Most of us still crush over the surreal pictures of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s nuptials in Italy. Indian weddings in foreign locations indeed leave an impeccable mark. But, the stately charm and worldliness of the luxury hotels in India are no less than a dreamy backdrop for glamorous ceremonies. Be it north, south, east or west, the country is dotted with lavish hotels that have hosted some of the most iconic celebrity weddings.
When we talk about destination weddings in India, the list of the best properties is only growing and there’s a reason why. Research by money.co.uk, last year, revealed that India topped the list of the most preferred wedding destinations globally. We are not surprised.
In the year 2022, Kerala bagged the title of the “Best Wedding Destination” at India’s Best Awards (IBA) held by Travel and Leisure India and South Asia. Rajasthan was awarded the same title in the year 2021. Goa, Gujarat, Hyderabad, and Maharashtra are some other prominent Indian locations with world-class hotels that have hosted some of the most beautiful weddings of renowned personalities.
If you are also planning your dream wedding and looking for a venue, here are some hotels that have hosted weddings of Bollywood stars and many other famous celebs.
Luxury destination wedding hotels in India that hosted celebrity weddings
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Finely architectured with ancient craftwork, Suryagarh Palace is one of the most lavish properties in India. Guests are offered celebrity treatment with world-class services at this luxury fort hotel which includes well-equipped rooms and suites, a well-curated dining experience, recreational facilities, engaging activities, and many more exclusive amenities.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Bollywood actors Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra in 2023.
Amenities: 24-hour front desk, shuttle service, free parking, Wi-Fi connectivity, cafeteria and restaurant, fitness centre, both smoking and non-smoking rooms, infinity pool, 24-hour laundry, and daily housekeeping.
Rooms at the property: 83 rooms categorised into Fort room, Pavilion room, Heritage room, Signature suite, Luxury suite, Suryagrah suite, Jaisalmer Haveli, and Thar Haveli.
In-room amenities: AC, LED TV, free Wi-Fi connectivity, mini-bar, a tea/coffee maker, safety deposit box, well-equipped private washrooms, and daily room service.
Experiences: Rait spa, traditional dining set-up by the lake, Thar dinner at Celebration Gardens, Signature Thali dinner at the Courtyard, cultural evening with Mehboob Khan, yoga, archery workshop, camel rides, Silk Route exploration, temple trail, Thar exploration, dinner on the dunes, and mountain bike trail.
How to reach
– Distance between Jaisalmer airport and the hotel: 9.2 km
– Distance between Jaisalmer railway station and the hotel: 38.6 km
Can be reached by booking a cab or availing of a shuttle service by contacting the hotel desk.
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Spanning 21 acres, Raffles Udaipur is every visitor’s private oasis. The property is an architectural marvel dotted with Mughal influences and European Palladian architecture. A peaceful island settled between the Aravalli Range and Udai Sagar Lake, the five-star hotel offers a stunning view of a 400-year-old temple and lush green landscape from its swanky lake-facing rooms and suites.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya and actress Natasa Stankovic in 2023.
Amenities: Airport shuttle service, free parking, wheelchair accessibility, 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi connectivity, meeting rooms, both smoking and non-smoking rooms, a bar, restaurant, wellness centre, spa, swimming pool, currency exchange for guests, and daily housekeeping.
Rooms at the property: 101 well-appointed rooms categorised into Flamingo Signature room, Flamingo Signature room with garden, Flamingo Signature room with pool, Raffles Manor suite, Raffles Oasis suite with pool, and Raffles Presidential suite.
In-room amenities: AC, private balcony overlooking the Udai Sagar lake, mini-bar, LED TV, walk-in closet, a separate living room, tea/coffee machine, butler service, attached washrooms, 24-hour laundry, and an electronic safe.
Experiences: Thoughtfully curated dining experience, boat rides, in-house cookery school, Raffles spa offering six treatment rooms with Jacuzzi, steam and sauna, alfresco dining experience by the lake with a fusion of the guests’ horoscope, individual dosha, and health.
How to reach
– Distance between Maharana Pratap airport and the hotel: 29 km
– Distance between Udaipur railways station and the hotel: 15 km
Can be reached by availing of the shuttle service by the hotel to Raffles Lakeshore. From there, guests will be accompanied on a private boat to the hotel.
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Constructed between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is known as one of Jodhpur’s most prestigious symbols. Spread across 26 acres of land, the palace is presently the sixth-largest private residence in the world. Situated on the highest point in Jodhpur, Chittar Hill, this is a distinguished hotel for hosting many royal and A-list guests.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas in 2018; Hollywood actress Elizabeth Hurley and businessman Arun Nayar in 2007.
Amenities: Indoor and outdoor parking facilities, travel desk, car rental services, currency exchange, free Wi-Fi connectivity, 24-hour laundry, spa and wellness centre, both smoking and non-smoking rooms, 24-hour business centre, and outdoor pool.
Rooms at the property: 70 art deco-style rooms and suites categorised into Palace room, Historical 1 bedroom suite, Royal 1 bedroom suite, Grand Royal 1 bedroom suite, Maharaja suite, and Maharani suite.
In-room amenities: AC, LED TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, a separate living room, dining space, safe deposit lockers, mini-bar, a tea/coffee maker, 24-hour in-room dining, iron and ironing board, and well-equipped attached washrooms.
Experiences: Afternoon tea, a trip to the Palace Museum, a tour of the Palace, cookie-making sessions, classic outdoor sports, mocktail making, yoga, Peacock feather hunt, indoor games, horse riding session at Maharaja’s private Marwar horse stable, vintage car rides, horse carriage ride, royal bath experience, desert safari, a tour of the Mehrangarh fort, IHCL and UNESCO experiential tours.
How to reach
– Distance between Jodhpur airport and the hotel: 4.2 km
– Distance between Jodhpur railway station and the hotel: 5.7 km
Can be reached by booking a cab or availing of the hotel’s shuttle service.
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With Candolim beach next door and a pristine view of the Nerul river, the hilltop resort — Hilton Goa — is a perfect Goan luxury retreat. The stunning location of the property makes it convenient to visit all the exciting attractions nearby and also have a leisurely getaway while resting amidst the bustling shores.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Bollywood actress Mouni Roy and businessman Suraj Nambiar in 2022.
Amenities: Free parking, free beach shuttle, free children’s club, childcare, health club, outdoor pools, children’s pool, restaurant and lounge, pool bar, coffee shop, connecting rooms, and daily housekeeping.
Rooms at the property: 104 well-appointed rooms categorised into Twin Premium room with Whirlpool bath, Queen family Patio room, Queen family river-view room, King superior Patio room, King Deluxe river-view room, King Premium room with Whirlpool bath, King Deluxe river-view suite with plunge pool, King Premium river-view suite with plunge pool, and King Presidential suite with plunge pool.
In-room amenities: 24-hour room service, AC, plasma TV, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe, mini-bar, dining table, free infant beds, private washrooms and eco-friendly bath amenities.
Experiences: Heritage city tour, beach exploration with a customised hamper of essentials, indoor BBQ arranged by the hotel, and indoor and outdoor games.
How to reach
– Distance between Dabolim airport and the hotel: 15.6 km
– Distance between Thivim railway station and the hotel: 15.1 km
Can be reached by a local cab or by booking a shuttle service from the hotel.
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Check out the Travel+Leisure India and South Asia guide to the best hotels in Goa here.
A striking 14th-century fort renewed into an all-suite resort, Six Senses Barwara Hotel offers a luxury stay to its visitors. The entire framework of the resort displays a regal old-world charm dating back 700 years, which makes it one of the most beautiful hotels in India for hosting weddings.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Bollywood actors Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif in 2021.
Amenities: Shuttle service, free parking, travel desk, attentive GEM (Guest Experience Management) service, restaurants, ayurvedic spa, well-equipped wellness centre, personalised wellness programs, indoor and outdoor creative event venues, steam, sauna, tepidarium, cool pool and still pool, and yoga sessions.
Rooms at the property: Well-equipped 48 suites categorised into The Sanctuary suite, The Fort suite, The Aravli suite, The Burj suite, The Terrace Hot Tub suite, The Rani Rajkumari suite, The Thakur Bhagwati Singh Hot Tub suite, The Raja Man Singh Pool suite.
In-room amenities: Interconnected rooms, AC, Wi-Fi connectivity, TV, an iron and ironing board, 24-hour room service, 24-hour laundry service, in-room dining, a separate living area, a mini-bar, a seating area, blackout curtains, a tea/coffee maker.
Experiences: Heritage tour of the fort and its surroundings, safari in Ranthambore, spiritual visit in the sacred quarters of the fort, a sunset drive through the Rajasthani countryside.
How to reach
– Distance between Jaipur International airport and the hotel: 125 km
– Distance between Sawai Madhopur Junction railway station and the hotel: 23.9 km
Can be reached by local cab or shuttle service provided by the hotel.
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Constructed in 1894, the five-star luxury hotel — Taj Falaknuma Palace sits 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad. Built on around 32 acres of land, the majestic design and architecture of the property coupled with its towering location make it appear like “a jewel amongst the clouds”.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Bollywood actor Ayush Sharma and Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan in 2014.
Amenities: Travel desk, car rental services, free parking, currency exchange, complimentary Wi-Fi for resident guests, a separate smoking room, facilities for the disabled, 24-hour on-call doctor and nurse, babysitting services, butler service, 24-hour business centre, well-equipped modern conferencing facilities, secretarial assistance, workstations, outdoor pool, a spa, and daily housekeeping.
Rooms at the property: 60 rooms categorised into Palace room garden view, Historical suite city view, Royal suite garden view, Grand Royal suite garden view and The Nizam suite.
In-room amenities: Flat screen TV, DVD player, AC, free Wi-Fi connectivity, electronic safe, mini-bar, inro and ironing board, hairdryer, tea/coffee maker, 24-hour in-room dining, 24-hour laundry service, and attached washrooms with all luxurious amenities.
