The Leela Palace Bengaluru –Majestic Weddings & Nostalgic Honeymoons

by Rochelle Palipane Gunaratne

A wedding is one of the most special occasions in any person's life. In India a wedding is a grand affair and consists of many lavish preparations. The Leela Palace Bengaluru is designed for weddings; be it a colossal event with a thousand guests or smaller more intimate gatherings as the choice remains open to couples who wish to make it a memorable occasion at a venue which resembles the awe-inspiring palaces of yore. Reflecting the quintessence of Indian hospitality, the hotel offers a plethora of variations in terms of locations, cuisine, décor, settings etc. Moreover, The Leela Palace Bengaluru thrives on pampering the couples with a versatile, limitless extravagance in keeping with the kaleidoscope of cultural diversity and vibrancy of India. 

The Leela Palace Bengaluru is the ultimate choice for majestic weddings and nostalgic honeymoons. A palace in its true sense, The Leela Palace Bengaluru is fit for royalty; opulent in its setting, it creates an aura of resplendent regality for those who wish to bask in the luxuries enjoyed by aristocrats. The impressive structure and interior adorning replicate the architectural magnificence of the Royal Palace of Mysore and the Palaces of the Vijayanagar Empire, replete with it copper domes, arches, ornate ceiling and carvings reflecting the grandeur of a bygone era. Concealed within the lush environs of a nine-acre land, it sparks a surreal feel similar to being transported to a glorious epoch when the Maharajah’s of India reigned supreme.

The Leela Palace Bengaluru with its ethereal feel is a vastly popular wedding and honeymoon destination for couples who wish to create lasting memories. Going beyond the couples expectations is the specialty of the hotel. It also provides a dedicated wedding planner and consultant, entertainment options from DJ’s, musicians, dancers, make-up artists, award winning multi-cultural and global cuisine and staff who can create the wedding cake of your dreams, beautiful flower arrangements, banquet displays, access to the salon and spa for all the pampering the happy couple and the wedding party may require. Massages, manicures and special packages - just so you look your best on your big day, personal attendants for the bride and the groom, state-of-the-art video and audio equipment among others. With careful attention to intricacies of your special day, the couple can rest assured that the wedding will forge treasured memories for generations to come. The Grand Ballroom, Royal Ballroom, Turret, Kamal and Sitara can be transformed to fit your occasion with varying configuration options and décor themes. Each of their hotels, palaces or resorts can suggest reliable, local contacts for everything.

The Leela Palace Bengaluru has a romance woven to its tale as the founder Captain C.P.Krishnan Nair found inspiration in his soul mate and wife Leela whom the hotel chain is named after; hence its affinity towards that special time when couples bond at the first flush of marriage. The hotel provides the ideal appeal to couples on their honeymoon as it many romantic albeit idyllic settings and a multitude of indulgences to choose from.

Charming Bengaluru 

Bengaluru is a mixture of old world charm and futuristic pace with its expansive gardens and intricately built structures harking back centuries, standing side by side in perfect harmony with technology. The city was the erstwhile summer city of Tipu Sultan, who chose to build his summer palace amidst its dense greenery of fiery blossom trees and tree lined avenues. The city was proudly titled the ‘garden city’ but was soon overshadowed by the IT boom and burgeoning international status as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. Today, Bengaluru is a cosmopolitan metropolis, which still manages to retain its quintessential charm of colourful flower markets, temple trails, colonial buildings and heritage structures that blend seamlessly with IT hubs, international retail stores and a versatile culinary platform.  

Luxuries Hospitality 

The Leela Palace Bengaluru has redefined the term luxury hospitality, set amid Bengaluru’s panoramic vista, it has fostered a renaissance of the old intermingled with the new as it offers an array of highly personalized business and leisure services complimented by unimaginable choices through its hosts of restaurants, bars, the Royal Club and more. The unique feel of being treated like royalty begins from the moment you step into the Palace styled domain, featuring six floors of elegant and spacious rooms and suites numbering 357 and an ambience which exudes warmth and incomparable luxury. 

Within close proximity to the business district, it is the ideal venue for each guest. It further provides many one-of-kind snapshots for those who cherish the intricacies of architectural glamour offered by the hotel and the well-manicured garden with an abundance of aromatic flowers. In addition these spectacular features, the hotel is home to many vibrant cuisines from cultures across the world making dining an experience par excellance. 

