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.

Sun beds by the golden sandy Beach
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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.

AVANI Kalutara Resort
Image Credit: AVANI Kalutara Resort

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.

Image Credit: AVANI Kalutara Resort

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From lush gardens and serene beaches to luxury yachts and resorts to 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?

Sri Lanka has some of the best beaches for tropical beach weddings; there’s something so romantic about down south, especially Wadduwa that will make you want to take your vows against the stunning backdrop of crystal clear turquoise waters.

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, there are many choices in this area like The Blue Water Wadduwa that guarantees a perfect beach wedding. With the Indian Ocean unfurling into the horizon, you’ll feel as though you have stepped into a magnificent painting when you set foot at the picturesque wedding venues. From grand affairs and intimate gatherings to barefoot nuptials on the beach, you’ll find great venue options to create your meaningful and memorable celebration.

Being outside, hand in hand, with the breeze blowing softly through your hair as you exchange vows, sounds dreamy right? Whether you just can’t get enough of expressing your love to one another or you want to top the memories of your wedding experience rekindle your vows in Sri Lanka and fall in love with each other again and again.
Be sure to check out the many things do in Wadduwa if you want a spell away from the sand, you’ll find enough distractions to keep you occupied here.

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Picture this; you are walking barefoot on soft golden sand, along a secluded beach, following a path of flower petals that lead you onwards. Ahead the magnificent Indian Ocean glistens in the early morning sun, while the hypnotic sounds of waves gently rushing to shore serenade you with their seaside lullaby. The wind playfully runs through your hair, and in the air there is a sense of freedom, the promise of adventure and romance that will sweep you off your feet. The petals finally lead you to your destination; there by the shore stands the person who truly completes you, the perfect addition to this enchanting backdrop, awaiting your presence, eager to embark in this new chapter of love in an island paradise where time seems to stand still. Sounds like something that may interest you? Well beach weddings in Sri Lanka offer all this and more!

Planning such a wedding in this exotic island nation is easy too. Many hotels and resorts along the beach offer customizable wedding packages including hosting ceremonies on the beach. Arriving (and leaving!) in style is not a problem either with companies such as Malkey Rent A Car offering a wide range of wedding cars in Sri Lanka for you to choose from including vintage classics.

For something truly unique you can choose to have a traditional Buddhist ceremony on the beach which adds its own special elements. What can you expect from such ceremony? Dancers decked out in elaborate headgear, drummers enthusiastically creating a pulsating rhythm as you arrive, a small choir of girls singing traditional blessings and a local “kapuwa” officiating the ceremony under a palm frond canopy. Choose a Hindu ceremony on the beach and you can look forward to such details as having intricate henna art used to create designs on the hands and feet of the bride.

Of course if you want to truly create a magical moment of romance, you can always opt to include an elephant in the ceremony! Yes such things can be arranged and a gentle giant will take you and your one true love on an unforgettable first ride along the shore, as the sun sets in the horizon, splashing fiery reds and oranges across the sky in celebration.

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Imagine walking hand in hand along a soft sandy beach as the waves gently rush to shore nearby and the cooling ocean breezes are full with the promise of love. Beach weddings in Sri Lanka offer all this and more. If you are looking for contemporary hotels which let you enjoy a wedding by the sea then consider properties belonging to AVANI Hotels & Resorts. This well known name in the hospitality industry features
upscale hotels that are ideal for hosting weddings and provide charming settings along the South Coast.

Beach weddings in Sri Lanka offer a magical backdrop in which to celebrate your love for each other. Couples can choose to incorporate Sri Lankan rituals and customs as well including the presence of traditional drummers and dancers who add a unique element to the wedding. The coastal backdrop itself is most enchanting and if you get married in the evening, you can look forward to a breathtaking sunset gracing the occasions as well. For something truly unique couples can even look to organise an elephant ride on the shore; now that’s what you call a wedding with a difference!

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