Meet our Wedding Coordinator, Francisca Cardoso, and find out more about our free wedding planning service.
Francisca has taken on the role of Wedding and Special Events Co-ordinator with a hands-on approach. As the Hotel’s very own wedding co-ordinator, she has an inexhaustible knowledge of everything nuptial, from the little details that are often overlooked to huge concepts, such as extraordinary themes or entertainment and design. Francisca approaches each and every wedding with a limitless enthusiasm, putting together weddings with an equal measure of precision and passion, whilst taking the pressure of planning out of couples’ big days.
The success of a wedding hangs on several factors. Firstly, Francisca aims at putting couples at ease, instilling in them a justifiable confidence that all the particulars will be tied together for the smooth running of their big day. The number of details to organise can often overwhelm a couple. A wedding is one of the most highly-anticipated events of one’s life so we want to make the lead up to it as fun as possible.
Secondly, most people have a vision of how they wish their wedding venue to be decorated. After a long discussion with the couple, Francisca puts together a detailed proposal from which she can work, always keeping the bride and groom updated with the progress so that they can make any changes they want. This proposal will be drawn up with estimated costs, which will be made available from the beginning so that you can be certain that there are no hidden expenses.
Thirdly, there are no restrictive menus. Our chef can create a specialised menu just for your wedding, according to your wishes. A tasting will be available before the big day so that you can choose your favourite dishes to the delight of your guests.
The final factor comes to the proficient running of the day itself. Francisca attributes this to the dedication and efficiency of the staff, the versatility of the rooms of the Hotel and the magnificent food of the chefs, the compliments for which stream through after each wedding.
Each wedding is completely unique and so requires a lot of flexibility, organisation and time. It’s amazing to see the different ways in which people adapt the various rooms that The Royal Yacht offers to their own ideas, and they always looks terrific.