Cost of a Destination Wedding in Udaipur

Yes, I know this is the first question that must have crossed your mind while looking at Udaipur to host a Destination or a Palace Wedding. Well, infact it is actually sensible to check on overall budget for Wedding in Udaipur and if that match up with how much you are planning to spend before you start exploring other information.

After a tremendous response and appreciation for my post “cost of a Wedding in Goa“, I decided to put together this small write up which I hope shall give you a high level idea of recommended budget to plan a destination wedding in Udaipur.

Are you looking for a Palatial location which you may have seen in Movies or over internet and fancied you? Or the idea is to opt Udaipur but not necessarily a Palatial location but atleast high standard Hotel or a Resort?

Either case, there are plenty of options but the cost vary a lot!
Read on …

1) A fairytale Palace Wedding – Venues
Udaipur is a historical town, Palatial locations which are centuries old have been the most premium and exotic venue for weddings. I would refrain naming the location but most of these locations just serve as venue to host festivities and are priced as Packages combining venue, meals, may be some standard decor in terms of banqueting, welcoming of guests etc. These venues do not offer accommodation or Rooms

>> Learn more about Venues for a Destination Wedding in Udaipur .. click here

Jagmandir Palace

exotic location in the center of Lake

 

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A real Royal Wedding location

These top of the line venues (one of them is located in the center of lake and is known for celebrity weddings) are charged Rs. 10000-12000 per person subject to a minimum guaranteed number of guests. These rates do not change drastically even if you are expecting a large gathering.

Which means for an evening which consist of Wedding Ceremony & Reception Dinner for example with a 150 guest list would simply be Rs. 15 to 20 lakh. With 2 such evenings we are talking about doubling the budget.

There are also few Palatial locations which are not historical but are constructed the way to look like Palace and are amazingly done up. The names like The Leela, Shereton and Chunda Palace may even sound familiar to you if you have researched a bit. These are full service 5* Hotels and offer Rooms, outdoor and indoor venues which may even be lake front.

chunda-palace

sheraton

Much economically priced to be Rs. 2000 – 4500 per person for Gala Meals and basic banqueting setup. Which means for an evening which consist of Wedding Ceremony & Reception Dinner for example with a 150 guest list would simply be Rs. 3 to 7 lakh.

Udaipur also has some of the off beat Palace locations which is within 2 hours drive which are more fit for a smaller gathering below 100 guests.

I have seen most of families splitting the events between the 2 range of venues for a more balance budget.

Few pointers to remember
1. These Palatial Hotels may ask for a minimum number of Rooms to be booked with them in order to organise an event with them since they do not allow the non resident events which may disturb the residential guests.

2. The top of the line Palace venues selectively take up the weddings every year and its most important to confirm the availability well in advance.

3. Besides paying per person for the meals and basic setup you are looking at various other costs like floral decoration, lighting & ambiance, Music, entertainment, transport etc which shall be detailed later in this Article.

2) Staying like a King ..
If your budget permits, you may opt to stay (or may be compelled to stay) at the Palatial locations only. The Rooms which are directly offered by the Hotels or which are associated with top of line venues.

Average cost of per night stay for top line Palace Hotels is Rs. 30000 – 35000 for a Room. They do not offer a large Room inventory and for a gathering above 100 guests you may have to split the stay in 2-3 Hotels

Am happy with little less ..
Palace like modern Hotels as explained above do normally have large Rooms inventory and thats the biggest plus with them. A large gathering could be conveniently accommodated under same roof with a complete privacy. The average room rates are Rs. 8000 to 15000 per night.

Summing up,
2 nights stay in Palace like Hotels or the actual Palaces for 150 pax (60 Rooms) could budget from 10 lakh to 40 lakh.

 

3) Even Palaces need some garnishing or may be complete transformation?
I am personally of opinion that when you have such beautiful surrounding and aesthetics you really need to just add up a bit of elegance with flowers, light accents, drapes & candles. A tasteful and minimal decor to bring out the beauty of venue and make it look special.

