The couple married in secret at the lakefront Six Senses Fort Barwara, a 14th-century castle located three hours from Jaipur, the desert state of Rajasthan’s central city.
Local media outlets provided minute-by-minute comments and coverage of the December 9 wedding. Only 120 people were invited, including the who’s who of Bollywood.
The invitees were housed in suites that cost approximately $1,000 per night. Meanwhile, the pair stayed in the flagship suite, which costs $10,000 per night and features a private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and landscaped gardens. The property, formerly owned by a Rajasthani royal family, features two palaces, on-site temples, three restaurants, a trademark spa, and water bodies.
Everything was regal, from the elaborate meal of Punjabi and English food prepared by 100 chefs flown in specifically for the wedding to the custom-designed glass pavilion. The couple exchanged vows to the groom’s horse carriage and the bride’s palanquin.
Six Senses Fort Barwara is not the only venue where large-scale celebrity weddings occur. Numerous more renowned Indian hotels and resorts have also hosted the weddings of Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities.
Listed here are a few of the best:
Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace
Priyanka Chopra and singer Nick Jonas exchanged vows in a magnificent ceremony at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace. Over 1,500 visitors from all over the world came for three days of celebrations, many arriving via private jet. The palace, which is currently the world’s sixth-largest private house, was erected between 1928 and 1943 using the same palm court marble used in the Taj Mahal’s construction.
Perched atop Chittar Hill, Jodhpur’s highest point, the property provides panoramic views of the Blue City, undulating dunes, and the historic Mehrangarh Fort, as well as the surrounding Balsamand and Kalyana lakes.
A heritage tour through the palace provides an up-close look at this intriguing royal abode, previously home to Jodhpur’s Maharani Badan Kanwar. The hotel is nestled within 10.5 hectares of lush grounds and features a family museum, a subterranean Zodiac Pool, and 70 Art Deco-inspired rooms and suites.
Liz Hurley and her ex-husband, Indian businessman Arun Nayar, stayed here rior to their 2007 wedding at Meherangarh Fort.
Patiala’s Baradari Palace
The exquisite turn-of-the-nineteenth-century The Baradari Palace, located in Patiala, Punjab’s cultural capital, is an architectural gem that Neemrana Hotels has converted into a heritage hotel.
The 30-hectare property, prior during the summerTheunctuated by large courtyards, has hosted several high-profile weddings, including those of royalty and Bollywood celebrities. It was here, most recently, that Simran Kaur Mundi, a former Miss India, and Miss Universe, married her Bollywood filmmaker spouse Gurickk Maan.It’s also appeared in Bodyguard, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Phillauri, and Raazi, among other Bollywood blockbusters.
The ruler of Patiala, Maharaja Rajinder Singh, commissioned the palace in 1876 for his pregnant queen, which is one of the reasons it is dotted with oxygen-producing plants. He fought for women’s rights, enacted reforms, and violated all social conventions by marrying an Irishwoman. He was also well-known for his easiness in integrating other cultures. Reflecting the Maharaja’s penchant for syncretism, the property defies categorization, including Hindustani, Mughal, and colonial design features.
The palace’s core is its 12-door pavilion – the baradari – which gives the structure its name. The hotel takes guests to a bygone age with rooms named after former maharajas of Patiala and adorned with paintings of monarchs and queens.
Exquisite antique furniture, magnificent four-poster beds, and other relics of the past, such as etchings of the maharaja’s coat of arms on glass doors, contribute to the regal atmosphere. The Baradari’s 12 cusped arches are illuminated at night, underlining the garden palace’s royal heritage.
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh: Deo Bagh
Deo Bagh is a heritage hotel in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, central India. It is surrounded by 17th and 18th-century Maratha temples, two cenotaphs, and one pavilion with 36 arched entrances. Its manicured gardens and lawns have played host to several celebrities and royal weddings, complete with drummers, dancers, and classical music concerts to amuse VIP visitors. The property’s 50-plus cooks whip up delectable Indian and continental fare.
The hotel’s 15 sumptuously designed apartments are distributed throughout the palace’s five wings, each of which is framed by a Nau Bagh or nine-part garden. Important state gatherings of Punjab’s kings were held here throughout medieval times. The garden complex is home to magnificent temples, an elephant shelter, and stables.
According to legend, the Mughals camped on the lawns of Deo Bagh Palace in 1500 AD, which features a chhattis Dari, or 36-pillared pavilion. During the summer, the queen and her entourage convened in the palace’s underground chamber to avoid the city’s catatonic heat, as a water moat surrounded the section on all four sides. The ladies would wander across the beautiful, groomed lawns in the evenings, where peacocks still preen in all their plumed beauty.