Letter That Brought A Catering Manager To Joyful Tears, After an Indian Wedding

This is a true story. I visited a Catering Sales Manager to talk about joining ShaadiShop, and not long into our conversation he shared a letter from the bride and groom from an Indian wedding that he booked at the venue.

It was a glowing account of how amazing he was to work with and how happy they were to have their wedding there. It included specific examples of this Catering Manger going out of his way to ensure their wedding weekend was exactly as they envisioned.

The couple sent the letter to him as well as a copy to the hotel’s General Manager, after their wedding.  

He was able to “whisk” out the letter in no time because it was actually framed, on a stand displayed on his desk. He literally got teary-eyed as he talked about how much he appreciated the gesture of this couple and the fact that they sent it to his General Manager as well. 

Later that venue went through a complete renovation of their function space and lobby. And that Catering Manager invited that couple back for a private tour once all of the construction was complete. They continue to advocate for that venue. 


All the web ads, radio plugs, direct mail campaigns in the world cannot replace that kind of connection. The Catering Manager did a stellar job and is {ongoing} reaping the rewards for it.   

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Samta Varia Founder & CEO ShaadiShop: Indian Wedding Venues

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“We just booked a full Indian wedding through ShaadiShop at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort. In addition to the business, we appreciate the exposure ShaadiShop creates about our venue, as the couple didn’t know about our resort until ShaadiShop told them about us. Additionally, we appreciate the pre-qualification work that ShaadiShop does to match couples and venues that are a good fit for each other. We had all the info needed to conduct the initial meeting. What a great service for venues to market to the South Asian community!” Angie Florence, Catering Manager at The Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, CA

“We’re so glad we joined ShaadiShop to market this hotel to the South Asian community in the Orange County area. Every wedding we close from their leads returns more than 3x our investment. Moreover, they pre-qualify leads and educate consumers creating a much better sales cycle for our catering team. Venues looking to reach this market, join ShaadiShop!” – Ryan Hurd, Catering Sales Manager, Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove

“Shaadishop helped me not only find venues but also understand how they work, the fees, and tips that I wouldn’t have otherwise known. Definitely a need service in the desi community. “ Hinna S., Bride

“Cannot say enough good things about the service from Samta and ShaadiShop who helped us research venues for our wedding this year. We wanted a non-hotel venue, and to get married within 6 months. ShaadiShop immediately found us venues, contacted them and educated us about all the things we needed to think about while selecting a venue. They put all the info together in a fabulous, super impressive, spreadsheet that helped us compare venues – seriously amazing and such a great help. Working with them made the whole stressful process MUCH easier and I can’t believe it was all free! ShaadiShop’s website is fantastic and such a great service for South Asians – so glad I found them!” Anjli S., Bride

“We’re so glad we used ShaadiShop to book our venue. The info on the website is amazing and then they gave us such personalized attention! They were such a valuable resource for selecting venues, helping us understand policies and logistics. Their suggestions saved us a lot money too! They really understood us, what we wanted and helped us get it. AND it’s free! So glad there’s a service like this for South Asians. Awesome that there’s something like this for South Asians!” Janki K., Bride

“I worked with ShaadiShop to find a venue for my daughter’s wedding. The website is easy to use and has so much useful information. ShaadiShop made everything easy for me – getting quotes, suggesting venues, explaining fees and policies. Most importantly, my daughter and son-in-law are happy with the venue. ShaadiShop is a great and service for our community. I’m so glad I found them!” Charu S. Bride’s Mother

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