Weddings in the Sun
As far as exotic wedding destinations go, Sri Lanka trumps all other. You can get married on its golden beaches, jungle settings, colonial mansions, and stylish hotels of all calibre. A budget wedding in Sri Lanka will even offer you colourful and rhythmic traditional dancers, drummers, and blessing singers. If not, have the wedding of your dreams, the way you want, in the most beautiful tropical backdrop. Just make sure to have stayed in Sri Lanka for five days or longer before the official ceremony. Sri Lanka’s marriage law is British, and if your country has a different legal system, please review it before making it official here. You can get your marriage certificate in the English language too. Sri Lanka celebrates all marriages, whether it is Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, or Muslim. So, you can choose to have a religious ceremony if you prefer. A wedding in Sri Lanka is a stress-free affair, as it will be planned for you by a destination wedding team.
Where you can experience
Explore the destinations where this unique experience comes to life, from hidden gems to iconic locales.
The southwest coast
It is perhaps the most popular wedding destination in Sri Lanka. The southwest coast, including Wadduwa, Kalutara, Bentota, Galle, and Ahungalla is a famous coastal destination for beach weddings.
Colombo offers some of the most lavish colonial-style and metro hotels for a more formal and stylish wedding. These have sumptuous banquet halls and reception halls to host as many guests as you like.
It is the home of the Kandyan wedding experience and further into the hills, the highland provides ample scenery, and colonial tea estate bungalows and gardens to make your wedding extraordinary.
If you want the rustic natural look for your wedding, the North Central Plains offer forested beauty and serene surroundings away from it all. Your wedding will be intimate and tropical, as well as unique.
Outdoor wedding locations in Negombo are some of the most popular. This idyllic coastal beauty is a fitting wedding venue for those who love gorgeous ocean backdrops in their wedding photography.
Honeymoons in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka isn’t just a wedding destination but a memorable honeymoon destination. Stay behind after your wedding, forget extra packing, luggage carrying, and flying, and indulge yourself in leisure and joy.
Tips to remember
- Hire a destination wedding tour operator
- Research your chosen destination
- Inform guests in advance
- Check availability for your guests to book-in
- Work out your budget
- Learn about legal technicalities
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