Your Expert Guide to Finding an Indian Wedding Venue

Find the best spot to celebrate all weekend long.
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Jacqueline Mann
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Jacqueline Mann
The Knot Contributor
  • Jacqueline writes articles for The Knot Worldwide that cover an array of wedding-related topics.
  • She previously worked as a marketing manager for a wedding venue where she learned the intricate details of wedding planning.
  • Jacqueline graduated from Bluefield University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.
Updated Apr 18, 2024

Searching for Indian wedding venues means finding a location where your culture and vision can come to life. This might include a luxury resort with several event spaces or a venue that allows you to bring in your favorite Indian caterer. Indian weddings often include prepping for multi-day events with a large guest list. That's why it's important to find a venue with the capacity to host your weekend wedding celebration. For what to look for and what types of event spaces are best, we consulted Jankhana Desai, expert event planner and owner of JD Eventz based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, to help you find Indian wedding venues near you.

In this article:

How to Find an Indian Wedding Venue Near You

Finding an Indian wedding venue near you is a cinch when you use The Knot Vendor Marketplace. Filter by location, guest capacity, outdoor space and reception venue cost. Browse through photos and read helpful reviews from other couples to decide if the venue is right for you. Reach out to the venue directly from the storefront page and find similar options in your area.

What to Look for in an Indian Wedding Venue

As you search for Indian wedding reception venues, look for features including options with lodging, multiple event rooms and outdoor spaces. In addition, Desai said couples should always check what is included in the rental cost to avoid any unforeseen expenses.

Indian Wedding Venue With Multiple Event Spaces

Indian wedding traditions include multi-day festivities for a full weekend of activities. A venue with several spaces gives you a variety of options for your pre-wedding events, including the haldi ceremony and sangeet ceremony, to your post-wedding brunch. You won't get bored by hosting your celebrations in the same space multiple times, and you'll have a variety of backdrops for your wedding photos. Desai also suggests checking "if the venue has restrictions on what decor can be done, and if they allow a small fire for the ceremony."

Venue With Lodging

An Indian wedding venue with lodging keeps you and your loved ones together in one location. Depending on the venue, lodging can accommodate your wedding party or even your entire guest list. Navigating to your weekend wedding events is easy when they're located steps from your room. This is also a great option if you have a lot of out-of-town guests who aren't familiar with the area. Since guests won't have to go far for their overnight accommodations, you might also be able to extend the party and keep dancing to your favorite Indian wedding songs.

Ample Outdoor Space

The beauty of a venue with acres of outdoor space is the ability to accommodate larger crowds. Whether it's a lush lawn or a private beach, host a soiree that's not confined to four walls. Outdoor event space also provides a beautiful backdrop for the baraat. Check with your venue for backup options in case of inclement weather.

Allows Outside Catering

Couples should ask if the venue allows outside catering to serve traditional Indian wedding food. Make sure you understand the catering requirements before signing your venue contract. Venues familiar with Indian wedding celebrations might already have a few suggestions for reliable Indian caterers.

Venue Types for an Indian Wedding

Because many Indian weddings boast guest lists of 300 or more, it's important to find an Indian wedding venue with room for everyone. These are our favorite Indian wedding venue types for large celebrations.

Hotels With Several Event Rooms

"Hotels with multiple ballrooms are the best as Indian weddings require two areas for the ceremony and meal afterward," Desai said. "Since the wedding often extends across multiple days it's good to have different spaces to host events." Another perk to a hotel Indian wedding venue is the abundance of lodging available to you and your guests, including suites that make stunning getting ready spaces.

Large Barn Venue

Search for large barn wedding venues that offer ample space for you and your guests. Some of these Indian wedding venues have a smaller barn perfect for hosting a sangeet, and a larger barn for your reception. Many options are also climate controlled with upscale lighting and nestled on acres of lush landscape.

Resort Near a Scenic Setting

For a luxurious Indian wedding venue, consider booking a resort. Along with lots of on-site lodging and multiple event spaces, many resorts are located in picturesque settings including vibrant gardens and sandy beaches. Easily pick out a scenic path for your baraat and lots of gorgeous backdrops for photos. You'll also find many resorts with on-site spas, giving you a chance to enjoy a pamper sesh before or after your wedding.

Grand Historic Estate

Historic homes are unique and upscale wedding venues for Indian weddings. These spaces often feature blooming gardens, peaceful options for an al fresco event and one-of-a-kind details. Look for estates with several indoor and outdoor spaces with room for everyone on your guest list. Some historic estates also have modest lodging options for your close family and friends.

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