Best destination weddings – Everything you need to know

Yes, it’s possible! If you’ve always dreamt of a destination wedding away from your city or hometown, but shot the idea down ‘coz of finances, let’s tell you that it can be done! You might have to be really picky about whom you’re inviting and work on things to trim down the budget, but this dream can become a reality andyou can create a memorable wedding reception.

Three very important things to keep in mind while planning destination weddingswhich don’t burn a hole in your pocket….

  • Keep it to a one night, 2 day or max 2 nights 3 day wedding.
  • Keep the number of guests limited to around 100 for a budget wedding.
  • Remember, off season can also make the weddings a lot cheaper!

Best economical destination wedding locations in India

Jaipur

It has some gorgeous venues that don’t pinch the pocket as much in spite of being a capital city! Udaipur might go a little over-budget ‘coz of the commute so if you’re looking for a fort wedding somewhere close to Delhi, then pick Jaipur.

Mandu

This one has some serious old-world charm being a ruined city in Madhya Pradesh! For a fort destination wedding at an undiscovered location, this is really the best option. It has beautiful palaces, ornamental baths and pavillions.

 Mahabaleshwar

If you are based in Mumbai then look no further than Mahabaleshwar, a small beach town with stunning views, with a host of beautiful resorts.

Gopalpur

If you’re planning to do a 2-day affair, the most lavish resort here is also pretty affordable for a wedding. A not so popular place in Orissa, it has some beautiful properties and resorts that will catch your eye.

Naukuchiyatal

Falling among one of the best destination wedding locations, this stunning place has a lake, a forest and so much more all without breaking the bank. Nestled in the Himalayas this town has a generous dose of gorgeous forests, hills and Lakes.

Lavasa

This one is also super pretty and super affordable when you have a hilly backdrop for your wedding provided you get the hall bookings on time. It is easily accessible by road for the people of Mumbai and Pune, which can cut down the costs drastically.

 Corbett

Thanks to its lush greenery and easy accessibility, Uttarakhand’s Corbett which houses the Jim Corbett National Park is also picking up for destination weddings fast! Pick from a variety of resorts in all budgets in Corbett or choose a camp wedding for yourself.

Allepey

A lot of your guests wouldn’t have seen the backwaters, and there are quite a few resorts in this laidback town for a perfect wedding. It has some stunning houseboats available on rent and called the ‘Venice of the East’ for a reason.

Rishikesh

Get married on the banks of the Ganges, and also participate in a weekend of water sports! There’s a lot that can be done in Rishikesh and that too for a fraction of what it would cost in a big city!

Now, are you more concerned about the venue more than the location of your destination wedding? Well, we’ve made the job a lot easier for you! Here are some hidden jems in India, stunning resorts and beautiful destination wedding locationsin drop-dead gorgeous locations for a wedding of a lifetime- for you and for your guests! Consider these if you don’t want to go down the same ‘aisle’ as a lot of other couples!

The Munjoh Ocean Resort, Havelock Islands, Andamans

If you want a wedding that is literally like a vacation for you and everyone around- then Andaman it is! Nothing can beat the Andamans with the white sand and virgin beaches for a beach destination wedding in India.

The Lake Resort, Naukuchiatal

Looking for a lesser-known destination wedding venue in the hills? Then try Naukuchiatal in Uttarakhand. It has hills, the forest and a lot of prettiness- just what you need for a magical wedding.

Lakshman Sagar Heritage Resort, Rajasthan

This restored hunting lodge even has a stunning pool cut out from a flat rock! It has courtyard fountains, telescopes for stargazing and even 12 villas! Rajasthan’s most unvisited area, Pali- nestled between Jodhpur and the Aravalli hills is a good option if you are not looking for common places like Jaipur or Udaipur.

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

Winter Dream of a beautiful wedding in snow-clad mountains? Then this resort located 8,825 feet above sea level in the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas, can give you that pristine setting! This stunning and beautiful Resort & Spa is spread over 7 acres of a sylvan coniferous forestwith majestic views of the Affarwat Peaks. You can trek and picnic through unspoilt forests and even tee off on the world’s highest golf course!

Rainforest Boutique Hotel, Kerala

Imagine getting married with a view of a stunning waterfall in the backdrop and your guests staying in tree houses! That is possible at the Rainforest Boutique Resort, tucked right into the lap of nature. This one is a boutique hotel set in 7 acres of virtually virgin rainforest located at the Athirapally waterfalls at Chalakudy, Kerala.

Khimsar Fort and Dunes Hotel, Rajasthan

This unique 16th century fort is truly remote, rural and romantic, perfect for the destination weddings, perched on the edge of the Thar desert! Property of the ITC Group, this one has history, leisure, desert adventure, sports, wild life safaris and historic sightseeing tours all rolled into one!

Vivanta by Taj- Guwahati, Assam

This makes for one stunning destination wedding location, nestled in the middle of the hills. A fairly new hotel, the first Taj in the North-east and this one has all the amenities like its predecessors, but with one advantage- the location!

Choose your best location and venue and your dream destination wedding will become a beautiful realisation.

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