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Cardamom Wedding Food Tasting

Behind The Scenes at an Atzaro Food Tasting

So much goes on behind the scenes of Ibiza wedding planning. One of the most important aspects of a wedding is the food, of course.

One of the Cardamom family’s nieces is getting married soon and we are planning the upcoming wedding ceremonies over several days with the main wedding at Atzaro.
The first step was the important tasting. Cardamom and Atzaro have always had a special partnership over many years but this time Chef Lucia hit the ball out of the park.
The tastiest Mediterranean/Indian delights from Canapés to dessert the family were blown away and so were we! Especially since Lucia has never been to India but researched the recipes extensively and put her personal touches to it all with the help of fresh farm vegetables from Atzaro itself.
Such amazing food and service from Rafa also.
Always a pleasure to work with Atzaro ūüėć (Images below)
Vegetarian Canapés 
Tandoori tofu skewer 
Aloo tiki with spiced tomato sauce 
Chili paneer 
Chili Mogo with coriander and garlic sauce
Veggie samosas 
Mini veggie burger & Mangi Chutney
Falafells
Boletus mushroom Croquettes with paprika all i oli 
Patatas bravas & eggless spicy sauce
Veg Quesidilla
VEGETARIAN DINNER
Course 1:
HUMUS PLATE WITH SPRING VEGETABLES
Vietnamese Rice paper summer salad rolls with noodles and Nuoc cham dressing
Roasted pumpkin carpaccio with hummus, stracciatella, pomegranate, radish and cashew nuts 
Course 2:
Grilled haloumi with babaganoush, honey, za’atar and mint
Green risotto, grilled asparagus, straciatella and pink pepper
Vegetarian green curry with vegetables and cashew nuts and coconut rice
Dessert Course: EGG FREE
Pina Colada with no alcohol
Late night Bites – Cake & Coffee & Tea Station
BAR SERVICES – Mocktails
Elderflower fizz in jugs with pretty garnishes
Strawberry Mojito without alcohol

 

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Florence & Donnacha Wedding Video

Sarah & Omar

Atzaro 14.5.22

A stylish family event held at Atzaro

Live Music – Claire Wakeman

DJ – Tom Grimes

Beauty – Jo JamFace

Photography – Tamas Kooning

Video – Tanit Wedding Films

Flowers – Ramo De Flores

Sound & Lighting  РIbiza Pro DJ

Cake – Katie’s Kitchen

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What Does the Exciting 2023 Ibiza Season Hold In Store For Cardamom Events?

We spoke to Craig, Director and Co-founder of Cardamom Events, about how last year was for Ibiza luxury events and weddings, and what the future holds for the event industry on the island.

The Ibiza wedding and event industry continues to grow year upon year. The island offers so many unique and spectacular venues and experiences, so it makes sense that clients from far and wide want to celebrate special occasions in this Balearic paradise.

But what does that look like behind the scenes? How does an independent event company keep up with the changes and developments that they are constantly faced with?

We spoke to the man in the know, the guy who is at the forefront of every single Cardamom interaction

CEO Craig Colligan

How was the season of 2022 for you and the company?

2022 was a very intense year of multiple events, as well as most of the postponed events from previous Covid years, so incredibly busy and we went from “zero to full on” in no time at all! Ibiza was back in “full swing” and Cardamom was back in the driving seat of private birthday events, corporate events and of course big weddings!
Our sister company, Cardamom Event Hire Ibiza, also experienced a record year, enabling us to service large corporate events from dressing entire hotels to providing bohemian lounges to industry fairs for the health and retreat industry. All creative and successful events which were enjoyable for the team also.
All in all a great year and return to happier times!

Please share your highlights

With regards to private events, we organised multi day celebrations for Irish and Indian clients in some of Ibiza’s best event venues, hotels and restaurants such as 6 Senses, Lio, Destino, Chiringuito Blue, Cotton Beach & Roto, as well as excursions to Formentera with a fantastic range of speed boats and sailing ships.

Then, the many wedding clients came from far and wide creating colourful weddings from Saudi Arabia, Ireland, South Africa, UK, Russia, Switzerland & Dubai with such wide ranging cultures keeping us on our wedding planning toes.

 

How do you feel that Cardamom has developed and adapted to the many changes over the years?

Over the 20 years that Cardamom has been running, we have adapted to the ever changing playing field of Ibiza. From the early days, our foundation was always heavily immersed in food and beverages and event catering which was where my initial passion lay as a chef.

Then, as Ibiza opened up to the world, these clients needed so much more help with their event management, so Cardamom Events was born and as the level and detail of events grew, so did Cardamom, in order to reach the increasing requirements of the international clients. 

