Destination Wedding at Soma Vineyards with TheWeddingTrunk
Its wedding season and the invites have started pouring in my mail box. While Indian weddings can be a grand affair and fun to attend especially for the unending meal course, I secretly wish they would all be destination wedding (wishful thinking, right?)
Far off from the mundane life, destination weddings are just not your mainstream weddings. It is much more fun visiting new places surrounded by loved ones and participating in the wedding shenanigans.
Destination weddings are yet to shine with palace weddings hogging all the limelight. If you are planning a destination wedding akin to those Hollywood dream weddings, then this might interest you.
Vineyard weddings are quickly becoming the new fad. Imagine taking your Wedding Vows surrounded by lush Vineyards and raising a toast with some finely prepared Wine – the magical grape juice, Fancy much?
One such beautiful property that hosts Vineyard Weddings is Soma Vine Village. Located a mere 4 hours away from Mumbai on the outskirts of Nashik, Soma Vine Village is the first of its kind in India.
The panoramic views of the vineyards are nearly unmatchable.
Soma Vine Village is built in the midst of a 25 acre land surrounded by a large stretch of vineyards. The Gangapur Dam backwaters in the distance and the Sahyadri mountain peaks complement the beautiful backdrop. The resort boasts of 29 deluxe rooms and 7 Villas with a private pool & a personal Chef to each. The balconies of the deluxe rooms open to a beautiful view of an infinity pool overseeing the vineyards. A relaxing Spa, an indoor game room and a wine tasting experience add up to the list of leisurely features of this place a perfect weekend getaway.
The Rooms are helmed with modern amenities; compact and cosy enough to spend a relaxed weekend. A Bean bag to laze around in, overlooking the trajectory of the sun sparkling over the pool trailed by the vineyards.
The Multi cuisine restaurant Sufiyaana is just a short stroll away. Beautiful view from the restaurant. Now, as Soma is a Vineyard and most of the focus is on wines, a teetotaller like me would thirst for a non-alcoholic drink. I found the food below average with limited options and the quality could definitely do with some major improvements. The service was slower than expected, considering it was a weekend and guests were in full swing, this could be overlooked.
Wine Tasting and Tour:
When in a vineyard, taste the wine and that’s exactly what my friend did. We were taken on a guided tour of the winery and educated in the fine process of wine making. The tour concluded with techniques of recognising and tasting different types of wines; red, white, sparkling.
Ideal for Destination Wedding?
With a tour of the Vineyards and looking back at some snippets of previously held weddings here, the place seems perfect for a destination wedding away from the hustle and bustle of noisy concrete jungles. This is the ideal location for families & friends, not just to relax and unwind at the Soma Vine Village and Resorts but also to make your grand day special and unique.
Convinced but don’t know how to go about it? Planning for your Wedding? The Wedding Trunk can help you out. The Wedding Trunk is an all wedding solution service that lets you put your feet up while they plan and organise everything for you and make your special day hassle free.
You can contact TheWeddingTrunk here
For bookings at Soma you can check their site
Cheers to amazing Wedding, travels and good wine!
Note: I was invited as a guest at Soma; however, as always, my opinions are of my own and unbiased.