Wedding venue: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Wedding highs are guaranteed at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, which holds the lofty title of the world’s tallest five-star hotel, and houses 8,000-square-metres of event space. Ideal for those with larger families, you can stop panicking over your colossal guest list as the hotel can easily cater to parties of more than 1,000 in sumptuous style. And with a total of 1,608 rooms, it offers the rare opportunity for all guests to stay at the same hotel.


There are few moments as picture-perfect as a bride and groom exchanging vows on a pool terrace with the Burj Khalifa as the backdrop. 


Ramp up the glamour by booking the opulent Dubai Ballroom. With six-metre-high ceilings, glittering chandeliers, a private entrance and a preparation suite for the bride-to-be, it’s little wonder this extravagant space has hosted many a high-profile betrothal. Lighting and an enormous LED display add to the wow factor. However you envisage styling your big day, the hotel’s partnership with Ali Bakhtiar Designs promises a couture feel that’s as distinctive as your romance.


With Marriott Certified Wedding Planners on hand, you’re assured personalisation and exacting attention to detail from start to finish, and with 14 restaurants and bars on site (including Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, the Michelin-starred Indian chef) it’s safe to assume your wedding menu will be second to none, whether you desire a halal feast or a refined kaiseki experience. Another highlight is Saray Spa’s dreamy ‘Wedding Bliss’ package that plies the happy couple with revitalising, relaxing spa treatments and handmade chocolates to boot. 


You’ll feel on top of the world (quite literally) after your big day staying in the hotel’s dual-level Penthouse Suite. Set on the 70th floor with subtle Arabic décor and luxurious amenities, it’s so large, the hotel can even arrange a lavish breakfast or brunch for you and 10 of your closest friends to celebrate your first day as husband and wife.


The extraordinary creations by cake artist in residence Gelly Kalouta, adored by royals and A-list celebrities.


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