7 Years of Shehnai Group!

We are very excited here at Shehnai Group… We are celebrating our 7th Birthday! We have been reminiscing on what has happened over the last 7 years… So we thought why not share it with you?

_MG_2966Shehnai Group is a unique family owned business. When Shehnai was first opened it was run by the Dhillon family with a handful of staff. Over time Shehnai has worked to become experts at hosting banquets and has found itself employing a versatile team in a formal department structure, all to keep the Shehnai legacy going and to look after all of our wonderful guests. Today Shehnai is one of the largest employers in the field of Asian style Banqueting and it definitely doesn’t plan to stop here!

As time has progressed Shehnai has worked on perfecting its food offering varieties,  expanding from a simplistic Indian food menu to a versatile range to include Oriental, European and even Afro-Caribbean menus in amongst the refreshed Indian and Asian Halal offerings. Our Catering team have worked tirelessly to attain and retain a 5 star food hygiene rating as well as becoming Hilton approved caterers! Either way we can confidently say when our guests interact with our Catering team they know they are dealing with passionate experts and quite frankly that makes us super proud!


 You may have had an event in our smallest but delightful Nazara suite, or maybe you’ve been a guest in the Nazara suite, but did you know this wasn’t always there?  The Shehnai team worked hard to turn it into the elegant suite it is today. Even as we speak it’s going through a further revamp to make it even more desirable!

In the event our venues are booked or our guests are unable to make it over to us we are now able to take the Shehnai banquet to them! Apart from Hilton Reading and Bracknell, Shehnai has also worked in a range of Venues in Southampton, Swindon, Windsor and London. Today we are also able to offer preferential rates at our partner residential hotel, Penta for our guests to use once they’ve been partying with us.

Paris at 10 Downing Street

Another exciting moment was that our Managing Director and General Manager had the pleasure of being invited to Vaisakhi Celebrations held by our Prime Minister, David Cameron, to celebrate the birth of the Sikh religion and recognize Sikh’s around the UK. Please click here for previous blog, for more information!

We are very big supporters of our local community and often hold events to support our Reading Arts groups. You may have seen we were one of the proud sponsors of  Reading’s first Fringe Festival last year and are excited about the event this year too. Alongside, we have events such as the Reading Alternative Queen, Burlesque nights and our very own Comedy and Curry held every 3-4 weeks!

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Obviously, with the theme of birthdays, we are in the mood to celebrate… So why not join us at our Spring Carnival event on Bank Holiday Sunday 4th May 2014? Serving street foods from around the world and some first class entertainment, it would be a shame to miss it! We are also running our “spin to win” competition, if you book an event with us, take a spin and see what exciting gift you will receive!


And if you have not yet seen it, please take a few minutes to check out our birthday video below and share our happiness of 7 years of Shehnai Group!


Keep watching this space to see what more we have to bring for you. You can follow us on Facebook to keep track by clicking here. 

Thanks for reading and being part of our celebrations!

Lots of Love,

The Shehnai Team



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