Weddings in India have evolved from a quintessential ritual to a big lifestyle event to cherish and celebrate. Couples are in constant lookout for trying something novel and solitary for their weddings. Destination weddings are gaining popularity, as they have so much to offer in terms of luxury, new experiences and also make way for little adventures too. Destination weddings are quite expensive, but if planned wisely can be managed well in budget. While beach weddings in Thailand may cost you way over the budget. There are quite a number of non-conventional destinations in India itself that can offer great experiences. Hosting a Destination Wedding in Shimla is one such sheer experience in itself.
The tinsel town once known as the British Summer Capital of India serves as a good host for Destination Weddings, owing to its beautiful landscapes. It has been host to various Bollywood movies and is also set to host destination weddings. It is best suited for weddings between February to November. The weather is pleasant and for summer-weddings, it’s one of the best destinations in India. It definitely will not be a beach wedding, but certainly a picturesque mountain wedding.
Let’s find out where in Shimla you can plan your fairytale mountain wedding.
WoodVille Palace Hotel
Sited amidst lush green environs, this heritage hotel is few miles away from the main town Shimla. So you are away from the daily hustle and bustle of this tourist destination. It has been featured in many Bollywood Weddings as well as commercials. The Kareena Kapoor wedding scene from the 3 Idiots has been shot in this heritage hotel. It has lush ivy rose-scented gardens and quaint turrets. Owned by Royalty, Raja of Jubbal, it is truly royal in every way. There are a number of weddings that take place at Woodville Palace each year and all are breathtakingly beautiful. They also take care of wedding planning as they arrange for experienced wedding planners who expertise in themed weddings. So your planning hassles are taken care.
Situated amidst the pine forest, this pine forest resort is situated in a quaint place away just a few miles away from the Shimla town. This resort is classy yet budget friendly with facilities such as Health Spa, Gymnasium, In-House Salon. You will need not to worry over wedding arrangements, as they provide facilities for decorations, catering services as well as Bridal Services in their in house salon. The banquet hall has a capacity of around 700 to 1000 guests. An experienced team of professionals, who are expert at organizing theme based weddings, receptions and parties.
If you are looking to tie the knot in presence of the mighty Himalayas, Koti Resort is your Destination. It is approx 15 Km away from Shimla on Mashobra Naldhera Road, away from the hustle of the city. It has quite a serene environment amidst the forest and the breathtaking views of Himalayas. It is located approx 6600 Feet above the sea level and from the top, you can see the forests, apple orchards and the great Himalayas. It is a luxury hotel with a number of recreational facilities available for the guests to enjoy.
Chail Palace Hotel
It is a premium heritage hotel, operated by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. A palace amidst deodar trees, it has its own beautiful lawns, log huts, cottages and orchard of its own, children’s park, badminton and tennis courts. Plan your wedding here and you and your guests will not be disappointed. It is well connected with roads. Also, you can plan recreational activities, it is a perfect setup for destination weddings. It has 53 rooms available so you can manage your guests stay at the palace itself. Also as it is owned by the Himachal Government, it is reasonably priced. A heritage resort which treats each of its guests like royalty.
Nested at an hour drive from the city centre at Kufri Hills, Royal Tulip is located at 8600 feet above sea level. Royal Tulip Kufri is a luxury resort, from Golden Tulip Hospitality group that captures the beauty of its pristine wilderness. With majestic views of the Himalayas that exquisitely spread over acres of Cedar forest range. It has great hospitality, breathtaking view of mountains and beautiful rooms for guests to stay comfy in the lap of mountains. A wide range of room options from deluxe rooms to suites, a heated swimming pool and 3 Restaurants so you can plan your guest arrangements accordingly. The Banquet can accommodate 800 guests and hosts destination weddings, parties and get-togethers.
In case you are worried about how you need to manage the guests, catering, bridal services, decorations, cinematography photography. Well, Shimla maybe a small town but it has the best of services from decorators, caterers, to bridal services to photography. So you can book everything local and enjoy the wedding with no worries.
If a destination wedding is what you are looking forward to then Shimla has all that you need to host a beautiful, fun and memorable wedding celebration. You don’t need to be a mountain girl or a mountain lad to have a mountain wedding, you can have it if you desire it.