Why choose one destination for your wedding when you can have three? Three distinct hotels in one location is just one of the many reasons the Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection, Dubai, should be on your short-list for wedding venues.
The Middle East has for long been a hotspot for destination Indian weddings. Dubai, in particular, has cemented a reputation for it. But with an overwhelming amount of options out there, it can get perplexing to pin down a final venue of choice. Making that decision easy now is Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection, a cluster of three luxury hotels in one location in the heart of Dubai, offering you a range of choices in one place.
Be it pheras, a white wedding, a nikaah, or any other religious ceremony, the three hotels — Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City; Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts; and V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton — seamlessly serve as ideal locations. Better still, their distinct personalities allow them to cater to every type of Indian wedding function, ranging from traditional ceremonies to high-octane parties and everything in between. So, what you have is a fresh destination for every mood, without having to take that trousseau from place to place.
The Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City is perfect for traditional ceremonies. While their dedicated team, from chefs to wedding specialists, is at your assistance every step of the way, where they specifically work their magic is in the Al Joud Ballroom, an ornate hall spanning 1,250 sq. ft. and punctuated with elegant chandeliers that bring alive a gathering. Invite up to 700 guests, who can indulge in a host of local and international cuisines here–their focus on local and fresh ingredients ensures nutrition does not miss out on great taste. The piece de resistance of the festivities here is the private Bridal Suite. An oasis far from the hustle of preparations, the bride can get dressed here with all her dear ones around, while tea, coffee, and canapés fuel the fun.
For the bachelor(ette) and cocktail evening, V Hotel Dubai is our pick. A fun, vibrant space, they’ve got the ideal spaces for hosting a get-together. Be it a poolside, a two-level suite cum sky deck for a party of 80 with splendid views of the Arabian Gulf, or the Amazing Room—a dome-shaped ballroom with a private bridal room—there’s plenty on offer for a millennial wedding party. The pop of colours across the hotel and the bold décor accents add character and as much life to the party as the guests. We suggest you plan a party that moves among all three spaces every few hours to have a truly big bash. The wedding planning team will take care of every minute detail, with complimentary menus from chefs and special rates for you and your guests for stay and spa only making the experience sweeter.
Once the madness dies down, how about stepping off a helicopter to make your first appearance as a newly-wed couple? At the Habtoor Palace Dubai, you can actually walk out of a helipad to greet your guests for the post-wedding party. But the indulgence starts way before that. Wake up in the luxe Bentley suite, which oozes old-world glamour with its crisp beige and brown accents, and of course a separate bedroom, living room, and dining room including a table for 10. What we like the most is a personal butler service for all the guests, a must-have help after days of wedding celebrations and when the energy levels start to dwindle. Other highlights include the opulent Habtoor Ballroom and its imposing 10 metre ceiling, and The Gardens that can host a breezy gathering overlooking the stately hotel entrance.
Of course, not only do the teams at all the three spaces take care of the planning, but all services from flowers to menus to photographers are entirely customisable. With fresh meals prepared at the time for all functions, they strive to bring to the table a gastronomical experience. Their wedding specialists have deep insight into excellent vendors and services, and they assist you every step along the way. Needless to say, don’t refrain from playing mix-n-match with the venues and events as per your own choice. Either way, you’re looking at making the most important day of your life the most memorable for all your guests too at the Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection.
Our pick of the best locations for your wedding festivities:
Sangeet: The Amazing Room at V Hotel Dubai
Mehndi: Habtoor Palace Dubai Garden
Haldi: Firefly, the poolside at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City or V Deck at V Hotel Dubai
Baraat: Habtoor Palace Dubai driveway
Wedding: Any of the three spectacular ballrooms
Reception: Entrance through the helipad, and gathering at any of the three ballrooms
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