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4 Fab Locales For An Almost Destination Wedding Near Mumbai

The beauty of having a destination wedding is the ‘getaway’ factor. It’s exciting and exotic to have a wedding in a far away, beautiful location that is definitely seeped in more natural beauty and cultural heritage than your city hotel ballrooms.

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While some believe that destination weddings can be a great way to not overspend needlessly on people you don’t care about too much at your wedding, let’s face it, they can get pretty pricey.

For all those who’ve wanted a wedding on the road less traveled but a road not too far from home, we’re here to help. MPIRE Events as a part of their #12WeeksOfEscape journey has picked out an amazing property so close to Mumbai and we’ve added some more options for you. Here’s our list of great properties for a destination wedding near Mumbai.

  1. Hilton Shillim Estate Resort & Spa

The utterly luxurious Hilton Shillim is everything and more. It’s a cool 3 hour drive from Mumbai nestled amidst the Sahyadri mountain range. Think of it like an oasis of luxury in the Western Ghats. Think of it like the perfect almost destination wedding venue that’s near Mumbai.

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It’s an all-villa resort (whaaaaa! I know right!) and you’ve got views of it all – from rolling hills, to rice fields & bamboo plantations to virgin forests. Will your guests love you for this? Obviously.

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The open air function spaces are perfect for an intimate wedding if you’re looking to keep it serene and all that it implies. They have about 7 dining options and spaces which would be great for smaller occasions.

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Oh and they have an award winning spa. So after all the wedding crazies, you know where to go.

Definitely check out a detailed analysis of the Hilton Shillim Estate Resort & Spa as a part of their #12WeeksOfEscape journey on www.mpirevents.com and their FB page www.facebook.com/mpirevents

  1. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Alibag

If you’ve always dreamed of that beach wedding but can’t pull off a destination wedding in Goa/{insert popular South East Asian destination wedding hub} Alibag is the answer. It’s a great locale for a destination wedding near Mumbai.

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From South Bombay, it’s a chill 45 minute ferry ride or a 20 minute speedboat journey and voila! you’ve reached a beautiful and lush seaside getaway.  The  Radisson Blu is one fabulous option for a luxurious destination wedding in Alibag.

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It has three main indoor event spaces but in a beautiful location like this you’re gonna want to take advantage of their 25,000 sq ft sprawling outdoor event areas for at least one function. And the beach. Let’s not forget the not-too-distant gorgeous, pristine beach.

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They’re super with the event planning and coordination and can even assist in menu development and arrangement of special cuisines like Jain etc. With 156 rooms, it’s just the right size to accommodate a full wedding party as well.

  1. Della Resorts, Lonavla

Lonavla has long been Mumbaikars’ favourite getaway destination. For a destination wedding near Mumbai, no doubt Lonavla is a great option. The Della Resort is a relatively new property at the hill station and has all the trappings of a great venue for a destination wedding near Mumbai.

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It’s got 10 (YES. 10!) outdoor event space options including a 1500 person capacity amphitheatre and 3 indoor ballroom spaces. That means you have ample options for all different kinds of wedding functions.

They work on a ’24 hour philosophy’ so you’ve got all the premier 5-star services like a salon, spa, restaurant, fitness centre round the clock – such a boon for weddings where the mahurat is late at night!

  1. Sula Vineyards, Nasik 

So having a ‘vineyard wedding’ is rather ‘Californian’ in its vibe and concept – but hey! it’s your wedding! If you’re looking for something fun and different for your big day and want a destination wedding near Mumbai, ,the Sula Vineyards at Nasik could be something to consider.

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They have a beautiful amphitheatre that’s perfect for the wedding ceremony and bigger occasions where you can take advantage of the sprawling 1.5 acre space and stunning vistas of their famous vineyards.

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Needless to say, your guests are guaranteed some (by that I mean A LOT of!) amazing wine as they celebrate your big day.

With all of these options, you can be sure to get the best of both worlds – the proximity to Mumbai and the ‘getaway’ vibe of a destination all in one.

I promise to get you  the lowdown on other great ‘almost destination wedding’ options near other major cities as well in the coming weeks.

So while you tic-tac-toe between these fab spaces that are stone’s throw away from Mumbai, we’re off to find some more spaces to keep you #IndearInspired! Stay tuned!

Yours Indearly,

Devika xx

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