FAQ

1Event Location
India Cultural Center (ICC), 5511 Lynn Rd. Tampa FL 33624
2Hotel Accomodation

Do you recommend a hotel near the event venue?

Comfort Suites Tampa Airport North
5421 W Waters Ave Tampa FL 33634
Phone no. 813-880-8938
https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/RL86N4

When booking, ask for Hindu Matrimonial special rate(s). The link also provides a cut-off date to obtain that rate.

Complimentary breakfast, parking, and airport shuttle are provided by the hotel

3Event

Do I have to attend both Friday dinner and Saturday?

We understand that coordinating work and travel schedules is not easy, but it is highly recommended that you attend both days so you get the most out of the event. Both days are formatted differently for everyone to meet others in a structured fashion yet in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Attending both days will give you a better understanding and more opportunities to meet the candidates. Access to any materials or information about the other candidates can only be accessed upon arrival and check-in.


If I am eligible in both age groups, how do I register for both age groups?

The unique feature of the event programs will provide an opportunity to meet candidates in both age categories if you so indicate your preference. You will have the opportunity to give your preference in the app once you have registered for your age appropriate event.


Is everyone from Florida or the South?

No. This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend. We have had candidates from all over the US, Canada and UK in the previous years.


What’s the average age of the candidate?

We have two separate events for two age categories, 25-39 years and 40 years & above.


How many candidates are there? What is male to female ratio?

We try to limit our event to 200 participants and we 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.

4Dress-code

Friday: Casual is okay but remember that you will be making your first impression

Saturday Daytime: Business casual

Saturday Evening: Dress to impress/cocktail attire

(No shorts and flip flops allowed Saturday)

5Event App

What is the interactive HMUSA App and when will I get it?

Once you have registered you will receive a link and unique password access to download the HMUSA app. You will be able to add more information about yourself so that the candidates of opposite gender can learn about you and ‘search’ you out. Once you arrive at the venue and check-in at the registration desk, the interactive features of the app will be activated. The same app will give you access to information on candidates of the opposite gender who have also arrived at the event so you can learn about them. Please be sure to upload as much information about you in the app that you would like to share with the candidates prior to and during the event.


What is the technology requirement to use the HMUSA App?

iPhone: IOS
Android:

6Payments

What is the cost of registration and deadline to register?

Registration fee is $200 and the deadline to register is 7 days before the event.


What does the registration fee include?

The fee includes Friday transportation to/from the dinner venue, $10 voucher coupon of the Friday evening restaurant, Saturday’s transportation to/from the event venue, all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.


Is my registration fee refundable?

  • You have 6 weeks prior to the event to receive a full refund.
  • You have 4 weeks prior to the event to receive a 50% refund.
  • Registration is non-refundable two weeks prior to the event.

How can I cancel and ask for a refund?

Please send us an email with your registration ID and contact information.

7Transportation

Do you provide transportation?

Yes. We will have shuttles available between the hotel and the venue on Friday evening and throughout the day/evening Saturday. If you are not staying at the recommended hotel, you will have to make your own arrangements.

8General

How does Hinduism factor into the process?

Candidates who are Hindu, Jain or 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 as long as you are a believer of and identify yourself from these three faiths.


Will there be a book of all participating candidates?

No. The entire event will have live interactive app experience where attendees will be able to see details of participants of opposite gender. The attendees data will be available to the attendees from Friday evening onwards after the registration.


Do I have to attend the event for access to candidate Info? Can I send someone to my place?

Attendance is mandatory to access the app and receive any candidate info. You cannot send a parent/sibling/friend or anyone else in your place.


Can parents/friends come with me?

No. There is no event planned for the parents, and the parents will not be allowed access to the event venue. We want the candidates to meet one on one without inhibition. 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. https://www.visittampabay.com/