Mountains have always been loved by a large population of India. Citizens here plan frequent trips to hill stations during their vacations. To-be brides and grooms dream of getting married in the lap of green mountains, with top covered in snow. Holding a wedding in the beautiful mountains of India is a dreamy experience, where you will feel as though all the beauty and wonder of nature have come together to make your wedding a huge success. You will feel like the mountains, the rivers, the pine trees and birds are also part of your celebrations.

Making nature a part of your celebration is, in itself, the best celebration. When you take the rounds around the pure Agni, or say your vows to each other, you look around and see the mighty hills surrounding you, you realize how beautiful nature is and how small we are in front of it. These are few of the numerous reasons why weddings in hill stations continue to be very popular and a dream for many.

India flaunts a huge number of hill stations, but not every hill station is fit for hosting a wedding. If you are looking for hill stations to plan a beautiful wedding, you are absolutely in the right place. We have made a list of the top 12 hill station wedding destinations in India to make your job or organizing a memorable and mind-blowing wedding successful effortlessly. This list contains all the destinations that are chosen by leading wedding planners over and again.

Best Hill Stations to organise a wedding

The following hill stations have a beautiful view and even more beautiful hotels that you can choose to add a touch of magic and nature to your dream wedding. So, let us begin our list!


Mussoorie is a very popular hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. The landscape here has inspired legendary writers like Ruskin Bond, to write beautiful books. The lofty mountains, green valleys and crystal-clear rivers make for the perfect wedding destination. Mussoorie is a famous tourist destination, therefore you can find a vast range of options to stay and organise a wedding. The JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut grove Reserve & Spa alone has 115 rooms to offer you.

This luxurious hotel offers great outdoor spaces to hold functions like the Haldi ceremony. There is also a huge ballroom that one can use for a masquerade party, or a Mehendi and Sangeet party for traditional weddings. The JW Marriott ballroom can easily hold celebrations where around 350 guests are invited. Another great hotel that is frequently chosen for weddings is the Jaypee Residency Manor, a famous luxury hotel in Mussoorie with a 134-key capacity.


Mountain under blue sky Mahabaleshwar India Wedding Destination hill station

Mahabaleshwar is a beautiful hill station that is situated in the state of Maharashtra. People living in Mumbai and Pune do not need a serious excuse to visit this charming hill station, and a wedding is obviously the best excuse. Having a wedding in the middle of the lofty mountains and deep valleys is an experience of a lifetime. Situation in the lap of the Western Ghats, Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa is covered by lush green forests, that is enough to make it a dream destination for your wedding. The best part about this resort is that it easily accessible from both the major cities, Mumbai and Pune.

The hotel has a large lawn that can accommodate up to 400 guests in your wedding. You can also have 100-200 guests if you want a more private wedding. For the small pre-wedding functions, you can also use the indoor venues of this hotel. The entire natural and dreamy element makes your wedding a popular and memorable affair.


Rishikesh hill station Indian Wedding Destination

Rishikesh is another hill station that is known for its holy shrines and Ganga River that thousands of tourists visit each year. The city is describing as “A place of utter calm and serenity, bearing high spiritual resonance, in the state of Uttarakhand is an appropriate place to start a new phase of life”. A beautiful venue to hold a dreamy wedding is the Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa. The terraces here are beautifully decorated with flowers, and give a meadow-like vibe. There are also alfresco dining spaces that can be used for small events.

There is a pebble beach attached to the resort and the hotel organizes a Ganga Aarti every single day. This is the most beautiful even of the resort. Couples usually plan important functions, like their pheras, in coordination with the aarti, to make the ambience heavenly and dreamy.


Shimla is, without a shred of doubt, one of the prettiest and popular hill stations in India. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that a lot of couples want to get married in the middle of its beauty and sheer grace. It was the favourite destination of the British during summers. If you want to experience your wedding in that light, the perfect place for you is The Oberoi Cecil. It is a heritage venue and perfect for weddings that are supposed to be very private. The interiors are made of teakwood and adorn historic chandeliers. This hotel has an old school vibe to it.

Another property to keep in mind here is the Taj Theog Resort & Spa. You can enjoy the view of Churdhar, the highest peak of the outer Himalayas. The drapes are French, and the artifacts are carefully chosen. You will get the perfect provincial vibe from this hotel.


green valley mountain kashmir gulmarg indian wedding destination

Kashmir is nothing but heaven on Earth, and having a wedding in one of its most popular venues, Gulmarg, is nothing less than a dream come true. Kashmir has so much beauty to offer, that one visit is not enough to absorb it all. The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is the perfect place to tie the knot and start a new phase of one’s life. The resort is in no need of any introduction and sits in the middle of Kashmir’s heritage architecture and gets a good personality from there itself.  The hotel also treats you to a beautiful view, and equally beautiful facilities and luxuries.

