As the Portuguese marched into the Goan hinterlands, Catholicism emerged as a religion and the churches that were erected then prevail as mighty religious structures.
Goa and romance go hand in hand and since there’s always love in the Goan air, it stands out to provide an immaculate setting to tie the knot. Goa has for long been a premium wedding destination and boasts of its seaside settings to say ‘I do’ but when it comes to thrilling your guests with avant-garde décor, ravishing floral designs, lip-smacking food, fabulous live entertainment, and outstanding service; the following 5 venues are straight out dreamiest in Goa.
It is one of the finest five star hotels in Goa, and strives to provide you with truly intimate wedding management services. Located on the Arossim Beach, ITC Grand Goa can accommodate up to 500 wedding guests with various venue settings. Be it an indoor setting at the ballroom, an outdoor setting amidst mystical palm trees or a wedding ceremony overlooking the pristine Arabian Sea; ITC Grand Goa won’t fail to deliver a wedding experience that’s opulent beyond imagination. Interested parties can check with the hotel, if they could also take care of wedding themes, wedding cake, award winning food and beverage, floral arrangements, photography, guest accommodation, treatments for the bridal party at the world-class Kaya Kalp Spa, and even the bride and groom’s dream honeymoon.
Nestled on the exclusive Odxel Beach is a property that boasts to have the largest seaside banquet facility in Goa. Bay 15, with over 50,000 square feet of manicured lawns, makes for an apt setting to tie the knot. With a capacity to accommodate upto 750 guests, Bay 15 is equipped to deliver delightfully plated dinners, sumptuous buffets, and even unique late night coffee and snack counters. Did I tell you that their lounge bar and restaurant just won the Times Food Award for the best Mediterranean casual dining restaurant? Oh wait, I just did. The greenery, the vast pastures, the mesmerizing sea breeze, and the captivating sunset just adds to the charm that the soon-to-be happily married will cherish forever.
The oldest 5 star property in South Goa (in fact they’ll be celebrating their 25th anniversary this September) located on the Mobor Beach in Cavelossim, the Leela Goa provides a lavish setting for a grand wedding celebration. Spread over 75 acres of pristine land, the Leela can comfortably accommodate and awe up to 600 guests. Be it sunny day arrangements by the Arabian Sea and the Sal River or mystical starry nights amid the swaying palms, the wedding management services by the Leela strive to make your big day magical than ever. The Leela Lawn and Aparanta Lawn make for an enchanting outdoor setting while if you want to say yes indoors; Hampi and Aparanta provide customized banquet and seating solutions which can adapt to delight upto 400 guests. Not just that, their in-house wedding planners and vendors will make sure that you don’t miss out on a single detail while turning your dream moments into reality.
In the seaside village of Majorda in South Goa perches Alila Diwa, a five star property known world over for generating the finest luxury experiences. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, this gem of a property provides a variety of venue options both indoors and outdoors delivering an intimate setting to those seeking a boutique wedding experience. From beautifully landscaped lawns, intimate courtyard to a sprawling banquet hall, are all on offer as venue options. Their contemporary ballroom can astonish upto 300 people making for a grand party or a reception while DJ nights can be arranged at Edge Bar and Lounge (what’s a wedding without a cocktail party and endless dancing after all?). For pure vegetarian cultures, Alila Diwa is equipped with a separate vegetarian kitchen with a dedicated maharaj serving Marwari, Jain, and Gujarati cuisines. Alila Diwa specializes in latest banqueting trends with delectable buffets, speciality cocktail counters, and innovative live counters.
Amidst the bustle of the Calangute beach belt is a serene property right by the beach. Destination One, a year old property boasts of its empyrean beach settings for any kind and size of weddings. Destination One allows you to make your dream wedding even dreamier as you say your vows or finish your seven circumambulations with your feet in the glistening sands against the setting sun and crooning waves. The Sea Lawn at Destination One makes for a paradisiacal wedding venue with celebrity chef Shebby serving his top specialities to your guests. So if you haven’t made your mind on where your big day is going to be, do consider this venue option.