There are 2 ways to go about it
1. Have a Wedding Planner who could help with such ideas and implement with the reliable suppliers.
2. Have a Set Designer who could visit the venues and submit a unique plan for you, again Wedding Planner could help with hiring a Set designer / Concept designer and implement with help of local suppliers.

Talking about budget,
Earmarking Rs. 10 to 12 lakh budget for Floral decor & arrangements, Mandap, Lighting & illumination etc which are part of setup should be a moderate amount. If you are keen on exotic flowers & a designer stuff, this would go up to 30-35 lakh.

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mandap

If your idea is different and you would like to completely transform the venue and want to go with some designer concepts, sky is not the limit. Ordering 30-35 lakh worth of exotic flowers from Thailand is pretty much convenient for example. 

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Setup and decoration is best planned by your preference, taste and budget. Let your Wedding Planner know about this upfront so that venue selection & things are planned accordingly.

4) And we have more costs
The List could be really long but some of the major cost heads which need to be budgeted are
Transportation & ground arrangements
Photographer & Videographer
Wedding Planner & Coordinator (its always an extra cost)
Entertainment (Local folk Artists works very well)
Sound setup & DJ
Procession or Baraat (Elephant, Lance men, Camels & Horses, Fire torches, Drum Players.. what do you want?)
Professionals like Mehendi, Hair stylists & Make up Artists, Pandit/Maharaj

To conclude the fairytale wedding cost 🙂
The overall budget may run from Rs. 30000 to Rs. 1 lakh person for 2 nights stay, meals, festivities etc.

With a guest list of 150, you would end up spending anything between 45 lakh to 1.5 Cr depending upon the choices as above.

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I do not have that fat budget and then I am not a fan of a royal Palace Wedding. Probably Udaipur is the center of my idea of a Destination Wedding. What are the options for me?

If you are expecting less than 100 guests, here is one fantastic location for a Sun downer Wedding and Dinner and much more affordable.
http://www.ankit.in/wedding-at-raas-leela-udaipur/

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Raas Leela, a dreamy location with some logistical challenges

Hope this helps you setting up a basic budget figure for an upscale wedding in Udaipur, if you need any further information feel free to drop me a line and we shall be connected within hours!

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  • aditi kushwah February 25, 2014, 1:36 pm

    We are interested in a 3 day ceremony which would include all the pre wedding ceremonies ( Sangeet,mehendi,haldi,wedding etc) in a palace in Udaipur.I’m lisiting the palaces in the order of interest,initially i’m interested in knowing a rough estimate of all the 3 palaces for a 3 day celebration

    1. Oberoi Udaivilas
    2.Jagmandir Palace
    3.City Palace

  • Manoj July 19, 2014, 8:07 pm

    We are interested in a 3 day ceremony which would include all the pre wedding ceremonies ( Sangeet,mehendi,haldi,wedding etc) in a palace in Udaipur. Initially i’m interested in knowing a rough estimate of all the top 3 palaces for a 3 day celebration.

  • Dakshay Bhagtani July 29, 2014, 5:48 pm

    i want to know abt wedding at udaipur for 2 days including accommodation and food facilities. the no. of people attnding will be 100.
    budget around 6 lacks

  • manisha pandey August 9, 2014, 6:59 pm

    hi this is manisha.i would like to ask one question that if i dont have a fat bankbalace,then what would be the minimum cost in which i can arrange my wedding in any of the udaipur palace

  • anshu agarwal September 2, 2014, 6:23 pm

    i want to know the total amount for 3day ceremony(wedding,sangeet,mehendi,haldi) of 1000 guests taking the overall expenses in oberoi udaivilas

  • Abhishek September 29, 2014, 2:00 am

    what would be the minimum cost in which i can arrange my wedding in any of the udaipur palaces with budget flower and lighting arrangements. Guest : 100

  • Rupa October 7, 2014, 8:52 pm

    Hi,
    I would like to have the most basic wedding ceremony that is finished in 2hours, we have no guests just me and my husband, what is the least we can do this for in terms of hiring a priest?
    Thanks

  • saakshi October 12, 2014, 10:26 pm

    I want to know the total amount for 3 days ceremony which would include all the pre wedding ceremonies ( Sangeet,mehendi,haldi,wedding etc) in a palace in Udaipur(including accomodation). With 400 guests

  • Kshamta October 17, 2014, 1:52 pm

    Kindly contact as am planning a two days function for around 1000people

  • Rishabh Sood November 9, 2014, 4:35 am

    Udaipur is a very beautiful place, one of the best for destination weddings. Looking forward to your post on low-budget weddings in udaipur, Ankit.

