Those seeking to add a touch opulence to their wedding celebrations must consider these world-class hotel properties in the heart of the city. Most of them offer a dedicated events manager, who assists the bride, groom and their families in planning for the event; coordinating everything from the decor to transportation and accommodation; even recommending Mumbai-based wedding vendors. We present, in no particular order, what we found to be 10 of the most luxurious wedding venues in Mumbai.
1. The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
This flagship property of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces enjoys some prime Mumbai real-estate, with views over the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India. The hotel can seat between 60 to 450 guests at its various venues. There are 550 rooms & suites between the palace and tower wing. The hotel also hosts 10 of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants and bars, with cuisines from India, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. The Taj can arrange yacht parties for those looking to entertain in style. This original luxury hotel has 11 newly refurbished halls and venues.
2. Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai
This 35-storeyed property offers panoramic views of Marine Drive or the Queen’s Necklace and has 555 rooms and suites. On offer is cuisine ranging from Indian to Italian and Asian. Choice of venues ranges from rooftop to the poolside. The Rooftop can seat up to 140 guests theatre-style, the Lotus Room can seat 120, whereas the Regal Room can seat up to 500 in a similar style. A dedicated events team assists in planning the accommodation, the flow of events and coordinate with different departments to ensure a smooth experience.
3. Four Seasons Hotel, Worli, Mumbai
This luxurious property offers panoramic views of the Arabian sea. Hosting options include two major event rooms, seven intimate venues, and lush outdoor locations, totaling over 25,500 SQ. FT of indoor and outdoor space. The function rooms include The Mansion, with over 18,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, The Great Room, and the more intimate hosting option, The Library. The Four Seasons has an on-site expert wedding consultant, who can assist on matters ranging from decor to transportation and more. Seating capacity ranges from 100 guests in the Gallery South to up to 1700 in the Great Room and The Lawns combined.
4. Grand Hyatt, BKC Vicinity, Mumbai
Grand Hyatt Mumbai boasts of over 30,000 sq. feet of indoor banquet space, including one of the largest ballrooms; seven additional smaller venues, a spacious pre-function area, and a dedicated Events team. The venue is ideal for weddings for up to 450 seated guests, between the elegant Grand Ballroom and the versatile smaller banquet spaces. The ballroom is naturally lit on two sides and overlooks a majestic waterfall and the hotel’s courtyard. Grand Hyatt Lawns, located adjacent to the hotel premises, is a 30,000 sq. feet offering of outdoor space.
5. Trident, BKC, Mumbai
This property is located in the heart of North Mumbai’s new business district, the Bandra Kurla Complex. Trident, BKC offers a wide range of cuisines ranging from Italian to Japanese, Indian to Continental, at the hotel’s three award-winning restaurants. There are 412 guest rooms and 24 suites. The hotel is ideal for events from 6 to 550 guests. A dedicated events team will work with you to plan the accommodation, the flow of events. The Trident also recommends wedding vendors and suppliers. Each of the venues is versatile enough to style according to the event type or theme.
6. ITC Grand Maratha, Andheri East, Mumbai
This hotel has some elegant banquet arrangements, conference halls and state-of-the-art facilities on offer for hosts, along with a personal event coordinator service. ITC Grand Maratha boasts of a 7600 sq ft rectangular column-free ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 guests in theatre-style seating, and the Royal Garden that can accommodate up to 1500 guests. The ballroom has three separate function rooms, each with its own pre-function area. This garden houses two gazebos with two lotus ponds on either side. ITC Maratha offers special cuisines ranging from Peshawri, Dum Pukht, Dakshin Coastal, and Pan Asian.
7. Vivanta by Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Vivanta by Taj President stands tall in South Bombay’s posh Cuffe Parade locality. The hotel has 9,000 square feet of spaces, that are available for events, including a renovated banqueting floor. The venues can seat between 40-50 guests at the Assembly room, to the Presidential Ballroom with a capacity for 350 guests. The Glasshouse is a poolside area ideal for cocktail events and has a capacity for 30 guests during the day. Cuisines offered range from Thai to Italian to Konkan and more. For outdoor events the beautiful terrace space is ideal.
8. Taj Lands End, Bandra West, Mumbai
A part of Taj Luxury Hotels, this property is perched atop the Bandstand. It boasts of views of the suburban skyline, the Sea Link as well as the historical Bandra Fort and the sea. Cuisines range from traditional Indian to home-style Italian and fine Chinese. The property offers some beautifully landscaped seaside and poolside lawns and a large selection of grand banquet halls. The hotel has a grand hosting capacity of up to even 1800 guests at the seaside lawns and has numerous other indoor and outdoor venues for groups as small as 100 people. The ballroom, pillarless with mirrors and opulent chandeliers, can host up to 1200 people.
9. Sofitel, BKC, Mumbai
The Sofitel Mumbai blends local culture and tradition with the French art de Vivre, to offer a one-of-its-kind experience. The largest hosting space Hriday, is a 30,000 sq.ft. outdoor venue, with a capacity to seat up to 1500 people in theatre-style. Whereas the Grand Salon Ballroom is the most spacious indoor venue, that can accommodate over 250. The poolside is ideal for an intimate cocktail event of up to 80. The hotel offers 302 rooms and suites, executive facilities, and a wealth of dining and wellness options. Designer food menus bridge local and French culinary heritage.
10. ITC Grand Central, Parel, Mumbai
The ITC Grand Central combines the rich heritage of the colonial past and modern times in its architecture and warm Indian hospitality. The courtyard called the Mill square, divides the hotel into – the towering Peace Zone and the low slung Celebration Zone. The hotel has 3 banquet halls , including a terrace garden, that can cover between 100 and 500 guests individually. The grand pillar-free ballroom adorned with murals and crystal chandeliers has a capacity for up to 1000 and is the perfect venue for all kinds of events. The hotel offers bespoke services & luxury offerings.