There are 84 rooms in the hotel that includes suites. You will also be able to access various indoor and outdoor spaces for pre-wedding, and the wedding functions. The largest venue in the hotel is capable of holding up to 800 people, which is amazing for a resort to do.


Pahalgam allows you to completely forget the hectic life you usually live back home, and relax in the lap of nature and its beauty. The property that you can choose, to have a chaos-free and quiet wedding, is the Welcome Hotel Pine N Peak. This beautiful hotel is situated on a plateau that takes the guests away from the hustle of the town. There are 66 rooms and cottages in the hotel that are decorated with local crafts.

This hotel is specially made for celebrations that involve a smaller number of guests. You can invite up to 100 guests if you plan a wedding here, but the overall ambiance and vibe promises an unforgettable celebration.


Coorg is another heaven on earth, and an ideal place to celebrate important events of your life. Coorg has a property that is popular for having its own character, and that is the Taj Maikeri Resort & Spa. This resort is situated in the middle of a 180-acre large rain forest and gives you nothing but the pure vibe of nature. The rooms are luxurious and equally romantic and give its guests the view of green panoramas.

Holding a wedding in this hotel will make the event way more memorable that it already is. Another hotel to hold a dreamy wedding is The Evolve Back. This hotel is perfect for nature lovers, who might not find the first option right for them.


Ooty hill station indian wedding destination

Ooty is a very popular hill station for vacationing, be it an adventure vacation or simple one to relax. A property that gives you an essence of the tradition and hills of Ooty is the Savoy, Ooty – IHCL SeleQtions. This hotel is 200 years old and was build inspired by the British architecture. The entire hotel is built in the Victorian style with modern facilities and luxuries.

The hotel has 40 rooms and suites, along with various indoor and outdoor spaces for organizing functions. The even spaces are created in a way that will add elegance to your functions automatically. The largest venue can hold up to 850 people; therefore, you can have a grand wedding here.


Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station that will make you fall in love with it instantly. This hill station is very popular, but not crowded. You can feel the quietness and serenity of this place as soon as you set foot in its land. This is an unusual place to hold weddings, but not a bad one. If you want as wedding in a secluded corner of the country, with only your close ones and the nature invited, head to Kodaikanal without a second thought.

The Tamara Kodai houses have 53 suites and banquet areas that you can access for your wedding. You can host around 200 guests in this location. A few other good hotels are Great Trails Kodaikanal by GRT Hotels, Sterling Kodai Valley, and Sterling Kodai lake.


Shillim is a less popular hill station as compared to the other hill stations mentioned before, and that makes it the perfect spot for organizing a memorable wedding. The Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa is one of the most luxurious places to hold a wedding in. If you are planning an Indian wedding, this is the best property for you. There are a lot of indoor and outdoor venues for your functions. These venues can hold around 250 guests for you.

You can deck up the property in various themes and fill it with colours of your choice. The place is very versatile and will make your wedding a memorable event for all your guests. This is a great place to customize and experiment with your wedding.


Hill station river Nainital Indian Wedding Destination

Nainital is also a very popular hill station and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. There is serenity in the surroundings that people seem to cherish the most in this town. If you want to hold a good wedding, you can choose Seasons Hotel and Resort. This hotel is surrounded by oak forests and gives you a natural vibe. There are indoor and outdoor venues for various functions. You can also see the Naini Lake from the balcony.

Another property to organize a big wedding is the Sterling, Tallital. This is also situated amidst the green forests, and creates a perfect blend between traditional and modern.

Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett is famous for its national park, where you can see a wide variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. Jim Corbett is a very popular place for holding luxurious weddings. Solluna Resort is a great venue for organizing a themed wedding. You can have your wedding under the starry sky, and the venue decorated as per your choice. The fact that this resort is located in the Corbett national park gives it a little more flex.

You can also choose the indoor venues for your functions, if the outdoors doesn’t suit you and your guests. This is a beautiful venue for a memorable and epic wedding.


After you have read this article, I think most of you are sorted about where you want to hold your wedding. A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime chance and every couple holds the right to make it as beautiful as possible. If you choose any of the properties mentioned above, you will have to work a little less as the venue itself will add to the uniqueness of your wedding. We hope this article has been of help to all our soon-to-be-married couple.

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