If Priyanka’s palatial wedding at the grand Umaid Bhawan is the kind you envision for yourself, you’re most welcome to the SS tribe! We are big-time lovers of royal, palace weddings. The entire traditional & ethnic feel that surrounds a palace wedding gets us intrigued- Be it the scenic, architectural backdrops for picture-perfect pheras, larger-than-life bride & groom entries to the pomp & show they’re known for, everything about palace weddings leave us smitten. And because you have come this far, reading & feeling everything that we’ve penned, it’ll only be wrong to let you go without some serious help! So we lay down for you some of the best destinations in India for a royal palace wedding. Look through this listicle and book your favorite one already! Also, don't forget to share with us your regal photos post-wedding!
Beginning the list with the best of the best-the royal Umaid Bhawan! Located at the highest points of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan is one of the most popular and picturesque destinations to host your wedding. Comprising of lush, landscaped Bardari lawns, utterly beautiful suites, collonaded verandahs and a lot more to gawk upon, the palace is truly one-of-a-kind & can lend your love story just the right kind of fairytale feels. It offers a delectable experience to your guests, with a wide spectrum of Rajasthani, Mediterranean & other Indian cuisines. And of course, it’s celeb-approved too!
Once home to the legendary Nizams of India, Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad is today considered as one of the most sought-after venues for a wedding in Hyderabad. Spread over 32 acres, the plush property features gorgeously refurbished suites, a humongous Durbar Hall, a breathtaking Jade Terrace and a 101-seater dining hall outlined with assorted gardens and Belgian chandeliers. If all of this interests you, you know exactly what to do!
Want to celebrate your Mehndi by a rooftop infinity pool? Or take your pheras amidst regal Indo-Saracenic architecture with a lot of fireworks and a breathtaking sunset view? Then, Samode Palace is the one for you! Situated in the ancient Aravali Hills, the luxury palace is a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajasthani art. It has massive ballrooms to host indoor wedding shenanigans and a sunset terrace to let your guest bask in the sun while they see you take the vows, on a chilly, winter day. Now, the choice is yours!
Settled in the serene banks of Lake Pichola, the City Palace is considered as one of the largest royal complex in Rajasthan which houses several gateways, halls, palaces and a museum inside. Fully constructed with marbles and granite, this gigantic complex is often compared to the Greek island, Mykonos. As you go inside, you find sprawling courtyards, balconies, walls embedded with mirror & marble work and such artistic wall-paintings. But if we were to tell the popular segments of the complex where you can host your wedding ceremonies, it’s the Sheesh Mahal (made of mirrors), the Durbar hall (comprising of impressive chandeliers & interiors) & the Amar Vilas.
Another gem nestled on the outskirts of the golden city of Jaisalmer (and in the middle of the Thar) is the Suryagarh Palace. It’s just the perfect spot to plan your royal nuptials. Ask us why, and we tell you all that the property has in store for you! While zig-zag corridors, king-size courtyards, blossoming gardens and Rajasthani architecture are surely some major attractions, the palace also features some special segments which are exquisitely designed for you to host your wedding ceremonies. Like the Sunset Patio to host your mehndi, the Baithak at the Bageecha for close-knit after-parties, The Bawdi for grand wedding celebrations and the Celebration Gardens for the Dinner. Hence, it’s a definite yes for your regal destination wedding!
If Jaipur is on your checklist, you can even plan your big day celebrations at the historical Taj Rambagh, Palace, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. It is beautifully trimmed with manicured gardens, phenomenal architecture, picturesque views & textured rooms for your guests to delve into a visual retreat. What further makes it a perfect choice for your wedding revelries are the super spacious, hand-painted halls, the terrace garden and the lush lawns where you can host all sorts of indoor and outdoor events.
An opulent property of Neemrana Hotels, Tijara Fort Palace in Alwar is an ultimate blend of regality & modernity. The heritage palace has been completely refurbished into a luxe hotel featuring an exquisite Darbar Hall to host an intimate, indoor wedding ceremony, The Hawa Mahal for pre-wedding shenanigans like sangeet or cocktail and the rooftop setup for a dreamy, outdoor wedding or Mehndi under the sun. Also, the symmetrical gardens & lawns, the relaxing swimming pool and the well-structured deluxe rooms of the hotel give you & your guests a great opportunity to live like the royals and create unforgettable memories.
If you are planning for a low-key wedding, this palace is just the one for you!
With a capacity of accommodating 660 to 1100 guests at a time, the 300-year-old elegant fortified Chomu Palace, Jaipur can make for a great wedding venue for those having an unending guest list. The royal palace is both authentic and historic, enriched with impeccable interiors & lavish rooms, spacious halls to host indoor ceremonies and sprawling lawns to enjoy amidst the lush greenery while you take your vows. Furthermore, their diverse menu with a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental cuisines comes as another big attraction for the guests.
Set amidst the azure waters of Lake Pichola, this heritage palace turned hotel is a magical paradise for couples. The exotic palace is prettily flanked with elaborate gardens, pillared terraces and magnificent courtyards, just how you see it in Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies. However, it is best known for its collection of signature specialty restaurants like the Neel Kamal (offering authentic Rajasthani cuisine), Bhairo (an open-air restaurant with European delicacies) and Amrit Sagar (the hotel’s plush bar), which can give your guests an altogether luxurious wedding experience.
Looking for a palatial venue with stupendous architecture and a dash of old-world charm? Then, Lukshmi Villas Palace in Vadodra deserves all your attention. It’s truly an epitome of beauty, comprising of breathtaking wedding spaces like the Moti Baug Palace, Makarpura Palace and Pratap Villas Palace inside. The interiors of the Indo-Saracenic style property are curated with utmost perfection. Be it the Venetian mosaic flooring, the crystalised chandeliers or the Belgian stained-glass windows, every luxe element of the property is worth crushing over and can turn your wedding into a dream-like experience.