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Culturally Authentic Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland

Cleveland, Oh – August 29, 2011 – The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland is the premier luxury location for weddings, with a selection of divine cuisines, impeccable service and breathtaking views of Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga River and downtown. Cleveland is renowned as a historic melting pot and it is not uncommon to have a blend of two cultures come together to form a marital bond. The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland is the leading venue that caters to Culturally Authentic Weddings which incorporates the bride and groom’s cultural heritage into wedding ceremonies with music, cuisine, décor and traditions.

The wedding experts at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland have abundant examples of traditions they incorporate into ceremonies to create Culturally Authentic Weddings, including:

Asian: Creating an inspired multi-course meal that will delight your guests.
Greek: Shipping Ouzo and delicacies from your family’s town in Greece to Cleveland in time for the wedding.
Hungarian: Making your wedding a lasting memory for your friends and family with a bridal performance from local Hungarian dance groups.
Indian: Anticipating your every need from the Henna party to the reception with the lighting of Jaago pot to the post ceremony buffet luncheon to the rich textiles and robust taste of the celebratory dinner.
Irish: Assisting in the Irish Honeymoon or “The Month of Honey” at any of The Ritz-Carlton’s exotic properties.
Italian: Welcoming the time honored tradition of displaying the family’s prepared cookies and pastries baked with love.
Jewish: Providing gourmet kosher/kosher style cuisine ranging from one to all of the attending guests.
Middle Eastern: Creating flavorful dishes from recipes passed down through the family’s generations.
Polish: Preparation by The Ritz-Carlton Pastry Team of the bread, salt and wine to be presented by the parents in a touching moment.

Lavish or simple, culturally authentic weddings are about tradition, accuracy and attention to detail. Allow us to enliven your senses. Your dreams. Our pleasure.

For more information on your Culturally Authentic Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, please contact David Rabinsky, director of social catering, at david.rabinsky@ritzcarlton.com or by calling
(216) 902-5240.

The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, a 205-room hotel located at 1515 West Third Street in the heart of downtown Cleveland, is the recipient of many awards of distinction, including the AAA Four-Diamond award, the Forbes Four-Star Award, and the Smart Business Magazine World Class Customer Service Award. The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland is the place to reconnect and relax in the city that rocks. The hotel offers the best in creative, simple, seasonal and local dining in MUSE, and Lobby Lounge on 6 gives guests the perfect spot to relax after work with a famous Rocktail. For more information on The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Lynn Coletto
Director of Sales and Marketing
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
1515 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113 USA
Phone: (216) 623-1300