Now events are multiple days, multiple venues and expectations are higher than ever and we love the challenge of bigger and better celebrations.

 

 

What are your focuses for 2023?

Besides the exciting weddings we have, we will continue to promote our equipment hire company and provide more gorgeous event furniture to our private and corporate clients.

What are you looking forward to the most for the future?

On a professional level, I look forward to streamlining our businesses to work more efficiently for both us and the clients, leaving us with more time for health, family and happiness. The Golden Goals!
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Florence & Donnacha Wedding Video

Florence & Donnacha

20-22 May 2022

A glamorous 3 day event held in 3 equally glamorous venues.

The W Hotel Presidential E-WOW Suite
Family House Ca Na Mestre
Atzaro Beach

Luxury, style, intimacy, beauty and lots of love…

 

 

 

Event Organisers – Cardamom Events Ibiza & Cardamom Equipment hire Ibiza

CATERING – The Chef Ibiza

TENT & FLOORING – Tentagent & Ibiza Plug & Play

FLOWERS – Ramo de Flores/Flowers Ibiza

BEAUTY – Jo Mackay JamFace

CHURCH –¬†Sam Hocking

DJ – Chino Paino

CAKE – Sharon Cupcake Collection

CUBAN TRIO – Nestor Morales & Kandela Mi Son

PHOTOS – Jeremy Christopher

VIDEO РTanit Wedding Films

SOUND & LIGHT – Ibiza Pro DJ

 

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KD’s 50th Birthday

KD’s 50th – Delhi comes to Ibiza

When a group of Delhi socialites asked us to organise a full taste of Ibiza to celebrate KD’s 50th birthday, we jumped at the chance! In just three days, we managed to give them a luxury Ibiza experience like no other…
On Day One, a gastro and cabaret evening at Lio

On Day Two, lunch at Chiringuito BLUE followed by dinner at DESTINO with DJ Soloman & Tox Club with a VIP area.

Then on the final day, a spectacular boat trip with 4 motor boats to CHEZ GERDI in Formentera then a dinner at Six Senses, with a grand finale party in the Six Senses Secret Bar!

We certainly gave them the Cardamom Events Ibiza special treatment!

 

Providers:
Event Planning & Management – Cardamom Events Ibiza
Design & print work – The Event Stylist Ibiza (Katie Thompson)
Late Night Indian food provisions – Navine Kumari-Colligan ūüôā
DJ Kin Khwab (Jeremy Oltman) from India as surprise DJ on Secret Bar party
Speed Boats – Elvira at Octopussy Boats
Transport Logistics – Chari Martin Villaud & Island Bus
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Jacky Croad – Combining Balearic Music with Pilates

JACKY CROAD – IBIZA CHILLED & IBIZA PILATES

Jacky Croad launched her record label Ibiza Chilled in the middle of the 2020 pandemic, from Santa Gertrudis, heart of the island. Taking to the recording studio, Jacky crafted a stunning debut, producing an authentic Balearic long player soundtrack. Volume 2 followed in 2021 and 1.5 million platform streams later, her music is regarded as the very essence of the infamous beautiful Ibiza experience, sunset vibes on a soul journey.

Jacky and her family are established and contribute to the real Ibizan community, having followed their dreams by moving to the island back in 2010. It was then she launched her first business, Ibiza Pilates with her private studio and Pilates expertise. She is now a renowned little black book contact for regular A-list clientele living and visiting Ibiza all year round.

We had a chat with Jacky about her businesses and her connection with Cardamom Events

What is your relationship with Cardamom Events?
I have known Craig and Navine for 8 years and they are my Ibiza family. I have seen many of their amazing events and am so proud of where they have come and their quality in every detail.
 What has 2022 been like for you so far?
2022 has been interesting. Watching the world trying to recover from the madness of COVID. It’s been great for me because COVID made people realise they need to be healthier, so my Pilates work is very busy. My music has taken off also as again, during COVID people had more time to listen to music, and appreciate it more.
What changes to the island did you see after COVID?
Ibiza was heaven during COVID. The island healed itself as there were no tourists. It was stunning here.  It was the best 2 years this island will ever see. Now the island is too busy. Everyone is here so I hope it calms down in the next few years.
What does the future hold for you and your businesses?
My music is going from strength to strength and I feel very blessed. I am slowly growing the brand of Ibiza Chilled.¬† I will keep doing my Pilates. My clientele is changing to more celebrities and higher-end clients as the island is getting more pricey. I’m hoping it still keeps its original bohemian feel which is so unique.
Jacky hosts her own widely listened global, digital radio show on Ibiza Radio 1, Sundays 6pm GMT and her set lists give an insight into her musical inspiration and knowledge.
Tune in and drop out for an hour!
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IBIZA Season 2022 Has Begun!

