Tying the knot Goa?, there are a variety of venue and accommodation options for a destination wedding location. Most couples do prefer the beach front to tie the knot, rightly so, as the beaches are the most breathtaking locations of them all. Marriage rituals can be organized on the beach itself for which special licenses need to be applied for. There are also plenty of attractive properties to accommodate your guests offering a variety of amenities are various price points.
Grand Hyatt Resort
Spread across 28 acres of tropical greens, widely spread lawns facing the warm blue ocean, the Grand Hyatt is an exclusive five-star hotel that has redefined luxury. The property sits at the bottom of the Bambolim Hills that is located which is a mere 15 minute drive from the capital city of Panjim. This large property has 314 rooms, each with spectacular views of the valley and most facing the blue Arabian sea. The architecture has a mix of Indo Portuguese elements and touches depicting a palace like feel to it. The hospitality is warm, friendly and has a Goan flavour to it.
As a venue to tie the knot, the resort has some of the largest banquet facilities in the area that is specially designed to cater to small intimate celebration to large events. The grand ballroom boasts of being one of the largest banquet halls in the state that can host upto 1200 guests in a theatre styled setup. For smaller intimate celebrations guests can choose between smaller banquet halls on the property that can accommodate up to 260 guests in a banquet arrangement. Wide-open lawns on the property can also be used as a outdoor venues large enough to accommodate 1000 people.
The LaLit Golf & Spa Resort
Located at the southern coast this resort is a 90 minute drive from the Dabolim airport. The hotel is nicely tucked away from the cities hustle and bustle along the beautiful and clean Pallollem beach that is rarely overcrowded. As a venue for a destination wedding The Lalit has the option of seven different venues to choose from giving you plenty of flexibility to accommodate your guests.
The largest banquet hall can host up to 600 people in theatre styled setup. Two other large banquet halls named the Francisco and Rajbaga halls cater up to 200 people. For an outdoor space there are several gardens that have their own themes and make beautiful locations for an outdoor gathering. We have been associated in planning a few events and parties here and we can easily recommend this venue as one of the finest resorts at the southern coast
The Leela Kempinski Resort
A bench of luxury, the Leela does not fail to disappoint. Nested at a beautiful beach location in the sleepy village of Mobor the Leela speakers volumes in quality of rooms and service. The architecture at this property is influenced by the Portuguese culture seen at heritage structures. The property is spread across 75 acres and has gained several popular awards to its credit.
As a location for a reception venue this resort caters to events of all sizes. They are fully equipped with state of the art halls and outdoor areas spread across the property. One of most popular halls named Aparanta can host upto 250 guests comfortably. This area makes a perfect location for an evening Sangeet or reception. There is also an extended area that can additionally accommodate another 100 guests if required. Hampi, a smaller hall is suitable for 100 guests setup in banquet style.
Park Hyatt Resort & Spa
Arrosim beach is the location to this splendid 45 acre pristine property located by the beach designed with landscaped gardens, waterways and lagoons which houses 250 guest rooms with architecture influenced by the Portuguese era.
Ideal for a beach party/celebration the Park Hyatt offers a variety of venues spread across the property. The Salcette Ballroom is the largest among them that can accommodate upto 370 guests which is ideal for a reception or a sit down dinner. Banquet halls such as the Colva and Lotulim are most suitable for a small intimate group, catering to 40 guests ideally used for a cocktail evening. The property is packed with options with multiple smaller venues like the Benaulim hall for 40 guests, the Verandah for 50 guests, the Drawing-Room for 40 guests and many more.
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village
Located at the famous Aguada Fort, this property is themed in the form of a typical village with the Candolim beach as its seafront. Portuguese architecture is seen in many parts of the property, that has its own little local charm to it.
For a reception party venue, this property has splendid view of the Arabian that blends in with the resorts theme. The property has several options that can be used various ceremonies such as the Sunset Lawns for upto 200 guests and the Golf Lawns for larger crowds of even upto 3000 people.
Marriott Resort & Spa
Located in the capital city of Panaji, the Marriot is the only 5 starred resort that is bordering the beach in this part of the state. The location is ideal as you are close to the city and get easy access to all that the city has to offer. The added attraction here are the casinos where you can entertain your guests.
The location has the river Mandovi flowing right by it and the mountains of the nearby villages on the opposite side of the cost of Verem. Multiple venue options are available here such as the Grand Ballroom and the Waterfront Lawns that can accommodate 200 and 150 guests respectively.
Alila Diwa Resort
This property is nestled in the peaceful beaches of Majorda on the southern coast amidst sleepy villages and greenery every where you look.
The Ballroom area accommodates 300 guests and the Lawns that can accommodate 600 people that you can choose from.
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