Admit it. The minute you said ‘yes’ you started thinking about venues where you could host your destination wedding.
With seemingly endless wedding venue options to choose from, it’s hard to narrow down your choices and select a spot that aligns with your budget, location, and style criteria. Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a grand fête, the Middle East is home to dozens of venues capable of graciously and generously hosting you, your partner and loved ones together for an unforgettable occasion.
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel – The Great Ballroom
An inspiring, modern fixture of the evolving canvas that is Dubai, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel is the ideal destination for an extravagant affair. Experience an unforgettable gathering for any grand occasion at the Great Ballroom. Whether it is a glamorous sangeet, an elegant seated wedding or a fun reception night, the Great Ballroom when used in conjunction with the adjoining Falcon Ballroom can accommodate more than 1500 people. Richly decorated and conveniently located on the lobby level, it features the latest technological equipment, unique show kitchens, and extensive parking to facilitate the arrival of large parties.
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa – Grand Ballroom
Located in the heart of Doha’s residential district on Salwa Road, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is one of the most luxurious and is perfect for a grand celebration. The Grand Ballroom is the second largest in Doha, lending itself perfectly to the best celebrations in town. With room to host up to 2000 guests at a cocktail party and a pre-function foyer (with a separate entrance) having a capacity of 1000 guests, it is the perfect venue for a pre-wedding soiree. Its timeless elegance and awe-inspiring interiors are perfect for any celebration large or small.
InterContinental Fujairah Resort – Grand Ballroom
A spectacular wedding destination where Arabian hospitality meets luxury, the InterContinental Fujairah Resort is situated on the shoreline of the exquisite Al Aqah Beach. Popular wedding planners Rahul Kumar & Arun Bablani of Vivaah Weddings Dubai love the extravagant ballroom on the property. “With soaring ceilings, glittering chandeliers and plenty of space for a large banquet, their Grand Ballroom can give your wedding an opulent touch. It can accommodate a large number of guests and not skimp on either elegance or luxury. It is a spectacular setting for a lavish reception night,” they share.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai – Atlantis Ballroom
This majestic 5-star hotel situated on The Palm, a man-made island, Atlantis The Palm is the oyster that holds the beautiful Atlantis Ballroom. Dubai itself is a city of opulence and this grand venue is perfect for an extravagant celebration comprising up to 1200 guests. The space has a private entrance, its own pre-function area and access to the Royal Terrace. Luxury wedding planners BAQAA highly recommend it, Rachna Chadha of BAQAA Glamour Weddings & Events shares, “The location of the property makes it not just a lavish but a convenient choice for many. With stunning ballrooms and lush open spaces, the property exudes a soothing, sophisticated ambiance!”
Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah – Falcon Ballroom
A 5-star luxury resort sitting like an oasis in the Ras Al Khaimah desert, this property offers an effortless wedding experience. The majestic Falcon Ballroom provides a romantic and tranquil setting for your grand wedding. “The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah is a great venue for both big and intimate weddings. Choose between its plush ballroom and outdoor spaces both of which are easily coaxed into wonderlands you would only hope to come across in fairy tales. “In addition to their luxurious setting, they rank high in terms of service as well,” says Aarti Manocha of the famous wedding planning brand Milestones to Memories (MtoM).
Kempinski Hotel Muscat Oman – Muscat Ballroom
Sprawled over the stunning coastline, the Kempinski Hotel Muscat is an unparalleled luxury beach resort in the capital of Oman. Its enormous and magnificent venue, Muscat Ballroom, is the preferred choice for a lavish large-scale celebration. “The ballroom can accommodate up to 2000 guests at a reception. It is a particularly magical venue for romantic and lavish weddings. The ballroom can be divided into three individual, equal sized rooms for maximum versatility. Whether you desire a discreet dinner for a select few or a dazzling event for a few hundred, it can be adapted to your needs”, says wedding planners Naureen Morani & Imran Qureshi of Cineyug Celebrations.
Fairmont Ajman – The Ballroom
“A beachfront five-star hotel, the Fairmont Ajman’s contemporary and high-ceilinged ballroom tops our favorites”, Gauri Chadha Rupani & Kunal Rupani from The Big Night share. One of the largest venues in Ajman, with opulent space and striking interior design, the unique highlight of the ballroom is its nine-meter high floor-to-ceiling windows running the length of the space, providing unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf. A great venue for both big and intimate weddings, the ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests for an elegant seated dinner and up to 1200 guests for a glittering cocktail reception.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi – Mezzoon Ballroom
The hotel’s five dramatically sculpted towers are a statement that sets the standard for luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi. This is the perfect canvas to create a once-in-a-lifetime magical event on. The stunning Mezzoon Ballroom at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is designed for every sort of event, from glamorous weddings to impressive reception parties and can host up to 1,000 guests. There are also 13 skilfully furnished meeting rooms, and an exquisite bridal and chairman suite, all of which bring a sense of elegance and grandeur to any occasion.