India is a land of diverse cultures and traditions, making it a popular destination for weddings. The majestic palaces, spectacular forts and scenic locations offer a plethora of options for couples looking to have a destination wedding. The country’s rich history and architecture contribute a lot as stunning wedding backdrop. In recent years many world-class facilities and services for destination weddings have emerged making India an ideal destination for a dream wedding with its vibrant culture, warm hospitality and breathtaking locales.
Suryagarh Palatial Haveli, Jaisalmer
Suryagarh, located in Jaisalmer, provides a diverse range of event spaces suitable for various occasions. Whether it’s courtyards, terraces, gardens or banquet rooms, the venue can accommodate all the events of a destination wedding. The Mehendi terrace is typically used for organising Sangeet & Mehendi ceremonies, while the extensive courtyards are ideal for hosting lively evenings filled with folk music and dancing. For a romantic wedding, the stepwell-shaped Bawdi is the most sought-after location at the venue.
Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Towering over the beautiful city of Hyderabad is Taj Falaknuma, an exquisite property that boasts a unique combination of Italian and Tudor architecture, securing its place on the list of the world’s most luxurious palace hotels. The Falaknuma Palace promises an unforgettable experience that will create cherished memories for a lifetime.
The venue features an impressive 101-seat dining hall, one of the largest in the world, adorned with Venetian chandeliers and captivating paintings that lend an imposing charm to the setting. Managed by the esteemed Taj Group of Hotels, guests can expect top-notch arrangements and amenities throughout their wedding event at this stunning palace.
Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur
Spread over 26 acres, Umaid Bhawan is an opulent palace adorned with plush courtyards, rippling fountains and vibrant flowerbeds. The property boasts stunning exteriors and interiors, specialised theme restaurants and liveried staff. The palace’s elegant dining areas and bars complement its delightful ambience.
The Marwar Hall, a ballroom, can host up to 250 guests for cocktails and dinner, while the open-sky Museum Courtyard is ideal for intimate gatherings of 75 to 100 guests. The lush Baradari Lawns, illuminated by rows of flaming torches, make for a splendid setting for grand receptions. With decades of experience hosting weddings, this impeccable venue offers unmatched service. In 2016, Umaid Bhawan Palace became the first Indian hotel to be honoured with the World’s Best Hotel title.
The Zuri Kumarakom, Kumarakom
The Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa is an exceptional destination wedding venue in India, situated on the banks of the Vembanad Lake. It is one of the largest wedding venues in Kerala, offering two smaller halls named Bhairavi and Poorvi that can accommodate up to 176 guests. With the assistance of Tamarind Wedding, one can host a dream backwater wedding at Zuri, complete with thematic elements and the opportunity for a “Floating” wedding on the bay waters. The resort also arranges traditional or modern houseboat weddings.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Hosting a destination wedding at the Taj Lake Palace can be an otherworldly experience. This stunning venue, located on the serene blue waters of Pichola Lake, is an architectural masterpiece and a visual delight. The Palace boasts elegant suites embellished with ornate glasswork, bohemian crystal lights and intricate miniature paintings.
Guests can indulge in a unique experience by taking a cruise over the lake on the Gangaur boats. One can enjoy a meal by the Lily Pond along with cocktails. Folk dances, firework displays and traditional hospitality are exceptional offerings. Any wedding ceremony at Taj Lake Palace promises to be an unparalleled experience.
Six Senses Fort Barwara, Sawai Madhopur
The Fort Barwara in Rajasthan is an exceptional destination for weddings. Sensitively restored by Six Senses, this 700-year-old palace and temples exude a bygone era’s regal and gracious ambience. The 14th-century fort has been converted into a Six Senses sanctuary of well-being, preserving the remnants of the Rajasthani Royal Family that once owned it. The establishment offers a creative approach to its menu, with three restaurants serving delicious food. The fort features the Barwara Royal Ballroom and various outdoor lawns, providing a scenic location for destination weddings.
A few other acclaimed venues for destination weddings are Fort Jadhavgadh in Pune, Radisson Blu Resort & SPA in Alibaug, Taj Malabar Resort & SPA in Kochi, Forest Hill Golf & Country Club Resort in Chandigarh, The IBNII Eco Luxury Resort Coorg, Anantya Resort, Chittar Lake in Kanyakumari, Munjoh Ocean Resort in Havelock Island, Andaman And Nicobar Islands and The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort And Casino.