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Best Destination Wedding Locations (With Venues) In India

Destination Wedding

While some couples decide to plan their wedding in their hometown, others decide to go off the city to host a destination wedding. It does have its own perks though. From giving you a brand new ground to plan your special day, experiencing a new city with your loved ones, and relishing the calmness of a vacation with lesser family drama – having a destination wedding can give you a truly memorable experience. But how to decide on the perfect location? Well, we’re here with a curated list of the best destination wedding locations in India with details and the best venues included. Choosing a popular spot helps because the planning becomes easier. The vendors are aware and well-equipped with the needs of the couples and their families and used to outstation clients. No doubt, all these venues are favored by couples and can give you a seamless wedding experience. Scroll to see them all! 




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Destination Wedding Locations in India

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Destination Wedding

The state that comes first in any couple’s mind who’s planning a destination wedding in Rajasthan. The royalty, hospitality, and beauty of the state are unmatched and it hosts tonnes of resorts that offer all-inclusive facilities for your dream wedding. The capital Jaipur and the star-favorite Udaipur and Jodhpur are the sought-after picks, but there are many other affordable cities to plan your revelries in! Like Ajmer, Pushkar, Ranthambore, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Mount Abu. We’ve covered budget destination wedding hotels in Rajasthan and Jaipur destination weddings in our recent blogs. Here’s listing some of the best wedding venues here: 

  • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur (~30,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Alila Fort Bishangarh (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Mundota Fort Palace (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Sawai Vilas Ranthambore (~ Rs.10,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • ITC Rajputana (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Bhairavgarh Resort, Udaipur (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Indana Palace, Jodhpur (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Dera Masuda, Pushkar (~ Rs.32,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner (Tariff: ~ Rs.7000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)




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Mussoorie

Mussorie Destination Wedding

The “Queen of Hills” is yet another favored choice as a destination wedding location. The towering mountain peaks, quaint atmosphere, pleasant weather, colonial touch, and friendly locals – there’s so much to admire about this city. If you’re based out of North India, it’s also easier to reach by train or airport. The closest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station which is around 36 km away from Mussoorie. The closest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, which is 54 km away from Mussoorie. There are around 6 direct flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport every week and many other cities also offer direct flights like Bombay, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, and Jaipur. You can pick the city closest to you if air travel is the best option. Rest, there are also many well-connected trains available.  

Best Wedding Venues In Mussoorie
  • JW Marriott Mussorie (~25,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Jaypee Residency Manor (~16,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • The Fern Brentwood Resort (~10,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • The Claridges Nabha Residence (~7,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Fortune Resort Grace Mussoorie (~6,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Dunsvirk Court Luxury Boutique Resort (~5,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Welcomheritage Kasmanda Palace (~5,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Shahanshahi Club & Resorts (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Hotel Mall Palace (~2,500/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)




Preferred Makeup Artists in Mussoorie
  • Sohni Juneja (Rs.35,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Reshma Makeovers (Rs.20,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Makeup by Pavani (Rs.18,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Tisha Gunjyal (Rs.18,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Ammy J Makeovers (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
Preferred Photographers in Mussoorie
  • Camilition Productions (Rs.1,60,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Cupid Love Stories (Rs.1,00,000/- per day photo + video)
  • The Wedding Archies (Rs.70,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Amit Khera Photography (Rs.50,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Magical Moments Photography (Rs.35,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Maithani Photography (Rs.30,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Photo Klicker (Rs.30,000/- per day photo + video)
Preferred Wedding Planners in Mussoorie
  • Dream Events India (4 to 6 lakhs)
  • Plan Your Memories (2.5 to 4 lakhs)
  • Whistling Teel (4 to 6 lakhs)
  • Wedbells Wedding Planner (<2.5 lakhs)
  • Sagar Events & Decorators (2 to 6 lakhs)

(These vendors are all based in Dehradun but there’s just a 1-hour distance between Mussoorie & Dehradun, and they’re all freelancers who’re willing to travel.)

Ooty

Ooty Destination Wedding

Yet another gorgeous hill station to plan your destination wedding in is Ooty. The breathtaking beauty makes for the idealistic backdrop to exchange your forever vows. It’s not just the picturesque scenery, however. It’s also the balmy ambiance, colonial architecture, the modernity-meets-antiquity, and the undeniable romantic vibes above all! To reach here, you’ll have to take a train to the nearest station (Mettupalyam, 40km away from Ooty) or a flight to the nearest airport (Coimbatore, 87km away from Ooty). Many major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi have direct flights running to Coimbatore all around the week. After reaching the airport/ station, you can easily book a bus for all the guests. Many will be waiting for you at the platform, or you can prebook for ease. 




P.S.: Ooty is more affordable than Mussoorie and other North-side hill stations like Shimla. 

