Are you heading down south to get hitched? It’s time you checked out the gorgeous InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort for your wedding. By Radhika Sikaria
In the beautiful temple city of Mahabalipuram, quietly ensconced by the Coromandel Coast on the Bay of Bengal, this plush resort combines the heritage of an ancient city with contemporary sensibilities that modern brides are looking for. The Bay shimmering under the warm sun and the sound of waves crashing on the shore at night is quite a temptation for brides and grooms in search of a dream wedding destination.
We took a trip to InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort recently, to find out what the buzz was about. Here’s what we came back with.
If drama is what you’re looking for, without wanting to compromise on the feel of being in a modern property, this is your best bet. The beachfront resort is being booked out fast with weddings owing to its expansive outdoor open courtyard furnished with a separate entrance and well-spaced out areas that are ideal for pre- and post-wedding functions.
With an all-encompassing arrangement, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort’s dedicated team draws on their knowledge of wedding rituals from around the world to ensure every detail is in place and every moment is just as you’ve wanted. The resort also offers a full buyout for a grand destination wedding. All rooms open to the central courtyard so your guests can stay updated on what’s going on downstairs. Special care is extended towards the elderly and the differently-abled members in the family—the hotel is well equipped to ensure smooth accessibility for all, along with provision for ramps in all guest areas and separate elevators.
The resort’s culinary know-how further enhances the whole experience. From menus that bring authentic regional flavours to the plate, to a gastronomic journey from around the world, themed dining options at the resort are limitless. The resort makes all efforts to build in special requests like an all-white wedding with the the backdrop of the Bay of Bengal, if so you wish to have one. With food, family, and decor taken care of, it is time to destress—relax at the Amrtam by Escenza Spa at the resort. Special bridal packages include help with sari-draping, bridal make-up, and sea-inspired beauty treatments that have you look your radiant best on your special day.
India’s Temple Town InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort can plan temple weddings if you wish to relive the rich culture of this temple town.