CELEBRATION AND EVENT VENUES
Name & Description of the events
Impeccably designed to frame its natural settings, Amanjena is renowned for its intimate space, privacy and dedicated service. To celebrate a milestone event in Amanjena – be it a wedding, an anniversary or a birthday – is to make Amanjena your own for an unforgettable period of time, with every detail of your event’s evolution and meticulous execution our priority. Whether intimate or grand, we ensure guests vision becomes seamless reality, while they simply enjoy every minute.
Situated within an oasis of palm and olive trees, Amanjena (‘peaceful paradise’) lies just minutes from Morocco’s famous Djemaa el-Fna Square and the UNESCO-protected medina of Marrakech. Moorish heritage is reflected throughout the pisé-walled resort which echoes the style of a sultan’s palace. Amanjena’s 40 pavilions and maisons radiate from the reflective bassin (irrigation pool) that lies at the heart of the property; it’s this ancient-style reflection pool that helps nourish the gardens and its date palms, olive trees and bursts of exotic flora.
The striking architecture means that almost every corner reveals yet another spot suitable for the exchanging or renewing of vows. Ceremonies can take place amid the majestic water basin at sunset, the main swimming pool, the olive grove with striking views of Amelkis Golf course or one of the multiple restaurant venues. Amanjena offers a host of venues both indoors and out for events of every kind.
LOUNGES 200 guests standing – 50 guests seated
From the dramatic hotel entrance, courtyards, much like a palace from the Arabian nights, with freshening fountains carrying the scent of the rose petals. An open central lobby with two lounges framing the gracious arrival pavilion, each with glass-enclosed with open fire in the winter and open to cooling breezes in summer, offering extensive views on the terrace and the 3800 sqm central water pond.
WATER BASIN – OUTDOOR 1200 guests standing 500 guests seated
Amanjena’s dramatic entrance opens onto two lounges with extensive views looking out onto the central basin which nourishes a tranquil oasis of villas and waterways. Surrounded by ancient palm and olive trees, the scenery provides a striking first impression on guests’ arrival at the resort.
In an atmosphere of Arabesque ornaments, Berber carpets, the glow of 1001 candle lit lanterns from the Medina and an abundance of fresh roses from Kelaat M’Gouna. Amanjena’s Bassin makes a stunning setting for almost any event, an ideal venue for a wedding ceremony, a birthday party or a corporate function. A contemporary culinary feast can be arranged along with great entertainment of your choice. Bespoke arrangements can be prepared such as large bonfires in the middle of the water followed by fireworks to ensure every detail is as magical as the next.
THE MAIN RESTAURANT 200 guests standing 100 guests seated
An architectural masterpiece alongside the majestic hotel entrance. Aman Restaurant epitomizes authenticity through a genuine combination of Berber traditions and Moorish influences. Arched galleries and courtyards lead to the central onyx fountain, flanked with white marble columns, ancient olive trees and lit by a retractable skylight and flickering candles. The restaurant serves seasonal Moroccan and Mediterranean food. Here, Morocco’s varied cuisine is a kaleidoscope of flavours, its long standing as a cosmopolitan centre has led to the development of Marrakech’s unique culinary tradition; this is embraced and embellished in the dishes prepared by Amanjena’s chefs.
NAMA RESTAURANT 200 guests standing (including the terrace) 70 guests seated
Featuring both a sushi bar and robata grill, at Nama, the informal izakaya-style cuisine takes centre stage in the atmospheric surrounds. A unique decoration of green pastel colors, with comfortable furnishings made of noble Tuya wood that invite the sharing spirit, embellished with the coral-hued tadelakt walls and finally draped with Moroccan leather horse saddles to reflect Berber tones. At Nama, guests enjoy the freshest seafood prepared precisely to one’s taste in a Japanese style.
BAR FUMOIR 200 guests standing 50 guests seated
An Atmospheric setting for pre- and post-dinner drinks, Bar Fumoir features
coral-hued tadelakt walls where smoke-tinted mirrors are joined by old Berber daggers and authentic Arabic swords in scabbards of deer antler, camel bone and olive wood, an essence of the richness of our Berber heritage. Leading from the Bar Fumoir is a lavish terrace with views over the central water basin which provides informal dining throughout the day.
MOROCCAN CAIDAL TENT 50 guests standing 25 guests seated
Set in the property’s olive grove over a bed of Berber red carpets, the Caidal tent is a romantic spot for a candle-lit private dinner and small special events. Accompanied by live Moroccan music, a variety of menus are available featuring specialties such as lamb méchoui, the subtle flavors of which are developed over many hours of underground cooking.
AL HAMRA MAISON
50 guests standing
25 guests seated
For intimate dinners or lively group gatherings, Amanjena Maisons can be arranged for private dining functions offering both entertainment and comfort in a unique, yet private setting.
Designed to offer a seamless flow between indoors and outdoors, Al Hamra Maison features two ground-floor bedrooms with king-size beds, and a main pavilion with indoor living and dining areas furnished with a fireplace and a pantry. An extensive outdoor featuring two Minzah pavilions offer stunning views on a private garden, perfect to host outdoor lounging, Alfresco romantic dining or group gatherings. Our Chefs serve curated menus tailored to you and your guests.
2018 : #1 Best Hotel/Resort in the Middle East & Africa, 2018 Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence