Madikeri wedding hall stinks
Though wedding halls in Madikeri in Kodagu charge exorbitant rent, the service offered to those hosting weddings, is pathetic.
The Editor of this portal recently attended a wedding at Crystal Hall, Madikeri. He had gone there with lots of expectations because he had enjoyed his outing there a few years ago.
Some of the Editor’s friends and relatives sat around a table to chat and enjoy their drinks. But the stink from the table cloth was nauseating. Either the hotel staff had not changed the linen after the previous wedding (or weddings?), or they had spread the linen which was yet to dry up after the wash.
The issue was not confined to the linen. Even the food served at Crystal Hall was of poor quality, lacking in taste. It is learnt that those hosting the wedding are not allowed to bring in outside caterers and have to compulsorily avail of the food served by the hotel.
It was given to understand that initially ‘Serenity Hall’, a new wedding hall at Virajpet, too did not allow outside caterers. Since this started affecting their business, the management recently decided to allow outside caterers on payment of a fee.
The Editor had an occasion two years ago to attend a wedding at a resort located at Kadagadal on the outskirts of Madikeri. Since he had to pass through the kitchen of the resort to reach his room (it was raining), he saw bandicoots running around in the kitchen. Apparently, the hygiene at the resort kitchen was appalling.
In recent years, people from Kodagu have begun to host their functions at a popular hotel in Mysore on Hunsur Road because of the sub-standard quality of service offered in Kodagu. The Editor had an occasion to attend a wedding reception there a couple of weeks ago. Though the quality of food served had deteriorated, the general ambiance and service was much better than what is available in Kodagu.