World Class Award Winning Cuisine 

Celebrated for its world class cuisines the Leela Bengaluru leaves no avenues unexplored as the restaurants open the guests to a world of tantalizing epicurean delicacies from Le Cirque Signature, which is revered by critics of New York City. The menu features a creative culinary flair for Italian and French cuisine, complemented by a repertoire of selected wines. Located on the 5th floor of the hotel, the interiors of Le Cirque Signature, Bengaluru display refined elegance. The intimate décor is set in subtle tones of beige, ebony and ochre along with a touch of sophistication enhanced by the Murano glass chandeliers. The backdrop showcases a stunning glass arch, offering a panoramic backdrop of the palace’s grand architecture and lush greenery. For a private dining experience guests can be seated in the elaborate champagne room. Guests can also choose the alfresco seating, for a charming and casual lounge atmosphere. The Jamavar, named after the intricate brocades of Kashmir, invite guests to an experience where opulence is a part of its settings and its authentic gourmet spread. The refined ambience is enhanced by the Jamavar wall paintings, designed with pure gold leaf and vegetable dyes, decorative Jamavar shawls and lavish silver table settings. After feasting your eyes on its intricate hand-carved screens and the flower-laden urli with floating candles, sit back and surrender to the gastronomical temptations of the traditional cuisines that were once feasted by the maharajas and Nawabs. The ambience of Citrus encapsulates the peppy and vibrant colours of the zesty fruit exuding a freshness none can match. Guests are coaxed to relish the best flavours in this multi-cuisine restaurant from the Chinese wok or the rotisserie grill. The Zen is one of the restaurants in Bengaluru that lets you explore the exotic world of Asian cuisine. A thorough blend of light, space, symmetry, colour and movement, this venue has perfected the art of Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisines. The Far-East cuisine in all its variety is presented to those who crave an eclectic albeit delectable masterpiece. Fine-dining takes on a new definition with the Royal Club dining. The Royal Club residents and members can get prepared for an exclusive dining experience serving choicest menus from a-la-carte breakfast to expansive lunches and lavish dinners, guests are provided with the luxuries of life on a platter. For those who cannot resist the sweet temptation, the Leela Palace Cake Shop serves some of the finest gourmet delights. From inviting handcrafted chocolates dotting the display to soulful pastries, tantalizing candy-pop stations, the patisserie will awaken the child in you. Indulge in an endless array of treats, like traditional French Macaroons and mouth-watering delicacies created with caramel, exotic blueberry, chocolate, vanilla, orange and basil.

Joie de Vivre 

The invigorating appeal of Leela Bengaluru is further enhanced by the Library Bar for those who appreciate exclusivity and revel in the good things in life. Boasting an array of rare malts and ancient Armagnac, with the settings that combine the Victorian grace of leather and dark-wood furniture with the larger-than-life Indian opulence, you are certain to raise a toast and celebrate life.


The Leela Palace Bengaluru epitomizes the essence of India with its graceful elegance and ornate styles reflected in the suites and rooms spread across the hotel. The Maharaja Suite is considered a jewel as the presidential suite is over 3,500 square feet of sheer opulence and 24-hour service to fulfill the indulgence of the guests. Set on the 5th floor with a view of the palace and gardens, the suite is designed to meet the requirements of business, political and global leaders, the luxury suite in Bengaluru offers unrivalled security, ultra luxury and a range of options. Truly palatial in every detail, the suite includes

a separate dining room, an optional guest room and a massive bath, hosting an exquisite selection of Bvlgari products, with a steam cubicle and Jacuzzi. The Turret Suites are ideal for extended stays with apartment style layouts, peaceful locations and 24-hour butler service. Separate living rooms, a guest room, powder room, pantry, walk-in closets, attached bath and large private balcony create that sense of being cocooned in your own little world. The spacious and elegant Tower Suite offers a long-stay option which includes a kitchenette, living room and a luxurious balcony overlooking the gardens. With access to the Royal Club amenities, the Tower Suite is where luxury meets functionality.

The Royal Club is the Leela Bengaluru’s piece-de-resistance, a hotel within a hotel complete with exclusive facilities and services including personalized butlers, private dining, Champagne Room and Cigar Lounge access.
Further The Royal Suite enables guests to l
ive and entertain in privacy and regal flair in 2,500 square feet of lavish living space which incorporates a living room, dining room for eight and the palatial bedroom each with their own oversized balcony. Two separate bathrooms, a pantry and 24-hour butler service makes this suite highly functional for meetings, work and relaxation. Surmise it to say, it is the perennial intermingling of style, status and service. The Royal Club Suite is stylish, comfortable and equipped with every amenity extending over a thousand square feet. Guests have the added privilege of gaining access to the Cigar and Billiards rooms and availing themselves to the exclusive five-star dining experience in the Dining Room and Club Lounge. The Executive Suite is comprised of value added accommodation facilities with all the exclusive benefits of the Royal Club; comfort, space, views and dedicated 24 hour personalized service.

In addition are the Premier Rooms which invite guests to indulge in blissful comfort, style and elegance along with the unique concept of the Conservatory Room which offers a combination of design, style, space and a serene feel with its view of verdant gardens and waterfalls in the secluded inner courtyard. The needs of the modern business traveler are met for guests who stay at the Deluxe Room and the corporate leaders are indulged in the Royal Premiere Room.

Sensational Rejuvenation


The Leela Bengaluru is truly an oasis in the city as it rejuvenates the senses through its myriad of services and comforts such as the Spa, offering a holistic experience to guests. It provides a wide range of acclaimed products through its cosmopolitan treatments combining European philosophies along with yoga and aerobic classes conducted on a daily basis.


The Leela experience


The plethora of experiences and opportunities provided by the Leela Palace Bengaluru is endless as every moment offers a breathtaking view, a personalized touch, or fountain of memories which is as special as you as it evokes a sense of exploration and fascination that is bound to tug at your heart strings and create souvenirs for life.


At the helm of the iconic Leela Palace Bengaluru is Mr.  Kunal Chauhan, General Manager who has a wealth of experience in various senior positions with The Oberoi Group and The Leela Group. Mr. Chauhan spearheads the award-winning property that was voted the world’s Favourite Overseas Business Hotel by Condé Nast Traveller, UK. It has also been ranked “one of the very best hotels on the planet” by readers in the Condé Nast Traveller USA’s, Gold List Readers Choice Survey 2013. The dynamic leader continues to steer the reigns of this Leela Palace Bengaluru will continue to retain its market leadership and be the first choice of discerning travelers.



Quintessence of Luxury

 “Over the last three decades, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts have been on a continuous journey to delight our guests by providing unparalleled luxury in captivating environs ensconced in the lap of nature and wrapped in the graciousness of Indian hospitality. We invite you to sense the distinction, taste and enjoy it with all your senses.”

 - Late Founder Chairman, Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair