Why host a wedding away from a known and familiar place?
Well, marriage is a huge decision. Isn’t it? You choose to spend the rest of your life with a person that is also your best friend.
Who understands you like no one ever will in your tough times and celebrate your happiness more than you during your good days. And isn’t it better to take your vows in an unknown land that would just take the celebration of your special bound a notch higher? Destination wedding has been popularised after many Indian celebrities have chosen to elope to a scenic land to make their D day more special. If you are also planning to get married in the coming months or years, then below are some of the most popular wedding destinations that you might want to consider for your big day.
Many going to become husbands and wives like to take the de-stress route. So, instead of planning a wedding at their native place, they choose to travel to another location in their own country or abroad with their loved ones to make their special day more special.
The famous Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma, Justin Verlander & Kate Upton, George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin, Kim Kardashian & Kanye West, Deepika & Ranveer Singh, have something in common. Do you know?
Well, all these celebrity couples took their vows amidst the Alps of Italy. The vibrant history, architectural richness and the spell-bounding panorama of Italy make it the topmost favourite destination for people to get married. It is an apt spot to get wed due to its stunning castles, beaches, vineyards and mountains. The most loved Indian celebrity couples, lovingly called Virushka and Deepveer choose the pristine Lake Como. The Lake Como is an upscale resort in the foothills of the Alps. During the Roman period, it was a popular retreat spot for the wealthier families and the nobleman. Anyone lucky enough to get married here will surely be left awestruck seeing the captivating beauty of the hills. Renowned as one of the largest and deepest lakes of the continent, it is considered to be the most romantic wedding location in Italy. People ready to tie the knot love, Lake Como, for its unperturbed water next to the lush green trees which are further accompanied by small houses that enjoy the scenic view of the snow-covered Alps. Lake Como has been featured in many of the famous scenes of the James Bond movie, 2006 Casino Royale. The most famous spots in Lake Camo include the Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Erba and Villa D’Este that are worth hosting your wedding.
Imagine the turquoise blue water of the sea with the sun glazing in the sky that you get to view from the island that has been decorated entirely with carnations and lilies. If this is what your dream wedding day encompasses then look no further. Greece, the home of Zeus has the most scenically beautiful spots to say your vows. The country has always been famous for being the hub of royal emperors and kings that have still managed to display its historical significance through the ruins of their iconic monuments. Even though few of them have been subjected to demolish over the years, there is still beauty and relevancy in despair. People who love a place that comes with a significant history should definitely book Greece as their wedding destination. One such primitive spot of the beautiful European country is Casa Playa Beach. If you and the person you are going to get married to are true beach lovers then this absolute stunner of a spot without any qualms should be the spot to get married. Dancing with sand beneath your feet, hair let loose, music buzzing, the sunset luring in the background while gorging on the most delicious food. Can it get any more perfect? A beach wedding is apt for people who are willing to relax, yet will not shy away from getting their hands dirty. But if you aren’t a big fan of beaches then don’t worry, there are plentiful options for everyone such as the Agreco Farm. It is a popular organic farm that is located on top of a hill which is surely going to give your wedding an earthy vibe.
Famously known as the most romantic spot of the country, Udaipur has the most royal wedding venues that are just perfect to host your wedding. The villas and palaces of the city gives an earthy and charming outlook which are just unmatchable. Most recently the famous wedding of popular stars Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas took place in the Umaid Bhawan of Udaipur. A piece of heritage, Umaid Bhawan is one of the grandest locations in the world. Apart from being a popular heritage hotel under the chain of Taj hotels, the Bhawan is also the residence of the royalties of Jodhpur. Built on top of the Chittar hills, the place provides you with the most mesmerizing view of the city of Lakes. The 26-acre property also has remarkable suites for guests to enjoy a comfortable stay. Visiting for a day or two, you’ll be able to spot vast green gardens with beautiful peacocks flocking around, a family museum that gives you astonishing glimpses of the royal heritage and the Zodiac pool which has been made in classic Art Deco style. Hence, it is the perfect spot to fleet to, with your loved one’s. Udaipur did not just gain its popularity during Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding. It has always made a special place in many popular Bollywood movies too. Whether it was Kalki Koechlin getting married in ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ at The Oberoi Udaivilas or the pre-wedding bash of business tycoons Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal, Udaipur is the quintessential place that’ll make your dream wedding come true.
Away from your regular wedding destinations is an offbeat place to get married is the Jim Corbett in Uttarakhand. I am sure you would be surprised to know that Jim Corbett is one of the most admired places to host your wedding. Surprisingly, it is also one of the cheapest places to get married. Amidst the rich flora and fauna, Jim Corbett is every nature lover’s dream place to host their D-Day. While many people choose to select a beach wedding or a city wedding, this place gives you an unusual range of options to host your guests. The resorts are located between the quaintness of Jim Corbett that depict remarkable and placid scenes. Many people have been opting for a Jim Corbett wedding as the wish to stay away from the chaos that comes with planning and organizing a wedding. One of the most loved resorts of Jim Corbett is ‘The Riverview Retreat’ that has been known for hosting many weddings. The resort is located next to the river Kosi and has the most phenomenal backdrop of the Himalayan mountains. Perfect for a meagre and calm wedding or a grand reception. Hence, it is an utterly exquisite spot to celebrate the beginning of a new bond. The Corbett River Creek Resort, The Roar Resort, The Den Corbett, WH Corbett Ramganga Resort are some of the other pristine venues of Jim Corbett.
