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Top 5 Indian Wedding Traditions to Incorporate at Riverview Ballroom


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Indian weddings are known for their rich traditions, vibrant colors, and elaborate ceremonies that celebrate the union of two souls and the joining of two families. These weddings are not just events but are a series of rituals and customs that hold deep cultural significance. Riverview Ballroom, with its elegant and versatile event spaces, provides the perfect setting for hosting a traditional Indian wedding. Here are the top five Indian wedding traditions that you can incorporate into your special day at Riverview Ballroom to make it truly unforgettable.


1. The Mehndi Ceremony


The Mehndi ceremony is a pre-wedding ritual where intricate henna designs are applied to the bride’s hands and feet. This ceremony is often accompanied by music, dance, and festive celebrations. At Riverview Ballroom, our spacious and beautifully decorated event spaces can be transformed into a vibrant setting for this joyous occasion. The panoramic views of the Hudson River provide a stunning backdrop for photos, capturing the beauty and detail of the Mehndi designs.


2. The Sangeet Night


The Sangeet is a lively pre-wedding celebration filled with music, dance, and performances by family and friends. It’s a time for both families to come together and celebrate the upcoming wedding in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Riverview Ballroom offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, ensuring that your Sangeet night is a memorable musical extravaganza. Our versatile ballroom can be decorated to match your chosen theme, creating an enchanting environment for this festive event.


3. The Baraat


The Baraat is the groom’s wedding procession, a lively and colorful event where the groom arrives at the wedding venue accompanied by family and friends, often riding a decorated horse or in a grand vehicle. This procession is accompanied by music and dancing, creating a celebratory atmosphere. Riverview Ballroom’s expansive grounds are perfect for hosting a grand Baraat procession, allowing ample space for the groom’s dramatic entrance. The picturesque setting enhances the splendor of this tradition, making it an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.


4. The Wedding Ceremony (Saat Phere)


The wedding ceremony, known as Saat Phere, involves the couple taking seven sacred vows around a holy fire. Each vow represents a promise made to each other, and this ritual is the heart of the Indian wedding. At Riverview Ballroom, we provide a serene and elegant space for conducting this sacred ceremony. Our venue’s sophisticated decor and customizable settings allow you to create a beautiful mandap (wedding altar) that reflects the cultural significance of the ceremony. The tranquil waterfront views add to the spiritual ambiance, making the Saat Phere a truly divine experience.


5. The Vidaai


The Vidaai is an emotional farewell where the bride leaves her parental home to start a new life with her husband. This ceremony symbolizes the bride’s transition from her family’s care to her husband’s home. Riverview Ballroom offers a beautiful and intimate setting for this poignant moment. Our attentive staff ensures that this significant tradition is conducted with the utmost respect and care, providing a seamless and heartfelt conclusion to your wedding celebrations.


Incorporating these cherished Indian wedding traditions into your celebration at Riverview Ballroom ensures a culturally rich and emotionally resonant experience. Our venue’s elegant spaces, stunning views, and exceptional service make it the ideal location for hosting a traditional Indian wedding. From the joyous Mehndi and Sangeet to the sacred Saat Phere and emotional Vidaai, Riverview Ballroom provides the perfect setting for each important ceremony.


Ready to celebrate your Indian wedding traditions in a stunning waterfront venue? Contact us today to schedule a tour of Riverview Ballroom and start planning your unforgettable celebration.

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