Rajasthan brims with historic forts, restored palaces, manicured gardens and marble courtyards – here’s why wedding stylist Vivaah thinks the state is the ultimate destination for a fairytale wedding.
With its rich history, regal aura and romantic venues Rajasthan offer everything for couples who want a fairytale wedding. The vibrant state offers everything for traditional as well as contemporary nuptials in venues that are quite unlike any other in the world. We asked Rachna Lucknowala and Zuzer Lucknowala, founders of premium wedding styling company called Vivaah – Jaipur to share their top wedding venues in Rajasthan. After more than two decades in the weddings industry, the Lucknowalas have helped numerous couples turn their dreams into a reality in Rajasthan. Here’s what they have to say:
1. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Udaipur
This 347-room, Art Deco-style yellow sandstone palace still houses the Jodhpur royal family. And with a banquet capacity of 3,000 guests, it’s no wonder this grand monument is a popular choice for couples opting for lavish nuptials. Rachna and Zuzer add, “The hotel’s Marwar Hall is perfect for a grand wedding ceremony and offers a mixed
banquet bouquet of Marwari, Rajasthani, Indian and Continental cuisines. For an outdoor ceremony, the large and lush Baradari front lawns are perfect for guests to mingle around in comfortably.”
2. Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa
Jaisalmer Marriott Resort and Spa is another divine location for traditional nuptials. Basking in all its romantic glory, the property promises to make your dream wedding come true. “From their palatial architecture to their location overlooking the historic Jaisalmer Fort, the aesthetics and venues of this resort are remarkable. Ideal for a ceremony with 1,500 guests in their magnificent outdoor spaces, this venue delights with its exceptional services. Couples should check in here if they want to be treated as a modern-day prince and princess.” explains Team Vivaah.
3. Lalgarh Palace, Bikaner
A palace that has withstood time and desert sun for over a century, Lalgarh Palace, situated deep in the heart of the Thar Desert, still retains the charm of its yesteryears glory which makes it perfect for extravagant weddings. “Organizing a wedding at Lalgarh Palace in grand style with a royal welcome and regal procession is an experience worth cherishing. If couples are thinking of tying the knot here, they would be hard pressed to find a better place.”
4. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Situated in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, the Taj Lake Palace is a famous, much-photographed property that tops in exclusivity. Team Vivaah shares, “The Taj Lake Palace has a beautiful Lily Pond that serves as a dreamy venue for an intimate gathering especially when the lilies are in bloom and floating candles are placed on the water. For a larger congregation, the Mewar Terrace offers stunning views of the city of Udaipur. The excellent and seemingly never-ending array of scrumptious Rajasthani dishes served at this property is one of the must-haves at any regal wedding here.”
5. JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa
Set amidst the Aravalli hills and surrounded by palaces, the JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa offers a mesmerizing blend of new and old elements. For example, its architecture and design feature intricate frieze and mirror mosaic work that harks back to the splendor of the yesteryears. However, the hotel offers all contemporary amenities to delight guests from all parts of the world who congregate here for a wedding. Rachna and Zuzer explain, “With 200 expertly furnished rooms and villas, vast banquet halls and breathtaking interiors, the entire property exudes majestic grandeur that is perfect for a wedding that is regal in scale and design.”
6. The Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa
Rajasthan is always equated with grand Indian weddings with an impressive guest list. The Westin Pushkar Resort
and Spa which is surrounded by the picturesque Aravallis mountains is an exception. The hotel is an oasis of opulence and grandeur that is ideal for a unique intimate wedding. “Offering everything from serene natural elements and beautiful sunsets to rejuvenating therapies and food for the soul, this venue also boasts of two sprawling venues spanning 1,700 meters. The exemplary hospitality at this property ensures that your one-of-a-kind themed celebrations will be a unique experience,” share Rachna and Zuzer.