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A wedding that is lavish and one to be remembered for years

By IANSlife

September 29, 2023 (IANSlife) Choosing a destination for a wedding is one of the toughest decisions. Your choice of venue decides the vibe and the experience the celebration will bring to your family, friends, and all the guests. Right from each guest’s airport arrival to their departure, every minute detail needs to be taken care of meticulously.

Here we list down 5 luxury hotels that will ensure you a wedding that is lavish and one to be remembered for years to come, whether it’s an intimate affair or big gathering.

Glamorous Greek Island Wedding at Royal Myconian Resort, Mykonos

Royal Myconian

If glitz and glamour are your idea of a dream wedding, a destination wedding in Greece is your answer. And for that gorgeous luxurious wedding in Mykonos Island, Royal Myconian Resort ensures the most exclusive and unique wedding backdrop hosting your romantic and beautiful love story with an out-of-this-world Greek island wedding.

Ideal for a 3-to-5-day destination wedding in Greece, Mykonos will spoil you and your guests with the most outshining lifestyle experiences, fusion cuisine, and unforgettable images that you will keep with you for many years to come. From idyllic small-scale affairs to elaborate large weddings for up to 1,000 guests, Royal Myconian hosts bespoke events with a sense of occasion. Impossibly romantic weddings, intimate family gatherings, extravagant parties and more are delivered with every detail just right – from the flowers and decor to the impeccable service the Myconian Collection Group is known for, delivered against a stunning Aegean background and under the sunny Greek skies.

The Royal Myconian has been the perfect setting for some extravagant Indian weddings in the past few years. Ceremonies take place under a flower canopy overlooking the famous Elia beach, guests and newlyweds gathering in a flower-adorned setting before taking to the dance floor, impressive flower wall covered with green foliage and a warm pallet of flowers creating the background for the newlywed table whilst hanging garlands surround the guests, Royal Myconian proposes the most perfect backdrop to the start of a beautiful new life with your loved one. 154 spacious rooms, suites, and villas are cool sanctuaries with private balconies or vast terraces and appointed to the highest standard of comfort, with the option of your own infinity pool or Jacuzzi.

Royal Myconian’s fleet of high-end luxury limousines, Porsche Cayennes, Mercedes 15-seat limo mini- buses, and 40-seat limo mini-coaches are at your disposal for guest transfers. So are its private jets, helicopters, and yachts that are available upon request for VIP transfers.


A Fairy Tale Wedding in The Swiss Alps at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz

Badrutt's Palace

Fancy a fairy tale wedding amidst snow clad mountains? Tucked away in the snowy Swiss Alps, a destination wedding at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz, is a dream filled with festivities such as horse-drawn sleigh rides through the mountain, chocolate making classes, sledding, skiing, and dancing at the star-studded King’s Social House Club.

The picturesque destination of the Engadin Valley and the glistening Lake St. Moritz coupled with the elegance and rich history of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is the ideal canvas to paint your dream wedding. Experience legendary service and an enchanting atmosphere in the heart of St Moritz, with 300 days of sunshine in winter and summer. Unrivalled and unexpected eating and drinking, joie de vivre and a unique sense of belonging in a historic and iconic mountain resort. Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has 155 guestrooms all with heart-stopping views of the lake or the charming village centre. With many different options of connecting accommodations, the hotel will find the perfect solution for you and your wedding guests.

A Royal Arrival for the bride and groom. By Rolls Royce or Horse Carriage or even an elephant... Badrutt’s Palace knows how important it is to set the scene and give its guests the royal arrival they deserve. No request is too big, no detail too small here. The hotel ensures that the memorable wedding experiences are handcrafted here. From classical weddings to themed celebrations, Badrutt's Palace Hotel has hosted some of the most spectacular events in its over 125 years of history. With breathtaking wedding venues, professional service and exceptional facilities, wedding dreams come to life extraordinarily in this magical destination.

Whether you’re looking to rent the entire palace, or a room steeped in history, Badrutt’s Palace has everything you need to make your unique vision a reality. As curators of milestone events and special gatherings since 1896, it has the commitment and expertise to exceed your every expectation and create that dream moment for you and your loved one. Working together with you as per your taste and preferences, Badrutt’s Palace can craft a unforgettable gastronomic moments for you and your guests at its restaurants including La Coupole, Le Relais, Le Restaurant or the King’s Social House, a fun, interactive and exciting dining venue, and then winding up with a stay at one of its glamorous suites. Are you already imagining your magical Alpine wedding story?


Weddings & Vow Renewals at Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve

Surrounded by tranquil, turquoise waters Bawah Reserve is a collection of six tropical islands with two unique retreats of breathtaking beauty and easy, natural charm. A gorgeous tropical paradise surrounded by a blue ocean, Bawah Reserve sits in sheltered seclusion 160 nautical miles (300km) northeast of Singapore in the remote Anambas Archipelago, Indonesia. This pristine and previously uninhabited marine conservation area is surrounded by turquoise lagoons and coral reefs, which cater to outdoor adventurers looking to indulge as well as those looking to relax in paradise.

