Gagan Sachdev & Manak Anandsongkit

Why did you choose Thailand?

It’s the place both of us were born and almost all of our guests are based here as well.

Which city was the wedding in?

Bangkok.

Which hotels did you choose for your functions?

We used the Sofitel Sukhumvit and the Plaza Athenee Hotel.

How many guests were there?

At least a 1,000+.

Your most memorable moment?

We can’t pick an exact ‘moment’ that stands out as ‘most memorable’. To see everyone’s effort and time that was put into planning come to fruition was very rewarding and humbling – everything from the involvement of our families and friends, both local and foreign guests, to the grand entrances, the engaging performances, the exotic cuisine, and the high and pure level of energy felt by everyone. Needless to say, we feel truly blessed. Everything was just immaculate and dare we say, perfect!

How many different functions were there?

We had four functions. The mehndi lunch was at the Sofitel Sukhumvit and had a Bollywood Kitsch theme, with international cuisine and entertainment by DJ Maddy and singer Renuka, both from India. The sangeet/ring ceremony was at the Plaza Athenee Hotel. The theme was Glam Du Jour inspired by Moulin Rouge, with international cuisine, and DJ Maddy, dholi Kuldeep Raj, and singer Shobana providing the entertainment. The marriage ceremony was traditional and took place at the Siri Guru Singh Sabha, while the doli ceremony was at held at our house.

Wedding Planner:

Events by Nipunika

At A Glance

No of rooms: 374
Ballroom Setup: Crystal Hall
Round Table with stage: 800
Cocktail with stage: 1,500
Theatre with stage: 1,200

Other Function area (capacity)
Smooth Curry: 48 Seats and 1 Private Dining Room
The Rain Tree Cafe: 160-190 Seats
The Reflexions: 60-100 Seats
Silk Road: 54 Seats and 5 Private Dining Rooms
The Glaz Bar: 40-60 seats
The View: 56 Seats Around the Pool
Utage: 50 Seats and 2 Private Dining Rooms

In-house wedding planner: Yes
Indian cuisine: Yes
Outside catering allowed: Yes
Beauty salon: Yes
Spa: Yes
Evening functions end: 10.30 pm

Price range
Rooms:US$145++ Onwards
International buffet: US$42
Indian buffet: US$45

Address
61 Wireless Rd. (Witthayu), Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66-2650-8800
reservations.bangkok@lemeridien.com
lemeridien.com/plazaatheneebangkok