Wedding season is here again in Hyderabad! The period of ‘Ashadham’ and ‘AdhikaSravanam’ which delayed marriage plans in the Telugu States is coming to an end. From August 19 to December 31, there are 53 auspicious muhurtams for young couples to get married.
This year, there is a new trend of hosting weddings in farmhouses in addition to wedding halls and resorts. Farmhouses in Kompally, Shamshabad, Shadnagar, Chevella, Gajwel, Ghatkesar, and Keesara have become popular choices. Some farmhouses offer organic cuisine and personalized attention, making them ideal for smaller weddings with no harm to the surroundings.
NRI weddings now prefer a rural ambiance. However, destination weddings can be expensive, with venue prices reaching up to Rs 5 lakhs. The cost of desi food is a major attraction for farmhouse owners.
Farmhouse owner V N Rao, who has a 10-acre farm in Kompally, offers a pure vegetarian treat for Rs 2,000 per person. Laxmi Singh, who owns a farmhouse near Shamshabad, mentions that their costs are slightly higher as they focus on traditional designs and eco-friendly facilities.
The decor at these farmhouses uses only biodegradable materials. Traditional games and special ingredients like desi ghee and cow milk are also included, which increase the price. Some enquiries even specify traditional dishes like “roti pachhallu, karappodulu, payasaalu” and “ammammachethivantaruchulu”.
Couples Ira and Prateek are looking for a traditional wedding venue in the Godavari districts and are open to a ‘Konaseema’ style wedding. They mention that money is not a deciding factor for them.
Overall, the wedding industry is preparing for the upcoming wedding season, with farmhouses becoming popular venues offering unique experiences and traditional cuisines.