Hotel Ballrooms remain the number one choice for to-be-weds for wedding venue and for a good reason. They add glamour to any affair; offer enough space to play around with your theme, air-conditioned comfort for guests no matter what time of year you are getting married, and all the facilities on hand.
Weddingsutra, after much research, has created a list of ten of the country’s most stunning ballrooms for your big day.
Taj Mahal Palace – Mumbai – The Crystal Room and Ballroom
With its heritage architecture and stunning views of the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace hosts some of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever seen. The Ballroom dazzles with its golden decor, stunning views and an in-built stage. It also has stunning views of the Gateway of India. The expansive Crystal Room with its vast, open space is ideal for weddings, pre-wedding functions and social events.It is one of the most magnificent and massive pillarless venues in the hotel. The Ballroom is 5335sq. ft. and can hold up to 450 guest in theatre-style seating and the Crystal Room is 7392 sq. ft. can hold up to 530 guests. One can book both rooms together which makes them the perfect place for a large wedding.
JW Marriott, Pune – The Grand Ballroom
The JW Marriott Hotel, Pune is known to have one of the largest ballrooms in western India. Large weddings enjoy a combination of the Grand Ballroom and the pool deck (10000 sq. ft.). The Grand Ballroom, known as Sabha, can accommodate 1200 guests in theatre-like seating and 2500 guests when in a reception style set-up. Some of the recent popular wedding themes that have taken place at Sabha, JW Marriott Pune are Great Gatsby, Carnival, a winter and a garden theme. Also, a South Indian temple had been replicated for one of the weddings at the hotel.
Taj Bengal, Kolkata – The Crystal Room
There is something special and exclusive about exchanging vows at The Crystal Room, the most versatile hall at Taj Bengal. Measuring5500 sq.ft., it can be partitioned into three different halls, to suit all requirements and arrangements. The Crystal Room can accommodate upto 600 guestsand has played host to a variety of occasions, celebrations and conferences. The sophisticated interiors of woodwork and ornate crystal, suits both, relaxed and formal dining, and weddings.
The Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru– Ballroom
The uber-luxurious Ritz Carlton’s location is one of the prime draws for wedding planners and guests alike. Barely three years old in the city, this expansive wedding venue doesn’t have a history or legacy, but it certainly makes up for it in contemporary style and unparalleled service. You can host a wedding with up to 1500 guests at the pillar-less and expansiveBallroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru. Warm orange, rust, ochre and deep browns give it a rich look and feel, which is an inherent part of Indian weddings, along with the tastefully curated artwork and delicate jaali theme. And we love that a car or horse can come right up to the entrance of the Grand Ballroom…something hard to find in luxury hotels.
Taj Chandigarh- The Ballroom
The Ballroom at the Taj Chandigarh is the first pillar less hall of the city with an additional 3000 sq. ft. of pre-function space making it ideal for a large wedding. Intricately hand-woven carpets, lace wood veneer paneling and an exquisite chandelier adorn the 4500 sq. ft. pillar less grand ballroom, providing the perfect backdrop for weddings, pre-wedding functions and social events for upto 350 guests.
The Taj Palace, New Delhi – Durbar Hall and Shahjehan Ballroom
The Durbar Ballroom is one of the Delhi’s largest venuesand has consistently been the most preferred location for hosting large weddings and pre-wedding functions consisting of more than 1000 guests. The venue is elegantly designed and its architecture is inspired by the Mughal style and features a beautifully decorated ceiling with traditional motifs and massive crystal chandeliers. This venue can take up to more than 1000 guests for a cocktail reception. The aesthetically pleasing Shahjehan Ballroom can take up to 500 guests for a cocktail reception.
ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad – Hyder Mahal
Situated in the most picturesque part of town, ITC Kakatiya serves as the perfect venue for unforgettable weddings and luxurious celebrations in Hyderabad. Featuring column-free space with rich interiors and a pre-function area, Hyder Mahal is the perfect venue for a range of events including pre and post wedding functions, weddings, banquets and themed receptions. Accommodating up to 500 guests in theatre-style seating, it is divisible into three separate function rooms, each with its own exclusive pre-function area.
Taj Coromandel, Chennai – The Ballroom
Located in aprime residential area,you’d be hard pressed to find a venue as spacious and elegant as the ballroom at the Taj Coromandel in all of Chennai. The distinct qualities of the kolam (a form of painting, drawn using rice powder or chalk);symmetry, precision and complexity – are represented in the interior elements throughout the ballroom that can take 1000 people. This art form is visible in the multi-tiered, curved ceiling coves which form a repeating pattern above the banquet hall; the intricate, geometric pattern of the wall fabrics; the tall, wooden doors; and the repetitive, linear mouldingon the marble columns. The chandeliers, with their floral shapes, mimic that of floral kolams, which are considered sacred and welcoming, and are thought to bring good luck.
Taj Krishna, Hyderabad – The Grand Ballroom
The Grand Ballroom at Taj Krishna is one of the most picturesque backdrops for an elegant wedding. Featuring a grand staircase from the Ballroom’s porch that leads to the Grand Ballroom, you get the views of the beautiful landscaped lawns and the swimming pool. It’smagnificent pillar less hall featured six handcrafted chandeliers in a deep maroon and it can accommodate up to 700 guest in an auditorium style seating.
The Renaissance, Mumbai – Ballroom
The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel boasts of a regal expanse of an aesthetically designed pillar less ballroom, which is the largest in the city, with a ceiling height of 25 ft which can be transformed into a luxurious set-up to suit any kind of function, like an intimate get together or grand functions. The large pre-function area can also open into the lawns for an extended space.