Under normal circumstances, a wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion that desires to be memorable and special. Everyone planning to walk down the aisle wishes for a flawless occasion. Every time must be spot on, no glitches, nothing.
While the most important part of the wedding is when the vows are exchanged in a church, mosque and courtroom or as one’s faith suggests, the statement is made at the reception where guests meet to celebrate the milestone.
To most people, the reception is so important it takes almost 90 percent of the wedding’s budget. To them it’s a disaster if anything goes wrong at that point. The reception is the wedding to put it lightly.
And like it is elsewhere in the world, Ugandans put a lot of energy and resources to make sure the wedding reception is on point. Nowadays, couples enlist the services of a wedding planner to bring a professional touch to the occasion.
Choices from bridesmaids, costumes, décor, motorcade, sound system, food and beverages and all services providers must be made wisely. But the most important choice which must be top notch to compliment every other choice is the veneue where the function will take place.
There are various expansive places where you one can take his or her wedding but the principal is it must exquisite, accessible, safe and classic. This is why hotels are more ideal for a wedding because they guarantee safety, good professional services and tranquility. Some hotels offer all the services which saves the couple from outsourcing from different service providers.
One such place that has made as the place for weddings is Speke Resort Munyonyo & Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, a five star hotel on shores of Lake Victoria. Speke Resort offers special wedding package rates for both indoor and outdoor wedding venues.
In an interview for this article, Ajit Singh, he Rooms Divisions Manager, revealed that Speke Resort Munyonyo have successfully hosted many local and International weddings over the years.
“With several indoor and outdoor venue options, we can offer a complete turnkey solution to any wedding day arrangements,” Singh said of their capabilities to host weddings.
Place for beautiful wedding photos
On weekends, you can’t miss to see newlyweds taking iconic and memorable pictures of their big day in the hotel gardens and on the shores of the vast Lake Victoria. The a relaxed and calm environment provides the mood for photography.
“Speke Resort offers a free of charge facility to guests, allowing them to take photos in our beautiful gardens. We pride ourselves on maintaining and offering this facility to the public,” Singh stated adding that the hotel is also ideal for couples on honeymoon.
He said Speke Resort Munyonyo offers a professional approach to arranging weddings, which includes advice and planning of weddings. Therefore, a wedding planner can be arranged in advance.
Different Packages Available
Speke Resort Munyonyo, according to Singh, offers all inclusive packages, including accommodation, venue hire, menu selection and drinks. He saids: “Themed events are made possible to ensure that your wedding is one of a kind, creating that special day and making it unique,”
The Victoria Ball Room (Seating Capacity: 200 – 650), Speke Ball Room (Seating Capacity: 250 – 700) & Commonwealth Banqueting Hall (seating capacity 100 – 250), The Marina (Seating Capacity: 70 – 150) and Royal Palm (Seating Capacity: 30 - 60 ) are some of the indoor wedding venues available.
The Lakeside, Flag Mast, Mango Garden, Speke Resort Poolside & Commonwealth Poolside, Marina Garden & Peace Hub Garden are the outdoor venues. Outdoor wedding venues have different capacity accommodating size of 300 to over 5000 people.
For outdoor wedding receptions, the hotels provide round tables, plastic chairs, table linen, glasses, cutlery/crockery and service personnel as complimentary services. You can bring in your own DJ, Music System, Wedding Cake and Decoration.
A Platform with a Half Moon High Table can be provided at the cost of Shs300,000/= per day. Hotel can also provide you with Big and Small Tents at an extra cost for the outdoor venues.
For indoor reception, the Ball Rooms, complimentary Lights, LCD Projector, Dance Floor, A/C, Platform with Half-Moon High Table, Round tables, Banqueting chairs, Linen, Cutlery, Crockery and Service Personnel
The Marina Restaurant can be provided at the cost of Shs2,500, 000 per day but complimentary services include Round tables, Plastic armless chairs, Linen, Cutlery, Crockery and Service Personnel. You can bring in your own DJ, Music System, Wedding Cake and Decoration.
Food & Beverages
Continental Buffet: Ushs 60,000/= per person, African Buffet with no Dessert: Ushs 50,000/= per person, Indian Buffet: Ushs 100,000/= per person. You can contact the hotel to proposal a special you want for your wedding.
Drink costs: Soda / Water: Ushs 3,500/= per bottle, Beer: 7,000/= per bottle, Wine: 60,000/= per bottle, Sparkling Wine: 105,000/=per bottle. Other beverages can be provided.