As 2021 sees more intimate weddings, couples are now reimagining their celebrations. The stunning landscape of some of the most breathtaking properties in the country is the perfect canvas for an intimate destination wedding.
From Rajasthan to Goa, we’ve rounded up the best properties for destination weddings across the country.
Alila Fort, Bishangarh
A warrior fort turned- heritage resort, a wedding here will be one for the ages. The expansive Aravalli Bagh is fitting for your key functions while Nazaara, the restaurant with a view, can host a pre-wedding function.
With 245 rooms and suites, a 10,680 sq ft ballroom with a dramatic staircase, a picturesque garden and 11 venues—it doesn’t get more larger-than-life than this.
Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, Chennai
The seaside hotel close to Mahabalipuram’s UNESCO World Heritage Site is best suited for traditionalists. For those looking for a beach wedding at an offbeat destination, this one’s the place for it.
JW Marriott Walnut Grove, Mussorie
For a whimsical and magical wedding up in the mountains, JW Marriott Walnut Grove promises a stellar backdrop of the mountains.
The newly opened Raffles Udaipur on Udai Sagar Lake is the perfect new destination for your nuptials. The Grand Ballroom of 9,000 sq ft, including a pre-function area, multiple outdoor gathering areas and an on-site temple is set to make landmark moments simply unforgettable.
A gold-hued fortress in the Thar Desert, guests are bound to feel like they’ve travelled back in time. Any wedding here will be steeped in Rajasthani heritage.
Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Dating back to 1894, this erstwhile home of the Nizams promises a palace wedding with a decidedly vintage and decadent feel. The main lawn can host 1,500 guests, and the 101 Dining Hall is the largest in the world
The Leela, Goa
Facing the Arabian Sea and Sal River, India’s only beach-cum-riverside retreat is an exemplary choice for a waterside wedding.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
What better way to commemorate a new beginning overlooking the monument of love? The Mughal architecture, manicured gardens, fountains and terraced lawns add a romantic feel to the whole setting.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
The fairy tale structure with the now-iconic floating lotus pond is what dream weddings are made of. Wedding festivities here will make for Instagram worthy pictures!
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
The residence of the erstwhile royal family of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the most sought after venue for destination weddings. Its verdant lawns with the palatial backdrop also played host to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding.