Delhi is India’s capital territory. It is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. Famous for its historical monuments and sumptuous local cuisine. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is a famous market called Chandni Chowk. Chandni Chowk is a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls. Delhi is swamped with many wedding venues and wedding planners. If you want to get hitched in an urban setting than Delhi is the best place for a destination wedding. Delhi has it all, thereby making it an ideal place to get wed-locked.
Also, Delhi is a central point to visit many near-by locations, like Agra, Gwalior, Jaipur, etc. Delhi is a perfect location to host a fairy tale wedding. Moreover, Delhi is a hub for shopping. Wedding shopping are really inexpensive in Delhi. People from other towns come to Delhi for their wedding shopping. Well, if you want to know why you should consider Delhi as a destination for your wedding, then read this post till the end.
Here are top 16 reasons to consider Delhi as a destination for your wedding…
1. Perfect for an urban set up
Delhi is a shoppers’ paradise. Besides, it is a great place to host a great wedding in an urban setting. If you are also looking for a wedding in an urban setting, then Delhi is the best location for that. This place is meant for all, be it a couple who want to get hitched in an intimate celebration or somebody who is looking for a lavish wedding. Delhi has it all. With so many wonderful venues, this place is an amazing location for your extraordinary stunning wedding, it is the place for you, undoubtedly.
2. Delhi offers myriads of wedding types
Delhi is the place that offers myriads of wedding types depending on your choice and preferences. For instance if you are planning your wedding in a five star property, or in some Garden, or private farm house Delhi has it all. In and around Delhi you can find myriads of venue choices to get hitched. The place is so welcoming that you can plan any type of wedding here in Delhi. While planning your wedding, just see beforehand what type of destination wedding you want in Delhi and accordingly you can plan or brief your wedding planner also.
3. Delhi – a complete package!
Delhi being the massive metropolitan city in the country makes for a complete wedding package. With its stunning privately owned luxury farmhouse, amazing stunning garden, distinct and vibrant culture, hills, historical monuments, and amazing food, the place makes for an idyllic and gorgeous wedding.
4. A place has something for everyone
Whether you are a backpacker or a newly-wed couple, an adventure freak or looking to host a wedding here in Delhi. The place has something for everyone. Delhi has something for everyone. The night life of the city is mesmerizing. If you are really looking forward to enjoy every bit of your wedding and each function of it, then Delhi offers wonderful options for you.
5. Delhi is swamped with wedding planners and vendors
Planning a wedding whether yours or somebody else’s is never easy, especially when you plan to say vows in some distant location, away from your home. And the simple reason is you’re not familiar with the place. While you plan for your destination wedding the first concern is wedding vendors or wedding planners. Well, if you are planning to get hitched here in Delhi, worry not! Delhi has always been a hub for weddings and wedding planners.
The town is inundated with wedding vendors and wedding planners. Not just that, you can even get customized wedding packages according to your choice, preferences, and budget. There are many wedding agencies or planners in Delhi, who can help you book your wedding venue, arrange hotel accommodation for your wedding guests, take care of catering, décor etc. Also, they ensure that all your and your guests’ needs are met at all times.
6. Cost of hosting wedding in Delhi
Well, the cost of hosting a destination wedding in Delhi varies based on several aspects and factors. However, Delhi is very welcoming and the place cares for everyone. Hence, it offers wedding packages for almost all the budgets. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly wedding or a big fat celebration, Delhi has it all. However, a three day low key wedding on average may cost you from 10 – 12 lakhs in Delhi.
And, if budget is not a constraint for you, then you can even throw a lavish wedding party here in Delhi with as many as possible people you would want to attend your wedding. There are many luxury hotels, farmhouses, and wedding halls here. Besides, there are many budget resorts in Delhi. Going for an off-peak season wedding you may get the best deals for hosting your wedding budget.
7. Perfect break for your wedding guests
Delhi is a place where no one can ever get bored. None of your guests in Delhi will feel bored or unattended, because they will have so much to do in the town. For your guests who are foodie, then Delhi is the best location. Delhi’s local street food is famous world-wide. Your guests will have numerous food choices and varieties to savor on. Also, the ones who are attached to history then Delhi is full of beautiful historical monuments, and vibrant markets to visit.
Whether you have visited Delhi earlier or not, the place has so much to offer and explore. And for the first timers, it is a mesmerizing place to have some wonderful time. Though the city is a bit busier and crowded, still it’s a wonderful place to be. Delhi is full of endless opportunities and possibilities to keep your family and friends busy. Vibrant markets, bustling streets, amazing monuments, mesmerizing India Gate, gorgeous revolving restaurant in CP, etc. too much to see in the city. Needless to say it is the best place for girls and women for great shopping in their budget.
8. Delhi is the place for the most stunning wedding photos
Your wedding pictures are for lifetime and make the best memories of your wedding. In Delhi, you have opportunities to take photos on a bustling road, at the garden, amidst vibrant market, in some historical monument. In-fact, you can have your pre-wedding shoot planned in Delhi and you will be surprised to see the most stunning pictures of yours. In Delhi you can choose any random location for your wedding shoot and believe you me, your photos will be superb!
9. Delhi has some seriously amazing wedding venues
The place has some seriously stunning wedding venues such as… Bellamonde, The Palms Town & Country Inn, Udman by Ferns & Petals, Royal Imperia Hotel, The Leela Ambience – Gurgaon, Sanskriti Greens, Crowne Plaza – Mayur Vihar, Wedding Villa, Sheraton Hotel, Seven Seas Hotel Radisson Blu, Calista Resort, Holiday Inn Aerocity etc. Besides, you can go a bit farther from Delhi and there are several other wedding venues, such as Noor Mahal in Karnal. Poolside wedding venues are also available in Delhi. In Delhi you can host a wedding with 50 guests or to a wedding that can hold up to 1,500 guests.
10. Delhi is gourmet’s paradise
Delhi is Gourmet’s paradise!! Though the place offers almost every kind of cuisine but the local meal has its own charm that no one can deny. Delhi is famous for its food, especially the street food. Destination wedding in Delhi will give you and your guests an opportunity to slurp on the sumptuous cuisine here. When in Delhi you can’t miss to savor on local food, which includes chole kulche, paratha in paratha gali Chandni Chowk, fire Paan in CP, Kadai Chicken & Keema Paratha, Dahi Bhalle, Kabab, Chicken Korma, Mutton Korma, Mutton Burra, Chicken Biryani, Chole Bhature, Aaloo-Kachaloo Chaat, Kulfi, Firni, Aaloo Puri, Ram Laddoo, Moth Kachori, Falooda, and so on so forth.
Delhi is simply a perfect place for foodie people and shopaholics. Food in Delhi is inspired by Mughal cuisine as for many years Delhi has been ruled by Mughals. Also, the taste and flavors are from different parts of the country.
11. Perfect destination for an intimate wedding
Delhi is a great place for those who are looking for an intimate style wedding just with few attendees at the event. Delhi has myriad of options to choose for your intimate celebration from a budget hotel to a five star private property. You can even plan to celebrate your pre-wedding functions in Delhi. There are many places to have a lot of fun and enjoy to the fullest. For instance, you can choose to celebrate your bachelorette in some amazing Disc either in Delhi or in Gurgaon, where you can have all the fun. Or if you want to spend some quality time with your family or friends, then go for some tomb visit, and spend the whole day there.
12. Best time for saying ‘I Do’ in Delhi
The climate of Delhi is said to be an overlap between monsoon-influenced humid subtropical and semi-arid, with high variation between summer and winter temperatures and precipitation.
Summers are extremely hot in Delhi. Summers in Delhi start in early April and peaks in May, with average temperatures near 32 °C although occasional heat waves can result in highs close to 45 °C (114 °F) on some days and therefore higher apparent temperature.
The monsoon on the other hand starts in late June and lasts until mid-September, with about 797.3 mm (31.5 inches) of rain with the average temperatures around 29 °C (85 °F)to 25 °C (78 °F). The monsoons recede in late September, and the post-monsoon season continues till late October.
Winters are very cool in Delhi; however, for hosting a destination wedding in Delhi the best time is from October to March. The weather during these months is pleasant and proper to host either an outdoor day wedding or evening poolside ceremony.
13. A perfect reason to spend some fun time with your friends & family
As you know already these are few days with your family and friends, so you have the opportunity to make the best out of it. You can land in Delhi a few days before your wedding with your family and close friends, whosoever you want to spend your time with. Just spend some fun time with your people, enjoy with them, go for a party with your friends, and spend some time alone amidst Delhi’s crowd. In Delhi, you will have so much fun and all this will de-stress you from wedding pressure, which is good for that matter. Delhi is the best place to de-stress yourself. Live, love, eat, explore, enjoy and have fun with your loved ones before you begin your new life with your significant other.
14. Plan an outdoor excursion with your family and wedding guests
As I said, Delhi is a center point for many near-by locations. Hosting your destination wedding in Delhi will give you an opportunity to travel to near-by locations such as Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Jaipur, Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Golden Temple etc. You can plan a short trip of a day or two to nearby locations and enjoy with your loved ones. For instance you can take a Golden Triangle tour. Golden triangle is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
15. Travel & commutation to and in Delhi
Reaching Delhi is easy, as the city is connected very well with road, rail, and air. Indira Gandhi International Airport, situated in Palam serves as the major international aviation hub of the Indian capital city of New Delhi as well as India. Flights from all the major countries and cities fly to and from Delhi. Transportation is never an issue in Delhi. For local travel Delhi is connected with Metro, and even local cabs are also available.
16. Double it with your honeymoon destination.
Last but not least, planning to host your destination wedding in Delhi will give you an opportunity to celebrate your wedding in the most stunning way and to double your celebration by planning your honeymoon in Delhi or some nearby locations. Delhi makes one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. It has everything for people who are looking to spend some great time in an urban setting amidst bustling markets and crowded roads. Delhi is amazingly mesmerizing spot. You can host your wedding and honeymoon afterwards.
For honeymooning in Delhi, all you need to do is shift in some other hotel or inn. You will have ample time to spend in each other’s arms. Some hotels in Delhi in fact arrange for tours in and around the city, utilize those facilities and enjoy your honeymoon. It will not only save your logistical cost but also the money, time and effort you will put on traveling to some other location just after your wedding. It can be tiring also. So, to avoid any kind of post-wedding stress, best is to extend your days in Delhi to honeymoon here. All you need is to bid adieu to your friends and family and start your honeymoon the day after your wedding.
To pan out…
Well, I believe now you have enough reasons to say YES to the place, to say ‘I Do’ here. Make sure as soon as you get clarity on the type of wedding, you book your venue well in advance. For, if you are getting wed-locked in peak season it will be difficult to get bookings later.
Also, plan your wedding in Delhi keeping the weather conditions in mind. Delhi is a great place to celebrate winter wedding here. Do check transport connectivity and reachability to your wedding venue. If you find it difficult to make arrangements on your own in Delhi and budget is also not a problem, it’s better to hire a professional wedding planner. They will help you have your wedding the way you have always envisioned it.
Talk to your wedding planner and know about all the legal formalities required for the wedding in the state. Also, the other details like alcohol restrictions (if any) etc.
If you are planning to host different functions in different places, book places very well in advance. Even if you are thinking of honeymooning here or in nearby locations……. Book your honeymoon resort or hotel in advance, because later it may be difficult to get bookings, especially during peak season.