  • Sahil shah November 13, 2014, 10:17 pm

    hi
    We are planning a destination wedding in udaipur in 2016. could you tell me the overall expenses for a 2 nights 3 days stay in
    a) oberoi udaivilas
    b) fatehgadh udaipur
    c) leela
    d) sheraton

    budget is approx 20-25 lakhs and the number of guests attending is 200-250 pax.

    Kindly do reply. Your help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • shefali November 20, 2014, 4:57 pm

    We are interested in a 3 day ceremony which would include all the pre wedding ceremonies ( Sangeet,mehendi,haldi,wedding etc) in a palace in Udaipur.I’m lisiting the palaces in the order of interest,initially i’m interested in knowing a rough estimate of all the 2 palaces for a 3 day celebration

    1. Oberoi Udaivilas
    2.Jagmandir Palace

  • Akshay Sharma November 20, 2014, 6:32 pm

    Hello ma’am,
    I am planning of my marriage which is on 14 feb, 2016. I want to know that what is the cost will be if i organized it in the palace. My Guest list contain around 500 peoples.
    Please tell me what should be the min. budget??
    I am waiting for your mail.
    Thank You

  • Umesh December 1, 2014, 6:49 pm

    hello this is umesh.i would like to ask one question that if i dont have a fat bank balance,then what would be the minimum cost in which i can arrange my wedding in any of the udaipur palace with approx 200-250 paxs. what would b cost for a day & for 2 days. Veg meal & non liquor

  • MADDY December 8, 2014, 12:29 am

    We are interested in a 3 day ceremony which would include all the pre wedding ceremonies ( Sangeet,mehendi,haldi,wedding etc) in a palace in Udaipur.I’m lisiting the palaces in the order of interest,initially i’m interested in knowing a rough estimate of all the 2 palaces for a 3 day celebration

    1. Oberoi Udaivilas
    2.Jagmandir Palace

  • jiya December 8, 2014, 9:36 am

    hello..plzz estimate the cost of 3 day wedding with booking 35 rooms and veg meal and no liquor in a normal hotel @udaipur

  • neeru December 8, 2014, 11:01 am

    hi i am looking for 3 night wedding in udaipur or jaipur in dec 2015
    will include evening of cocktails mehndi sangeet all in one on first day
    2nd day a nice christmas lunch and followed by haldi
    third day pheras followed by a nice reception
    my dates are 24 25 26 dec 2015
    my guests are totally 250 to 300
    my budget is rs 40 to 50 lacs which includes stay catering decor alcohol everything.pls advise
    pls give options .

  • Raj Sinha December 10, 2014, 5:27 pm

    Hello ma’am,
    I am planning of my marriage which is on 14 feb, 2015. I want to know that what is the cost will be if i organized it in the palace. My Guest list contain around 125 peoples.
    Please tell me what should be the min. budget WITH BREAKUP ??
    I am waiting for your mail.
    Thank You

  • astha December 18, 2014, 12:58 am

    4 day stayof around 150 guest with veg and non veg meals and liquor to be served only on wedding. What would be the estimate cost at udaipur. Or suggest something economical too

  • Gaurav Chatrath December 25, 2014, 4:18 pm

    Hi,

    We need to plan a one or two day marriage ceremony(depending on the budget). No accommodation is required. Our budget is 10-14 lakhs budget including food,decoration and the halls. The dates are from 24-26 october 2015.

    May i know the minimum budget.

