Private Celebration

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The Event

The Red City exudes a comforting magic that serves as an electrifying backdrop for a celebration that will not be forgotten. We will work with you to find the perfect venue, catering, staff, entertainment and theme to turn your dreams into a reality. Our mission is to alleviate the stress so that you can enjoy your memorable day in style, as it should be. Regardless of age or personality, you can count on us to facilitate a customized event that has a “WOW” factor sure to awe all of those in attendance.

How about a snake charmer, a monkey trainer, a white camel, a ice cream cone man, a henna lady, belly and candelabra dancers,  stiltwalkers,  green-robed women singers and white-robed musicians in yellow, pointed slippers, welcoming guests into the nights backdrop for weddings and celebrations.

Under torchlight, white robed  male musicians with trumpets and drums, sing low-toned rhythmic melodies, call and respond, and clap with hands and finger-cymbals welcome the guests to  the long red carpet on the narrow alley, gawked at by residents peeping from doorways. Perfumed water bless the guests as they enter the courtyard to dine under the moon and stars.

Royalty and movie stars hang out  in Dar Yacouts 30-year-old private salons with fireplaces  and hidden corners with carved  cedar ceiling. From the  rooftop can be seen the  medina and the towering Koutoubia Mosque.

Two candelabra dancers with lighted candles on their head, and two belly dancers glide around the guests dining around the red petals-covered tables topped with crystal globlets. Moroccan gastronomic cuisine - bread, salad, tangine lamb, is individually served.

An hour’s drive and 30 kilometres south of Marrakesh is the Agafay luxury camp in a stony desert, with white sand dunes, a train of camels, and unattended all-terrain vehi-cles. Guests enjoy the bumpy US$35 an hour camel ride for free until it was too dark for others to follow.

Candles brighten up the open tent scattered with giant throw pillows around low tables on white carpets as the sun sets. Red-fez wearing waiters in white long sleeves shirts and black trousers from White Camel Lodge caterers individually serve the cross-leg-seated guests.

A basket of Moroccan bread, a round flattish loaf, dense and hard, goes with the tastiest lamb tangine, a stew with apricots, raisins, flaked almonds and saffron cooked slowly in a shallow earthen pot with a cone-shaped lid called the tangine.

Belly dancers and a fire dancer light up the night. Musicians beat the drums, tambou-rines and finger cymbals, and lend their headgears to dancing guests.

This incredible journey and charming and luxurious hospitality, steps away from the best of Marrakesh’s historic wonders, is worth retelling as a modern Scheherazade tale.

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Their Review

Quoted from Shukran Marrakesh Habibi: “This is our very first Marrakesh Fantasy Weekend. This is a dream come true for both of us,” enunciates Lefkowitz, an Elton John lookalike down to his oversized viper brace lace and pendant. “We started planning this weekend three years ago in a romantic city,” Lefkowitz tells 130 guests, including “the royalty and international celebrities from the entertainment industry. “I see friends here from the Philippines, the US, Monaco, Denmark, England, Spain, Ita-ly, Switzerland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, France, Portugal, and Belgium,” he adds, during the gala celebration at the Beldi Country Club. And to our party planner Maria from Party Maroc: "You are the best. You made the weekend more than we ever could have imagined".

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