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Destination wedding venues you should bookmark for 2024!

From hillsides to beaches and palaces, these wedding hotspots are bound to make your wedding dreams come true!

A beautiful backdrop is a canvas against which you experience one of the most cherished moments of your life, the right wedding venue can do wonders for your celebrations. And, as Indian couples rekindle their love for a destination weddings, we’ve curated a list of wedding hotspots, domestic and international, that are bound to be on the top of many wedding wishlists in the coming year.

1. Azerbaijan
Serene landscapes, a stunning view of the Caspian Sea, adventure, short travel time and rich history – there are numerous reasons to keep Azerbaijan on the top of your list of wedding destinations. Here, you can find plenty of unique hotels and vistas that’ll give your wedding the dreamy backdrop you’ve always envisioned.

Rohit and Maithili
Photo Courtesy: Imprint Studio Dubai

Featured Weddings in Azerbaijan:
Rohit and Maithili’s grand wedding at Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan.
Barkha and Manish’s elegant wedding at Bilgah Beach Hotel, Azerbaijan.

2. Qatar
At Qatar, luxury knows no limits as the renowned middle-eastern hospitality engages every one of your guests’ whims. Beaches, modern cityscapes and lush gardens await you at this Arabic gem of a country where Indian traditions are easily understood. Here, you are bound to be spoilt for choice with top tier luxury hotels and boutique venues perfect for a wedding of any scale.

Saakshi and Deep, Qatar
Photo Courtesy: The Photo Diary

Featured Weddings in Qatar:
Saakshi and Deep ’s open-air wedding in The Ritz Carlon, Doha.

3. Thailand
For decades, Thailand has been a hot favoriet amongst Indian families for destination weddings. Budget friendly, short flights, idyllic islands and a large variety of wedding venues makes this tropical gem of a country one of the top international contenders for the perfect international wedding destiantion. Adding the cherry on top is their extremely in-depth understanding of the Indian culture.

< Kavya and Karan, Hua Hin
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma Photography

Featured Weddings in Thailand:
Kavya and Karan’s beachside wedding at Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Thailand.
Shimul and Mihir’s vibrant wedding at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa, Thailand.

4. Goa
Goa is one destination that gives you the best of both worlds. It’s serene and glamorous at the same time! A firm favorite amongst Indian couples, it’s dotted with pristine beaches, old churches, picturesque forts, luxurious as well as budget resorts, and it exudes a laid-back vibe that’ll make your wedding seem like a vacay. This well-connected destination has everything for a sunkissed wedding by the waves.

Saumya and Kanisth, Goa
Photo Courtesy: Sunny Dhiman Photography

Featured Weddings in Goa:
Saumya and Kanisth’s beguiling, beachside ceremonies at ITC Grand Goa.
Areeja and Harsh’s riverside nuptials at Resort Rio, Goa.

5. Mussoorie
If you’re someone who’s always yearned for the hills, then this is the best place to tie the knot! Mussoorie is encircled by lush green hillocks as far as the eyes can see, sheltered by a pollution-free cerulean blue sky and located close to the capital city of Delhi, this hill station checks all the boxes for that surreal dream wedding.

Surbhi and Pranshu, Mussoorie
Photo Courtesy: WeddingNama

Featured Weddings in Mussoorie:
Surbhi and Pranshu’s hillside wedding at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, Mussoorie.
Himanshi and Deepak wed under the stars at Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, The Savoy, Mussoorie.

6. Udaipur
Have you been dreaming of a royal wedding? Then look no further than Udaipur. An epitome of luxury, Udaipur is a destination that is a go-to for couples who have envisioned a regal wedding for themselves. With a multitude of palatial lakeside hotels, forts and heritage palaces to choose from, you are sure to be spoilt for choice at the ‘City of Lakes’. Besides, it’s extremely well connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat and other major metro cities by plane, bus, or train!

Photo Courtesy: Destination Photographers, Baricci Weddings

Featured Weddings in Udaipur:
Harshita and Siddharth’s regal wedding at Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa.
Kashish and Yash’s glamorous wedding at Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Udaipur.

7. Jaipur
Brimming with royalty, Jaipur, also known as ‘The Pink City’ will leave you breathless with its artistic heritage architecture, luxurious properties and streets lined with shops to cater to your every whim. Equipped with an international airport, railway station, efficient on-location wedding planners, photographers and makeup artists, one is completely sorted in Jaipur!!

