The Regal Dream
Brides Today|September 2019
The Regal Dream
High, ornamented ceilings, lush private gardens, and a sense of history in the air—these are just some of the inimitable luxuries of getting married in a palace. From stunning pre-wedding shoots to a multi-day affair, heritage venues check all boxes for the perfect destination wedding.

WH Ferrnhills Royale Palace OOTY

The Ferrnhills Royale Palace, the erstwhile holiday residence of the Maharaja of Mysore, is ideal for a romantic wedding during the summer. It is sprawled amidst 50 acres of a lush green valley, surrounded by tea gardens and the picturesque Nilgiri hills in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. The landscaped front lawns will be fitting for any day-time pre-wedding rituals, while the two storey-high royal ballroom hall fits the bill for a grand reception with over 300 guests. While the antique wooden interiors exude an undeniable old-world charm, the surrounding plantations also provide the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your wedding photographs.

For The Reception

Host a grand function and dinner party at the maginificent ballroom. Its two-story curved ceiling, deep-red drapes, and gilded accents will set the note for a truly decadent night.

The Accommodation

Each of the 19 palace suites has its own large sitting room, bedroom, dressing room, sit-out, bathroom, and fireplace.

The Setting

The palace works best for rustic-style functions, with antique furniture and décor blending into the natural elements of the outdoors. To give your functions a regional touch, decorate the setups with large-scale local metal Dhokra artworks, or entertain the guests with a folk Mayurbhanj Chhau performance.

The Belgadia Palace ODISHA

If you prefer a private, small-scale approach for your wedding, The Belgadia Palace in Odisha is a beautiful fit. Located in the lush countryside of Mayurbhanj district, the boutique hotel is accessible from Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. At the 18th-century Victorian-style hilltop mansion, you can accommodate your intimate guest list in 10 spacious refurbished suites. You can also pitch luxury tents in the surrounding lawns to house more guests. Gather your friends and family at the antique-style verandas, dining halls, and living spaces for dinners and ceremonies.

The Baradari Palace

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