Wow Wedding Venues Outside India that are Just One Flight Away

The prospect of starting a new chapter of your life amidst exotic locales is an enticing one. However, the challenge lies in choosing a venue that is easily accessible and has all the facilities you need to make your big day truly memorable. To help you shortlist some venues that are reachable from at least one major Indian international airport via just one flight, we got in touch with some leading planners of the industry. Here are their recommendations based on their experiences of organizing Indian weddings there.

Intercontinental Fujairah Resort, UAE

“Can’t choose between a mountain wedding and beachside do? You’ll can host both at Intercontinental Fujairah Resort. Sprawling on the Al Aqah Beach, the property affords views of the Hajjar Mountains as well as the Gulf of Oman. Furthermore, they house a number of distinctive indoor and outdoor venues, each of which lent a unique vibe to Alisha and Joel’s wedding functions.”
Rahul Kumar & Arun Bablani of Vivaah Weddings

Vivaah Weddings at the Intercontinental Fujairah

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, UAE
“International travelers often prefer a venue that is close to the airport which makes Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre one of the most preferred venues in Dubai. The hotel’s convenient location combined with luxurious offerings allows couples and their guests to truly enjoy the wedding despite the travel. We recently hosted Mehak and Suraj’s wedding at this property, and we received such an overwhelming response from everyone present there.”
Rachna Chadha, BAQAA Glamour Weddings & Events

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, UAE

Mehak and Suraj, Dubai

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
“A hotel that needs no description, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, is just the place to say ‘I do’ for seekers of unparalleled luxury. The iconic property effortlessly adds to the exuberance of any wedding with its lavishly done interiors and unmatched hospitality.
Pooja Ghai of Tranquiil Weddings

Harsha and Jayesh, Dubai, UAE

Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort & Spa Hotel, Mauritius
“The Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort & Spa Hotel is where sophisticated interiors, lush gardens, and white sands set the most spellbinding stage for milestone celebrations such as a wedding. Combining unparalleled French luxury with the best of Mauritius’ native aesthetics and offerings, the hotel extends the best of international hospitality with an unmissable local appeal.”
Aarti Mattoo of Momentum Experiences and Events LLP

Sofitel Mauritius L'Impérial Resort & Spa Hotel, Mauritius

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
“A property that has played host to Antara Motiwala and Mohit Marwah’s Bollywood wedding, the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah spells pure indulgence. The nuptials that we organized at this hotel were every bit a fairytale affair and the location that we chose for the festivities had a big hand in making it so.”
Aarti Manocha of Milestones To Memories

“What’s makes this property such a great place to exchange your vows is that its luxuriously designed spaces make an ideal canvas for equally extravagant decor concepts.”
Mallika Singh of Fête Events

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Antara Motiwala and Mohit Marwah

Keri and Kapil, Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE
“The Emirates Palace is a magnificent property where one finds matchless luxury and unbeatable grandeur. Fashioned to look like nothing less than the residence of a Sultan, this hotel transforms celebrations into larger-than-life events. Their ornate ballrooms, expansive lawns, plush rooms and suites, as well as the discerning staff, made Krupa and Ruchit’s wedding here a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the truest sense.”
Monil Shah of KKings Events

Shwetambari and James

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman
Oman is a treasure trove of distinctive landscapes. And while you can’t experience all of them at once, a wedding at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah allows you to witness its pristine shoreline and rugged mountains at the same time. In addition to these backdrops, the hotel also boasts some beautiful indoor venues along with manicured lawns. For Mahek and Divya’s wedding, we made the most of all the options that this hotel had to offer.”
Rishi Rochlani and Yamini Shah of The Wedding Designers

Divya and Mahek, Muscat, Oman

Sheraton Oman Hotel, Oman
“Not only is the Sheraton Oman Hotel the tallest building in the city, but it is also home to the biggest ballroom in all of Muscat. From the rooms and venues here one can enjoy views of the lofty Hajjar Mountains in the distance, while they are taken care of by the hotel’s warm staff. We planned Nikita and Gilles’ wedding at this property which seamlessly added some Omani touches to their culture-rich celebrations.”
Krupa Khimji of Mosaic Events

Nikita and Gilles, Muscat, Oman

Hotel Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Bahrain
“Bahrain, though steeped in history, has embraced modernity and has some wonderful luxury retreats including the Hotel Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa. We recently worked closely with this hotel in order to organize a wedding and can say with confidence that this makes for a fantastic property to host Indian nuptials.”
Vaibhav Kejriwal of Arika Event

