DUBAI 1. Palazzo Versace
Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. The five-star property provides personalised floral arrangements, a dedicated wedding planner, customised wedding cake designs and photography services – all managed and executed by an in-house army of wedding experts. Immersed in Italian elegance, the gala ballroom can host a wedding party of up to 500 and delivers all modern amenities imaginable.
HYDERABAD 2. Taj Falaknuma Palace
Perched 2,000 feet above the city of Hyderabad is the former palace of the Nizam, rumoured to be the richest man in the world at one time. The
painstakingly restored Taj Falaknuma Palace, built in 1894, is an enchanting hideout that exudes romance and grandeur. Arrive at the venue in a horse-drawn carriage where ushers and palace butlers greet and welcome you to the spawling 32-acre wide property. Her Highness Princess Esra, the Nizam’s Turkish wife, designed the 60 rooms and suites, beautifully refurbished and restored to modern perfection. Each provides marvellous views of the palace courtyard and the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad. With myriad fine dining options, the award-winning Jiva Spa and various assorted gardens and terraces to host ceremonial meetings, the stunning Durbar Hall takes the cake. The massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, lends royal decadence to celebratory events like no other.