Wedding Reception Venues for Communities

“Different Wedding Venues for Different Communities of the world”

Wedding is a religious activity and thereby the events and occasions involved in this religious activity differ amongst different religions. Selection of a wedding reception venue is certainly one of the major topics of discussions for the families, friends, relatives and most importantly, for the bride and bride groom involved in a wedding. A wedding venue has its significance not only because of the events or activities that are performed there, but because it displays the social “status” these days and therefore, it has definitely a lot to do with the wedding budget. The options for the selection of a Wedding reception Venue are numerous for almost all the communities or religions of the world.

There are many religions existing from centuries ago. Wedding has been a part of them since the same time. But the norms or the way wedding is carried out has been on a change. As all the cultures have the tendency to adopt certain events or activities, a wedding has been a subject to certain adoptions as well specially the weddings of the east or Islamic weddings. In the early days of Islam, wedding process just consist of two events: “Nikah” and “Rukhsati” or the departure of the bride. These two major events are still being followed, however certain events have been adopted from “Hinduism” such as “Sangeet” which is actually a musical evening arranged for the sake of having entertainment and fun which is commonly known as “Dholki” in the modern eastern or specifically sub-continent weddings. Therefore with the inclusion of this event, the discussion for the location or venue is another issue along with selection of venue for other major events such as “Nikah” (which is the Islamic recitation of Holy verses to call bride and groom as legally wedded husband and wife), “Rukhsati” (departure of bridge to her ultimate house) and then “Valima” or wedding reception. The general Venue for a “Dholki” or “Mayo” is a wedding hall or an empty ground which is turned into a hall by putting a well decorated Tent with chairs and tables decorated with flowers, colorful clothes and other decoration material. A small stage is made, where different chairs are installed for the Bride and groom to sit there. Another stage is prepared for purpose of dance, fun and entertainment which is now a day’s knows as “Dance floor” in the Dholkis. The “Nikahs” are usually performed in a Mosque or at home of the Bride. Therefore the venue selection for this particular event is not expensive. However, the venue selection for the wedding reception involves choosing a wedding hall, caterer and decorator. Hence the event management service business is quite popular and prosperous in this part of the world. The higher the budget allocated for the event, the greater is the display and beautification.

In the US and west, the wedding principles, venues and functions differ a lot from the east. The wedding of the Christians usually are held at “Church” which is their traditional wedding reception centre. The bride wears a traditional white bridal dress. She walks in the church through the red carpet, holding hands of her father of brother. Rationally, the Bridge groom is already present in the Church wearing a black suit in anticipation of her beloved Bride to arrive. The father or “Pope” of the church reads the verses of Holy Bible and then call the Bride and her groom to be Man and Wife. Apart from churches, wedding reception can be arranged at other venues as well as there is no rigid rule for wedding venues and most wedding venues can accommodate special arrangements or requests.

When it comes to Hindus, there exist cast systems and therefore there are many variations in the wedding events and selection of venues. However, most of their weddings are performed either at “Mandirs” which are their Gods and Goddesses’ temples or their houses where a stage is set usually knows as “Mandap” where the laws of Wedding are performed by their religious saint called “Pandit”.

Cocktail wedding receptions are also quite “in” these days as it’s relatively informal and allows the bridge and groom more time to indulge with their guests. Cocktail wedding receptions are also famous because it serves the need to put up more guests if some people have a long list of friends, relatives and family members as their guests.

Whether it’s eastern part of the world or west, wedding reception venues remain a very important topic of discussion in all the weddings. Factors such as the Religion of the wedding couple, Type of wedding, season of year, geographical location, budget and financial constraints play a vital role when choosing and deciding upon a wedding reception venue. There are variations that exist with differing conditions, religions and counties, but the basic objective of a wedding reception venue remains the same for all which is to serve as a place of Sentiments, rejoice, excitement, spirituality, fun and many memories along with it.

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