“This hotel is one where it is easy to bring to life even experimental ideas and concepts owing to carefully done event spaces that have been designed to be as versatile as possible.”
Priti Sidhwani of Dreamzkrraft

Hotel Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Bahrain

Meher and Mukund, Hotel Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa

Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Turkey
“An Ottoman Palace and hotel, the Çırağan Palace Kempinski reflects the luxury and opulence that was characteristic of the royals of this empire. Weddings here are steeped in romance and are sure to make any bride feel like a real-life princess ready to tie the knot! The property has a number of utterly breathtaking event spaces, but the one that remains unmatched is the Palace Terrace, which is an open setting right beside the Bosporus river.”
Imran Qureshi and Naureen Morani of Cineyug Celebrations

Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Turkey

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Nepal
“In Nepal, a country that has been relatively unexplored by the Indian wedding industry, one will come across the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. This property is an excellent option for couples like Deepak and Sakshi, who like unique architecture and splendid views. The hotel is a fine example of traditional planning and construction of Nepalese buildings; yet, their rooms and event spaces offer sophisticated, modern amenities.”
Varun Dua of Evolve Weddings

Wedding Planner - Evolve Weddings

Tiger Palace Resort, Nepal
“Tucked away in the outer foothills of the Himalayas, the Tiger Palace Resort adds a touch of serenity to one’s celebrations. While the natural abundance that surrounds the property creates an ambience unlike any other, the expansive premises and the wonderful interiors only add to the experience. While the hotel lends itself well even to a boisterous affair, it works particularly well for intimate Indian weddings thanks to its calm environs.”
Kanika Kumria of Kaleerein by Kanika Kumria

Tiger Palace Resort, Nepal

Anantara Kalutara Resort, Sri Lanka
“Couples who are looking to get married at a popular tourist destination without being surrounded by the crowds will find the perfect wedding venue in the Anantara Kalutara Resort. Located only a 90-minute drive away from Colombo, the hotel extends the most striking beachfront setting along with a lush lawn as well as a stylish ballroom. We hosted Shikha and Tanya’s celebrations here which were a hit with their guests.”
Vishaal S Shah and Anway P Bhoite of Purple Chariot Weddings – India & Sri Lanka Experts

Chitresh and Dharini

Shikha and Tanay, Anantara Kalutara Resort, Sri Lanka

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Switzerland
“Switzerland’s captivating landscapes are a sight to behold and for those who find themselves agreeing with this notion, a wedding at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa will be one out of a dream. The historic property with hospitality that dates back over 150 years houses rooms that overlook the Bernese Highlands and Interlaken. Even the event spaces at the property encapsulate a distinctive character, thus ensuring that each function here is nothing but remarkable.”
Bhavnesh Sawhney and Farid Khan of FB Celebrations

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Switzerland

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
“The mountains of Switzerland have forever had a place in Indian hearts and a property that allows its guests to revel in the glory of the Alps is the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz. The heritage resort began operations over 150 years ago and while it manages to retain the old-world charm through its interiors and design, it is also comes equipped with all modern-day creature comforts. For a couple looking for a cozy wedding with 350 loved ones in attendance and views of peaks blanketed in snow, this is just the place to be.”
Ketan Sawant and Nitya Bagri of A New Knot

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand
“While Indian weddings have a reputation of having the most extensive guest lists, the current generation seems to be moving the needle on traditional weddings. Couples like Sanah and Dushyant who prefer celebrating their big day in a quiet and exotic location, with only their closest family and friends, will find a number of charming venues and plush accommodation options at The Palayana Hua Hin. The hotel easily hosts about 130 people at a time and even offers a complete buyout.”
Naree Kiatvacharapong of Divine Events

Shloka and Kishan, The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand

Sanah and Dushyant, The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand
Sanah and Dushyant, The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand

Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort And Spa, Thailand
“The Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort And Spa is a property where each event space seems to be better than the last. Be it the rooftop, beachside, ballroom, garden, oceanside terrace or more, all of them set the stage for inspired events and one-of-a-kind celebrations. At Vranda and Chirag’s wedding that we organized at this hotel, each function was held at a different space thus ensuring that the festivities unfailingly packed a sense of freshness.”
Ritu Lamba of Urbana Weddings & Events

Vranda and Chirag, Novotel Hua Hin Cha-Am Beach Resort & Spa Hotel, Thailand

Vranda and Chirag, Novotel Hua Hin Cha-Am Beach Resort & Spa Hotel, Thailand
Vranda and Chirag, Novotel Hua Hin Cha-Am Beach Resort & Spa Hotel, Thailand

