Coastal Wedding Venues
Although there are equally popular venues in the hinterland, it is the coastal areas that are most popular among couples looking at a out-station wedding. These are primarily beach and riverside venues. We have put together a list of some of the most sort after spots.
Zeebop by the Sea, Utorda, Salcette, South Goa
Zeebop is located at Urtorda beach, which is nested away from the cities hustle and bustle. The coastline has wide open spaces, the beach has white sand and surprisingly does not attract a lot of crowd. As a venue to tie the knot, Zeepbop can accommodate upto 300 people and serve you Goan and Continental food. Zeebop has ample car parking and a space area for a dance floor. You have a open view of the beach across the restaurant. Zeebop has been widely featured in popular magazines and newspapers and is widely popular among the locals. It has also been the recipient of several food awards as well.
LPK WaterFront, Nerul, Bardez, North Goa
Located by the Nerul river, LPK Waterfront is surrounded by the flowing river and lush greenery. Known as a popular night club, the venue has a guest capacity that can comfortably sit 400 guests. The location is available as a reception and ceremony venue as well and has sub-venues that the Love Temple, the Sun Deck and the Passion Deck, you can select for parties, sit-down dinners or even Mehendi or Haldi ceremonies. The venues has huge sculptures made of clay mould and stone that is the main attraction. The Woo restaurant at the venue can comfortably accommodate for a sit-down dinner for upto 100 guests. The venue is surrounded by mystical sculptures which is unique to the establishment. At the Sun Deck, which is adjacent to river flowing makes a perfect location for a small gathering. The Passion deck on the other hand has a the larger capacity of upto 400 guests.
The Goldern Orchid, Mapusa, North Goa
Located in the sleepy village of Duler this indoor venue blends sophistication with a traditional cultural setting. The location can host upto 700 guests here and has two levels spread across 12,000 sq.ft which is equipped with 5 starred facilities including centralized air conditioning and also soundproofing. A scrumptious and gala meal is catered that includes Goan, Continental and Oriental culinary delights. The interior have a touch of class to it as you are welcome with designer carpets, beautiful royal chandeliers and an spacious dance floor. Additional infrastructure such as the stage for the bridal couple or the musicians that faces the dance floor is already in place here. The buffet and bar areas are wide, spacious and well laid out. Wooden dance floors, controlled ambient lighting, spacious parking and easy access to the venue make it popular among indoor reception venues in Goa.
Marquis Beachfront Lawns
Tucked away from the mainstream tourist crowd in Candolim is Marquis Beachfront lawns situated on the shores of the blue Arabian sea. This outdoor venue can comfortably host 650 guests seated that faces the beach. The venue has a circular shaped dance floor surround with green lawns and gardens. Whether you are looking to have a traditional Catholic or even a Hindu ceremony this venue has a relaxed and cosy vibe to it.
Madeira Cottage Lawns
Madeira Lawns is nestled in the beautiful bay of Dona Paul in north Goa. It is an outdoor venue surround by green lawns, coconut palms on one side and the other the beach. The beach is an isolated cove that is barely crowded. The lawns are a part of ht Praihna Resort which is resort that has a colonial look and feel to it. The resort can comfortably accommodate 300 guests at the lawns which also has a swimming pool in the center along with a nice little cosy restaurant dish continental, Indian and Goan cuisines.
Reis Magos Fort
A one of its kind venue in Goa this location is a great colonial setting at of one of Goa’s most iconic landmarks for the Portuguese eras going back as early as 1551. Located off the banks of the river Mandovi in Verem has beautiful views of the river and is available to host 200 guests comfortably. The experience here is like none other that embraces you the moment you set foot at the historic landmark. At the main courtyard of the fort, named as the Citadel, you have a serene venue for that can accommodate a crowd of 200 guests. Another area is the Bastion, which is at the lower level of this monument which also can accommodate 200 people.
Teso Water Front
Located in the sleepy village of Siolim this riverside outdoor venue can host upto200 people. The venue is adjacent to the banks of the Chapora River and is part of Verda Hotels and Resorts. The setting is natural and is relaxed which has a beautiful open view of the riverfront.