Both sustainable, idyllic hideaways, Bawah island and Elang Private Residence, embody uninhibited island romance and offer countless experiences created with love in mind. Enveloped in nature this is an ideal paradise for your destination wedding. Enjoy a worry-free wedding and spend quality time with your friends and family. With meals, activities and spa treatments included in the daily rate, there will be few extra details to consider. A wedding at Bawah Reserve also affords you the opportunity to give your guests the gift of a spectacular holiday while they celebrate your impending union. Let Bawah Reserve help you plan your dream wedding.

Bawah Reserve offers four distinct destinations to celebrate your spectacular day. While you can enjoy a relaxed barefoot, beachside wedding at The Boat House located in a prime oceanfront setting directly on the beach, the Tree Tops offers spectacular views of the verdant tropical landscape and the lagoons below making it an alluring venue for the festivities after your ceremony. Elang Private Residence,  Bawah Reserve’s newest island offers a more intimate wedding destination with two venues to choose from – The Club House and The Beach House. A five-minute boat ride from Bawah Island, Elang Private Residence is the height of exclusivity and privacy.

Weddings at Bawah Reserve are magical. The islands of Bawah Reserve are the perfect location for a celebration – whether you are hosting an intimate gathering of your closest friends and family or opting for a larger group with dozens of revelers. Your guests will be well taken care of by the friendly Indonesian staff at the property. Guests staying as part of a wedding celebration are entitled to special offers and amenities – everything from castaway picnics to guided snorkelling with our marine biologists to Indonesian cooking classes. On both islands, all guests enjoy a host of features included in their stay.


Exotic wedding at Nirjhara Bali


Gorgeous scenery, unbeatable views, magical moments – Nirjhara Bali is the ideal destination to share your vows of eternal love. With scenic waterfalls, a gentle river, and verdant rice fields, the resort offers a naturally beautiful backdrop for a memorable destination wedding.

Your special day in this idyllic resort in Bali can be what dreams and fantasises are made of. The bridal party, wedding ceremony, and cocktail reception can all be accommodated in a variety of breathtaking venues, on a stage by the vibrant waterfall, nestled in a hidden cove by the beach, or in the intimacy of Nirjhara’s majestic Residence.

Located in the region of Tanah Lot, home to Bali's most iconic temple, Nirjhara, Sanskrit for waterfall, is a luxury resort in Bali offering tailored comfort in the midst of a lush jungle. Overlooking verdant rice fields and surrounded by a river and cascades, Nirjhara welcomes you to a haven of peace and relaxation.

Days at Nirjhara are punctuated with activity and regeneration, catching surf breaks on Kedungu Beach, cycling through the traditional neighbouring villages, or pampering at its signature spa.


Wedding of a lifetime at Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta

Pimalai Hillside

Because something as beautiful as love deserves to be celebrated amidst astounding beauty.

This award-winning property cascades through 100 acres of tropical jungles easing its way towards one of Thailand’s best beaches: Kantiang Bay. It’s here that couples, friends and families while the days away amidst lush tropical forests and the endless Andaman waters lounging on what often feels like a private beach or spend action-packed afternoons out in the cerulean sea scuba diving, snorkelling or simply enjoying a sunset cruise together.

Pimalai turns your dream wedding into reality for those seeking a more relaxed and tranquil setting for a destination wedding in Thailand. Pimalai’s beach and wedding set-up is distinctively stunning. With a small stage adorned with tropical flowers, the spectacular beach is perfect for those who would like an intimate ceremony surrounded by close friends and family and plenty of natural charm. For couples’ looking for an offbeat wedding, the resort can arrange for a beautiful wedding set up on Pimalai’s private speedboat that will surely be remembered for ages to come. Additionally, the stunning Rak Talay and Seven Seas Restaurants with its spectacular sea views make for gorgeous wedding venues. Or you could even go for a very private and personal choice of venue for your D Day at Pimalai’s Beachside Private Pool Villa.

The resort offers both Thai Blessing and Western Wedding packages. The latter can be arranged as per your choice between Rustic Chic or Classic Romance theme with a religious or non-religious celebrant. Basic features include tropical flower décor, a wedding bouquet for the bride, corsage for the groom, and flower petals strewn on the aisle. It also includes sparkling wine, a wedding cake, dinner for the couple and two special wedding gifts from the resort, including special spa treatments for two and the couple’s special moment in a silk frame.

Koh Lanta is a wonderful place for a destination wedding. And at Pimalai, early evening beachside ceremonies are especially dramatic, when the sun sets over the fine coastline, illuminating the sweeping views of the beach and seemingly endless ocean.




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