Wedding Palace (Tbilisi)

The Wedding Palace or Palace of Rituals (Georgian: რიტუალების სასახლე) is a building in Tbilisi designed by architects Victor Djorbenadze and Vazha Orbeladze. It was built in 1984 as a wedding venue.

Wedding Palace
რიტუალების სასახლე
Wedding Palace (Tbilisi) is located in Tbilisi
Wedding Palace (Tbilisi)
Wedding Palace (Tbilisi) is located in Georgia
Wedding Palace (Tbilisi)
General information
Coordinates41°41′06″N 44°49′40″E / 41.68500°N 44.82778°E / 41.68500; 44.82778



The building, drawing on influences as diverse as 1920s expressionism and medieval Georgian church architecture, met with mixed critical reviews.[1]

Visiting celebrities were often invited to the Wedding Palace - Margaret Thatcher was treated to a Georgian dance performance during her 1987 visit,[2] and Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan renewed his vows with wife Bron while touring in 1990.[3]

In 2002 it was purchased by the oligarch Badri Patarkatsishvili for use as his personal residence. In 2013, the Wedding Palace was leased to a private events company and currently hosts weddings, fundraisers, and corporate functions.[4]


  1. ^ Vardosanidze, L. (1987). "On One Public Building." Literaturuli Sakartvelo (Literary Georgia); Davitaia, V. (1987). "One One Public Building: Response." Literaturuli Sakartvelo (Literary Georgia)(9).
  2. ^ Author, No. "Margaret Thatcher's visit to Tbilisi in 1987". GeorgianJournal. Retrieved 2016-02-22. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ Author, No. "Deep Purple lead singer's Georgian wedding: Ian Gillan in Chokha and Phaeton". GeorgianJournal. Retrieved 2016-02-22. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ "Celebration Palace of Rituals". Retrieved 2016-02-22.