  • MAHESH December 31, 2014, 6:58 pm

    Hi I am looking for 2 nights wedding ceremony of my son at UDAIPUR or MOUNT ABU in 6th & 7th June 2015. I have dont fet bank balance then what would be the min. cost. 1st night RING CEREMONY & SANGEET (dance perform of our family member) 200-250 guest.2nd day in night PHERA & nice RECEPTION guest in Udaipur appr.300-350 & in Mount abu appr. 600-700.
    Veg meal & non liquor.90 to 100 rooms in budgeted Resorts.

  • ASHWANI SAHDEV January 11, 2015, 12:19 pm

    Hello Ankit ji, i am looking for 4 night wedding in Udaipur. In december 2015.
    1st day will include evenings of cocktails with veg & nonveg dinner & light Indian music.

    2nd will include evening of cocktails / mehndi ki Raat / ladies sangeet with dhol and Punjabi singing.

    3rd day a lunch and followed by Haldi ki rasam and dinner with cocktail in the evening with DJ.

    4th day marriage procession followed by reception with cocktail & dinner with orcastra followed by pheras followed by a nice reception.

    My dates are 28,29,30,31 dec 2015.
    My guests are totally 150 to 200
    my budget is rs 30 to 35 lacs which includes stay, catering, décor, cocktail with alcohol every evening & everything. Kindly give details.

  • hema January 11, 2015, 11:32 pm

    I would like to know the expenses for planning a wedding at Udaipur for 2 nights and 3 days and want to plan in May-June how the weather would be. Will be awaiting your response at earliest.

  • manish January 12, 2015, 3:42 pm

    hi i am looking for 2 nights wedding ceremony at udaipur in august 2015.i dont a fat bank balance.there would be around 200 guests.i m looking for good resorts like ananta or you could suggest.
    veg meal & non liquor.

  • Mohit February 17, 2015, 9:49 am

    Hey.. i would like to know the budget of only one function i.e Wedding itself in mid of 2016. guest count would be around 150. Can u pls confirm the budget and some gud resorts?

  • Pravin Agarwal February 21, 2015, 11:45 pm

    We wish to organise our daughters wedding Dates available are 29/30th Aril 2015 OR 8th/9th may 2015 . please send your proposla for a right place , taking care of the summer for about 200 people including all details.
    Kindly ensure ast response as there is hardly much time. The locations could be with comfortable temp. for outdoors or otherwise inside hall arrangements with good cooling. The no of rooms reuired ould be about 100.

  • Pooja Pandya March 7, 2015, 4:49 pm

    Sir,
    I would like to know about the budget wedding around 10-12 lacs in udaipur including food, decoration,rooms and no liquor for 2 days in feb 2016. Guest around 300-400. pls make it fast & help me out.

  • Ankita gupta March 8, 2015, 5:09 pm

    Hi ,

    I am panning to get married in nov 2015. My guest list includes 200 people, 2 night stay at an average hotel . All the pre wedding function like haldi, Sangeet, mehendi, and the main wedding with good decor. Can you provide me a budgetary estimate wih three ranges low medium and high rates .
    Thanks ,
    Ankita

  • Shyam Karnani March 8, 2015, 9:08 pm

    For destination marriage of my daughter, sometime during Oct-Dec 2015, at Goa or Udaipur at a reasonably good place, please advise if it possible within 20 lakhs approx, all inclusive. There will be 180 guests (72 rooms) for 2 nights/3 days.
    Thanks,
    Shyam Karnani.

  • Bansi March 9, 2015, 1:26 pm

    Hi,
    I would like to know the expense of 3 days 2 nights wedding in palace with stay
    There will be around 300 guests ifor 2 days and on wedding night 5oo guests may i hve the details including the stay ,decoration ,dj and food .
    Thank you.

  • GS March 26, 2015, 5:52 am

    Firstly thank you this post. It is really helpful. I am looking for a 3 day Ceremony in the month of December and looking for a resort near Udaipur. Since it’s going to be a 3 day event and keeping budget in mind I need help with good options for around 300 people.
    Please do respond with your suggestions. Thanks!

