VENUE TYPE: Castle / Chateau / Manor

Stay At The Only Warrior Fortress To Ever Become A Luxury Resort
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27065
VENUE:
Alila Fort Bishangarh
LOCATION:
Jaipur
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
India Fortress
Restored Luxury Resort
Alila Fort Bishangarh
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

Relics of history, as fierce and formidable as they may have once been, can surely adapt to a new life—if lovingly restored. Such is the dramatic case of Alila Fort Bishangarh in the Bishangarh village of India’s Jaipur District. It’s an epic, stunning structure to say the least. Standing boldly atop a rocky hill—like a beacon of hope or power in some fantasy film—the fort is a unique example of Jaipur Gharana architecture, coming from both Mughal and British influence. It’s also ready to become your new favorite getaway.

This week’s #TrendingTopic is perhaps the only warrior fortress that’s been converted into a luxury resort. In the same structure that houses openings for firearms and turrets (known as burjs), you'll find multiple styles of royal suites and lavish public areas. It’s definitely one of a kind.

 

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A Blush Pink Waterfront Wedding At Cap Rocat In Spain
Maddie Erdossy
REPORT
No. 26900
VENUE:
Cap Rocat
LOCATION:
Cala Blava-Llucmajor, Illes Balears
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Castle / Barn
Classically Chic
Spanish Hills
REPORTER: Maddie Erdossy

When we think of a former military fortress, romance isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. We imagine architect-owner Antonio Obrador must have stood where the lounge is now, eyes closed, basking in a sea breeze overlooking stunning views of the bay of Palma and was overcome with the potential in this rather daunting Spanish military fortress. Thusly, he refurbished it into a dreamy destination we’d love to get lost in. Cap Rocat is a stunning waterfront hotel and wedding venue in Mallorca, Spain. 

 

Wedding at Cap Rocat in Spain

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The Dreamiest Underground Wine Cellar Welcome Lunch in Spain
Maddie Erdossy
REPORT
No. 26899
VENUE:
Cavas de Codorniu
LOCATION:
Spain
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Castle / Chateau / Manor / Vineyard
Classical
Historic Spain
REPORTER: Maddie Erdossy

While the idea of a destination wedding is exotic and romantic in theory, for many it can be a little stressful. Without pre-planned activities, guests may feel a bit lost in a new city. Why not host a welcome event and set a sweet tone for the entirety of your wedding? But instead of a standard arrival cocktail party, Cherry on Top Events took it about three steps further and planned a pre-wedding lunch at the picturesque Cavas de Codorniu, a historic cava vineyard complete with an underground cave cellar and authentic Gothic architecture.


Cavas de Codorniu by A Fist Full of Bolts

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A Tipi Woodland Wedding At A Historic Chapel Venue In New South Wales
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26880
VENUE:
St Josephs Guest House
LOCATION:
Lower Macdonald, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Church / Chapel / Temple
Traditionally Historical
Historic Chapel in the Hills
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

St. Joseph's Guesthouse is like an old dream that stays with you. An intimate Australian chapel, wonderfully strengthened by history and dynamically surrounded by a grassy landscape, the forest gem enthralls couples and guests alike. It practically sings from the hilltop. Sneakily tucked in the Lower MacDonald Valley, the restored five-bedroom family-owned stone getaway invites you with a charm that seems to transcend centuries, a vibrant relic that welcomes the art of conversation over grand feast. But there’s a plunge pool and deck with a barbecue, so imagine Game of Thrones with a bed and breakfast twist.

 

St Joesph's Guesthouse

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Modern Wedding Romance Set in Old Scottish Highland Church Ruins
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26903
VENUE:
Blair Castle
LOCATION:
Scotland
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Castle / Chateau / Manor
Bohemian
Scottish Highland
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

We recently had a little chat with the amazing photographer and videographer Liron Erel about a wedding he captured in the Scottish Highlands and it has us all starry-eyed over this stunningly beautiful part of the world. Set in an old castle that dates back to the thirteenth century, this wedding is like a walk back in time.

A bit bohemian and more than a little stylish, this couple exchanged their wedding vows in the walled ruins of an old church on the grounds of Blair Castle that looks straight up to the sky. Guests dined in the main castle and ended the night with a dance party even J.Lo would be jealous of. The starkly beautiful contrast of the couple's wedding attire (bright blues & sequins, hello) with the stunning natural backdrop and foggy day conjurs up a scene usually reserved for a massively curated editorial piece. As we say around here, sometimes, life just gets it right. 

 

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