Splash Beach Resort, Thailand
“A property that encourages cheer with its lively ambience, Splash Beach Resort is perfect for a fun wedding. The unmissable youthful vibe that permeates its premises heightens the boisterous spirit of weddings such as Jaskirat and Sujinder’s Punjabi celebrations. In addition, this resort even has its own waterpark which makes for an interesting diversion for the wedding party!”
Sagar Vasudev of Wizkim Wedding Design and Styling

Jaskirat and Sujinder, Splash Beach Resort, Phuket

Angsana Laguna Phuket, Thailand
“A property that looks like it’s floating on the water, Angsana Laguna Phuket makes for one of the dreamiest wedding destinations in all of Thailand. With one side of the property opening up to the beach and facing a calm lagoon, this resort is an ideal pick for couples like Shivangi and Danny who tend to lean towards captivating waterscapes.”
Sharan Hora, Ravina Sawhney and Ruchika Pawa of Pink Palki

Shivaangi and Danny, Phuket, Thailand

Shangri-La Bangkok, Thailand
“The Shangri-La Bangkok is a hotel that unites accessibility with aesthetics. Located about 40 minutes away from the Bangkok international airport, this property welcomes wedding guests into an oasis of urban comforts. Here Indian festivities unfold seamlessly at their stylish ballrooms and picture-perfect waterfront venues.”
Rosy Gambhir, Navneet Changchroenkul & Jasreen K. Narang of Version Events & Weddings

Shangri-La Bangkok, Thailand

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand
“Perched by the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a sanctuary of tranquillity in the bustling capital of Thailand. Surrounded by 11 acres of verdant landscapes, overlooking the flowing river, the hotel combines the convenience of a city wedding with the relaxed vibe of an affair set amidst nature. That was evident at Priyanka and Rasesh’s lovely nuptials which took place here.”
Keeran Baweja and Meghna Mirpuri of Keeran The Wedding Planner

Menaka and Gaurav, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Thailand

Priyanka and Rasesh, Bangkok
Priyanka and Rasesh, Bangkok

Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Thailand
“The couple who will never tire of the glitz and glamour of a thriving metropolis will find no better hotel than the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park to say ‘I do.’ With spaces that offer panoramas of the glittering Bangkok skyline and ballrooms that exude contemporary elegance, the hotel is indeed an ideal option for couples like Roshni and Nikhil who wanted to marry in the heart of this Thai city.”
Shashi Pawa of Shanaya Celebrations

Nikhil and Roshni, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Thailand

Nikhil and Roshni, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Thailand

Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, Thailand
“A hotel managed by an internationally acclaimed hospitality brand, Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa is located at about a two and a half-hour drive away from the international airport in Bangkok. Be it the sophisticated indoor event spaces or outdoor venues such as an expansive lawn, a lush hilltop, and even a pristine beach, they have it all. At Talisha and Neil’s nuptials that we hosted here, the locations lent themselves seamlessly to the decor concepts, thus allowing us to give them a unique event each time.”
Neha Mehrotra of Foreign Wedding Planners

Sapna and Rashpal's Destination Wedding at Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, Thailand

Talisha and Neil, Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, Thailand

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
“The Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is a property that is perfect for a wedding that celebrates modern-day romance. We hosted Mili and Bharat’s festivities at the contemporary yet versatile venues of this hotel and were amazed to see how different themes and concepts fused effortlessly with the spaces.”
Satish Punjabi of Impressario Inc.

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Bharat and Mili, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“An utterly stylish property in Malaysia’s capital city, the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur creates a dazzling setting for an Indian wedding that has services at par with the highest standards of international luxury. The hotel extends views of the glittering cityscapes from its venues and indulges its guests in superior comforts and cuisines, thus making celebrations here unforgettable.”
Keshika Advani of Shehnaiyan Weddings

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam
“An eclectic property that opens up a world of possibilities, the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa has a number of standout features such as its bright-hued building complex and a seashell-shaped swimming pool, amongst others. This 19th-century French university has now been converted into a swanky hotel.”
Pramod Lunawat of Marriageuana

Kaabia and Rushang, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam

Furaveri Island Resort and Spa, Maldives
“The Maldives is a tropical paradise which has no dearth of gorgeous luxury hotels and resorts; however, there are few that come close to the beauty of Furaveri Island Resort and Spa. With venues overlooking aquamarine waters as well as lush greenery, this resort offers breathtaking settings for a couple’s big day.”
Snehal Vadi of Laksh Events

Nikita and Nakul, Furaveri Island Resort and Spa, Maldives

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