Dreaming of an ephemeral sunset as a backdrop to your fairytale beach wedding? Or maybe a mandap, floating over a magical lily pond? Take the first step to making that dream come true – check out our ten favorite hotels that are perfect for your destination wedding celebrations.
1. InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort
Located within the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort is a beautiful blend of traditional temple stone architecture and modern luxury. Located very close to the beach, the hotel can facilitate a wonderful beach wedding while its Lily Pond is a spectacular water body best suited for cocktail parties and sangeet functions. The hotel also has a 3368 sq m banquet space that will accommodate up to 250 guests for a private reception or an indoor after party.
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2. Taj West End, Bangalore
Located in the heart of Bangalore, the Taj West End is an iconic space with ancient trees and a Victorian-era post box that is still in use. The beautiful garden landscapes are surrounded by a water body and are ideal for a reception or cocktail party. The contemporarily designed banquet hall is also a great venue for a beautiful indoor wedding ceremony.
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3. Vivanta by Taj, Bekal
Situated serendipitously between the balmy beaches and the serene backwaters of Kerala, Vivanta by Taj Bekal makes an idyllic destination-wedding venue. The 26- acre property features 66 laterite-lined villas and the beautiful Kappil beach shoreline that reaches out to the expansive lawns, perfect for a beach or vintage garden themed wedding.
4. Vivanta by Taj – Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai
Taj Fisherman’s Cove in Chennai is a seaside hotel that presents an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary ambience with the Taj’s signature hospitality and service. Apart from its culinary expertise, the hotel is well known for its private dining cabanas and architectural grandeur that definitely make it a favorite choice for exotic destination weddings in India.
5. ITC Windsor, Bangalore
If you’re looking for a vintage, colonial setting – a genteel English manor house, a garden in bloom and a sprawling banquet space, the ITC Windsor Bangalore would be ideal. The hotel offers three luxurious indoor banquet halls and a gorgeous poolside area for al fresco weddings. Wedding planners Mushtaq Ali and Ipsita Biswas Ali of Celebrations explain, “The hotel combines old world architecture with a royal ambience along with super hospitality. It is also one of the best places to work as a wedding planner and offers great guest services.”
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6. The Leela, Kovalam
With its own private beach and a super luxurious outdoor area, the Leela Kovalam in Kerala is pure delight. Situated on a cliff, the property offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea and the Kovalam coast. The Sky Bar and the infinity pool outdoor area are particularly great for hosting intimate destination weddings and gatherings. Wedding planner Pawan Mirchandani of Horizon WIE agrees, “The Leela Kovalam is a beautiful location for hosting a grand beach wedding as well as intimate one. The private beach area is amazing and looks wonderful in photographs too!”
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7. Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri
Situated in the heart of Coorg, in the vicinity of a 180 acre rainforest, the Vivanta by Taj, Madikeri is perfect for a wedding that leans towards rustic, relying on natural light and serenity as ambience. The hotel provides a curated wedding service that will facilitate all your wedding celebration needs.
8. Munjoh Ocean Resort, Havelock, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Sunkissed and glittering sea and sandscapes, customized service and plan for a dream destination wedding are what you get with the Munjoh Ocean Resort. Ahan Destination Management’s CEO, Shankar Ganesh seals the resort’s reputation as a wedding planner’s delight, “The place is perfect for close knit weddings. With a picture perfect, well-maintained beach property, the Munjog Ocean Resort in Havelock is a cost friendly option for anyone wanting a fairytale dream wedding in India.”
9. The Zuri Kumarakom, Kerala Resort and Spa
Situated on the banks of India’s longest lake, the Vembanad, Zuri Kumarakom Kerala Resort & Spa is spread over 18 acres and considered one of the most picturesque destination wedding venues. It includes Mridangam- the largest wedding hall complex in Kerala, which is divided into two smaller halls called Bhairavi and Poorvi. The halls can accommodate up to 176 guests in theater style seating and close to 250 guests in classroom style seating.
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10. The Golden Palm Hotels & Spa, Bangalore
From a grand event to an intimate one, the Golden Palm hotel & Spa is the ideal place to celebrate the most special day of your life! The varied architectural surroundings of the hotels serve as great backdrops for wedding photography. The well equipped indoor and outdoor space can easily accommodate from 200 to 2000 guests, which is always a plus if you have a large guest list!
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