The finest Indian hotels to get married in

The finest Indian hotels to get married in
WEDDING WISHES | Palace hotels serve as the perfect royal retreats for destination weddings, but you might want to explore and choose something completely different too

From swank palaces to city hotels to seaside escapes, no matter what your preferred style, we have a handpicked selection of hotels with unsurpassed beauty to bring your wedding dreams to life

Planning a wedding and looking for the perfect destination? Whether you’re the opulence loving old-world royalty types, or the seaside fairytale seeker, or simply looking for a hidden gem where you take your vows in pristine, secret, detached-from-the-world style—we have you covered. Take your pick from these five hotels offering a variety of indulgences to choose from.

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, Telangana

The world’s longest dining table for a sit down dinner

The world’s longest dining table for a sit down dinner

What could possibly be more regal than the former residence of the Nizam of Hyderabad himself? The 60 restored rooms evoke old world splendour, while the six venues are of varying sizes; the sprawling lawn has a capacity for 1,500 people. A sit-down dinner at the 101 Dining Hall housing the world’s longest dining table—at 110ft—is an absolute must-do. And the Nizam’s very own spectacular suite, shaped like a scorpion, is all yours for the taking.

Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

A sundowner at the Lakhmana dunes and the halwai breakfast are highlights of a wedding here

A sundowner at the Lakhmana dunes and the halwai breakfast are highlights of a wedding here

Royalty abounds in India, and Rajasthan is the ultimate destination to experience it. Suryagarh is a fortified royal retreat that pampers you in every way imaginable. The ample venue choices—a smorgasbord of courtyards, patios and lakeside venues—provide a fresh backdrop for every function. A sundowner at the Lakhmana dunes and the halwai breakfast are highlights of a wedding here.

The Leela Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

A beach ceremony, and maybe a cliff top reception at India’s only cliff-top luxe resort

A beach ceremony, and maybe a cliff top reception at India’s only cliff-top luxe resort

If royalty isn’t your preferred style but the pristine seaside for a fairytale wedding, then The Leela Kovalam is perfect for you. As India’s only cliff-top luxury beach resort, it guarantees a jaw-droppingly gorgeous backdrop. This place offers you a beach ceremony, and maybe a reception at the cliff top. Apart from the 183 rooms and suites, the hotel packs in 15,860sqft of banquet venues. Pandal, the rustic Kerala hall, oozes charm and is only five minutes from the beach—tailor made for the Mandap. For a more traditional wedding, their convention centre, the largest in Kerala, can accommodate up to 900 guests.

The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, New Chandigarh, Punjab

A wedding venue surrounded by 8,000 acres of protected natural forest

A wedding venue surrounded by 8,000 acres of protected natural forest

Fancy a city wedding but in an island of calm? The Oberoi Sukhvilas is a brand new property that’s 45-minutes away from Chandigarh airport yet surrounded by 8,000 acres of protected natural forest, and is largely unexplored as a wedding destination, so you would have that added edge. An added appeal is their 12,000sqft spa, adjacent to the forest and perfect for post-wedding relaxation.

The Barefoot at Havelock, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Natural thatched tents, cottages, and villas for guests at the offbeat destination wedding

Natural thatched tents, cottages, and villas for guests at the offbeat destination wedding

So you want something completely offbeat to seal your vows of love? Would you like to skip the fanfare and claim each other on a paradise far removed from the crowds? The Barefoot resort is a tropical paradise waiting for you on the world famous Beach No 7 at Havelock. The 25 elegantly designed thatched tents, cottages, and villas can hold your inner circle as you celebrate this most precious moment of your life.