Best Wedding Venues in Downtown Dubai

Best Wedding Venues in Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is a large-scale, mixed-use complex in Dubai which is home for some of the city's largest landmarks including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, and the Dubai Fountain.

Developed by Emaar Properties, it covers an area of 2 square kilometres located along Sheikh Zayed Road, across from Al Wasl area on the Northwest. It is bounded to the South by the Business Bay and to the Northeast by the Financial Centre Road, which separates it from Zabeel and the Trade Center areas.

The development in downtown Dubai is divided into 11 projects; Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, Burj Park Island, and The Address Downtown Dubai hotel are at the center of the complex.

There are several great venues in Downtown Dubai for indoor and outdoor weddings, following are the top wedding venues in Downtown Dubai:

Palace Downtown - Dubai

Palace Downtown

Palace Downtown is a five-star premium hotel and the centerpiece of The Old Town Island in Downtown Dubai. Looking out onto The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa on one side and the cosmopolitan Downtown Dubai community on the other, it is within easy reach of major businesses, financial institutions and the airport.

Palace Downtown is a setting for wonderful weddings that come alive against the shimmering backdrop of Burj Khalifa and Burj Lake.

Weddings at Palace Downtown leave nothing to be desired. The various wedding packages are comprehensive in every sense and offer the bridal couple exceptional choices. Each package is tailored to expectations and includes a rejuvenating spa voucher for the bride, a luxurious night’s stay and a beautiful wedding cake. Their stellar support ensures that the menu, tasting, florist consultations and exceptional planning, courtesy of a dedicated wedding planner, make it a day to remember forever.

Palace Downtown offers 6 eclectic wedding packages to choose from, each tailor-made to provide the ultimate array of options. Here are the main wedding venues at the Palace Downtown:

Royale Ballroom

The spacious and beautifully appointed Royale Ballroom comfortably accommodates receptions and banquets of up to 300 persons. A large pre-function area and separate entrance into the hotel are two convenient features, making this the perfect venue for large and mid-sized events. In addition, the Royale Ballroom is perfectly suited to dramatic entrances by the wedding couple – in a classic car, on horseback, or in a chariot thanks to convenient vehicle access to the ballroom through the doors situated near the hotel entrance.

The Viewing Deck

For a reception or celebratory gathering that lingers in the memory, consider The Viewing Deck, from where your guests can look up at the magnificent Burj Khalifa, gaze at the magical dancing Dubai Fountain, all while enjoying the exceptional catering that Palace Downtown is renowned for.

This intriguing space welcomes 200 guests for a reception and up to 120 for a sit-down dinner or buffet. It is a versatile venue, perfect for a dream wedding or private party, or even that unforgettable proposal. This makes it an impeccable choice for cocktail receptions that precede wedding celebrations in the Royale Ballroom. 

The Pool Area

Beautiful, tranquil and exceptionally positioned to take in the marvelous sights of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, the Pool Area at Palace Downtown is an incomparable event venue. With manicured hedges and palm trees along its periphery, and Arabian tents adding a touch of desert mystique, the Pool Area makes wedding celebrations both glamorous and memorable. The area comfortably accommodates up to 500 guests for a reception and up to 350 for banquets.

Address Buleavard - Dubai

Address Buleavard

From grandiose Dubai weddings that require a fairy tale setting or a professional hotel conference that needs to host a large delegation, to smaller, more intimate events, Address Boulevard's stellar team of event planners will assist you with every request. With a vast array of sophisticated venues, we ensure you have all the ingredients for assured attendance, perfectly prepared for even the most discerning attendee. Allow your guests to recess in our interactive coffee break kitchen, which provides the perfect backdrop for refreshment and topical discussion.

The Boulevard Ballroom is conveniently situated on the lobby level of the hotel, this spectacular ballroom offers an elegant and versatile space designed to host both small, intimate gatherings and grand, impressive occasions. The stunning 450 square meter space can accommodate up to 250 guests and utilises sophisticated neutral hues to showcase the high ceilings, finely embellished with glittering chandeliers.

The ballroom’s extensive capacity can fit up to a further ten 25-seater dining tables which can be tastefully dressed up with the décor of your choice. This elegant open space can transform into the ideal setting to celebrate a wedding, a pre-wedding celebration or an engagement party. 

Dubai Opera - Dubai

Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat, multi-format, performing arts centre in Downtown Dubai. ​It has the exceptional ability to transform into 3 modes: From a theatre into a concert hall and into a ‘flat floor’ mode becoming a banquet or event hall. This seamless flexibility enables Dubai Opera to host a wide variety of performances and events including theatre, opera, ballet, orchestras, concerts, gala dinners, conferences, awards ceremonies and weddings. Depending on the event, the configuration allows for around 2000 seats for a concert and up to 1000 for a wedding.

Dubai Opera offers a wide range of world class facilities and exceptional service for hosting weddings including, but not limited to: A dedicated event manager order to achieve a seamless experience from wedding conception to execution on the day; 5 -star catering; complimentary dressing room facilities for the bridal couple and their families; complimentary use of the VIP Majlis for the groom on the day of the wedding; complimentary dance floor set up; complimentary menu tasting for up to 4 people for the selected wedding menu; personalized signage; complimentary table décor set up with luxury table linens and chairs; complimentary access to Dubai Opera venue for wedding photo shoots and complimentary valet parking for up to 120 cars.


Read more: Dubai Opera - A Unique Luxury Wedding Venue in The Heart of Dubai

Armani Hotel - Dubai

Armani Hotel

Opened since 2010, the ten-story hotel with 160 rooms and suites is the first hotel by fashion designer Giorgio Armani. Bearing all the Armani signature details in the carefully curated space with Eramose stone floors, zebrawood panels, and custom-made furnishings, it’s no surprise that everything at Armani Hotel in downtown Dubai is tastefully designed.

The Armani Ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests in its refined contemporary space adorned by Italian black marble and backlit resin walls.