There’s something truly magical about weddings with a tint of royalty. From the palatial setting, bespoke dining and dreamy décor, to awe-inspiring details, elegant architecture, and not to forget, the sheer historic value attached to these properties—everything seems almost fairytale-like. These palaces are an ode to India’s rich heritage. So, if getting married like royalty is something you’ve always dreamed of, take note of these gorgeous palace hotels across the country.
This gorgeous hotel was recently in the limelight as it’s where actors Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani tied the knot in a beautiful Rajasthan-inspired wedding. The palace-turned-hotel sits on the edge of the Thar Desert and features boutique accommodation with panoramic vistas. While there are several intimate wedding venues to choose from in the city, we especially love the fact that the hotel curates bespoke experiences—from sundowners in the desert to a lavish breakfast surrounded by peacocks, among other options.
Rajmahal Palace RAAS Jaipur
This 19th-century Art Deco-style regal abode is iconic for many reasons. It was once the residence of Maharaja Sawai Man 'Jai' Singh and Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur for several years and has hosted renowned personalities and dignitaries from around the world. The hotel's manicured lawns are ideal to host a large celebration and its bespoke restaurants that are beautifully done up in jewelled-tones are the perfect venue for intimate, sit-down dinners. We can’t think of a more royal experience than this.
Six Senses Fort Barwara, Rajasthan
Just a three-hour drive from Jaipur and located close to Ranthambore, this 14th-century fort has been carefully restored to its former glory. It houses two palaces, a temple, beautiful outdoor spaces that are perfect for hosting a mehendi sundowner or intimate pheras, and a gorgeous spa to de-stress after all the wedding frenzy is done with. The resort is also where actors Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif tied the knot in a dreamy winter wedding in 2021.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Perched atop Chittar Hill, overlooking the Blue City, this magnificent palace hotel harks back to regal times. Home of the erstwhile royal family of Jodhpur, it has 70 bespoke Art Deco-style rooms and suites, and a clutch of fine-dine restaurants. Weddings here are nothing short of spectacular. Make your grand entrance as a couple in a vintage car or a horse-drawn carriage, toast to new beginnings with a champagne evening, and as guests of the hotel, get exclusive access to the beautiful Mehrangarh Fort. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas held their nuptials at the palace in a stunning multi-cultural wedding in 2019.
Taj Falaknuma Palace
Built in 1984, this resplendent property is the former palace of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Everything about this palatial hotel spells opulence—from the stunning banquet spaces with Belgian chandeliers, to the intimate courtyards and gardens that make for ideal open-air venues. With just 60 rooms and suites that hark back to the gilded age, this palace hotel is truly one-of-a-kind. Couples are also spoilt for choice with signature experiences that can be personalised to make your wedding a truly memorable affair.
Overlooking the Narmada river with hilltop views, this ancient fort stands proud as a testament to Madhya Pradesh’s rich heritage. Three acres of courtyards, fountains, and gardens make for ideal outdoor venues, and there is also a beautiful pool shaded by lemon trees. The rooms are aesthetically done up and offer plenty of character, while dramatic vistas from the property, enclosed within the walls of the fort, make it more appealing for a destination wedding.
Taj Lake Palace
Often dubbed as one of India’s most romantic cities, weddings in Udaipur evoke grandeur like no other. Floating in the middle of Lake Pichola with its all-white marble façade, this luxurious palace hotel ticks all the boxes for a royal-inspired wedding. Once used as the summer retreat of the royal family of Mewar, this luxury property offers bespoke event spaces for a magical wedding by the lake, not to forget, its accommodation lives up to its royal heritage.
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