The bride and groom are the prince and princess of their dream wedding. Then why must they not get married in a palace itself? Exuberant and OTT, there are a number of palaces around the globe in which you can actually get married. If you plan a grand palatial wedding for yourself, worry not, as Wedding Affair has enlisted some of the best palaces around the globe in which you can get married.
1. Château d’Esclimont
The Château d’Esclimont, with its towers, balconies and turrets welcomes you into the heart of a spectacular 60-hectare park. This former dwelling of La Rochefoucauld family is a Renaissance jewel and is the perfect place for a romantic stay or for your business meetings or private events and, conveniently situated in less than an hour from Paris. The 52 bedrooms are elegantly decorated and offer memorable views over the park, the courtyard or the Castle.
2. AMAN Venice
Set in one of the city’s eight, great monumental palazzos on the Grand Canal, Aman Venice embodies all that is sumptuous and sensuous about La Serenissima but while its frescoed interiors sate appetites for grandeur, they invoke balance and harmony too.
Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs in 1899, architect Stanford White modelled Rosecliff after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. After the house was completed in 1902, at a reported cost of $2.5 million, Mrs Oelrichs hosted fabulous entertainments here, including a fairy tale dinner and a party featuring famed magician Harry Houdini.
4. The Oberoi Udaivilas
Falling in love with the charm of the “City of Lakes” is easy when you are staying at The Oberoi Udaivilas. Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, the resort is spread over 30 acres of luxuriant gardens, with an intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflect the layout of Udaipur itself; whose seven lakes are linked by canals.
5. Neuschwanstein Castle
Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life – now vast numbers of people came to view his private refuge. Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit “the castle of the fairy-tale king”.
6. Biltmore Estate
You deserve a location and experience worthy of your special day. Biltmore will bring your vision to life with timeless elegance. With its stunning natural beauty and long tradition of hospitality, there is perhaps no more perfect place to say “I do” than Biltmore.
7. Ashford Castle
Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of the remarkable 800-year-old castle. Discover the exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, passionate team, a wealth of estate activities and a state-of-the-art spa. As a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, Ireland’s top hotel destination and former home of the Guinness family, it is exceptional in every sense.