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Our Picks | Five Palace Hotels in India for Your Wedding

palace hotels in India

Imagine waking up to dancing peacocks, strolling through arched passages, pampering yourself with lavish amenities, unwinding like the royalty, indulging in royal sports such as horse polo, to be surrounded with lovely artifacts, live in rooms which were once home to royalty…what an experience!

India is the most popular destination when you think of royal weddings. Home to some of the best palace hotels, India has it all when it comes to hosting a grand wedding. The opulent palaces with luxurious rooms amidst mystical surroundings laden with rich heritage and culture offer a perfect setting for a fairytale wedding!

Here are some of the palaces you must consider if you are planning to host a royal wedding in India.

Umaid Bhawan

wedding in umaid bhawan in India

This is one of the most spectacular palaces ever built. Nestled on a hill top in the desert city of Jodhpur, the golden hued sandstone palace is a beauty to behold. The palace has played host to many royal weddings and has a range of indoor and outdoor venues to offer.

Rathore Durbar

wedding in Rathore Darbar

The grand Durbar Hall with its high vaulted ceilings and elaborate carvings is perfect for hosting a traditional function.

Baradari Lawns

The lovely lawns with bright coloured Bouganvilla shrubs look stunning against the blue sky and are perfect for a royal garden wedding. The place looks completely different as the night falls and is lit with hundreds of candles.

Sundeck Lawns

This is perfect for a wedding brunch or a barbeque themed party or even a high tea.

Fountain Courtyard

 Perfect venue for mehendi, with marbled floor and open terrace; the fountain in the centre makes it look absolutely stunning.

From a traditional Marwari themed function to a western themed sit down dinner, the palace has it all!

Falaknuma Palace

wedding at Baradari Lawns at Taj Falaknuma

Falaknuma Palace also known as, ‘The mirror of the sky’ is one of the most fascinating and lavish palace ever built. Set at a height of 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad, the palace reflects the ever changing moods of the sky!

The palace has 60 beautifully furnished rooms with elements and influences from various cultures across the world. The palace had the grand feel of the Mughal era with influences from the west such as stained glass windows, Venetian chandeliers and rare European inspired furniture. The palace is perfect for a royal wedding and will surely wow your guests with its immaculate service and lovely locations.

Front Lawns

The front lawns are spectacular for an outdoor event with the Pearl City as the backdrop. Retrace the steps of the Nizams and celebrate the biggest day of your life like the royals. Choose from a range of offbeat unique experiences such as, ‘Shikaar ka Khaana’ or ‘Shahi  Dastarkhaan’ and transform the lawn into a royal retreat!

101 Dining Hall

wedding at durbar hall of Taj Falaknuma Palace

Host a sit-down dinner for your guests at the world’s longest dining table. Dine in the finest cutlery and crockery; the gold rimmed Versace plates paired with some vintage cutlery belonging to the royal family is sure to wow your guests.

Durbar Hall

This is a stunning indoor venue with ornate setting and crystal chandeliers. Perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony, the hall can comfortably accommodate upto 100 guests.

Bespoke Tailoring

One of the many experiences offered by the hotel is bespoke tailoring. Get a custom made Sherwani in flattering silhouettes and royal fabrics.

Lake Palace

wedding at Taj Lake Palace in India

One of the most magnificent hotels set amidst the scenic Pichola Lake, Taj Lake palace is rated as one of the best hotels in the world. The artistic marble domes, with intricately carved interiors, painted frescos and ornate mirror work against the picturesque backdrop of the blue sky and clear water looks simply whimsical. The hotel has various unique experiences to choose from and is on the wish list of many couples as their dream wedding destination!

The Mewar Mahal

An elegantly designed indoor space for private functions and overlooks the Jhankar courtyard. A perfect venue for one of your pre-wedding functions.

Lily Pond

planning a wedding at lily pond at Taj Lake Palace in India

Lily pond offers a perfect setting for a fairy tale setting surrounded by beautiful lotuses and open courtyards.

Mewar Terrace

This venue is perfect for an evening function as it overlooks the beautiful lake Pichola, with captivating view of the City Palace. The as the night falls the candle lit palace looks absolutely stunning.

Rambagh Palace

wedding at Rambagh Palace in India

The Rambagh Palace is known as the Jewel of Jaipur was once home to the, royal family of Jaipur, and is now a luxury palace hotel. The palace has the most opulent gardens with beautifully furnished rooms and intricately lattice carved courtyards. The palace has a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor venues to host your pre-wedding and wedding festivities.


A rustic outdoor village set up with an amphitheatre. The venue is apt for a mehendi function with a bazaar set up.

Oriental Gardens

get married at Rambagh Palace in India

These wonderfully landscaped lawns with the palace as the backdrop are perfect to host an outdoor high tea or even the wedding ceremony.

You can even incorporate the Grand Royal Welcome with the whole entourage of elephants, horses, camels and soldiers dressed in their traditional attire. Moreover you can even host inter- family games such as elephant polo.

Leela Palace

planning a wedding at the leela in bangalore

This is one of the most beautifully built palace hotel, set amidst nine acres of lush green landscaped gardens and surrounded by cascading waterfalls. The intricate details and majestic structure makes it one of the most beautiful hotels to host a traditional royal Indian wedding.

 Grand Ballroom

wedding in the grand ballroom of Leela Palace Bangalore

This is perfect indoor venue for a grand sit down dinner. The lavish set up and immaculate service will simply wow your guests.

We simply love everything about palaces- the luxury, the grandeur, vintage cars, the personalized service and moreover the wonderful experience which takes you to a completely different era of Kings and Queens which probably you may have never experienced.

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Author: Candice | Posted on: June 25, 2013 at 9:55 am | Posted under: Destination Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venues | Bookmark the permalink | Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL

One Comment

  1. Nischal
    Posted April 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the information about Destination Weddings in Rajasthan. It’s so royal think if you plan wedding in rajasthan ! There are a lot of wedding vanues in rajasthan.

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