What is Rishta?

Rishta is a 2 day event that brings singles together in a fun and social setting, allowing them to interact and meet other prospective life partners. It’s a no stress, no pressure event where you can meet, talk, exchange contacts and spend time to discover compatibility among candidates.

Dates: Friday, June 27, 2020  &  Saturday, June 28, 2020

Venue: Central NJ 08817 (TBD)

Cost: $200 per Candidate

What happened at Rishta 2019?

Rishta 2019 kicked off with a Hawaiian themed pool side social. The next day was packed with a session of games, social icebreakers, meetings, role play and a lot more. 185+ people attended and almost everyone walked away with matches and a list of people who were interested in them. In less than a year, team Rishta was made aware of 10 candidates who found their life partners at Rishta. Many more are still together planning on their next step towards their “happy ever after”.  Here are some pictures from the event. Photos are blurred to protect the privacy of the candidates.

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Planned Events

Friday, June 27, 2020 

Hotel Check-in/Registration

7:30 pm – Surprise themed Socializer!

Meet your coordinator at the front desk who will guide you to a themed social mixer to meet the volunteers and candidates informally. This is an ice breaker event to get to know other attendees.


Hotel accommodations are not included.
Discounted hotel rate available.

Saturday, June 28, 2020 

Event begins at 8:30 am.
Don’t be late.
8:30 am – Breakfast
Group introductions
Social games

12:30 pm – Lunch
Speed Dating
Dating mythbusters game
One on one meetups (5-10 minute dates)
6:00 pm – Pool side social games and Mixer
7:30 pm – Dinner (with a surprise)

Rishta is organized by United Rudra Foundation (Non-Profit 501(C)(3) of NJ).

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Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Who can attend this event?

This event is suited for Hindu singles who are looking to meet like-minded individuals interested in finding a special someone in life. In the past events, we have hosted candidates from all over the US and Canada. Some even travel from Europe, India, and UAE. We welcome individuals up to 39 years of age. There is no language or caste barrier. IDs will be checked at registration for age.

2.  How is Rishta different than any other matrimonial event?

Rishta is unique because each candidate at Rishta is assigned a coordinator who he or she can approach during and after the event to help get in touch with other candidates or their parents. Your coordinator will help you find suitable matches among the other candidates and work with you to help open doors on the day of the event. We use a simple but effective algorithm to find matches during the event and set up mini dates for the candidates to know each other better during the social mixer and dinner. Rishta is designed to give candidates the opportunity to meet, introduce themselves, and take back an experience that’s fresh, exciting and meaningful.

3.  When should I plan to arrive/leave?

Plan to arrive on Friday (June 27, 2020) by 7pm. Those who come early on Friday can join other candidates at the local restaurant at the hotel for an informal mixer. At 7:30 registration starts followed by the themed social mixer. Light appetizers are included with some fun planned events. Alcohol is not allowed during the event.

A fair rate is negotiated for people who choose to stay Friday or Saturday night at the hotel.

4.  Where will I stay?

Rishta 2020 is being held at FairBridge Hotel & Conference Center Somerset (Former Holiday Inn), 195 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873. You will be comfortable in a twin or a king room with access to the gym, pool, restaurants and nearby shopping malls. Airport pick up is not included, but shuttle to the nearest train stations are available at no charge. Accessible airports are EWR (Newark International Airport) and PHL (Philadelphia International Airport). If you need an airport Pick up/drop off, we can help arrange one for you.

5.  What will the room cost?

We have negotiated a discounted hotel rate that will be offered to you. Please contact the hotel at (732) 356-1700 and mention code ‘Rishta’ for the special rate of $89 for a King bed, and $99 for 2 double beds. Suites are available for larger parties attending the event together.

6.  What is included?

The fee covers banquet hall charges, breakfast, lunch, social mixer at the poolside and dinner on June 28, 2020. You will be provided with names and details of all candidates at the beginning of the event and an opportunity to meet other candidates and get to know them better. Alcohol beverages will not be allowed during the event.

7.  What should I bring?

Bring a good attitude, a positive outlook and dress to impress. You will be meeting new people and potential life partners, so bring your best smile. Also, bring a cell phone with data connection for use during the event. 

8.  When can I register?

Registration is now open. Once you complete the form and make the payment, we will reach out to you to make sure that all of your information is accurate. You will be emailed information about the event and will be assigned a coordinator who will work with you to open doors on the day of the event.

9.  What does it cost?

Rishta costs $200.00 per candidate to attend. Walk-ins will not be entertained. If you have any more questions, feel free to call us.

We are here to help make this a fun, exciting and meaningful event for our candidates, but above all to help you connect to a potential life partner. Have more questions? Call us.

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Have more questions? 

Leena Bhatt (201) 240 3788 | Dharmesh Patel (201) 969 7330 | Manish Parikh (908) 420 1784 |

Dipti Vyas (973) 932 9109 | Jayshree Vyas (732) 789 6457 

email: info@rishtanj.com