Encircled by the emerald waters of the Indian Ocean, it has a varied landscape that is the perfect complement to its rich cultural and historical heritage. Those planning to hold their wedding celebration on the island have a number of factors to consider.

Indoor setting

If you prefer to tie the knot amidst an elegant setting with a private banquet, you can choose an indoor wedding venue of one of the island’s hotels. Such setting will ensure optimum privacy for your event and all facilities will be available under one roof.

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Outdoor setting

This country is renowned for its enchanting beaches; hence it would be ideal for you to have a beach wedding in Sri Lanka. Choose a reputed resort such as AVANI Kalutara Resort to say “I do” against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset. There are even more outdoor settings to choose from in the island, from mystic mountainous terrain to lush green forestcapes.


When planning your wedding celebration, catering options are also a factor to consider thoroughly before selecting a location. Most local hotels offer excellent catering services and hence even if you choose to hold your wedding in an outdoor setting, a beach hotel will make for the best choice.


For couples planning a honeymoon at a venue located in close proximity to the location of their wedding, a beachside destination is ideal. These resorts offer exclusive honeymoon packages featuring various benefits.

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Standing together hand in hand, feeling the soft sand between your toes and taking in the breathtaking sunset that colours the horizon in fiery hues; this is the magical setting that awaits those having beach weddings in Sri Lanka.

A wedding in Sri Lanka is arranged according to your needs

If you are looking for the perfect venue for your beach wedding in Sri Lanka, there’s a myriad of resorts located by the shore, the likes of AVANI Kalutara Resort. These offer guests a choice between planning a simple low key wedding by the sea or a lavish and traditional Sri Lankan style wedding.

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Sri Lanka wedding planners are very experienced

Other than for being a happy couple in love you may not have a clue about planning a beach wedding. This is the benefit of choosing Sri Lanka as your wedding destination. Many resorts offer the services of very experienced wedding planners who on meeting and getting to know the couple expertly understand and offer a ceremony package that is perfect for their tastes and expectations.

There are no ‘off seasons’

As a tropical destination, the country does not have any particular offseasons; the only anomaly is during the two monsoon seasons which are experienced at different points of the island.

The best honeymoon memories

Choosing the country for your wedding means you need not visit any other location for a dream honeymoon. The stunning scenery around the beaches and rustic fisher villages are quite romantic while cycle tours into the countryside and excursions to ancient coastal temples promise to add more than a touch of magic to your wedding.

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So the time has finally arrived; the time to plan your dream wedding! Looking for a celebration of love out of the ordinary? Then definitely consider a beach wedding in Sri Lanka

Choosing your beach

A beach is not merely a beach! Yes there is sand and yes it is bordered by a vast expanse of ocean, but beaches do defer in character and this is true in Sri Lanka. A South Coast beach will offer you sun-drenched shores in which to enjoy your wedding, while a West Coast beach offers spectacular sunsets framing an unforgettable backdrop.

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Selecting a Resort or Hotel

Many hotels or resorts by the sea along the shore offer beach weddings making them an ideal choice. Some properties also have elegant venues, perfect for receptions and galas. When it comes to South Coast hotels for such events AVANI Kalutara Resort is an ideal choice worth considering.

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Type of Ceremony

Beach weddings in Sri Lanka can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it. A simple ceremony on the sand with you and that special someone and a few close family and friends is one option.

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Planning Your After Party

After the ceremony, it is time to celebrate! If you are having an intimate exchange of vows by the ocean you can always plan a romantic candlelit dinner or dine on the beach under star-filled sky.

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In the minds of every couple is the desire for the eventual dream wedding, one that is filled with excitement as well as bliss, untainted by any shortcomings. Here are some must-have cocktails when you are getting hitched!

Classic Margarita

The variety of choices for a refreshing beach cocktail is countless but the Classic Margarita remains an all-time favourite. It is a rather simple combination of tequila, orange, and lime but you can also add a little twist to the taste by trying out different fruit juices and different liqueurs.

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Caribbean Rum Punch

If there’s a cocktail known anywhere from the Caribbean to Hawaii, it is the Caribbean Rum Punch. You can add these cocktails to the menu when you are planning your beach wedding in Sri Lanka. Any bartender at popular resorts such as AVANI Kalutara Resort will know how to make these fascinating cocktails.

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Bay Breeze

For anyone who loves a taste of pineapple and cranberry with vodka, the best choice of a cocktail is the Bay Breeze. Not surprisingly, there are some variations of this drink such as the Sea Breeze where grape juice is added instead of pineapple juice. You can try to change the taste with different flavoured vodkas.

