Reliance chairperson Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani’s oldest child Akash is tying the knot with diamantaire Russell Mehta and Mona Mehta’s daughter Shloka in March this year. The grand wedding functions have already kicked off with a dandiya night at the Ambani residence, Antilia, last week. This weekend, it is time for a lavish pre-wedding bash in the Swiss Alps. Akash Ambani is throwing a grand bachelor’s party in St Moritz, Switzerland, this weekend and like all things Ambani, this too is expected to be a never-seen-before affair.
We get you exclusive details of the two-day bash, straight from the Swiss resort town.
A GRAND PRE-WEDDING BASH FOR AKASH AMBANI AND SHLOKA MEHTA
The Ambanis are hosting a huge bash in St Moritz this Sunday and Monday. The two-day bash will see the who’s who of Bollywood in the resort town. The Ambanis’ close friends are also flying down to Switzerland this weekend for the big fat party ahead of Akash and Shloka’s wedding.
GUEST LIST ON THESE TWO DAYS
Keeping in tune with daughter Isha Ambani’s engagement, Mukesh and Nita are hosting about 500 guests at St Moritz this weekend. From Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, who is already in St Moritz, and Ranbir Kapoor to distinguished people from the country’s business circuit, several big names are expected to be in St Moritz this weekend.
Priyanka Chopra, who tied the knot with American singer Nick Jonas in December last year, is also likely to fly down to St Moritz.
WHERE ARE THE GUESTS STAYING?
The Ambanis are staying at the most expensive 5-star hotel in St Moritz, Badrutt Palace. The hotel is situated at a stone’s throw – quite literally – from Lake Saint Moritz. The luxurious rooms in the hotel overlook the Alps or the lake.
For the February 23 and 24 weekend, the cheapest available room in the hotel is a Deluxe Room with Mountain View for USD 1,385 (Rs 98,500). The most expensive room on the February 23-24 weekend is the Corner Suite with Lake View for USD 4,343 (Rs 3,08,939). The hotel is nearly fully booked over this weekend, with most of the rooms expectedly allotted for the Ambani festivities.
SUNDAY: DRONE SHOW BY LAKE ST MORITZ
On Sunday, February 24, the Ambani guests will see an unusual winter wonderland by the banks of Lake St Moritz. The festivities on Sunday will kick off at 5.30pm and go on till 2am. This ‘Winter Wonderland’ will be a fun fair with rides including Ferris Wheel, Bumper Car, a spiral slide and a carousel. The carnivalesque set-up will be complemented by cotton candy and music by the lake. There are ‘lovingly designed’ market stalls for guests. The ‘magical’ two-day event at St Moritz is an attempt at taking guests back to their childhood.
There is a stage with an ice rink for the guests. A ‘Peter Pan Ice Show’ will be followed by an Indian music performance. Between the Peter Pan Ice Show and the music performance, a 10-minute drone show will leave St Moritz with a never-before-seen party of sorts.
The big Swiss bash is created by one of London’s best event management companies. These Royal Warrant holders have been roped in by the Ambanis to give their guests an unforgettable experience in the Swiss Alps this weekend.
MONDAY: WINTER WONDERLAND AND CARNIVAL
Monday, February 25, will see the same programme as on Sunday. The carnival will continue from Sunday to Monday. However, the drone show and ice skating won’t be part of the second day celebrations. A lunch is to take place from 12.30pm to 4pm at St Moritz.
In the evening, from 6pm to 8pm, the fair and market stalls will be open for the guests. A live performance by famous American pop rock band Maroon 5 is expected on Monday. The activities on the ‘Circus Meadow’ range from ice skating to the drone show over the two days at St Moritz.
WEDDING IN MUMBAI ON MARCH 9
After the party in Switzerland, the Ambanis will head back to India for the wedding of Akash and Shloka. The wedding will take place in Mumbai, at the Jio World Centre in Bandra-Kurla Complex. The Ambanis and Mehtas will host a three-day wedding party in Mumbai for their guests. Akash and Shloka are tying the knot on March 9. The celebrations will continue on March 10, upto March 11, when the Ambanis host a wedding reception for the newlyweds.
2018 saw Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha tying the knot with Ajay and Swati Piramal’s son Anand Piramal in one of the biggest wedding ceremonies India has ever seen. Isha and Anand celebrated their engagement in Lake Como, Italy last September.
The Ambanis are expected to host a similar lavish bash for Akash and Shloka, if not grander. All eyes this March are set on the big Ambani wedding!