These 5 Taj Palaces are Perfect for Your Dream Royal Wedding
A once-in-a-lifetime occasion, a wedding is a very special event that deserves to be hosted in venues that match the vision, scale and rich sentiments of the celebrations. That’s why the grand properties of Taj Palaces make for compelling wedding venues with their regal spaces, distinctive architecture, opulent decor and unparalleled hospitality that the chain is known for.
Taj is the custodian of some of India’s most iconic palaces in India that are steeped in history. These magnificent properties imbue modern weddings with a contemporary fairytale vibe. Timeless Weddings at the Taj embody the enduring legacy of heritage and celebrations hosted here result in lasting memories.
Taj Palaces serve up exquisite experiences for weddings, be it in the form of a couple’s entry in a quaint horse-drawn carriage, or a vintage car, alongside multi-course dinners in majestic dining spaces where every guest feels like royalty. Take a look at a few real-life weddings hosted at some Taj Palaces that allow couples to escape the expected and step into the luxurious world of Indian royalty.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
A jewel in Jodhpur’s crown, the sprawling five-star Umaid Bhawan Palace, situated at the highest point on Chittar Hill, is an iconic property built between 1928-1943. Its 26 acres of lush lawns offer a beautiful contrast to the sprawling facade of the sandstone structure. Guests will love staying in the 70 Art-Deco style rooms and suites, and exploring the inhouse museum. A wedding here is bound to impress anyone who attends thanks to the gorgeous grandeur of it all, while the warm hospitality ensures that every guest will feel like they are at a home away from home.
Taj Falaknuma Palace
The former palace of the Nizam of Hyderabad, the Taj Falaknuma Palace is a magical abode in the clouds as it is situated 2,000 feet above the bustling capital city of Telangana. The rich heritage of the ‘City of Pearls’ gleams in every corner of this five-star colonial-style property that dates back to 1894. It offers a bewitching mix of vintage experiences – think quaint horse-drawn carriages and opulent Belgian chandeliers – to modern and luxurious amenities. Almost every corner of the Taj Falaknuma Palace makes for a compelling frame, be it the Grand Staircase, sprawling gardens, or the magnificent Durbar Hall. Relive the regal lives of the princely Nizams with every celebration hosted here and relax in style with your pick from the 60 restored rooms and suites of this stunning property.
Taj Lake Palace
A summer palace built in 1743, the white edifice of the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, is a mesmerizing view as it appears to be floating on the calm waters of Lake Pichola. Accessible only by boats, this property offers breathtaking views of the Aravalli and Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir that is located nearby. With 65 luxurious rooms and 18 grand suites, Taj Lake Palace is the perfect destination for an intimate wedding with an imperial vibe. Every corner of this heritage property offers a vantage point for perfect pictures, be it the terraces, regal courtyards, ballrooms and scenic corridors.
Jai Mahal Palace
It doesn’t get any grander than the Jai Mahal Palace in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur which was built in 1745 and is now a five-star luxury hotel. The stunning property showcases Indo-Saracenic architecture and is set amidst 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens. With 94 rooms and suites, Jai Mahal Palace offers superior accomodation options, and caters to both intimate events and large-scale functions. Bask in the charm of the old-world, regal lifestyle here before stepping out to explore the shopping and sightseeing attractions of Jaipur City, located just a short distance away.
History comes alive at Jodhpur’s Rambagh Palace which was built in 1835. From the hand-carved marble latticework to the sandstone balustrades and striking cupbolas, this majestic property was the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Its 78 restored rooms are resplendent with luxurious decor and all modern amenities. The best of Rajput grandeur is evident here, from the manicured gardens to the 18th-century ballroom with magnificent crystal chandeliers, sports-themed Polo Bar and diverse indoor and outdoor events spaces.
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