By Rashmi Walia Last Updated:
India has witnessed a lot of big fat celebrity weddings, where the extravagance did not have any limits. Be it the outfits, food, décor or anything else, there is nothing that did not exemplify luxury in all those weddings. And, another important element that made it possible for these weddings to be ‘larger than life’ was their wedding venues.
It is the grandeur and beauty of those venues that made all the weddings absolutely stunning and breathtaking. So, let us take a look at the grand venues that have recently hosted some of the biggest celebrity weddings in India.
Bollywood actor, Shahid Kapoor, broke a million hearts as he tied the knot with a Delhi-based girl, Mira Rajput. While the two had a very simple gurdwara wedding in the morning on July 7, 2015, they had a lavish reception party the same evening at The Oberoi, Gurgaon. This was attended by their close friends and family members.
After reaching Mumbai, the couple threw a grand reception party for Shahid’s friends from the tinsel town. It took place on July 12, 2015, at the Palladium Hotel. It was attended by all the big shots of the industry.
Daughter of late Gulshan Kumar and a renowned Bollywood singer, Tulsi Kumar married a Jaipur-based businessman, Hitesh Ralhan, on February 22, 2015. Their wedding celebrations went on for almost a month, with each function being truly spectacular and ‘larger than life’. And, one such beautiful function of their wedding was the sangeet ceremony. It took place in The Umrao, New Delhi, and everything from the venue to the couple’s outfits was truly majestic. Just have a look at the pictures, and you will totally agree with us!
Check out their complete wedding story here: The Beautiful Wedding Story Of Singer Tulsi Kumar And Hitesh Ralhan
The star batsman of the Indian cricket team, Suresh Raina, married his childhood friend, Priyanka Chaudhary, on April 3, 2015, in a lavish style at a grand venue in New Delhi. Since most of his friends are in Delhi, Raina wanted to get married in the same city. And, he chose the magnificent hotel, The Leela Palace, as his wedding venue. As the wedding welcomed a lot of high profile guests from the cricket, politics, and glam world, the venue gave the entire ceremony an even grander feel.
One of the most beautiful palaces of the Nizam, Taj Falaknuma in Hyderabad, has been the proud host for the grand wedding of Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan’s sister, Arpita Khan. The majestic wedding took place last year, in this hotel, owned by the Taj Group, with all its rooms booked to ensure privacy at the ceremony (Read here). The lavishly decorated halls, regal interiors, 101-seat dining hall (said to be the biggest in the world), and many more elements like these, simply made this wedding one of the most beautiful weddings of the year.
The picturesque and panoramic Jagmandir Palace hosts world’s elite events and welcomes noted celebrities from all across the globe every year. This historic 17th century Island Palace is completely to be blamed for the way Sanjay Hinduja and Anu Mahtani’s wedding spoiled the guests with sheer pampering and regal experience. This fairytale wedding was much more than a luxury wedding and broke all the limits of the extravagance of late. Serving around 16,000 bigshot guests from all across the globe, this scenic, striking, and royal venue made this wedding absolutely spectacular.
A lot of celebrities have had their wedding celebrations at this luxury hotel. And, another celeb couple to have a big fat Indian wedding here was our very own Dabangg girl, Sonakshi Sinha’s brother, Kussh Sinha, and his lady love, Taruna Agarwal. Located in the heart of the city, this hotel offers the finest banqueting facilities in the city. And, it was pretty evident in Kussh and Taruna’s wedding, which looked extremely stunning with extraordinary decoration and arrangements.
Daughter of Bollywood superstars, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Ahaana Deol, married a Delhi-based businessman, Vaibhav Vohra, in the beautiful ITC Maratha Hotel, Mumbai, in February 2014. The mesmerising Victorian-style wedding décor, open-sky mandap, vintage backdrop, and many other lavish and royal elements just created a perfect set-up for this fairytale wedding. And, with an ambience showcasing a blend of culture, history, and luxury, the place looked as resplendent as the couple.
Bollywood actress Asin Thottumkal tied the nuptial knot to Micromax CEO Rahul Sharma in twin private wedding ceremonies on January 19, 2016. Both the ceremonies were held at Dusit Devarana hotel in Delhi. It was attended only by close family members and friends. It was a very closely-guarded affair, and no media had permission to go inside.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli tied the knot with his forever love, beautiful actress Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017. After their dream wedding, they hosted their one of the wedding receptions on December 21, 2017, at the Durbar Hall at Taj Diplomatic Enclave, Delhi. They hosted this reception for their close family members and dignitaries. It was also attended by the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shree Narendra Modi and the venue was high on security. The decor of the alfresco stage at the Taj glimmered with the glass-studded palace and white burning candle atop crystal fixtures, which gave it a romantic set-up.
After hosting a wedding reception in Delhi, another reception and the final function of Virat and Anushka’s wedding ceremonies was held in Astor Ballroom, The St. Regis, Mumbai for their industry friends. It took place on December 26, 2017 and was a star-studded affair. The grand Astor Ballroom of the hotel possess a 23-foot-high ceiling and crystal chandeliers. It is located on the 9th floor and has the capacity to accommodate around 300 people at one point of time. The 6,433 square feet-ballroom is divided into three parts: pre-function area, Central Ballroom and the Astor terrace; which allows free movement to all the guests attending the function. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows at the Astor terrace ensures ample sunlight and moonlight and keeps the venue airy. This venue makes the perfect location for weddings with the Mumbai skyline and the Arabian Sea providing a picturesque backdrop is most suitable for a winter function.
So, all you soon-to-be married couples planning for a big fat Indian wedding, take your pick from any of these luxury wedding venues, and feel no less than a celebrity on the most special day of your life!
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