White floral print maxi dress and blue sherwani
Photo Courtesy: Ombre by Harsheen Jammu

Featured Weddings in Jaipur:
Shairavi and Manan’s traditional wedding at The Leela Palace Jaipur.
Vinuta and Piyush’s intimate wedding at Nazarbaug Palace, Jaipur.
Niyoshi and Arjun’s colorful wedding at Hotel Fairmont Jaipur.

8. Alibaug
Located a stone’s throw away from the bustling city of Mumbai and frequented by the creme de la creme of Bollywood, Alibaug has emerged as a favorite wedding destination in the past year. Fringed by luxurious beachside cottages, it is easily accessible by a short jetty ride from the shores of Mumbai. Alibaug is quiet, secluded, beautiful and logistically convenient for those who wish to celebrate and enjoy their big day to the fullest.

Natasha and Varun
Photo Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Featured Weddings in Alibaug:
Model Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar’s fusion wedding at Alibaug.
Actor Varun Dhawan and designer Natasha Dalal’s luxurious wedding at The Mansion House, Alibaug.

9. Shimla
Peppered with pine trees and rich green meadows, Shimla is a dream come true for those who love scenic winter weddings. Tie the knot against a dramatic sunset peeking through the edge of the hills or under the vast starlit sky, Shimla entertains your every whim with its wide array of posh hillside resorts. Plus if you’re in the mood for some shopping and exploration with your squad, this budget-friendly city also possesses a number of bustling marketplaces and is also in close proximity to bigger cities like Chandigarh and Delhi.

Amanat and Kunal, Taj Theog Spa and Resort, Shimla
Photo Courtesy: Karan Sidhu Photography

Featured Weddings in Shimla:
Actress Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla’s serene wedding at Woodville Palace Hotel, Shimla.
Amanat and Kunal’s dreamy wedding at Taj Theog Spa and Resort, Shimla.

10. Kochi/Kerala
There’s a reason why Kerala is known as ‘God’s Own Country. Filled with unique natural beauty that can only be found on the southern shores of India, Kochi, the capital city of Kerala pampers you with modern amenities as well as serene vistas. Take your vows against a backdrop of swaying palms by the foamy waves, or make your bridal entry via the backwaters on a boat, the choice is yours! Additionally, it’s extremely well connected with an international airport and regular trains for domestic guests.

Reshmy and Ankit, Cochin
Photo Courtesy: The Royal Knot

Featured Weddings in Kochi:
Nikita and Sanil’s waterside wedding at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty.
Reshmy and Ankit’s serene backwater wedding at Taj Malabar Resort & Spa.

11. Mahabalipuram
A gem of a town that showcases the architectural brilliance of India with its intricately carved temples, Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu is approximately a two-hour drive away from the city of Chennai. Giving you a dual canvas with its heritage structures perfect for a pre-wedding photoshoot and its pristine beaches for a dreamy sunset wedding, it is easily accessible despite being far from the crowds. Another highlight is its delectable local cuisine that is sure to delight everyone’s taste buds.

Spandana and Dhinesh
Photo Courtesy: Once Upon a Time Wedding Tales

Featured Weddings in Mahabalipuram:
Spandana and Dhinesh’s traditional beachside wedding at InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort.
Kollywood actor Mahat Raghavendra and former Miss India Earth Prachi Mishra’s vivid shoreside wedding at Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram.

12. Jim Corbett National Park
Do you possess an adventurous streak and crave something offbeat? Then the Jim Corbett National Park is your pick! Located firmly in the lap of nature with streams weaving through it, Jim Corbett National Park can be easily reached by train or road from Delhi. Offbeat and ideal for an intimate wedding, this national park is a getaway where your closest ones can tag along for a destination wedding with an exciting vacation wrapped around it.

Ananya and Prateek, Tarangi Resort and Spa, Uttarakhand
Photo Courtesy: We Don’t Say Cheese

Featured Weddings in Jim Corbett National Park:
Ananya and Prateek’s wedding was witnessed by the Himalayan foothills at Tarangi Resort & Spa, Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand.

13. Agra
It’s only fitting that one of the oldest symbols of undying love is also a much sought-after destination wedding venue. The name ‘Agra’ itself conjures up views of the Taj Mahal and while it may sound cliched, this beautiful monument is a stunning backdrop for a traditional wedding. Located approximately 3 hours away from Delhi you’re sure to find a number of hotels that give you uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal and stunning Mughal-inspired architecture to amplify your celebrations.

Sanchita and Abhishek, ITC Mughal, Agra
Photo Courtesy: North Water Star

Featured Weddings in Agra:
Sanchita and Abhishek’s wedding was punctuated by Mughal glory at ITC Mughal, Agra.

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