All brides and grooms wish to share their joy with the people they love, and so the pomp and celebration that surrounds their big day- the wedding. But while some couples prefer to have a simple ceremony, there are some who pull out all the stops to have a gala wedding. If you are one of the latter, we have a list of lavish wedding venues that promise to make your big day an affair to remember.
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Laucala Islands, Fiji
One of the world’s most exclusive private islands, the exotic Laucala boasts of equestrian centre, luxury watercrafts for blue water fishing, kite surfing and other water sports. It also has a plush 18-hole championship golf course. This way your exotic destination wedding also teams to be a fun adventure camp! Most of the food, including coffee, is home-grown here. This is considered as one of the most expensive wedding destinations, with a price tag going as high as Rs. 9 crores.
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Hotel Caruso, Italy
A favourite among Italy's politicians and celebrities, Hotel Caruso, could be your wedding destination all for a little over Rs. 2.5 crores. But then why think when you get to wed in one of the world’s top ranked wedding destinations? The beautiful landscapes add to the romanticism of the place. This venue is known to be laden with the best florists, musicians, decorators and caterers in Italy, to make your special day even dreamier than you could imagine.
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Vaux le Vicomte, France
What better place to get married than the romantic France? And if you are going lavish, why not aim for a palatial estate? Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, with its sprawling lawns and opulent architecture will definitely add the royal touch to your big day. The chateau’s history dates back to the 1600s and the grandeur is exquisite. However, the fantastic memories with your beloved will cost you around Rs. 40 lakhs for 5 hours. The chateau is located around 35 miles from Paris- your honeymoon destination maybe?
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MolenVliet Wine Estate, South Africa
If you and your beloved are wine connoisseurs, this place at Stellenbosch in South Africa should be your first choice. The estate promises a serene vineyard wedding, with wine tasting and vineyard tours. Nestled in the Western Cape wine lands, as fancy as it is, it does come with a fancy price tag- Rs. 6 lakhs for 14 guests in a three-night package. It is just a 2-hour drive from the Aquila Safari Park game reserve, and makes for a perfect take off point for an African style honeymoon.
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Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives
When it comes to beach weddings, the tropical island of Maldives is an absolute favourite for couples. The Reethi Rah Resort is a famous wedding venue among the elite around the world. The resort is situated on its very own island and has 130 villas, which come with their own private pool along the shores, making it perfect to host family and friends. Booking for a wedding package here would cost you around Rs. 3.5 lakhs per night.
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Good old India
If you do not wish to leave the ‘big fat Indian wedding’ scene, India has at least a dozen plush venues to make your fairy tale complete. Be it luxurious spa resorts or heritage hotels, there is no dearth of romantic venues for the extravagant souls. We have some favourites ourselves. Before you start planning, don't forget to read: Top 10 Most Expensive Wedding Venues