We all dream of a fairytale wedding that becomes the most grandiose experience of our life to rejoice forever. Weddings in India are extravagant and larger than life and that is the beauty of it all. Since all the preparations are top-notch, even the destination for that luxurious wedding should be nothing short of dreamland. In India, Udaipur makes for one of the most prolific and elite locations for a destination wedding. Couples not just from India, but also from far-off lands look forward to hosting their wedding festivities at the par majestic palaces and fort venues of Udaipur. And it is not just the rich and affluent, but also the most revered and popular celebrities from across the world that are wishful of having their destination wedding in Udaipur. A few of the very famous weddings that take place in Udaipur in the last couple of decades have been – Katy Perry and Russell Brand (Aman-i-Khas) in 2010, Raveena Tandon and Anil Thadani (Shiv Niwas Palace) in 2004, Shriya Saran and Andrei Koscheev (Deogarh Mahal) in 2021 and many more.
If you are a bride or a groom who wishes to take their nuptial vows like royalty with elephants and camels in attendance for your baraat and obnoxious levels of hospitality being extended to your guests, then plan your destination wedding in Udaipur. If mediocrity is passé for you and your sybarite soul only thrives in an opulent setting, then venues in Udaipur shall be ideal for your big fat Indian wedding.
Below we list down some of the most expensive, palatial and grand wedding venues that you can explore in Udaipur to plan the much celebrated event of your life.
Destination Wedding in Udaipur – The Celestial Paradise for Tying the Knot
1. WELCOMHERITAGE UMED BHAWAN PALACE UDAIPUR
This is one of the most popular venues for a destination wedding in Udaipur, of course for those who can afford it. WelcomHeritage Group is a joint venture between ITC Ltd and Jodhana Heritage and represents one of the finest juxtapositions of architectural heritage with modern-day luxuriant hospitality standards. This particular property is spread across 7 acres of landscaped greens and is 6kms away from Kota. Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh II of Kota, this palace is a pink sandstone marvel that makes for a perfect destination for weddings, getaways and family staycations. With 32 rooms, the palatial palace has both an indoor banquet space and outdoor lush lawns to accommodate your various wedding and pre-wedding celebrations. The extended hospitality would further make your every dream of a royal heritage wedding come to reality.
2. SPECTRUM RESORT SPA & CONVENTION
This resort is vast and can easily be the dream regal destination for those who believe in inviting everyone they have ever known in their life, to be a part of their mammoth grand wedding. With each corner making for a picturesque spot, the venue boasts of almost 3 indoor spaces, 4 outdoor spaces and a poolside space to allow you to plan all your functions elaborately. With a backdrop of hills and glistening rays of the Udaipur Sun, the architectural magnificence of this grand structure is a sight to behold. There are a total of 100 family rooms, 60 finely designed and crafted luxury rooms, 4 suite rooms and 1 Presidential suite to accommodate both a small as well as large guest list.
3. MAHARANI BAGH ORCHARD RETREAT
The ‘Maharani Bagh’ or the ‘Queen’s Garden’ is again one of the opulent properties of the WelcomHeritage Group. This group boasts of a total of 11 properties in Rajasthan and the Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat, gifted by Maharaja Takhat Singh of Jodhpur to his Maharani in the 19th century, happens to be one of them. There are acres and acres of fruit orchards with apple, pomegranate and lime making up for a splendid sight. The property has both indoor and outdoor spaces to easily manage a floating gathering of 250-300 guests. Taking your marital vows right amidst an expansive fauna and with the Aravalli hills in the backdrop sounds quite mesmerizing, doesn’t it?
4. TAJ ARAVALLI RESORT AND SPA
Taj Aravalli Resort and Spa in Udaipur is one of the most sought-after banqueting facilities in the city. It was set up with the intent to provide an elegant and superior banqueting space to those with finer tastes in life. They are perfect when it comes to hosting wedding ceremonies as they offer heavenly views combined with lavish hospitality. One looks at the images of the property and you would know what we mean. The venue has indoor and outdoor spaces which can accommodate up to 1200 people.
5. THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS
After all, it is ‘The Oberoi’, the name that is synonyms with decadence and spoiling luxury. And it comes at its own grand cost. A plate costs almost INR 9000 at the venue, but anything for the kind of stupendous luxury experience that they offer. The Oberoi Udaivilas is a luxury destination for marriages situated in Udaipur on the bank of Lake Pichola. The destination offers spectacular views. It is a luxury resort and the best destination for a wedding as royal as one wants. They offer personalized attention to detail and have a loyal list of guests.
6. THE LALIT LAXMI VILAS PALACE
Located opposite Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur, this venue is every wedding photographer’s delight. Though they just have 55 rooms for guest occupancy, they have hugely spread outdoor lawns to host massive wedding celebrations. If your wedding guest list is in the order of 1000-1200, this is the luxury 5-star property to book. They have 4 big outdoor lawns to accommodate a seating capacity of 1000-1200 guests each.
7. LABH GARH RESORT
Located just 15 km away from the city lake of Udaipur, the Labh Garh Resort has been tastefully designed and impeccably managed. The 80 room luxurious resort boasts of a royal heritage complemented well with modern amenities. If you plan on having a huge guest list consisting of atleast 1000 members, this is the venue for you. There is ‘The Courtyard + Baradari’ which is an outdoor space, an indoor ‘Darbar Hall’, an outdoor ‘Labh Vatika’ and a Poolside Garden as well so that you can plan each of your functions at a different backdrop and setting.
8. THE LEELA PALACE
When it comes to hotels, the brand ‘Leela’ needs no introduction for its unparalleled hospitality, sheer luxuriance and enchanting interiors. Located on the sides of the lake, this palace provides a heavenly experience to those staying here. With lights gleaming at night, your wedding would be nothing short of a royal spectacle. Though the per plate costs are around INR 4000, it is worth every penny if money is not a botheration. With 80 rooms, the palace has 2 indoor banquets, 1 outdoor terrace and 1 outdoor lawn that can easily manage a seating of 500 guests. Already visualizing your grand wedding ceremony, aren’t you?
9. RAMADA UDAIPUR RESORTS
Some people like lavish and then there are those who like unbelievably magnificent and striking. The Ramada resorts are known for their voluptuary experiences and regality befitting treatments. The architecture is contextual primarily to the Mewar region, with its array of gardens, has a tranquil, salubrious setting built with traditional stonework. What sets this hotel apart is its construction technique. There are 72 guest rooms, each room opening out to spacious balconies. The rooms facing towards the east direction have a magnificent Sun-Rise theme making the already royal experience even better. The venue has 1 indoor, 4 outdoor and 1 poolside location to host all of your wedding functions.
10. TRIDENT UDAIPUR
This location is best suited for those planning an intimate destination wedding in Udaipur with only close relatives and friends in attendance. The gentle staff gives new meaning to the realms of hospitality and makes you feel like every bit of royalty with their heart-touching warmth. Set in the heart of Udaipur, Trident hotel is a picturesque harmony of luxury and comfort. The venue boasts of 2 indoor spaces and 2 outdoor spaces for a wedding function. The ‘Theme Deck’ lawn space can easily have a seating of 150 guests and 400 guests floating.
Tentative Costs for a Destination Wedding in Udaipur
Hosting a grand wedding in Udaipur can cut deep into your pockets and is not really for the faint-hearted; the per plate cost at each of these venues ranges anywhere from INR 1500 to INR 4500. Weddings in India with all the sartorial opulence, location, jewellery, materialistic exchanges and gifting turn out to be quite an expensive affair. But if you are planning to raise the grandeur quotient a few notches higher by hosting a destination wedding in Udaipur, then be prepared to spend a proportionate figure. For a guest list of 150 people, and taking into account 3-day wedding festivities, it should cost you somewhere between 70-80 lakhs in Indian currency. This is only for the venue, functions and the food; the other expenses of the wedding are not taken into account.
If your financial status permits and you are a believer in spending inordinately at your wedding, then we say, no second thoughts. Go ahead and start planning for your big lavish destination wedding in Udaipur and be ready to experience one of the most extravagant escapades of your life.