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SORAYA - Distinctive Multi-Cultural Events

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

As New England's only full-service, multi-cultural event planning company, Soraya Events specializes in fusion and authentic cultural traditions from all over the world.

Raised in a multi-cultural, multi-faith home, founder Soraya Belgacem gained a deep understanding and connection with different cultures from a very early age. Both her mother, a master interpreter of multiple languages, and her father, who came from a diverse ethnic background, taught her how important it was to understand all walks of life, beliefs and family traditions. This appreciation is what Soraya brings to Soraya Events and it guides how she operates and works with couples to give them the best possible experience.

Soraya has produced weddings with roots connected to world regions including Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe. Her unique ability to authentically resource and create an experience that is true to the culture is what sets her apart. Soraya also provides ethnic catering which enables couples to bring together all the elements of the wedding that contribute to an extraordinary event.

Soraya’s customized services include:

- Guidance in creating events that reflect the authentic cultural tradition of the couple

- Guidance in creating events that bring cultures together seamlessly and respectfully

- Venue and vendor selection to match the couple’s specific needs

- Location of an authentic caterer that fits the couple’s religious requirements

- Creation of a unique multi-cultural themed wedding true to the couple’s traditions

Because every wedding is unique, Soraya will connect with you to create a customized package tailored to your needs. From authentic cuisine to exquisite décor, every last detail will be accounted for, providing a breathtaking experience that will be remembered.

Services Offered

Soraya Events offers full-service coordination, taking care of every last detail so you can focus on enjoying this special time in your relationship together. Founder Soraya will go the extra mile to understand her couple's backgrounds and traditions, to make sure their wedding reflects their true personalities. She's also happy to source catering to match the theme of the day. Some of her customized services include venue and vendor selection, budget analysis, and timeline creation. Soraya will design a bespoke package to suit whatever your needs might be.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Cultural
Double Weddings
Religious
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    Sarah N. Married on 09/23/2022
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    Honest, Flexible, and supportive Caterer!

    Soraya and her team have been great from the start. My fiancé and are were extremely budget conscious, and she worked so closely with us to build the menu of our dreams for the best price for us. She spoke with me on the phone quite a few times, and really took the time to understand our vision. I can't thank them enough, they are amazing to work with & will do a pre-wedding taster so that you can make sure you enjoy the meal! I would recommend Soraya and her team to anyone looking for a great experience!
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    Eric K. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Multi-cultural (Indian & Western) wedding

    Soraya truly made all the difference in making our wedding day(s) possible. We used Soraya for both her wedding coordination and catering services having been to another wedding that she had catered (the food at that wedding was wonderful as well). She helped plan an amazing multi-cultural Indian-western wedding for 250+ people that ran so smoothly, looked amazing, and (most importantly) was SO much fun for our guests and us.

    Coordination: From the first meeting, she made us feel so comfortable and confident in tackling all of the challenges that come with planning a wedding. She did not push us in any specific formula or direction which really made us feel like we had control to make decisions that we really wanted for our wedding. Rather, she made sure that we knew all of the decisions we would have to make, but listened to what we wanted and gave guidance to make that vision come to life. And all of the nitty-gritty details (contracts, insurance, etc) she took care of so we didn't even have to think about those parts of the process. She is extremely good at remaining calm and finding solutions when unexpected challenges come up. For instance, 2 weeks before the wedding, we realized that the way we initially planned on staging the ceremony was facing South (which is inauspicious if you are familiar with certain Indian wedding traditions) and that we needed to completely shift the direction. This would mean sourcing a new mandap, stage, etc at the last minute. We were honestly panicked in the moment, but Soraya was so laser focused on the solution and immediately had an action plan for us - and it could not have been a more amazing set up at the end of the day. The day-of went so smoothly and we got so many great compliments from our guests who had a wonderful time. She made sure that we stayed on schedule through pictures, 2 ceremonies, baraat, long parent speeches, dances, etc. and STILL had plenty of time for dancing and fun at the end of the night.

    Catering: Soraya was so wonderful for catering and we would highly recommend using her if not for coordination services. Similar to her approach with planning, she made us feel listened to and really in control of deciding what we wanted rather than a specific direction she wanted for us. She let us pick so many options for our tasting and dropped off an amazing spread for us to try - and it was all so good. We wanted a mixture of indian dishes and middle-eastern/north african/mediterranean style dishes. It wasn't just 1 or 2 dishes to pick from - we really were able to ask for just about anything we wanted. And she was so patient and considerate of all of our feedback, and came back with alternative options for us to try. She even did a second dessert tasting for us specifically to help us pick the *perfect* lemon dessert, sourcing probably half a dozen different options from the area for us. It is really hard to put into a few words, everything that Soraya did for us or how much of a difference maker she was. All we can say is she really made our wedding so special (and honestly, possible) and we are so grateful for her and could not more highly recommend her to anyone.
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    Liz S. Married on 01/08/2022
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    Day coordination for birthday party

    It was such a pleasure to work with Soraya. She made my day and our event run so smoothly and allowed me to enjoy being a guest at my own party! She kept me organized, took initiative with the vendors, was good at issue spotting, had creative solutions, and had an excellent sense for timing and pacing of the event. Soraya was fun to work with and responded quickly to questions and concerns. I’m already looking forward to working with her again!
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