A lot of my friends are getting married over the next year, so I though I'd take a quick breather from fashion and dive into wedding season.
Gone are the days when Indian weddings were a humble affair organised at the ancestral home, farmhouse or at a marriage palace. Nowadays people prefer to make their wedding an event to remember and cherish for a lifetime. Some like to take their vows at sandy beaches while others prefer saying ‘I Do’ amidst mountains. Some like to go overboard by celebrating this once in a lifetime affair at a regal Indian wedding venue and make the most of it.
On this note, let’s have a look at some of the best Indian wedding venues that will materialise your dream wedding fantasy into reality.
Neemrana Fort Delhi-Jaipur Highway
If you want an over-the-top and insanely grand wedding, look no further than Neemrana Fort on Delhi-Jaipur highway. This 15th century old majestic fort is one of the oldest palaces in India and is converted into heritage hotel. Spread over more than five acres, Neemrana Fort offers a picturesque venue for beautiful Indian wedding. Its gorgeous gazebos, courtyards and huge lawns make a perfect backdrop for any wedding. Whether you choose a sunset view or a star-lit night, Neemrana happens to be a breathtaking and ethereal venue.
UmaidBhawan Palace Udaipur
Royalty and Rajasthan go hand-in-hand. Royalty and regality are the very essence of Rajasthan. This princely state offers a variety of Indian wedding halls, UmaidBhawan Palace in Udaipur being one of the most prominent wedding venues. This 15th century palace offers you authentic Rajasthani flair and ambience. This gorgeous heritage hotel symbolizes grandeur at its best. One can inculcate the elements of Rajasthan like the colourful Rajasthani culture, puppet-show, elephant-ride, finger-licking good Rajasthani food and Rajasthani folk music at one’s wedding ceremony at UmaidBhawan. Calling it a fine example of affluence won’t be an exaggeration. So, make your special day even more special by booking UmaidBhawan as your wedding venue and feel like a Maharaja.
Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Another star attraction of Rajasthan state is Jai Mahal Palace situated at the Pink City, Jaipur. This heritage property evokes opulence and luxury. Its jaw-dropping beautiful architecture and 18 acres of Mughal Gardens makes it a perfect spot for an Indian wedding. This Indian wedding location gives you the liberty of choosing indoor or outdoor venue for your D-Day. If you are looking for a Rajputana style wedding, this is the right choice.Make your wedding day, an unforgettable event by making reservations at Jai Mahal Palace.
Park Hyatt, Goa
If you have always dreamt of a wedding with a beach backdrop, Park Hyatt Goa will give wings to your imagination. Park Hyatt has the most stunning Indian wedding halls and enchanting landscapes. Other highlights of this venue include lush green seaside lawns, the gorgeous boathouse and artistically decorated indoors. The tastefully done architecture of the hotel along with the serene nature of Goa,together creates nothing but the magic. Soak your soul in tropical ecstasy at Park Hyatt.
Palace Grounds, Bangalore
Owned and managed by the Royal family of Mysore, the Palace Grounds in Bangalore is one of the most sought-after wedding venues down south. This is an ideal spot for those you want an elaborate wedding without going too far from the main city. The place screams lavishness and sophistication with its beautifully done lawns, Durbar hall and ballroom. Apart from extravagant weddings, the Palace Grounds are also ideal for other private parties, office conferences and cultural events.
The Leela Resorts,Kovalam
The beauty of Kerala state needs no introduction. Everyone is familiar with the fact that this state oozes tranquillity. No wonder why it is called ‘God’s own country’. And if you happen to be a nature-lover and want your wedding amidst peaceful nature, the Leela Resorts at Kovalam is your go-to choice. This exotic resort with palm trees and beautifully manicured lawns is to die-for. Who wouldn’t want to say ‘I Do’ in the lap of nature where it brings best to the platter in the form of white sand and crystal clear blue water as the backdrop. So, without giving a second thought, book this heaven on earth as your wedding venue.
Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad
Since wedding day is the most crucial day of one’s life, making it big and memorable is everyone’s dream. We picture ourselves exchanging vows in the most exquisite way. And if you want to convert this fantasy into reality, the venue should be nothing less than the splendid Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad. Every corner of this historic palace speaks of the charm, flamboyance and glam quotient of Nawabi culture. Located at 2000 feet above the city, the palace boasts its marble staircases, huge fountains, Venetican-inspired chandeliers, hand-painted Victorian ceiling, big lawns, gold-hued Durbar hall and 101-seater dining hall. No wonder these major highlights make it an ideal choice for a big fat Indian wedding.
City Palace, Udaipur
Amidst the sun-kissed sand-dunes and camel rides, the city of lakes ‘Udaipur’ offers another breathtakingly beautiful wedding venue i.e. City Palace. This centuries old fort now a heritage hotel site happens to be the most romantic wedding venue where you can materialise your dream of a grand wedding. The impressive courtyards, vast lawns and lakeside view are some of the features that differentiate this place from others. Also its capacity to hold large crowd makes it a perfect spot for big weddings. The fort has ‘ManekChowk’that has the capacity to hold 1000 guests and ‘ZeenaMehal’ can accommodate around 500 guests, making it one of the best venues for nuptial ceremony.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
If there is an epitome of love, it is Taj Mahal. This historic monument makes us believe in the power of love. And if you have always pictured yourself getting married at a place overlooking Taj Mahal, make reservations at the Oberoi Amarvilas hotel right away. This 5-star property provides you the best view of Taj Mahal along with other excellent facilities. Nothing can be more romantic than exchanging vows with Taj Mahal in the backdrop.
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