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Pina Colada

Pina Colada is one of the best tropical cocktails, bringing together the flavour of pineapple and coconut with a hunch of white rum or dark rum. The best mix of ingredients is 2 oz. of white rum, 3 oz. of pineapple juice, 1 ½ oz. of cream of coconut or coconut milk, and 1 cup of ice. An optional ¼ oz. of fresh lime juice can be added to enhance the flavour.

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Picture this; you and your partner stand barefoot along a soft sandy shore; your hands grasp each other as the cool ocean breeze swirls around you and a seemingly infinite carpet of azure stretches far into the distance. Sounds too good to be true? Not if you are planning a beach wedding in Sri Lanka!

Beach weddings

From lush gardens and serene beaches to luxury yachts and resorts to the banquet, Sri Lanka offers a selection of venues for weddings and receptions to set the stage for a one of a kind ceremony. But what could be more romantic than standing on a tropical white-sand beach, your toes in the warm sand, beautiful turquoise waves lapping at your ankles, surrounded by your closest friends and family as you promise your lives, your hearts, and your futures to each other?

Down south

There are many hotels in down south. Decide on a beach that is suitable for you. Whether you want a secluded spot or a lively type of beach atmosphere, there are many choices in this area like AVANI Kalutara Resort that guarantees a perfect beach wedding.


Bentota is probably the most popular and most visited beach resort located on the Southern coast of Sri Lanka. Mind you Bentota can be quite crowded and enjoy a private wedding on the beach may be a bit of a problem. However, if you are comfortable with loads of smiling and curious locals the Bentota Beach is a lovely location.

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Gorgeous East Coast Wedding

The Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka is virtually unspoilt and one of the best locations to plan a beach wedding in Sri Lanka. Resorts such as Pasikudah are fast gaining popularity amongst the international community for its stunning backdrops, idyllic beaches and lazy ambience.

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There’s no doubt that the Maldives is considered one of the romantic travel destinations in the world. From private islands to glow-in-the-dark beaches, this nation is designed for romance.

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Island Exploration

Many of the islands that form the Maldives are uninhabited, so you and your special someone can embark on an iconic island-hopping adventure, becoming the sole-occupants of island after island.

Dive Beneath the Surface

Some of the best attractions the Maldives has to offer are found underneath her waters’ surface. From magnificent Manta Rays to colossal Whale Sharks to kaleidoscopic coral reefs, there’s so much to witness.

Experience a Couple’s Massage

This is definitely one of the most romantic experiences offered by more or less any luxury hotel in Maldives, with examples such as Velassaru Maldives. There’s nothing quite like you and your partner being gently escorted to a realm of bliss and tranquillity by a resort’s wellness experts.

Romantic Dinner Underwater

There are a number of underwater restaurants and/or night-clubs located throughout the Maldives, and these present one of the most unique opportunities to enjoy a romantic dinner with your partner, made even more special by the presence of countless marine animals floating above and around you. This is definitely an experience both of you won’t forget.

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The beautiful tropical nation of Fiji has long been considered as one of the most romantic retreats the world has to offer, and is definitely one of the best places for a destination wedding.


Wedding Coordinators

When it comes to Fiji wedding packages offered by most hotels and resorts such as InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa include a wedding coordinator. Be sure to utilise his/her services in organising the event since they would be able to help ensure everything runs smoothly.


Destination Travel Agents

When having a destination wedding there can be a myriad of complications arising from accommodation to transportation, therefore it’s best to have a well-informed authority handling these matters so you don’t have to.


Wedding Planner

A good wedding planner will handle everything from hair and make-up, to photography and even decor. It is essential that you choose the best possible person or persons to handle all the necessary planning elements associated with the wedding.


Travel and Explore

As luxurious as your hotel or resort might be, Fiji is a beautiful place with an astonishing array of attractions so be sure to spice up your honeymoon with as much adventure as possible by exploring this wondrous nation.








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Take time to consider preferences for the first few days of married bliss as you will want to remember the occasion for the rest of your life.


Planning the Honeymoon

Discuss the budget, duration of the honeymoon, where to go and what to do with the partner when the wedding is being planned. Go online and read up on best honeymoon destinations and if going overseas get the assistance of travel agents the likes of Aitken Spence Holidays to help plan the trip.

Best time to visit

Consider the best time to visit when selecting the dream destination. Avoid local holidays as many hotels and attractions will be crowded. If the price is a concern, travel during the least expensive times such as in the middle of the year.

Things to do

Honeymoons can be fun as there are many things to do from scuba diving, snorkelling, to golf, excursions to places of interest, indulgent spa treatments to river safaris and jungle walks, elephant treks, whale and dolphin watching and wildlife safaris.


One of the most romantic experiences honeymooners can have out here is dining under the stars. Many hotels offer special three-course meals on the beach with succulent seafood as part of the honeymoon package. The other option is a romantic early morning river cruise with a champagne breakfast.

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