THE BEST VENUES FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING
We have narrowed it down to Goa‘s finest and most popular resorts to host destination weddings. Our compilation is based on popularity, amenities, comforts, venues available, location and also starred ratings of properties. We have further classified them into the south and north areas as well.
THE GRAND HYATT RESORT
The Grand Hyatt Resort shows off some well-designed villas whose one of a kind architecture screams elegance and charm. The Grand Hyatt offers many different settings suited for a variety of functions or ceremonies that needs to be hosted . It is also equipped with different sized banquet halls for you to celebrate but it also gives you the option of having the wedding on its lush green lawns with the seashore in the background. Located at Bambolim, this venue can accommodate about 1200 pax and has 314 rooms. The Grand Hyatt Resort is a beautiful venue to have your nuptials outdoors because the property is filled with greenery all around the large open spaces. The lawns are wide-spread across the property to host small as well as larger gatherings.
MARRIOTT SPA AND RESORT
Marriot Spa and Resort located in Miramar, Panjim is a luxurious and elegant venue which sits beautifully by the side of the river Mandovi. It has a very spacious banquet hall that can accommodate about 450 pax, this beautiful venue borders the Miramar beach as well and along with its lush green lawns that touch the waterfront makes it an excellent location for a beach ceremony. The Marriot’s food and service standards are held high thanks to the number of popular restaurants it has. It also has a spacious jacuzzi and spa area, a fully equipped gym, a large sized swimming pool, and has about 180 rooms.
CIDADE DE GOA
Cidade as it is popularily known is another great option in the northern coastline, located in Vainguinim beach, Dona Paula. This five star resort is less than 10 minutes drive away from the Dona Paula beach. This venue will make you fall in love with it the moment you enter its gates and begin exploring this location. It is renowned for its comforts and amenities along with its service standards. The venue offers multiple water sports options to its guests along with the opportunity to bask in the sun by the side of the Arabian Sea. With about 220 rooms, and the ability to accommodate about 500 pax, this five star venue is completely suited to have an outdoor as well as an indoor gathering.
Cabanas by the Bay, or popularly known as Bay 15 is a secluded resort that has a stunning beach frontage located in a dainty little beach cove which is situated in Odxel beach, Dona Paula. It offers a king sized dance floor, with a beautiful outdoor lawn that is surrounded by swaying coconut trees and the Arabian Sea in the background. Bay 15 is a three starred venue with pleasant staff and a great in house restaurant. They also have a rudimentary parking space which can easily accommodate 200 – 250 cars. Quite recently they introduced wooden cottages and can now provide accommodation options too, and the banquet area can accommodate up to 850 guests.
PRAINHA RESORT BY THE SEA
Located at the Dona Paula jetty, Prainha Resort by the sea is another romantic beach resort along the Arabian’s sea’s coast. Having about 45 rooms which can be used to host about 200 pax, it is a real lovely location where you can host a really private and intimate celebration to cherish and remember. Despite it being three starred, this location give its clients value for their money. There is a beach adoring this resort and the entrance to it is only through the resort, making it a nice private space to have a beach ceremony that is intimate and secluded, and away from the crowd.
TAJ HOLIDAY VILLAGE
The reputation of the Taj Holiday Village precedes it, located in Sinquerim Beach, this fine five star resort offers luxury unlike any other. Taj Holiday Village’s luxurious property is spread across 28 acres of lush land and is regarded one of Goa’s finest. The resort showcases 142 cottages and villas that have their own private lawn and many with breath taking views of the sea. Guests can choose from a seven categories of rooms and get ready to be pampered with luxury. The service standards here are excellent ensuring you do not have to move a muscle during your stay here. This venue is the literal embodiment of being completely pampered.
Teso Waterfront is a beautiful waterfront resort on the Siolim Chapora road which is guaranteed to provide you with a wonderful experience. This picturesque 5 star venue boasts of 7 pretty cottages and a quaint banquet area that can accomodate 200 pax. Teso Waterfront is equipped with a hard wood dance floor and a stunning lounge area set-up that overlooks the river. Resting alongside the calm flowing waters of the Chapora River, you are surrounded by greenery everywhere you look.
This classy and high style venue in Arpora offers couples a very elegant setting to get married at. The Mehendi or Saangeet celebration can be arranged by the pool side and the ballroom can host the main gala reception. The indoor setting that is the banquet hall can comfortably accommodate up to 500 people. Being situated alongside the Baga River the Resort Rio in merely a five minute drive from the main Baga area.
Situated in the midst of nature, the Riva Resort makes you feel as though you are in Narnia but better. It is nestled touching the beach making for a splendid location to have a beach ceremony and then move on to the open lawns for that classy reception. It also has a banquet hall area that can accommodate up to 200 guests and a lawn that hold up to 500. Located in Mandrem, this 3 star resort puts out quite a lot mainly considering its location and the amenities that are made available. Riva Resort has 57 rooms in total, and the resort is perfect for a beachfront celebration.
MARBELLA BEACH RESORT
If you choose the Morjim -Ashwem stretch as your location of choice, a visi must is the Marbella Beach Resort. This is yet another property to host an exotic celebration. The beach is uncrowded and is surrounded by buzzing nightlife. With its picturesque surroundings, it is a party venue that very private and exclusive, bound to create an unforgettable and memorable experience. Despite having just 15 rooms, the lawn area can accommodate up to 600 pax.