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Ten Best Places to get married
Destination Weddings - Mar 13, 2012
Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur
Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens. Designed by the renowned Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester and embellished with exotic murals of the self-exiled Polish artist Stefan Norblin, the palace is a blend of Eastern and Western architectural influences.
If you want the feel of an ancient royal wedding then this is just the place -or should we say palace- for you. The hotel offers a host of wedding options through its Palace Services ranging from a traditional elephant welcome, a magical gala to rainbow-hue Rajasthani costumes and ambience. What better way to start your married life than a grand royalwedding.
Vivanta by Taj, Holiday Village- Goa
Vivanta by Taj, Holiday Village is a place that truly reflects the spirit of Goa. The charming village flirts with the seafront while the Goan-Portuguese architecture is reflected across the property. Spread across a lush landscape, the 142 renewed cottages and villas play hide & seek with the gardens and swinging palms.
Whatever be your preference – an intimate gathering or an extravagant affair, a traditional ceremony or a modern theme based fun party, the Vivanta by Taj team can deliver it for you. And then there is the Jiva Spa where tired-from-all-the-partying guests can go to invigorate themselves.
Taj Falaknuma Palace– Hyderabad
If you truly want to feel like royalty from the days gone by then the Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is the perfect destination for your wedding. After ten years of sensitive restoration, the Taj has infused new life into this sixty room private palace to offer visitors a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who governed the legendary city o Hyderabad.
Spread across 32 acres, the Palace offers several unique venues, themes and experiences to make sure your wedding is opulent, grand and regal. Amongst its various celebration dining venues is the 101 Dining room which boasts the largest dining table in the World and can accommodate 85 guests. The room which is one of the largest rooms in the palace boasts of five enchanting Belgian chandeliers. Whether you choose from the Grand Royal welcome, the Rajasthani garden or the Shikaarka khan you are sure to experience the extravagance of the ‘then’ with all the comfort of the ‘now’.
Vivanta By Taj Fisherman’s Cove- Chennai
The resort is built on the ramparts of a Dutch fort and is almost one with the Bay of Bengal. With its charm and individual character the resort is an idyllic setting for a seaside wedding.
Like all the Vivanta by Taj properties the renewed villas and rooms are a delight to stay in, but what sets this resort apart are the delightful and detailed theme options for weddings. Apart from the grand Indian traditional setup, you can choose from a South Indian Fare, a Beach Contemporary setup, a Romantic wedding, a Pure Elegant White theme or a Floral Fantasy. Each of these has been created with painstaking details. Our favourite- the Romantic wedding theme: a heady mix of the beach with beautiful moonlit waters, flowers, fabric and soft lazy music makes you want to fall in love again and again and again…
Vivanta by Taj – Kumarakom
Located on the picturesque Vemband Lake, Vivanta by Taj– Kumarakom, is a 140 year old charming colonial bungalow resort. Often called the little jewel of Kumarakom, it still maintains the beauty of its rustic surroundings.
The resort proudly showcases the true essence of Kerala – whether it’s the lazy backwater cruise to the village of Aymenem or the alfresco restaurant by the tranquil lagoon that serves up the most delectable Kerala delicacies. Contact their savvy wedding planner to whip up a celebration that will be the talk of the friends and family for years to come.
The Taj Mahal Palace- Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace is Mumbai’s first harbour landmark – it was built 21 years before the Gateway of India. For more than a century, the Taj has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe.
Today Mumbai’s original luxury hotel, with its stately banquet halls, dazzling venues and impeccable service make it the ideal choice for high profile weddings. Whether the family chooses a traditional Indian ceremony or an extravagant theme, the end result is always 100 percent perfection. With the team’s impeccable focus on details like linen, menu planning, wine pairing and table presentation, you can be rest assured that you have had an experience originally reserved for a well-heeled few.
Taj Bengal- Kolkata
Designed by noted architect Bob Fox, Taj Bengal stands apart with its elegant façade, modern architecture, classical atrium design and interiors with genuine antiques and priceless art. With its lavish stone and marble atrium, soaring skyward for five storeys, it is the city’s preferred venue for high profile events.
Whether a couple prefers a traditional ceremony or themed extravaganza, from an engagement to the wedding day, the Taj Bengal is one of the hotels where everything is executed with flawless aplomb.
Jai Mahal Palace – Jaipur
Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur the former residence of the Prime Minister of the princely state of Jaipur, is steeped in history. The majestic palace, a vast complex of regal rooms, pretty pavilions and charming colonnades set amidst 18 acres of landscaped gardens, traces its origins to 1745. The heritage palace has been painstakingly restored and recently refurbished to offer guests the exclusive experience of a royal lifestyle complemented by legendary Taj hospitality. The renovated lobby exudes a stylish, warm and inviting charm.
The stately Moghul Gardens, resonant with the call of peacocks, is a formal multi-level, quartered garden with pavilions, water channels, flowerbeds, ponds and stone pathways. With its blend of history, elegance and luxury, Jai Mahal Palace is a perfect venue for a high profile destination wedding. Combined with the backdrop of the magnificent Palace, the Moghul Gardens provide the ideal settings for a Rajasthani royal Wedding. Various family events can be combined with the Royal Themes like “Elephant Polo” to ensure a glorious imperial wedding.
Vivanta by Taj– Bentota, Sri Lanka
Vivanta by Taj – Bentota, Sri Lanka, delightfully located along one of the finest beaches on the South West coast, is a charming beach and spa resort that offers picture postcard views of the blue Indian Ocean. The hotel provides a perfect backdrop to host exclusive events.
With more than 6500 square feet of vivid contemporary space available, wedding functions here are always energizing and vibrant. Whether it’s an indoor venue or the beach venue, you can experience a range of themes ranging from a Sri Lankan theme to Arabian or Fishermen’s themes. Nothing is too much to expect with the team here – they can even arrange for real elephants and fireworks. So expect to fall in love all over again…
Rebak Island Resort– Langkawi, Malaysia
Rebak Island Resort- A Taj Hotel, is the only resort on the privately owned 390 acre Rebak Island that commands a magnificent view of the Senari Straits bordering the Andaman Sea with a pristine and secluded beach. The Rebak Island, named after the native Rebak tree, is one of the 99 isles that make up the legendary Langkawi. The soothing whisper of waves, the fragrance of flowers and herbs, the exclusivity of a private island and the comfort of sheer luxury meld to offer a truly special tropical paradise.
With its picturesque gardens, this Malaysian dwelling, offers the perfect romantic setting for a seaside wedding.