Best Wedding Venues in Ooty
  • Savoy Ooty (~12,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Accord Highland Ooty (~7,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Sinclairs Retreat Ooty (~4,500/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Sterling Ooty Fern Hill (~4,500/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Fortune Resort Sullivan Court (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Hotel Lakeview Ooty (~2,500/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
Preferred Makeup Artists in Ooty
  • Radhika Bridal Makeup Studio (Rs.20,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Pradeepa Prasad (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Makeup Artist Farzana (Rs.10,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Makeover Story by Khushi Rawat (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
Preferred Photographers in Ooty
  • Colourscope Ooty
  • Shalom Digital Studio
  • AK Smoke Films
  • Priya Digitals
Preferred Wedding Planners in Ooty
  • The Niligiris Epic Eventzz 
  • Skanda Event Management Coonoor
  • Sarva Events & Wedding Planners
  • Bamboo Events Planning & Decor

Kerala




Kerala Destination Wedding

Say your “I dos” in God’s own country Kerala. Not only is it easily accessible to all the regions in India, but offers amenities that will make wedding planning a seamless experience. You can get married by the beach, surrounded by hills, amidst lush green palm trees, or around pristine backwaters – the options are endless. In addition, Kerala is home to many destination wedding resorts that offer a complete wedding package inclusive of planning, decor, sound, etc, to save you all the extra work. You can also ask them for recommendations for makeup and photography – or you can choose one from the list below. 

Best Wedding Venues in Kerala
  • Kumarakom Lake Resort (~20,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Taj Bekal Resort & Spa (~11,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • The Zuri Kamarokam (~8,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Taj Malabar Resort & Spa (~5,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Ramada Resort by Wyndham (~4,500/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (~4,500/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Tea County Munnar (~4,200/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Poovar Island Resort (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Bolgatty Palace & Island Resort (~3,500/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
Preferred Makeup Artists in Kerala
  • Joshi Jose (Rs.35,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Shafeenaz Makeup Studio (Rs.30,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Shimna Thomas (Rs.20,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Simi’s Bridal Studio (Rs.16,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Rishad Rehan (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
Preferred Photographers in Kerala
  • Lumiere Wedding Company (Rs.3,50,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Camrin Films (Rs.80,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Green Water Wedding Movies (Rs.75,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Crystalline Studio (Rs.50,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Vikhyath Media (Rs.50,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Moon Wedlock (Rs.50,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Calypso Wedding Studio (Rs.35,000/- per day photo + video)




Preferred Wedding Planners in Kerala
  • Maritus Events & Wedding Planners (2.5 to 6 lakhs)
  • Tamarind Weddings (~ 5 lakhs)
  • Eventique House (2.5 to 4 lakhs)
  • Shaadhi Wedding Management (2.5 to 6 lakhs)
  • Prime Weddings & Events (2.5 to 6 lakhs)
  • Red Carpet Events (2.5 to 6 lakhs)

Andaman & Nicobar

Andaman Nicobar Destination Wedding

Having a ceremony in a serene island setting, thousands of kms away from the hustle of city life is a dream come true for many couples. And Andaman & Nicobar can serve as an ideal backdrop for this beautiful reverie. Sugary sand beaches, crystalline waters, soothing winds, and a tranquil atmosphere, the spectacular island is not just a perfect location for your destination wedding but also for an Indian honeymoon. You can strike a deal with your resort to have a honeymoon here, and spend some days cozying up in the same place you got married. Sounds special, doesn’t it? There are direct flights available to the island with a duration of 2 hours from the cities of Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, and Chennai. 

Best Wedding Venues in Andaman & Nicobar
  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa (~25,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Symphony Resorts (~8,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Sinclairs Bayview Port Blair (~8,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort (~8,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Havelock Island Beach Resort (~6,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)




Unfortunately, there aren’t many wedding vendors based in Andaman & Nicobar and you’ll have to bring your own photographer and makeup artist. As for planners and decorators, you can trust the resorts to get your magical celebrations ready. Some planners outside of the state can also help you with the planning. 

Goa

Goa Destination Wedding

Nothing says a beach wedding quite like Goa. In fact, a sunset wedding by the beach covered in warm, scarlet hues as you take your pheras is a vision you’d love to have come true. Goa’s cheery vibes, beautiful hotels, world-class hospitality, and beautiful architecture make it a great place to plan your destination wedding. Treat your guests to the delectable multi-cuisine, and local Goan fish curry, and sweet Bolinhas, which is a soft and crispy cookie. 

