The downtown Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel has doubled its Indian wedding business in the past year and hopes to continue to do so in 2010. With an Indian Chef on staff, a Tandoor oven (it is the only Marriott hotel to have one), and expertise on Indian wedding customs and traditions, the hotel’s wedding location in Baltimore, MD is a viable option for Indian couples looking for an upscale, traditional Indian wedding venue on the East Coast.
According to Sherri Griffis, Director of Catering at the downtown Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Chef Santhosh Arangamparambil oversees all Tandoori cuisine for Indian weddings and can provide a variety of regional cuisine to meet requests for fare from India. Additionally, he utilizes high-quality ingredients including pure desi ghee (traditional Indian clarified butter) as well as fresh spices ground by hand in this Baltimore, MD hotel's kitchen. The hotel also has its own Tandoor oven and specializes in customizing upscale special events for up to 3,000 people. This includes the ability to offer a la carte service and family style service.
Since traditional Indian weddings differ in ceremony and custom from traditional U. S. marriages, this downtown Baltimore hotel has become well versed in specific Indian customs and can easily house various ceremonies including the Sangeet, Baraat, and Garba. The hotel’s wedding venue has also cultivated strong relationships with South Asian vendors to offer Indian couples easy access to anything they may need for their traditional Indian wedding in Maryland.
Ms. Griffis adds that this Baltimore waterfront wedding hotel recruits a number of hospitality students from India who, in addition to the sales and event planning staff, provide high service levels and can relate to the traditional Indian food and culture they are serving during the many events.
The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott hotel offers a total of 80,000 square feet of event space including a 19,285 square-foot Grand Ballroom and a 14,313 square-foot Harborside Ballroom. Both spaces have breathtaking views of the Harbor and city of Baltimore, and can host events for up to 3,000 people.
For additional information on planning a traditional Indian wedding, and to speak to a catering sales manager at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, call 410-385-3000.
For more information, visit www.baltimoremarriottwaterfront.com .