Get To Know The Wedding Pro – folly by Nick & Scott
Each month, we shine the spotlight on Bride Club ME vendor club members, allowing you, our reader, to get up close and personal with some of the best wedding vendors in town. Learn more about the people behind the businesses you may be using to make your wedding the day you have always dreamed of!
This month, we have the pleasure of interviewing Marina Chorna, Reservations Manager at folly by Nick & Scott.
After 15 years supporting Gordon Ramsay across London, Paris & Dubai, chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price opened the doors to their latest culinary venture; folly by Nick & Scott. Located in Madinat Jumeirah overlooking the palm lined waterways, the venue is quickly becoming known as the perfect romantic setting for weddings, proposals and engagement celebrations. Armed with award-winning dining, bespoke packages, a dedicated team of chefs, sommeliers & a resident event planner who understands the venue’s best features, we’re proud to have them as a Bride Club ME vendor.
How long has folly by Nick & Scott been open and what can people expect when they walk through your doors?
folly by Nick & Scott has been open for just under three years now. We’re best known for our unique food offering; however, we also offer incredible views of the Madinat and Burj Al Arab.
Can you tell us a little bit about your role at folly?
My role at folly is head of events and reservations. I manage all enquiries from start to finish, including weddings.
What kind of facilities do you offer for engagement parties, bridal showers and weddings?
We cater for parties of all small-medium sizes – we’ve held weddings with groups as small as six people on The Rooftop, through to exclusive venue hire with 80 guest’s for a sit-down wedding lunch, before moving up to The Rooftop for sunset drinks followed by a DJ/band for the late into the night afterparty.
As the venue is split over multiple areas, we’re able to create intimate spaces exclusive to the party. Our Burj Terrace can accommodate 25 (seated) & 50 (standing) guests, while larger parties can take The Rooftop area for exclusive use, which will accommodate up to 150 (standing)
What’s been your favourite event to host at the venue to date?
We have hosted so many incredible events over the years; from family weddings to partnerships with brands such as Marks & Spencer, Ted baker and Esquire.
folly isn’t a typical wedding venue, what type of couples and weddings do you cater for?
A lot of people opt for the big-name hotels, but we have everything they have to offer – and more. We have incredible chefs, beautiful scenic spaces, incredible views and there’s nothing more romantic than an Abra ride to end the party.
Why should couples choose to host their dream wedding at folly by Nick & Scott
We’re equipped with a full team who together, are able to deliver the most special events. Nick & Scott personally oversee the menu, while our bar team can create bespoke beverages and the events team takes care of each and every detail inside the venue.
What are 3 things people may not know about the venue?
- We offer an exclusive chef’s tasting menu which can accommodate up to eight guests at the Kitchen Bar.
- Nick and Scott trained with Gordon Ramsay in London, Paris & Dubai before opening folly in 2017.
- We have been voted ‘Best European Restaurant and Best Bar with a View’ In Dubai by Time Out, since opening in 2017. We really have the best of both worlds in one venue.
What budgets do you cater for at folly by Nick & Scott?
With our drinks and snacks package beginning from just 295AED pp, at folly, we can accommodate intimate mid-range budget events, through to larger parties of up to 300 guests, depending on requirements. Our team would be delighted to show couples around and create a bespoke package suited to their needs.
Lastly, why did you choose to list with www.brideclubme.com?
We‘ve been working with Bride Club ME for some time now – it’s definitely the most informative and up to date platform for brides-to-be in the UAE.