Ask the Experts! Atlantis, The Palm

This week we caught up with the team at Atlantis, The Palm, to find out why their venue continues to be so incredibly popular with brides and grooms from all cultures, year after year!

Having your wedding at Atlantis, The Palm must be a dream come true for many brides – do you have event spaces to suit every couple?

Whether a couple is looking for a small wedding or large scale celebration, Atlantis, The Palm has a variety of options including traditional and unique spaces; from ballrooms to underwater venues. There are three ballrooms and one Majlis that host a range of events from conferences to weddings. A permanent team of 36 colleagues, the Atlantis MICE and event team operate 24 hours a day and have carried out approximately 5,600 events since the launch of Atlantis in 2008.

Which venues are the most popular for weddings at the moment and which ones are hidden gems?

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be difficult, and to help find the most popular venues at Atlantis, The Palm, we asked the organisers at the hotel. Event planners can host special outdoor evenings at the resort’s Zero Entry Pool, an expansive outdoor space that accommodates up to 2,000 guests with a stunning view of the resort. This equates to 4,326 sqm of event space (excluding the outdoor areas), with the Asateer tent adding an additional 2,100 sqm of event space. The Atlantis Ballroom can accommodate gala dinners and events for up to 1,500 guests, and gives a direct access to the impressive Royal Terrace.

The most unusual location for events is The Lost Chambers Aquarium, which offers breathtaking underwater views, and is home to 65,000 mesmerising marine animals. This stunning setting is ideal for medium to larger tailor-made events starting from 100 guests. The most luxurious event venue is The Royal Bridge Suite which offers 180-degree views of The Palm Island and the Arabian Sea.

How do you help a couple create a perfect wedding?

Once people have finalized their wedding venue, they’ll need to find the perfect wedding package to orchestrate the big day and make it the wedding of dreams. Atlantis, The Palm has a range of unique Dubai wedding packages specially designed to ensure couples have a beautiful and stress-free wedding. We offer three themed wedding packages to suit all tastes and preferences. Each of our wedding packages takes care of everything – from wedding planning and décor to catering and entertainment.

Summer Wedding Package – If a couple is looking for a summer wedding in Dubai, then take the plunge anytime between June and August to make most of our special Summer Wedding package.

Arabic Wedding Packages – From the richest colours of henna to the most regal wedding celebrations, experience the grandeur of a traditional Arab wedding at Atlantis, The Palm. We also offer facilities to organise separate wedding celebrations for the bride and the groom.

Indian Destination Wedding Packages – Planning a Mehendi ceremony on the beach with barefoot elegance, an eventful Sangeet celebration in the glittering Asateer marquee, or perhaps an exclusive Indian wedding reception in one of our luxurious Ballrooms? Atlantis can help you create that unique frame to best capture your style and personality while giving your wedding celebrations a personal touch.

From our experience weddings aren’t just about the big day itself but also pre and post-wedding events. What facilities do you have in the hotel for these?

The Atlantis wedding packages offer a 1-night stay in a deluxe room inclusive of breakfast, with access to luxurious honeymoon amenities, free entry to Aquaventure Waterpark & The Lost Chambers Aquarium for the couple; photo opportunities in stunning backdrops throughout the resort prior to the wedding; complimentary Mercedes or Audi limousine drop off for the bride & groom only to the airport; and romantic dinner for the bride and the groom for their first anniversary.

Atlantis is mainly so special because of the ability for couples to combine exciting and unique activities and venues with the traditions of a wedding ceremony. From a pre wedding dinner under the stars on The Royal Beach to underwater yoga for the bridal party on the morning of the wedding, there are hundreds of on-site options to ensure every moment of the event is memorable. Many of the locations in the hotel are also available for private hire, for example, Aquaventure Waterpark, Nobu, The Lost Chambers aquarium and Wavehouse bowling have all been used for pre/post wedding party events

Couples also have access to Atlantis, The Palm’s unique Signature Suites which prove to be the perfect location for relaxing post-wedding or for intimate venues for close family and friends. From the Underwater Suite to The Royal Bride Suite, one of the biggest hotel suites in the world, any ceremony at Atlantis is an unforgettable one.

What additional wedding services do you offer?

We understand that a wedding day is the most important day of someone’s life, which is why we have a dedicated team of experienced professionals here to ensure it is a dream come true. Depending on the packages the bride and groom decide on, we provide an array of services that include, bridal bouquets and floral centrepieces from an in-house wedding florist, photo shoots at iconic locations and stunning backdrops around the resort, in addition to a one-night complimentary stay at the resort with luxurious honeymoon amenities for the wedding couple.

Guests who are considering Atlantis as their wedding destination will also be invited to a private appointment in the Atlantis Wedding Lounge. In the comfort of the lounge, over light snacks and a selection of beverages, the couple can discuss their requirements not just for their wedding but for everything that goes with it.

What is your chef’s specialty for wedding catering?

Each package will have its own menu. The Summer wedding package will include a bespoke buffet or family-style menu, wedding cake customization and selection upon consultation with the Chef Pâtissier. The wedding reception package will include signature mocktails, selected non-alcoholic drinks, and beverages on offer; bespoke buffet menus and a special ceremonial five layers dummy wedding cake.

Atlantis, The Palm can cater to a number of culinary requirements as it boasts of 23 restaurants featuring kitchens from world-renowned celebrity chefs such as Giorgio Locatelli, Gordon Ramsay, and Nobu Matsuhisa. Atlantis is ‘the’ culinary destination in Dubai. Our 455 chefs are ready to prepare any kind of food for any event. From vegan to Indian, Jamaican to Gluten-free, anything is possible at Atlantis.

Can you sum up weddings at Atlantis the Palm in a few words?

There is nothing more important to us than offering a happy couple the perfect Atlantis Dubai wedding experience. We go the extra mile to make their special day a memorable one.

For more information visit their Profile Page, or contact the team on +971 4 426 0376.