Hyderabad is taking off as a much sought after host city for corporates, hotels and destination weddings! Much like Delhi, Hyderabad’s wealth of history, culture of gracious hospitality, heritage cuisine and easy connectivity makes it a wonderful choice as venue for a big, fat Indian celebration.
Here are five reasons WeddingSutra considers Hyderabad the perfect city for a wedding.
Apart from two months of searing summer heat followed by the rains, Hyderabad enjoys gorgeous weather from June until March. The winter months especially are crisp, breezy and clear making it the ideal location for an outdoor wedding by day or night.
Multiple Venue Options
Hyderabad is home to the Taj Falaknuma Palace, voted the World’s Best Palace Hotel! Marriages here are hosted as peacocks prance in sylvan surroundings, authentic qawwali exponents perform at sangeets and a tour of the palace will bring the Nizam’s opulent history alive.
Photo Courtesy- Abhishek Sarkar
Chowmahalla Palace, literally four palaces, is another beautiful outdoor wedding venue. An experienced troupe of planners and caterers will reassure you with their familiarity with the venue and give you important ideas and tips on what works best here.
You continue to be spoilt for choice with several other hotels in the vicinity. Maybe you’d like to get married on the lawns of the Taj Krishna and have your reception indoors in the Grand Ballroom. Your overseas guests will be delighted if you accommodate them at the Taj Deccan, only a two-minute drive away. All the hotels are connected by an overbridge so you can even take a walk to the wedding venue.
Taj Krishna. Photo Courtesy- Camera Crew
In addition to the star hotels, Hyderabad is home to several convention centres – sprawling air-conditioned spaces with loads of parking available. Think of these as a blank canvas for your décor specialist to work wonders with your imagination down to every last detail. The centres also have lists of caterers from which you can choose the cuisines for your celebration.
Recently, a very famous industrialist family decided to hire out a large open ground near the airport instantly inspiring many wedding planners who would delight in working with such large venues and creating dreamscapes worthy of a magnificent wedding!
In Hyderabad, with wedding venues, space and grace come together.
The Hyderabad International Airport has won several awards and is a state of the art facility. Most airlines have direct or indirect flights into the city from Europe, the US, Australia, Canada and the Middle East. Accessible and organized, you’ll find it extremely easy to co-ordinate arrivals, departures and welcomes of guests.
A City to Explore
An unexpected treat for your guests will be the opportunity to get to know a city that shines in ancient and modern ways. A trip to the historic Golconda Fort and the Charminar are exotic-India tick marks. Don’t forget to tell them about Lad Bazaar, the area around Charminar, famous for its handmade bangles with crystals in a myriad of colours, Hyderabadi embroidery, the khada dupatta – a stole that is made with zari embroidery and can be worn with a lehenga choli or a salwar kameez, and the pearls!
Photos Courtesy- Abhishek Sarkar
A palette for the palate
Hyderabad is a thriving multicultural hub and this is reflected in its catering. From chaat to Andhra breakfast dishes; the famous Hyderabadi biryani to spicy chutneys – caterers and chefs are proficient at creating menus from all over the country. It gives you the chance to present a diverse spread for your guests or, if you prefer, community specific specialties for the more conservative eaters.
As for the desserts, you can go with the gulab jamuns and kulfis; or opt for ashrafis and badam ki jaalis – sweet dishes that are Hyderabadi in nature and made from recipes that can be traced back a 100 years.
Photos Courtesy- SutraSnapperz and Abhishek Sarkar
Need we say more? Come, say ‘adaab’ to a wedding in Hyderabad.