Venues in South Goa for a 2018 wedding
In the recent past, Goa has become one of the most desirable and sought after marriage venues for a destination wedding. The natural beauty of the state coupled with the opulent wedding halls furnished by 5 star hotels and resorts provide everything that you and your guests could desire. Most of these beautiful venues are in the southern belt of the state and they provide a variety of settings which encompass beach side views, seashore lawns, indoor halls with picturesque views and myriad other options for the couple to choose from. We have listed a few venues below, in no particular order, which will help you in selecting your dream wedding location.
Zuri White Sands Resort Goa
The Zuri White Sands Resort in Varca featuring four venues, of which 2 are outdoors, is the perfect place for one to experience Goa in all its splendor. The beach front location, well-manicured gardens, Portuguese inspired interiors and the convenience of commuting (as the resort is only 6 km away from the railway station and 7 km away from the bus stand), make it ideal for a lively and memorable wedding experience. Their 150 plus spacious and luxurious rooms are perfect to accommodate your guests, ensuring that they are in high spirits for your big day.
The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort
Located on the shores of Raj Baga beach, nestled between the Sayadri Mountains and the Talpone River, the Lalit Golf & Spa Resort is a five-star luxury property, with a scenic grandeur almost unequalled by any other venue. There are multiple indoor and outdoor venues to choose from, along with state of the art recreational facilities. The golf course and spa will leave your guests relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to dance their hearts out at your wedding reception.
Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
The Ramada Caravela Beach Resort, located in close proximity to the beautiful Varca beach, is another exotic venue which is perfect for a destination wedding. The resort is also a small distance away from the Margao railway station, thus facilitating easy travel. It is a wonderful venue for intimate as well as extravagant weddings that can be conducted indoors or al fresco. They have approximately 200 rooms with private balconies which provide a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea along with lush greenery enabling one to blissfully escape into the aura that this venue creates.
Taj Exotica Goa
The Taj Exotica in Benaulim is a haven of comfort and extravagance. Their majestic pillarless ballroom is wonderful for a larger-than-life celebration. It can accommodate around 500-600 persons at a time, while there are smaller halls for more intimate ceremonies. The lawns provide the perfect setting, where the view of the waves and the wind come together to choreograph a stunning wedding. With more than 140 rooms to choose from, primarily classified as garden villas and deluxe sea view rooms, this Mediterranean-inspired resort will definitely appease your guests.
Kenilworth Beach Resort
The Kenilworth Beach Resort situated along the shores of Utorda beach provides the perfect canvas for a dream wedding to be painted. Depending upon your guest list, for a more intimate set-up, you can choose between the beachfront (which can accommodate around 300 persons) and the main hall (which can accommodate around 180 persons),in theatre style seating, which would be reduced to approximately 150 and 50 respectively if you prefer round-table seating.
If you have something more elaborate planned, opt for the lawns that can accommodate 1200 persons in theatre arrangement and 250 persons seated around tables. Being only 12 minutes away from the airport, your guests can easily fly in for your destination wedding.
Holiday Inn Resort Goa
Holiday Inn resort at Cavelossim, off Mobor beach, with its Portuguese inspired architecture reminiscent of Goa in the by-gone days, is another lavish seafront venue to host your wedding at. You can choose to celebrate at one of their 3 spectacular venues. The beach front lawn with its lush greenery lined by coconut palms can accommodate around 600 persons; the majestic main hall with its bold Italian- styled ceiling lighting is perfect for around 750 people in theatre style and 250 in Banquet style, while the lawns, a third venue can comfortably seat 500 guests. In addition, the resort is also open to converting its golf lawns into a wedding venue, able to accommodate close to 3000 guests. The Holiday Inn resort has around 200 rooms and multiple restaurants to keep all your guests happy and satiated.
Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa
The Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa with its 5 indoor banquet halls (seasons 1,2 & 3, BQ Lawn 1 & 2) and 8 acres of lush beach front lawns, provides the ideal venue for intimate as well as large wedding receptions.
The seasons 1 can accommodate around 70 guests in a round table set-up while 150 would comfortably fit theatre style. Seasons 2 is rather small for a wedding reception as it can house only 40 guests and may be more suited for one of the intimate minor ceremonies. Seasons 3 is slightly larger and can easily hold up to 70 guests. If you’re looking for a venue to host a cocktail party, the BQ lawn 1 would be a good choice. It can accommodate around 250 people in this setting or around 100 in banquet style seating. For a classy soiree with a larger guest list, the BQ lawn 2 which can comfortably seat 1200 guests while providing a magnificent view, would present itself as a better option. Finally, for a big fat Indian wedding, choose the Boat Quay lawn that can accommodate up to 3000 people. The resort has a total of 73 elegantly decorated and spacious rooms to make your guests’ stay a luxurious affair.
The Leela Goa
The Leela Goa is a breath-taking palatial venue with architecture inspired by the Vijayanagar palace, blended with Portuguese-Goan artistry. It consists of 7 venues, 3 of which are located outdoors. One of the large halls named Aparanta can easily accommodate 350 people theatre style, while the slightly smaller hall, Hampi can accommodate 200. For small and intimate ceremonies with the immediate family, the halls named Bidar and Badami can be used. The Leela lawns overlooking the pearlescent sands can accommodate a sit-down buffet with approximately 500 guests, which is ideal for your dream wedding. With a variety of rooms, suites, club suites and villas to choose from, your guests will be pampered to the hilt.
Park Hyatt Goa
Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa is another fantastic venue to host your dream wedding at. Nestled along the pristine sands of Arrosim beach, this resort and spa boasts of it’s a beautiful contemporary ambience laced with a hint of Indo-Portuguese architecture. Its cobbled-stoned pathways and tiny bridges amidst glistening waterways and lagoons add a fairy-tale like touch to this venue.
Park Hyatt has a total of 8 venues for you to choose from, 5 indoor and 3 outdoor. However, this venue is more suited to an intimate ceremony as their biggest hall; Salcete ballroom can accommodate a maximum of 450 guests.
If you would like to pledge your love under the stars with just your close family and friends, opt for the forest lawns or seaside lawns. These venues can accommodate approximately 250 and 450 people respectively. The boathouse overlooking glimmering waterways is another dreamy setting for around 25-50 people. Colva, Benaulim, Palm court and Varandah are other venues available for you to celebrate with a select few. Their 250 plus guest rooms along with fantastic room service and a luxurious spa make Park Hyatt a delightful choice as your wedding venue.
Some of the popular wedding locations in South Goa need to be booked even upto a year in advance, proving that Goa is definitely rising as a popular wedding location. For wedding enquiries, feel free to get in touch with our team, and we are more than happy to handle the rest. We have also covered popular wedding venues in North Goa, make sure you check those out as well!