delighted to offer a selection of cuisines for any dietary requirements.Kindly consult your event expert for more details.

Can The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha provide my wedding cake?

Our talented resident pastry chef will ensure your new life together gets off to a sweet start. Choose from our imaginative wedding cakes and patisseries or customize your own creative temptations. If you have a photograph of a specially designed cake, we will be delighted to prepare that cake for you.

May I bring an outside caterer?
All events at The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha are catered by our exceptional culinary staff. However you may choose to have your wedding cake prepared by an outside vendor.

May I use outside vendors?

You may use outside vendors for your music, wedding cake and flowers.Due to the specific nature of traditional Arabic weddings, outside contractors may also be used for staging and the provision of special colors, patterns or designer linens and adornments.

Are there any guidelines or requirements for using outside vendors?
A deposit of QR 10,000 will be required from the outside contractor to cover any damages caused to The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village, Doha. A copy of the subcontractor’s contract should be given to the client, signed by the subcontractor before the subcontractor enters the hotel.The subcontractor’s contract should be presented to the event expert before any planning or negotiation.

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?
At your request, our event expert can provide a listing of recommended vendors for all your wedding requirements, from decoration suppliers to entertainment.