On the East Bank of the Jordan River, the Arab Kingdom of Jordan is one of the safest places to indulge in a middle-eastern destination wedding. Being crossroads connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, since ancient times, this country is a nexus of heritage sites and a melting pot of cultures. One of the major tourist destinations owing to its hospitality, Jordan, comes up as a fresh alternative for you and your families for celebrating the eternal bond of togetherness. Lavish stays, delectable cuisine, the ideal ambiance, picturesque locations, and the finest décor, Jordan confers every bit of it that is desired for a memorable wedding celebration. From the most populated city in the country – Amman, to the Arab shores of Dead Sea, from the holiday style Aqaba to the heritage sites such as Petra and Jerash, here comes your chance to have unique and perfect backdrops which only few have had before. It’s time you stop following the bandwagon and start exploring this dream destination.
When it comes to effortless exploring of the Middle-East, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, Amman, tops the list due to its proximity to Queen Alia International Airport. Unlike the other parts of Jordan, which are sprinkled with stories from history and thrilling architectural tapestry, Amman is comparatively fresh, making it the most preferred by expat westerners. Here, the outdoor venues have a time limitation to loud music. However, the same can be discussed with the hotel for the indoor venues and carried on with no obstacles. The two parts of Amman are distinctive of each other. The western Amman is more residential with cafes and bars, while the downtown and the Eastern Amman are closer to the heart of Jordanian life with souqs and coffeehouses throbbing with a traditional pulse.
Activities: Apart from tours to different museums and the landmark spots, take time out for the historical site visits to The Citadel, even when you are on tight schedules during the wedding celebrations.
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InterContinental Amman: Perched on one of the seven hills of the city, this hotel is just a short drive from popular sites including The Citadel.
Theatre Setup Capacity: 1300, Rooms: 440
Website: www.ihg.com, Phone: +962-64641361
Amman Marriott Hotel: The grand celebrations find the finest address right within the city centre at Marriott Hotel with its eight venues and banquet halls, where an intriguing convergence of ancient heritage and modern culture of Amman can be witnessed.
Capacity of the largest event space: 800, Rooms: 292
Website: www.marriott.com, Phone: +962-65607607
Le Meridien Amman: With the services offered here, you can let go all the worries of planning the wedding. Let your hair down and indulge in the luxury. The royal convention centre is one of the largest spaces available in Amman.
Theatre Setup Capacity: 800, Outdoor Capacity: 1200, Rooms: 430
Website: www.lemeridienamman.com, Phone: +962-65696511
Grand Hyatt Amman: For smaller ceremonies, the majestic Grand Ballroom can be divided into three separate sections while the Sawani Terrace acts as the ideal location for your wedding under the stars.
Theatre Setup Capacity: 1500, Rooms: 311
Website: www.amman.grand.hyatt.com, Phone: +962-64651234
Le Royal Hotel, Amman: Eliminate the stress often associated with planning by coordinating with Le Royal Wedding services.
Outdoor Capacity: 200, Theatre Setup Capacity: 1,000, Rooms: 281
Website: www.leroyal.com, Phone: +962-64603000
Aqaba, is more adventurous than its counterparts offering a host of activities before the wedding kicks off. The views of the Red Sea at the Gulf of Aqaba, the coral reefs and white sand beaches, make for a splendid wedding destination. With King Hussein International Airport in close proximity, Aqaba is another destination in Jordan closer to your reach.
Activities: Dive deep and snorkel in Red Sea. Visit some of the ancient ruins, the desert, and the beach.
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Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea: The flexible arrangements here include three splendid venues and exciting sea-borne cruises.
Outdoor Capacity: 400, Theatre Setup Capacity: 350, Rooms: 200
Website: www.kempinski.com, Phone: +962-3209 0888
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba: The resort has remarkable locations for crafting treasured memories with any theme of your choice.
Outdoor Capacity: 800, Theatre Setup Capacity: 300, Rooms: 306
Website: www.movenpick.com Phone: +96232090300
InterContinental Aqaba Resort: This resort with a private white-sand beach is very close to King Hussein Airport.
Outdoor Capacity: 2000, Theatre Setup Capacity: 1100, Rooms 255
Website: www.ihg.com, Phone: +962-32092222
Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort: The resort offers four different settings for a beautiful wedding. Outdoor Capacity: 600, Theatre Setup Capacity: 300, Rooms: 336
Website: www.radissonblu.com, Phone: Tel: +962-32090777
Who doesn’t know about this natural enchantment situated just 65km away from Amman! But you may not know that you can now plan your Indian destination wedding here, made feasible due to the lavish hotels that have come up providing the best of hospitality. Enjoy a spa treatment, watch the carroty shades of the setting sun across the water create a picturesque view marking your new journey and raise a toast to your blissful beginning with the rising night lights.
Activities: Don’t miss on the Evason Ma’in Hot Springs, a series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls near Madaba.
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Möevenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea: It has purpose-built Ballrooms, beach lounge, a Roman theatre and convention centres for weddings.
Maximum Capacity in Theatre Setup: 700, Outdoor Capacity: 940, Rooms: 346
Website: www.movenpick-hotles.com, Phone: +962-53561111
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea: With five multi- functional venues, this is a perfect getaway for the wedding at the lowest point in the world.
Outdoor Capacity: 2060, Theatre Setup Capacity: 850, Rooms: 345
Website: www.kempinski.com, Phone: +962-53568888
Jordan Valley Mariott Resort & Spa, Dead Sea: Including the Vartanii Ballroom, there are nine versatile room venues along with a two-tier terrace suitable for an outdoor wedding.
Outdoor Capacity: 1,800, Theatre setup Capacity: 500, Rooms:250
Website: www.marriott.com, Phone: +962-53560400
Dead Sea Spa Hotel: The convention centre featuring a ballroom and two more intimate conference rooms can play a great location at the Dead Sea to stage your wedding.
Outdoor Capacity: 600, Theatre Setup Capacity: 400, Rooms: 276
Website: www.dssh.jo, Phone: +962-53561000
King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre: Managed by Hilton, it has 27 conference halls, lounges, foyers, and several outdoor terraces on 24,000 square meters of floor space.
Outdoor Capacity: 3000, Theatre Setup Capacity: 2860, Rooms:285
Website:www.kinghusseinconventioncenter.hilton.com, Phone: +962-53560222
Little Petra stands true to its name by giving a resemblance to Petra, while Jerash, another heritage gem just an hour away from Amman, the treasures the ruins of the Greco-Roman city. The splendid architecture would so much be a dream backdrop for any wedding. It is now possible to make the arrangements for a destination wedding around these heritage sites.
Activities: Walk through the Siq, experience Petra by night and try hands on some rock climbing.
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Mövenpick Resort Petra: Enjoy the celebration with unique Swiss hospitality at this resort.
Theatre Setup Capacity: 100, Guestrooms: 183, Outside Catering: 1000 persons
Website: www.moevenpick-petra.com, Phone: +962-32157111
Marriott Petra: The excellent banquet facilities create the ambiance for the nuptial beginning.
Outdoor Capacity: 160, Guestrooms-100, Theatre Setup: 110, Outside Catering: 250 persons
Website: www.marriott.com, Phone: +962-3215 6407
Let the cameras capture the unprecedented pictures narrating the story of your perpetual union at this haven of Middle-East in a Jordanian reverie.