Experiences: City tours, heritage walks, a tour of the on-site library, Jiva spa therapies, private dining in fairytale settings, and afternoon tea on the Jade Terrace.
How to reach
– Distance between Hyderabad Airport and the hotel: 17 km
– Distance between Falaknuma railway station and the hotel: 2.5 km
Can be reached by booking a cab or availing of the hotel’s shuttle service. On arrival at the location, a horse-drawn carriage will carry the guests to the hotel.
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Tucked away in the colonial village of Alibaug and surrounded by the sound of waves, the Mansion House is one of the most luxurious properties for hosting weddings. Offering the feel of celebrating in the lap of nature enveloped with Sahyadris and towering over the Sasawane beach, the hotel offers versatile experiences.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan and Fashion Designer Natasha Dalal in 2021.
Amenities: Pick-up and drop facility, free parking, free Wi-Fi connectivity, temperature-controlled swimming pool, in-house library, fitness centre, in-room spa, kids room, games room, outdoor games, and daily housekeeping.
Rooms at the property: 25 rooms categorised into The Sky Deck room, The Palm Court room, and The Cove room.
In-room amenities: Free Wi-fi, AC, TV, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, 24-hour room service, 24-hour laundry service, iron and ironing board, and well-equipped attached washrooms.
Experiences: Sunset at the on-site sun deck, a tour of the western ghats, and sunset on a cruise.
How to reach: Can be reached in 20 minutes from Mumbai by a speedboat.
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The Oberoi Sukhvilas is every visitor’s paradise, gifted with a compelling scenery of the Siswan forest and foothills of the Himalayas. Offering views of fountains, striking gardens, and classic architecture, this five-star hotel is a well-established name for hosting grand weddings and celebrations. The property was also listed as one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places’ by Time magazine in 2018.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: Bollywood actors Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha in 2021.
Amenities: Free parking, shuttle service, free Wi-Fi connectivity, hydrotherapy pools, heated tepidarium, sauna and steam, temperature-controlled outdoor pool, fitness centre, restaurants, and business centre.
Rooms at the property: 60 well-appointed tents, rooms and villas categorised into Premier rooms, Royal tents with garden, Royal Forest tents with private pool, Luxury villas with private pool, and the Kohinoor villa.
In-room amenities: Flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, temperature-control technology, electronic blackout blinds, tea/coffee maker, safety deposit box, ihome Bluetooth speaker, mini-bar, butler service, 24-hour laundry service, and attached luxury washrooms.
Experiences: Personalised ayurvedic and wellness programmes, a private helicopter tour of the city, mountain biking in the Siswan forest, forest bathing, private yoga sessions, and the Oberoi spa.
How to reach
– Distance between Chandigarh International airport and the hotel: 30 km
– Distance between Chandigarh railway station and the hotel: 25 km
Can be reached by booking a cab or accessing the shuttle service from the hotel.
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If getting married amidst the wilderness is your idea, then Aman-i-Khas is the one-stop destination to fulfil your dream like no other place can. Offering luxury Mughal-inspired tents in the lap of Ranthambore National Park, from traditional family gatherings to adventurous indulgences — this luxury property attracts visitors of all kinds.
Celebrity weddings hosted at the property: American singer-songwriter Katy Perry and English comedian Russell Brand in 2010.
Amenities: 24-hour front desk, currency exchange, free parking, shuttle service, free Wi-Fi connectivity, provisions for babysitting, wellness centre, outdoor activities, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, in-room dining service, and tour assistance.
Rooms at the property: 10 well-appointed tents.
In-room amenities: Wi-Fi connectivity, AC, butler service, a separate living area, a separate dining area, a private sun deck, and well-equipped attached washrooms.
Experiences: Camel safaris, jungle safaris, Khandar fort trek, Chambal river cruise, evening bonfire, aromatic herbal baths, ayurvedic spa therapies, yoga and meditation sessions, and lakeside culinary sessions.
How to reach
– Distance between Jaipur airport and the hotel: 108 km
– Distance between Sawai Madhopur railway station and the hotel: 11.9 km
Can be reached by availing of the shuttle service from the hotel.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: Some of the most expensive luxury hotels for a wedding in India are Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer, Raffles Hotel in Udaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Hilton Hotel in Goa, Six Senses Barwara Hotel in Ranthambore, Taj Falaknuma in Hyderabad, The Mansion House in Alibaug, The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort in Chandigarh, and Aman-i-Khas also in Ranthambore.
Answer: Top destination wedding places in India include Udaipur, Jaipur, Kerala, Goa, Agra, Hyderabad, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, and Jim Corbett.
Answer: The list of some of the top royal luxury hotels includes Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, The Taj Lake Palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas, and Raffles Hotel in Udaipur, Suryagarh Palace in Jaisalmer, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resort in Chandigarh, Laxmi Vilas Palace Heritage Hotel in Bharatpur, Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, and The Oberoi Grand in Kolkata.