Cost of a destination wedding in Udaipur
Udaipur is one of the best places and most sought after destination for weddings in India. The cost of a destination wedding in Udaipur ranges from Rs. 35 lakhs to Rs. 5 crore for a 2 day wedding with 150–250 guests.
Royal destination wedding
A destination wedding at a royal palace like costs more than Rs. 1.5 crore. These venues can be rented for wedding ceremony and reception dinner, accommodation and remaining ceremonies can be arranged at other hotels. Most popular royal wedding venues in Udaipur are:
- Jagmandir Island Palace — Rs. 1.5 crore
- City Palace — Rs. 1.5 crore
- Devigarh Palace — Rs. 70 lakhs
Destination wedding at a luxury hotel
Udaipur has some of the finest 5 star hotels of the country, it will cost you anywhere between Rs. 70 lakhs to Rs. 5 crore to organise a wedding at a luxurious hotel in Udaipur. Best luxury hotels for destination weddings in Udaipur are:
- The Oberoi Udaivilas — Rs. 2 crore to Rs. 5 crore
- The Leela, Udaipur — Rs. 70 lakhs to Rs. 1.5 crore
- The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace — Rs. 70 lakhs
- Hotel Lakend — Rs. 70 lakhs
- Radisson Blu — Rs. 60 lakhs
Low budget destination wedding
Many hotels and resorts have been built in Udaipur keeping destination weddings in mind. These hotels and resorts provide cost effective options for organising destination weddings with price ranging from Rs. 35 lakhs to Rs. 50 lakhs. Following venues are perfect for a low budget destination wedding in Udaipur:
- Ramada, Udaipur — Rs. 50 lakhs
- Chunda Palace — Rs. 40 lakhs
- Shouryagarh — Rs. 35 lakhs — Rs. 40 lakhs
- Labhgarh — Rs. 35 lakhs
- The Castle Mewar — Rs. 30 lakhs — Rs. 35 lakhs
See our wedding packages for Udaipur for all popular wedding venues.
1 — Venue Charges
The biggest expense of a destination wedding is that of booking a venue. Since you will be using spaces like lawns and banquet hall for various ceremonies, most hotels will require you to also book accommodation for your guests at their property.
If your budget is Rs. 1.5 crore or more, you can go for top wedding venues like Jagmandir Island Palace, City Palace and Oberoi Udaivilas. The Leela, Laxmi Vilas Palace and Hotel Lakend are perfect choices for a budget of Rs. 70 lakhs. There are many resorts and hotels available for weddings with budget less than Rs. 50 lakhs like Ramada Resort & Spa, Shouryagarh and Labhgarh.
The cost of accommodation and venue is usually around 70% of total wedding cost. If you are getting married during peak season in months on November and December then cost of booking venue will be higher. If you wish to save money, you may choose months of September, October, February or March to get married.
Guest Management & Event Management
Wedding planners bring a team of trained professionals to manage wedding, so that you and your family can enjoy wedding while they care of all the arrangements. The cost of such services is likely to be Rs. 40–80 thousand.
Guest management team assists your guests during all the wedding ceremonies. They also coordinate transportation activities like airport transfers and local travel.
2 — Food & Beverages
Catering cost for one day, including the lunch, dinner and high tea is around Rs. 10000–12000 per person at luxury hotels and Rs. 4000–8000 per person at other hotels and resorts. It is recommended to choose an all-inclusive catering package as a la carte is more expensive.
Most wedding venues provide in house catering, in fact most of them do not allow outside caterers. GST is also applicable for all food & beverage items.
3 — Wedding Decoration
Wedding decoration includes tenting, furniture and floral decoration. The cost of wedding decoration varies widely, it comes to Rs. 6–25 lakhs depending on your requirements. The cost goes up if you need exotic flowers, customised props or special furniture, if there is a possibility of rain during your wedding then waterproofing of tents also cost extra.
Wedding decoration at top venues like Oberoi Udaivilas costs Rs. 16–25 lakhs. At other wedding venues a beautiful setup can be arranged for as low as Rs. 7 lakhs and a fabulous decor setup would cost Rs. 12–15 lakhs.
4 — Wedding Photography
Wedding photographers are available between Rs. 1.5–2 lakhs in Udaipur, the total price depends on the quality and extra services like drone photography. Your wedding planner can also help you find a good photographer for fair price. You may also choose to hire a well known photographer from Mumbai or Delhi, however, this will cost you between Rs. 2.5–5 lakhs.
Pre Wedding shoots and Wedding video are also important for a lot of couples. Traditional wedding video with one camera is cheaper, but high quality wedding cinematography is costlier and it means that 2 cameramen record the memories of your wedding day in high quality.
5 — Sound
Sangeet ceremony is an integral part of Indian weddings, so most wedding planner include sound setup in their packages. There will be some extra cost if you also want LED screen or extra speakers.
6 — Entertainment
There are quite a few options available to you if you want to make special arrangements to entertain your guests. You can ask your wedding planner to arrange Anchor, DJ, folk dancers or Russian dancers. The cost of such services depends on service provider, however experienced wedding planner can suggest you best options that fit your budget.
7 — Transportation
Transportation for airport transfers and local travel is usually arranged by booking a number of cabs. The per day cost of each cab could be Rs. 3500–7000. Cost will be high if you wish to book a vintage car or a high end car for baarat.
9 — Special Requirements
If you have special requirements like elephants, vintage cars, special cutlery, or imported flowers, it can be arranged with additional price.
10 — Miscellaneous
There are few more expenses like gift hampers, pooja samagri, sign boards, and hashtags, all of these can be arranged at your request.
New weddings venues in Udaipur & estimated cost of a wedding
This property is a new addition to Taj group in Udaipur. The famous Lake Palace hotel is situated on an island in the middle of lake Pichola, hence it has limited space. But, Taj Aravali is a sprawling property which can accommodate large number of guests. A wedding at Taj Aravali is likely to cost Rs. 2 crore.
Club Mahindra is an excellent choice for weddings with budget around Rs. 40 lakhs. It is located 10 kms away from city and it is built to look like a palace.
Lemontree is set to open its first hotel in Udaipur. It should be available for weddings from the start of year 2020. The estimated cost for weddings is not yet known but it could be Rs. 70 lakhs and above.
Bamboo Saa is a new boutique resort, situated near Shilpgram village. Some of it’s rooms are already operational while many more are being constructed.This property will also be available for weddings in 2020. The estimated cost of a wedding at Bamboo Saa resort is Rs. 35–40 lakhs.
Famous Weddings in Udaipur
Beautiful lakes and scenic mountains of Udaipur are simply alluring, this majestic city has attracted many celebrities who decided to tie a knot here. Following are some of the most famous weddings that have happened in Udaipur:
Priya Sachdeva & Vikram Chatwal
This was one of the most expensive weddings in Udaipur. Vikram and Priya tied knot in 2006, their entire wedding was spread across 3 cities.
Pre wedding ceremony of Isha Ambani & Anand Piramal
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s pre-wedding ceremonies in 2018 were grand celebrations. Oberoi Udaivilas, Taj Lake Palace and few other hotels were booked by Ambanis.
Ravina Tandon & Anil Thadani
Ravina Tandon got married at Jagmandir Island Palace in 2004. This wedding made Udaipur a sought-after venue for destination weddings in India.
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