When it comes to Indian weddings, there is one thing for sure, there are lots of ceremonies, grandeur, red and glitter. From the little details to the much bigger ones, everything about them – whether big or small- requires a lot of attention (and some “relative” scrutiny). But, since the bigger things lay heavier on the mind, we will help narrow down your wedding venue options in the UAE very quickly.
Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
There are several properties in Abu Dhabi that would be ideal, but Ritz Carlon Grand Canal Abu Dhabi stands out. With an essence of Italian Renaissance in their architecture, it blends in beautifully with the traditions of the Middle East, and the elaborate sparkle that Indian weddings require. Along with their luxurious accommodations, beachfront spa, several fine-dining restaurants, their Venetian-inspired hotel grounds overlooking the canal and Grand Mosque elevate romance to new heights. They have indoor and outdoor venues that are designed to host up to 1,000 people including a beautiful wedding hall, a sprawling lawn, the hotel olive garden and a canal-front beach.
Speaking to Roshini Daswani, a Bahraini fashion and lifestyle blogger, who got married at the property, she said, “I have always loved the Ritz Carlton Grand Canal Abu Dhabi property, it is so opulent and grand. It was always a dream to get married there, and I knew that only their hotel could meet our needs for our dream wedding. It’s a huge property, and I wanted to have all our events in one hotel, so it becomes easy for our guests. The best thing about the UAE as a wedding location is that the properties are all so opulent and the staff are very polite and hospitable.”
FIVE, Palm Jumeirah
Surrounded by azure seas with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina Skyline, FIVE Palm Jumeirah would be the perfect place to host your wedding. Offering a selection of grand and intimate weddings, the hotel has a choice of different sized venues, including its 14th floor Vista Ballroom, and a selection of world-class restaurants to provide the catering that is synonymous with luxury and style. Their team of wedding experts are excellent and will take all your stress away very quickly.
Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah
A hidden gem, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, probably caught your attention with Mohit Marwah’s wedding. The hotel has several choices for venues, the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and the Hajar Mountains, as well as the hotel’s impressive staircase and a promise of magnificence alluring in every corner. The entire hotel feels like a palace, complete with marble fountains, spectacular chandeliers and huge wedding halls to host all kinds of gathering.
Oberoi Al Zorah
The recently opened gorgeous property is located in Ajman amongst mangrove forests and white sand beaches. Setting tone for more intimate weddings, the venue offers their ballroom that can host up to 250 guests for the wedding functions, along with an adjoining outdoor garden area. There are also al fresco venues on the beach and poolside lawns that can host up to 120 people.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island
Offering picturesque locations and memorable views, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island has not one, not two but thee resorts to choose from; including the beachside haven at Al Yamm Villa Resort, an African inspired retreat at Al Sahel Villa Resort or contemporary luxury at Desert Islands Resort & Spa. You can choose between having a beachside wedding, or one between the island’s exotic wadis or the classic ballrooms studded in flamboyant luxury.
The beachfront property located on the shoreline of Al Aqah Beach boasts a beautiful backdrop of the sparkling Arabian Sea that will add to your wedding pictures. Curating perfectly unforgettable memories for your wedding, the hotel makes for a sophisticated venue with their beautiful ballroom that you can overrun with your selection of colourful flowers, followed by the pheras on the beachside.
Located in the heart of Dubai, the Address Boulevard Hotel makes for a stellar wedding venue. With a vast array of sophisticated catering options and ballrooms, your wedding will become even more momentous. The hotel offers packages to suit your unique needs and even the most discerning attendee (we all there is at least one).