The day you’ve been dreaming (or dreading, no judgements) is finally here! You’re getting married and everything is in place. You have your eye on The Perfect Dress and your guest list has been taken care of already (you’ve been brutal, but fair. Your mom’s kitty party’s treasurer’s neighbour does not need to be a part of your nuptials). But what about the venue? Landing the perfect wedding venue is the metaphorical White Whale of any wedding planning journey.
A wedding venue should reflect your vision for your special day and complement the union perfectly. While you can pull an Anushka-Virat and jet off to a scenic European destination to take your vows, might we suggest opting for something closer to home that will provide the same grandeur and beautiful backdrop of any destination wedding venue, minus the threat of paparazzi drones making an appearance as a wedding guest? And one such venue that could make all your wedding dreams true is Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences.
Nestled in the heart of Mumbai, the hotel is fast becoming the most sought-after wedding destination in the city, with its sprawling grounds and grand indoor spaces. Don’t take our word for it, but you can surely take theirs—Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, Shilpa Shetty or Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. More recently, Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences formed a dedicated ‘Celebrations Team’ specially to personalise every experinece of yours from Day 1 to the Big Day. If you suddenly get an urge to get married surrounded by the characters from Alice in Wonderland one week before your wedding, the Celebrations Team can make it happen, or at least talk you out of potentially embarrassing wedding photos that you will regret years later.
So if you want to elevate your big day and want to know why Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences would be perfect for you, take a look at our list of reasons why…
One of the best things about the hotel and its recent foray into becoming one of the premiere wedding destinations in the country is that it aims to make every occasion a grand success. So whether you’re someone who is one with nature and want you and your life partner to be surrounded by gorgeous greenery as you get married or if you’re looking for something more traditional, then the hotel offers a variety of options for you, including more than 30,000 sq ft of indoor banqueting space, this including an 11,000 sq ft pillarless ballroom space that the hotel recently renovated.
The ballroom has also been fitted with lighting panels that can be adjusted and customised to blend with the theme of your wedding design. If you’re going for a day event, then you can enjoy the natural light that floods the ballroom. Other than the Ballroom, the hotel offers an array of smaller venues for intimate functions such as the Grand Salon, and Mahogany, which set the perfect tone for those looking at a smaller crowd. The massive pre-function area, adjacent to the ballroom and smaller banquet rooms serves as the perfect venue to either customise a Grand Entrance or accommodate a lavish buffet.
Other than our indoor banquets, the hotel is home to themed venues such as the Poolside, China House Restaurant Pagoda and the Courtyard, each with a character of their own, thereby exuding the perfect setting for your Grand Wedding.
Luxury suites and apartments
You and your wedding guests can avail the luxe accommodations offered by the hotel and its 548 rooms and suites and 112 apartments. But what cinches the deal is the stunning Presidential Suite. The luxurious Suite includes personalized butler service and private patio spaces. Think wild and raucous Bridal Showers and Bachelorettes without any interruptions!
Majestic backdrops for your pre-wedding shoot
Pre-wedding photoshoots have become part and parcel for the Insta-savvy generation. Everyone wants their picture-perfect Bollywood proposal moment captured professionally. With Grand Hyatt Mumbai, you can pick from the hotel’s gorgeous locations for your shoot. Go for the Courtyard with a stunning waterfall that could serve as the backdrop for your pre-wedding shoot or you can go for The China House Restaurant’s traditional Chinese-style Pagoda for a more exotic-themed shoots.
An oasis in itself, the stunning outdoor locations such as the hotel pool, terraces and green lawns add to the number of locations one can select from at the hotel.
Grand wedding hampers
A wedding is meant to be a memorable occasion, especially for the attendees of your grand day. The Celebrations team at the hotel will assist you with amenities, personalised hampers or curating special mementoes for your guests that can be given to them when they check-in at the hotel or can be placed in their rooms prior to their arrival. You can choose from an array of enticing hampers, which include artisanal handmade chocolates, savory treats from the hotel’s Gourmet Store, and so much more. These hampers can be customised to your liking.
Let’s be honest, while the celebration of love and union of two souls is important, it’s the food that matters the most at a wedding. Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences is a veritable melting pot of cuisines, ranging from Italian to authentic Sichuan. A dedicated head Chef who is a part of the Celebrations team personally curates the menu in discussion with the wedding family. From a rainforest-themed wedding to a Shimmer and Shine-themed occasion, be it a Sangeet or Reception, the food and beverage curated by the team will be customised to befit any occasion.
Salon and spa to add glitter and glam
As the excitment builds so does the stress of ensuring everything goes to plan. At Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences, the Club Oasis Spa and Christiaan Georgio Salon provide the perfect wellness getaway. Enjoy the relief of a massage at the Spa or within the comforts of your own room, as our certified therapists suggest the perfect massage to soothe all your senses or head down to our salon for that last minute touch up, so you look like the belle of the ball on your grand occasion.
So, be honest: Did we just help you find your wedding venue?
Disclaimer: This article has been written in association with Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel and Residences.