Another popular and luxurious heritage property in India is the Neemrana Fort in Alwar, Rajasthan. A wedding destination favourite, the fort was built in the fifteenth century which makes it India’s oldest heritage resort. It is a humongous twenty-five-acre property that has around ten banquet areas (three indoor and two outdoor and five indoor-outdoor banquets) for people to choose. The outdoor garden sections are mesmerizingly beautiful when lit up with lights and decorated with flowers leading the place to showcase its staggering beauty. The fort has their own assigned decoration team and in house caterers too that are known to prepare a plethora of delicious dishes. The food phenomenality has received praises for years and hence, will surely remain etched in your mind and your guests too. You can also choose to de-stress from all the chaos by swimming in the grand pools or opting for a relaxing Ayurvedic spa. If an adventure buff, you can also enjoy at the first zipline of India present at the Neemrana Fort. Apart from that, you can also do mountain climbing, a walk across the sand dunes of Alwar or traverse a five hundred steep well. To accommodate your guests you do not need to look for another option, Neemrana fort has impeccable staying facility with over seventy-four rooms and suites. The view of the Alwar is gladly visible through these rooms making it a comfortable and excellent stay for a destination wedding. The place can accommodate 150 to 300 guests.
The iconic Eiffel tower has featured on the backdrop of many Hollywood romantic movies which has easily led a lot of young girls to wish for their dream proposal at this iconic spot. For many years Paris has become a loved wedding spot for people around the year. Though sadly getting married in the most romantic city in the world isn’t easy. To get legally married here you have to live in France for more than forty days and acquire the necessary documents too. So, as most wedding planners would advise, you can get legally married in your native place and hold a reception or a ceremony to celebrate the officializing of your marriage. To host a wedding or a reception, Paris is full of many luxurious places that allow you to host your celebrations. The Four Seasons George V, Shangri-La Hôtel, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Le Meurice and The Peninsula Paris are just some of the most commercial hotels that’ll add sheer splendidness to your wedding. Another great option to enjoy the city’s charm is to either book a yacht or boat for a different and delightful wedding memory. Sadly, the Eiffel tower does not host any weddings but, you can still look for rooftop restaurants that let you host an event near the Eiffel tower. So, with great food, you will also be able to enjoy the magnificent view of Paris right at the corner of your eye.
Don’t have the budget for a Virkushka like wedding at Lake Como? Don’t worry because Shimla would resolve all your problems. Not just a popular holiday destination, Shimla is great as a wedding destination too. Amidst the tall Himalayan ranges and the blue sky, Shimla is one of the most picturesque locations to host a wedding. A magnificent and royal touch is easily added to your destination point without shedding out too many rupees. The wide range of resorts and hotels in Shimla let you choose the one that you feel would add tons of galore to your wedding ceremonies. Apt in between March to November, the cool breeze that runs during the months and tall deodar and pine trees surrounding the former summer capital of the Britishers makes for the most sublime location. Additionally, the queen of the hills with its beautiful landscapes acts as the perfect background for your wedding photos too, that’ll in a jiff make you update your Facebook profile. People with larger budgets can choose five-star resorts of Shimla that assist you with your wedding celebrations too. Either book a banquet hall or a terrace garden there are a plentiful of options for your to select. People who just want to organize a photoshoot in Shimla can opt for a four or a three-star hotel. A photoshoot near the lounge or pool, you’ll end up with great clicks without shelling out too much money. Private farms or villas of Shimla for the entire wedding ceremonies are also great options.
One of the most admired destinations of the world, Hawaii is a paradise for beach fanatics. The place encompasses calmness of the turquoise water, grainy white sand, tall-steep mountains and beautiful waterfalls. Due to wedding destinations being an extremely popular way to get married, over a course of period people have commercialized Hawaii as a primitive location. Gladly you get to choose from remarkable and diverse scenic locations. The US state has a profuse of locations like the Big Island, Kauai, Lana’ I, Maui and Oahu. These tourist favoured destinations have the most accessible resorts like the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Sheraton Kauai Resort, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai that can easily host a series of events like the main wedding ceremony and reception. Most resorts have a team of in house wedding planners that’ll willingly take the weight off your shoulders. They help you customize the events according to your needs and requirements. Right from the decorations to the food that will be served during your event or the activities that will be organized for the entertainment of your guests is what the planners present here will help you plan and bring it live. As planning a wedding in Hawaii might turn expensive, it is important for you to decide the number of guests you would want to invite. Hence, maintaining your budget simultaneously should be a priority.