Best Wedding Venues in Goa
  • W Goa (~25,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here
  • Leela Goa (~18,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Marquis Beach Resort (~10,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Lalit Goa (~7,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Vivanta Goa (~7,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Resort Rio (~6,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Bogmallo Beach Resort (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • The Fern Kadamba (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)

You can also pick a hotel on the budget side like Karma Royal Palms or Palolem Beach resort (tariff of both is ~1000 a night) and pick another wedding venue for hosting your celebrations. This saves money on accommodation (which takes up major expenses in a destination wedding) while giving you the liberty to plan your grand celebration in the decided budget. Some great wedding venues in Goa are Golden Orchid, The White Mansion, The Village, Grand Gigi’s, and Old Heritage Open Air Venue. 




Preferred Makeup Artists in Goa
  • Makoevers by Sukanya (Rs.42,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Style Face by Dola (Rs.36,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Goa Makeup Artist Hazira (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Looks Unlocked by Sonam (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Makeup Mistress (Rs.12,000/- for bridal makeup)
Preferred Photographers in Goa
  • Rahul De Cunha Pictures (Rs.1,90,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Jumping Souls (Rs.1,30,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Cam Catches (Rs.1,00,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Shammi Sayyed Photography (Rs.90,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Weddings by 49 The Studio (Rs.60,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Abhishek Marathe (Rs.55,000/- per day photo + video)
Preferred Wedding Planners in Goa
  • Crafting Memories (4 to 6 lakhs)
  • Golden Tree Wedding Planners (Starts from 4 lakhs)
  • Weddings N Dreams (2.5 to 4 lakhs)
  • Kabir Event Goa (2.5 to 6 lakhs)
  • Muhurat Creations (2 to 20 lakhs)

Rishikesh

Rishikesh Destination Wedding

The spiritual town of Rishikesh may not be as well-known or romantic as Mussoorie or Goa, but that’s what makes it different. If you’re seeking a location that’s unique, quaint, and utterly spectacular, Rishikesh – that sits along the holy Ganga – might just be the perfect spot for your destination wedding. 




Best Wedding Venues in Rishikesh
  • Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa (~30,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Aloha On The Ganges Rishikesh (~13,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Lemon Tree Premier, Rishikesh (~13,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Sterling Palm Bliss (~5,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Nirvana River Resort (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Narayana Palace Rishikesh (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
Preferred Makeup Artists in Rishikesh
  • Swati Khera Makeovers (Rs.20,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Padmaaksh Salon & Academy (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • JP Lakhanpal (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Black Pearl Beauty Parlor (Rs.10,000/- for bridal makeup)
Preferred Photographers in Rishikesh
  • Royal Color Lab (Rs.90,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Shagun Weddings (Rs.70,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Bala G Studio (Rs.50,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Perfect Tales Photography (Rs.30,000/- per day photo + video)
Preferred Wedding Planners in Rishikesh
  • Sundaram Events & Wedding Planner
  • Shagun Events & Wedding Planner
  • Sakutumbakam Wedding Planners
  • Mohit Wedding Planner Rishikesh 

Agra 

Agra Destination Wedding




Getting your wedding solemnized at a place where the grandest gesture of love stands tall is a feeling like no other! In fact, there’s a hotel, Oberoi Amarvilas Agra, where you can tie the knot whilst overlooking this magnificent monument. There are also some other iconic resorts that offer amazing facilities to host your dream day with ease. Whilst there, don’t forget to include in your wedding menu traditional local dishes from the state – that includes Mughlai cuisine, dalmoth, bhalla, and the most popular sweet from the city – “Agra ka petha”. You can also plan an excursion for the guests which includes visits to popular sites like Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, and Fatehpur Sikri to make it an unforgettable experience for all! 

Best Wedding Venues in Agra
  • Oberoi Amarvilas Agra (~30,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • ITC Mughal, Agra (~5,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Trident Hotel Courtyard by Marriott (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Taj Hotel & Convention Center (~4,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (~3,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
  • Radisson Hotel Agra (~3,000/- per night) (Check current ratings & reviews here)
Preferred Makeup Artists in Agra
  • Meenakshi Dutt (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Nisha Chaudhary (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Itika Rohira (Rs.15,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Anshi Agarwal (Rs.12,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Makeovers by Kaur Amy (Rs.10,000/- for bridal makeup)
  • Queening with Tanya Sharma (Rs.8,000/- for bridal makeup)
Preferred Photographers in Agra
  • Arpan Bhargava (Rs.1,00,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Picsaura Studio (Rs.60,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Shiv Art Studio (Rs.50,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Isha Video Films (Rs.35,000/- per day photo + video)
  • Filmphic Productions (Rs.35,000/- per day photo + video)
Preferred Wedding Planners in Agra




  • Vintaze Entertainment (2.5 to 6 lakhs)
  • VG Craft International (2.5 to 4 lakhs)
  • Bluebird Events Agra (1 to 5 lakhs)
  • Papercut Weddings (3 to 30 lakhs)
  • Elite Weddings India (2.5 to 6 lakhs)
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