  • A. Srivastava March 30, 2015, 1:55 am

    Hi,

    I wish to organise a destination wedding for my daughter on 21st apr 2015. It will be a small gathering of about 50 people. It will be just a one day event. The wedding event. Pl provide details
    Thanks

  • sunny bhatia April 1, 2015, 10:16 am

    Hi, i want to knw about expence of 70pax for single
    Day planning in udaipur for engagement program

  • Daxa May 6, 2015, 11:43 pm

    We are intrested in Indian wedding ceremony for 60 people in udaipur or goa need roughly estimate cost please

  • vikram sona May 13, 2015, 12:27 pm

    Dear ,

    I am planning my son’s marriage on 21st and 22nd feb 2016 preferably in Goa in 3 or 4 star property. Total rooms – 100 and total guets appox 210 or so.
    we would have 4 celebrations like Tilak , sangeet, haldi and the main marriage. except the haldi all other functions should be in a banquet hall.
    Will you please suggest suiatable vanue and appox budget.

    Regards,

    Vikram Sona

  • Nischal Chovatiya September 17, 2015, 3:03 pm

    I would like to inquire about outskirt udaipur wedding for around 500 people n 3 days events…

  • ROHIT G September 27, 2015, 1:24 pm

    Hello, i am looking for 3 night wedding in Udaipur. In Feb 2016

    1st day will include evenings of Haldi / Mehendi & veg dinner & light Indian music.

    2nd day marriage procession followed by reception

    3rd day pheras followed by a Bidaai.

    My dates are end of feb 2016
    My guests are totally 400 to 500
    my budget is rs 30 to 35 lacs which includes stay, catering, décor, cocktail with alcohol every evening & everything. Kindly give details.

  • pratiba December 9, 2015, 10:05 pm

    Hi I am planing my son wedding on “2 week of Oct 2016in UdaripurPalace guest from 150 to 200.
    For 2 days mehendi/sangeet and main wedding & reception with good decor.
    can you please provide me a budget.
    Many Thanks.

  • mohit December 23, 2015, 1:11 am

    hi
    We are planning a destination wedding in udaipur in 2016. could you tell me the overall expenses for a 2 nights 3 days stay in any heritage palace

    budget is approx 10-15 lakhs and the number of guests attending is 100-150 pax.

    Kindly do reply. Your help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • Chinmai December 25, 2015, 2:43 pm

    Hi,
    I am looking for a wedding place in Rajasthan (preferably Jaipur or Udaipur) for approx 250-300 people..
    A 2 day function which includes all the pre wedding functions like mehendi, Haldi and sangeet. Can you suggest some good locations for the wedding.
    Budget 40-50 lacs

    Please give the details. Later we can talk over phone as well.

  • Kunal Goyal December 29, 2015, 11:23 pm

    Hi, I am trying to plan a wedding in Jaipur for approx 250 people with a budget of around 25 lakhs for 3 days ceremonies for Nov 2016. Would love to get some feedback from you.
    Thanks in Advance

  • AT December 31, 2015, 2:29 pm

    Hi,
    We are in the process of planning a 2 day pre and main wedding event in the month of Oct 2016 in Jaipur or Udaipur.
    Number of guests: ~80.
    Events: Pre-wedding event (Sangeet, mehendi) and Wedding
    Budget: ~10 Lacs INR
    I would sincerely appreciate if you can please provide possible options and ballpark cost associated including 35 rooms for 2 nights and other necessary logistics.
    Many Thanks
    AT

  • sumit January 2, 2016, 2:10 pm

    Hi,
    I would like to have a destination wedding for about 7 days around December 2016
    Can you please provide me a budget. Thanks

  • Surendra Sharma May 4, 2016, 11:39 pm

    Looking for a 3days destination wedding in and around Udaipur preferably palatial.Guests around 300 and the time is last week of Jan2016.My Budget is around 60-65 lacs

  • Harjashanpreet singh May 6, 2016, 10:01 am

    Hey i would planned for my wedding in next year november for 2 nights n three days . Our wedding is punjabi which include mehndi , haldi,jagoo, indian music for first day n wedding ceremony followed by it .our meal are veg n non veg with liquor .my budget is 20-25 lac for 200-250 persons. So please replye asap.

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