When it comes to planning a destination wedding, Jaipur is like the dream place that comes through every bride's mind. After all, who doesn't want to get married in a palace? (like a king and a queen). Jaipur is full of beautiful palace hotels like the Taj Rambagh, Jai Mahal, ITC Rajputana, Samode Haveli, etc. The setup of these hotels is so majestic that any degree of vibrant decor would lose its shine in front of them. But just like all things in a wedding, every decision has to go through something called a 'budget', which makes us ask the following question:
What's the cost of a Jaipur Destination Wedding?
Destination wedding in Jaipur can cost anywhere from around 30 lakhs to 2 crores.
The major cost of a destination wedding is that of accommodation and food. So, let's say you have planned a 2-day destination wedding with a total of 150 guests. The cost of the hotel is around 10,000/- per day, then for 2 days, the total cost of accommodation will be Rs.15,00,000 (each room with 2 guests). Let's say the food is Rs.1000/- per plate, then the cost of lunch and dinner for both days will be Rs.6,00,000/-.
For 2 days, the photographer, wedding planner and decor will cost around 4 to 5 lakhs. That brings the cost to around 25 lakhs max.
This is like a rough estimate of how much the total cost would be. You can adjust the numbers depending on the number of days, guests, your preferable hotel and wedding planner choice!
Best Hotels in Jaipur for Destination Weddings:
Budget between Rs.5000 - Rs.10,000/- per day for stay:
- Hotel Narain Niwas Palace
- ITC Rajputana
- Trident Hotel Jaipur
- The Lalit Jaipur
- Hotel Diggi Palace Jaipur
- Hilton Jaipur
- Ramada Jaipur
- Le Meridien Jaipur
- Shakun Hotel and Resorts
- KK Royal Hotel and Convention Center
- Cambay Resort
Budget between Rs.10,000/- to Rs.20,000/- per day
- JW Marriott Kukas
- Samode Haveli
- Fairmont Jaipur
- Narain Niwas Palace
- Alsisar Haveli Jaipur
Luxury Palace hotels in Jaipur for destination weddings
- Taj Rambagh Palace
- Taj Jai Mahal Palace
- Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
- Hotel Chomu Palace, Jaipur
- Sujan Rajmahal Palace
Best Marriage Gardens:
If you want to book a marriage garden, then you will have to book a hotel separately nearby. The cost of both setting is almost the same. You can book an amazing venue in around 5-7 lakhs and a 3-star hotel. This would really help adjust the accommodation and food costs. Here are the top 5 marriage gardens in Jaipur.
- Mysore Mahal
- Sodhani Farms
- Shree Van Banquet and Marriage Garden
- Anand Van Marriage Garden
- Skyzone Maharana Greens Resort
Jaipur has a royal history attached to it and has been recently declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site, which makes it a very popular destination for weddings. Keep in mind that you would have to book the venue at least 6 months in advance. Some have been booked for the next year or so. Therefore, the earlier, the better!
Breakfast is generally included in the room price, so you don't have to worry about it. The rest of the meals will be charged though. If you will be having alcohol at the wedding, this will add as an additional expense to the budget. Most hotels and resorts don't allow alcohol from outside, which means paying for a higher price than the market rate. You can try to negotiate the price while making bulk bookings.
Some other miscellaneous costs that can add to the budget include:
- Ghodi, band, and lights
- DJ & Sound
- Mehendi Artists
- Favors for guests
All in all, you can enjoy a pretty luxurious destination wedding in Jaipur in around 50 lakhs with a guest list of around 150 people. Rajasthan has become a hub of destination weddings in India. Apart from Jaipur, you can try other cities too like Ajmer, Pushkar, Bikaner - which are not yet so commercialized as Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur. This means that the cost will be less for the same amenities.
It is crucial that you go through all your options before finalizing anything, this will make you feel confident in the decision and will make sure that you enjoy the best day of your life to the max!