Once a simple seaside retreat with a few resorts, Goa has developed a lot during the past few decades. Goa is home to some of the best lodging and fine-dining options in the country. It caters to the needs of all types of travelers, whether you are a student looking to party or an expat looking to unwind or a businessman in need of a holiday or a family looking for the perfect holiday. It is also one of the most romantic destinations to tie the knot. Goa offers a number of options for couples to marry. Here are some of the best wedding venues (hotels and resorts) in Goa:
From the moment you enter inside this 56 acre lush property, expect to feel a sense of calm and serenity. With a sun-kissed foyer, magnificent architecture and beautifully crafted corridors, Taj Exotica serves as one of the most popular wedding venues in the state. The hotel goes out of its way to ensure that the couple has the wedding that they have always dreamed off. Various wedding packages, for both Hindus and Christians, are also provided so that the couple can choose whether they want a ‘White Wedding’ or a ‘Mughal Wedding’. Extra facilities such as relaxing spa treatments are also provided as a part of the wedding package. Moreover, post-wedding services such as banquets, music and wedding night are also provided.
Park Hyatt Goa
Popular for its location, Park Hyatt is located on one of the most secluded beaches of South Goa. Since it is situated away from the bustling and crowded North Goa, Park Hyatt is one of the most beautiful venues for performing wedding ceremonies. From picturesque sunset ceremonies to lovely cocktail parties by the beach, this hotel provides the ideal fairytale wedding dream come true. Moreover, the hotel also houses their very own wedding planner to help with the various wedding preparations. Finally, the hotel also provides spa packages to the bridal party to relax and de-stress before the wedding.
The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resorts and Casino
Located on the beautiful Varca Beach in South Goa, Zuri White Sands, Goa Resorts and Casino has some of most exquisite suites surrounded by gorgeous courtyards, gardens, pergolas and a patio. Built in a flamboyant Portuguese style and design, this hotel has one of the best swimming pools in all of Goa that stretches along the entire length of the resort. The best part about planning a wedding in this resort is that Zuri takes all the burden of organizing the event. From themes, decorations to food and entertainment, everything is coordinated according to the preferences of the couple. Moreover, Zuri also provides the option to perform the wedding ceremony in one of the nearby churches for those who want to add a traditional touch to their wedding.
Goa Marriott and Spa
Goa Marriott and Spa is the ideal venue for planning a romantic and scenic wedding in the state. Located in Panaji, the hotel has a 9000 square feet venue, ideal for planning grand weddings. Their Grand Ballroom alone has a capacity for up to 420 guests. Moreover, the hotel also provides breathtaking views of the Mandovi River, which serves as a great spot for organizing outdoor events.
Perfect for intimate weddings, this hotel has an architecture inspired by the Portuguese rule in Goa. The interior of this hotel has been exclusively designed by the famous Indian designer – Tarun Tahiliani. All the guestrooms and suits in this hotel are decorated in earthy and neutral tones, which greatly compliments the antique furniture. If you want romantic views of the Sinquerim River, book one of the four suites in the hotel. With 16 luxury rooms and 4 suites, The Sol is perfect for planning small intimate weddings.
Intercontinental The Lalit Goa Resort
Spread over an area of 85 acres, The Lalit is located in the secluded and beautiful South Goa. With gorgeously landscaped gardens, eight of which have been specially designed by the famous French landscaper - Oliver Vicchirini, the resort provides a great location for planning grand magical weddings. Moreover, the hotel also provides a round-the-clock wedding planner to help in the preparations and ensure that everything is in order. Also, with a peaceful white beach nearby, a spa and a golf course, The Lalit is one of the most beautiful resorts to plan a destination wedding.
The Leela Kempinski Goa
Nestled between languorous lagoons and lush green gardens, The Leela Kempinski is a beautiful 75 acre resort that is perfect for planning any kind of wedding. Located in South Goa, this resort is the ideal blend of colonial and modern Goa traditions. From an exciting themed outdoor wedding on the hotels’ private beach to an intimate wedding on of their main green lawns, the hotel can help you plan and organize everything. Moreover, if you want an outdoor style wedding indoors, then their famous Grand Ballroom with its rocky enclaves and thick foliage is the perfect place to plan your wedding ceremonies. From themed decorations, flower arrangements to a customized tiered wedding cake, this hotel can organize anything.