Ankita Sodhia & Sandeep Singhal

Why did you choose Thailand?

Since both our families are based in Thailand and the two of us live here, it made more sense to have the wedding here.

Which city was the wedding in and why did you pick the particular city?

Bangkok, because we live here.

Where hotels did you choose for your functions?

We used the Conrad Bangkok and the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok

How many guests were there?

We had an average of 700 guests at the sangeet and wedding reception.

Your most memorable moment:

Sandeep: The most memorable moments for me were sitting on the elephant during the baraat and also seeing Ankita start off the sangeet performances with her solo.

Ankita: The most memorable part of the wedding was being surrounded by everyone I love – family, cousins, college and high school friends, family friends – who flew in from all corners of the world and the constant dancing, singing and excitement we shared together, and of course, seeing Sandeep dance at the sangeet.

How many different functions were there?

We had four functions. The welcome dinner aboard the Chao Phraya Princess Cruise had Thai décor and flowers. Thai dancers welcomed the guests to a buffet of Indian and Thai vegetarian food. The main entertainment was singer Ashok Khullar from India. The theme for the sangeet was Moulin Rouge and was held at the Grand Ballroom at the Conrad Bangkok, with performance by the family and friends, a DJ, and Indian and international vegetarian cuisine. The mehndi lunch was at the New York Room at the Conrad Bangkok. The theme was orange, yellow and green with Indian and Oriental vegetarian food, and also included live singing by family members and friends, nail art and mehndi professionals. For the wedding ceremony (pheras) and reception we used the Grand Ballroom at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. It was classy and elegant and featured a lotus-shaped mandap and pink/white flowers and lighting. For entertainment we had ‘Toyful’, a jazz band, a DJ, and an iPen digital photo booth, as well as Indian and international vegetarian cuisine.

Wedding Planner:

Pink Palki

At A Glance

No of rooms: 802
Ballroom Setup:
Round Table with stage: 850
Cocktail with stage: 1,500
Theatre with stage: 1,400

Other Function area (capacity)
Garden: Krungthep Wing Lawn: 80
Other: Horizon Cruise: 150

In-house wedding planner: Yes
Indian cuisine: Yes
Outside catering allowed: Yes
Beauty salon: Yes
Spa: Yes
Evening functions end: Midnight

Price range
Rooms: US$186++
International buffet: US$48++
Indian buffet: US$43

Address
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: +66-2236-7777
slbk@shangri-la.com
www.shangri-la.com/bangkok