A match making event like no other
How does Hinduism factor into the process?
Candidates who are Hindu, Jain, Sikh are welcome to register for the event. There will be no religious activities during the program. You do not have to be a strict practicing member of any of the listed faiths.
Do I have to attend both days?
We understand that coordinating work and travel schedules is not easy therefore attending Friday’s event is not mandatory but highly encouraged. Both day’s events are structured differently. Friday Night is a great way to meet everyone in a very relaxed and fun environment. Saturday is a little more structured and allows a more one on one interaction. Attending both events will give you a better understanding and more opportunities to meet the candidates.
When can I receive the book of all candidates?
The book will be given on Friday to all attendees. We highly encourage attendance so candidates can meet face to face. If you do not attend the convention no book will be mailed to you.
Is there any program planned on Saturday Evening?
Yes, there is program planned for Saturday evening.
Will there be any alcohol at the convention?
Yes, alcohol will be provided.
What is the cost of registration and deadline to register?
Early Bird registration is $150 and available until July 31st after which, the fee will go up to $175.
Deadline to register is September 1st.
What does the registration fee include?
The fee includes entrance for both Friday and Saturday’s events which includes all meals and beverages and a comprehensive binder with all the candidate’s information.
Is my registration fee refundable?
You have until July 31st to receive a full refund.
You have until August 15th to receive a 50% refund.
Registration is non-transferable.
Can parents/friends/others family attend?
We want the candidates to meet one on one. If parents or anyone else choose to accompany the candidates, they are free to enjoy some of the many local attractions and activities here in Tampa.
Do you provide transportation?
The Embassy Suites has complimentary shuttle service to and from Tampa International Airport.
Is everyone from Florida or the South?
Our convention is open to all candidates in the U.S. and abroad.
What’s the average age of the candidate?
As this is the first year of our event, we do not have an idea of the average age – however, we are open to candidates ranging from 24 – 45 years old.
How many candidates are there? How many boys/girls are registered?
We try to limit our event to 200 participants and will try our best to have a 1:1 ratio of men to women. The total candidate number will vary and may be higher if interest is there.
Where is the event?
Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
555 N Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Let them know you’re booking for the Florida Matrimonial Event for the discount pricing.
Do I have to stay at the hotel?
Though it is not mandatory, we do recommend stay for the nights of 14th and 15th September. We have a special rate negotiated for limited number of rooms at $129/night. If you choose to stay elsewhere, it is your responsibility to get to the venue on time. The hotel also has happy hour including free drinks and snacks from 5 pm to 7 pm for those who stay at the hotel.
Can I share a room with another candidate?
Absolutely. If you are attending with someone you know, feel free to book together. If you are attending alone and would like a roommate to curb some of the cost, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate your request.
Is there a dress code?
Friday night is 'dress to impress' in American cocktail attire.
Saturday is business casual during the day, and formal Indian or American.
How does referral program works?
During registration process the person who you are referring needs to provide your name in the referral name field. The refund will be mailed to both, referrer and the referred, at the registered mailing address after the event is complete. Both referrer and referred need to attend the event in order to receive the refund. Referrer and referred must be of opposite gender. A registrant can take advantage of this offer only once but can refer as many they wish. Maximum refund given will be 25% of the registration fee.