IBIZA 2022 – A NEW DAWN

This week marks a new beginning for Ibiza. After 2 years of uncertainty and a serious lack of the usual tourism, the island is finally back in action.

For both 2020 and 2021,  the island and its visitors were subjected to ever-changing restrictions and an almost complete ban on the nightlife and clubbing that make Ibiza the most uniquely magical place for a holiday. But guess what Рwe are back!

It is only April and the island is already alive. The International Music Summit, which normally occurred at the end of May, has been brought forward by one month. Hundreds of influential music industry heads are congregating at Destino Hotel as we speak – discussing the future of electronic music and preparing for the legendary outdoor concert at Dalt Vila.

The super clubs also open their doors this weekend, for the first time since 2019. The backbone of the island, and the reason that Ibiza is the most unique place on earth. Music and clubbing is what brings the masses here.

So the summer is already upon us – and it’s only April! Team Cardamom are fully prepared for what could possibly be the busiest summer on record. Creating dream high-level luxury events and doing what we do best. We are incredibly proud of where our reputation has brought us post-pandemic.

But now is not the time for boasting. We just can’t wait to host our clients and provide the ultimate service! Ibiza – we are back…

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A Fabulous Corporate Retreat

Madrid Fintech 6 Day Corporate Event

Cardamom prides itself on the ability to provide an incredibly seamless and stress-free service when it comes to corporate events.

For this particular 6 day extravaganza, the client was a young financial Tech company from Madrid wanting to reconnect their 140 employees after Covid as many employees had been working from home or had joined the company and never met their teammates. Cardamom help to organise a trip to Ibiza to reconnect the team and incentivise them for the future.

Cardamom took care of the intensive arrivals and departures over 6 days from around the world, as well as the activities and social sessions of the retreat:
  • Beach Olympics – a hilarious team building competition on the beach of Playa den Bossa with prizes for the winning team
  • Dinner and entertainment at Tanit Beach Club
  • Atzaro celebratory gala dinner and party
  • Catamaran trip to Formentera with Spanish lunch at Chez Gerdi Restaurant
  • Finishing off with the ‚ÄúUnexpected Dinner‚ÄĚ at Ushuaia to close the holiday
  • Photos by Ibiza Star Films Justin¬†K√∂bel
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A Dream Holiday at Six Senses Ibiza

Thank You Six Senses For This Amazing Family Treat

Over Christmas and New Year, we were invited to go and stay at the new Six Senses Hotel tucked away near Portinax. And what a treat that was!
It was the best end of year retreat we could have wished for – we just packed our bags, jumped in the car and off we went!
Half an hour later we were on holiday. The joys of living on this paradise rock we call Heaven!

We were so in love we did not want to leave.

The dining hall feels like a huge lounge and really helps to connect people.


The library has the most exciting books and honestly we could have spent a week in there.

The spa and massages! Just wow! We were in a massage coma for the rest of the day!


Our lovely welcome treats, we were so surprised and so super grateful!


The food was the best food we have had at any hotel in Ibiza, compliments to the team.

There is nothing as precious as family time and to do it in pure luxury courtesy of the Six Senses team was really a dream come true…

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A Post Of Gratitude

Cardamom Events Are So Thankful…

At the beginning of 2022, we have had some time to take stock of what has happened over the last two years and what we have done to deal with it.

We have all been through very difficult times on a personal front – losing loved ones and fighting to stay afloat in this industry.
There is only one way to feel, feet touch the ground, be grateful and work on fighting the good fight everyday.
Life is truly a gift and has to be treated like one.
We have, over these years especially, come across many less fortunate than us, and being able to help others in challenging times is the whole purpose of being human – something we lost along the way in the crazy of life and work, not balanced as well as it should be.
So this period really connected us with feeling human again – giving back to ourselves.
The struggles were and still are real, but to able to talk, share, take time out for grounding was the best medicine for us.
We aim to use this year, and the future to continually remind ourselves of what we have and how we can make Ibiza, the industry, and the world a better place!

With love from The Cardamom Family

xxx

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Important Covid 19 Updateread more dismiss

Covid 19 has caused the postponement of many events, which is an event of Force Majeure. This is very frustrating for all but we will work with all of our clients to rearrange events. We will honour our contracts for all events and will apply any deposits paid against a rearranged date. Should clients cancel their events then unfortunately deposits will be forfeit in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.