Bay 15 Waterfront
Bay 15 is located in Panjim and is very popular among locals. Situated in the village of Odxel has wide open green lawns with plenty of coconut palms spread across the property. The sea frontage is spectacular which also has a tiny beach adjacent to it. There are multiple levels here that can accommodate upto 750 people. The restaurant also offers catering services, these is plenty of parking space and the in-house Goan seafood served here is highly recommended.
Other prominent venues that are very popular for large gatherings that are recommended by locals. Here are some of the packages to go through looking for the right one that matches your likes and preferences. Some of the venues allow for mixture of packages to let you create a more personalised and customized package.
QUINTA DE VALADARES IN VERNA
Although this venue is fairly new, it is quite spacious reception venue that can host up to 1200 guests with a dance floor large enough for a large dance party. The venue has a restaurant right next door that has the capacity to hold at least 150 people. It is open all year round and serves delicious food especially sea food and local delicacies. Quinta de Valadares also hosts many events and shows all throughout the year. This particular venue is an outdoor venue that is surrounded by well-maintained coconut trees and fields adding quite a lot of greenery to the venue. And it is also located in Verna just off the main highway so it is very convenient for those travelling from Margao, Panjim, and Vasco.
BLUEBERRY HILLS IN VERNA
One of the many prominent halls in Goa, Blueberry is located right off the airport and Vasco. The venue can easily accommodate well over than 1500 people. They are also equipped with a covered buffet seating area. The venue is also has a well-lit parking lot that can have up to 100 cars with ample parking space still leftover. They also recently added a four way buffet system set up. This one is different from most of the halls and is one with a partial indoor seating too.
CRYSTAL ROCK IN LOUTOLIM
Crystal Rock is the venue that will give your wedding reception that authentic Goan village feel. It is located in Loutolim and has been carved out of a hill which is surrounded by rocks and small fountains. It is away from the loud and chaotic city, and the village setting provides a beautiful ambience to it. Depending on the agreement made between you and the management, various additional incentives and discounts can be negotiated. The venue however does not own or provide a catering service, so hiring an external caterer is your option, and the venue may be open to working out some sort of deal. Based on the seating arrangement and the dance floor Crystal Rock can host about 700 people with ease.
COTTA MANSION IN AGASSAIM
Nestled in Agassaim, Cotta Mansion is surrounded with large trees that overlook this beautiful venue. It has a lovely running lawn that adds to its elegance.If the number of guests that are attending is in between 500 to 800 then this venue is ideal, since it is a very large hall. There is also a beautiful Portuguese house in the venue that makes for beautiful backdrop for those stellar pictures. The price is something that can be discussed with the owner since the management provides the lighting arrangements and the décor. However the venue does not have their own catering service, but they do allow external caterers if you request them.
TALIGAO COMMUNITY HALL IN TALIGAO
This venue is exactly opposite the Taligao church and it is the closest venue to the city of Panjim. Located in the heart of Taligao, the Community Hall can accommodate anywhere in between 700 to 900 people. A partition can be made inside the hall as well. Although the outside does have a lawn covered area, the inside of the hall is usually the preference of the people that book it. The Community Hall is managed by the Taligao Panchayat, so the all the booking, pricing, and negotiations will have to be done at the Panchayat. An additional benefit for the residents of Taligao and Caranzalem is that they get substantial discounts on the venue as they are part of the community.
PENHA DE FRANCA OPEN AIR HALL IN PENHA DE FRANCA
This particular venue has been built for an outdoor party. And it is located right next to the Penha de Franca church, which has a football ground that converts in to a parking lot for all the guests. This open air hall has been built on the riverfront and frames the capital city along with the river Mandovi as a beautiful backdrop for your photoshoot. Because most of the wedding receptions start after the sunset, the sky along with its colors and lights makes it that much more beautiful. The live band and food can be negotiated with the management who may be open to external catering.