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Destination Wedding In Sri Lanka? Here Are Our Favourite Places

The small island of Sri Lanka is a lovers’ paradise, frequented by honeymooners and soon to be married couples. If you’ve just gotten engaged (congratulations!) and you’re trying to find an exotic destination for your upcoming nuptials, then look no further, your wedding is going to be in Sri Lanka. 

For The Beach Bums: Bentota

Bentota is a beautiful small town on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka and is home to one of the most pristine beaches on the island. This is the best location for the ultimate beach wedding; your guests will be sitting on the golden sandy beaches and you and your partner will be standing in front of a great backdrop- the Indian Ocean.

Your guests can combine the wedding celebrations with a holiday, as there are plenty of activities on offer for everyone to enjoy after you tie the knot; whether its watersports or visiting cultural sites. 

If you’re looking for a location for your ceremony here are two options:

  • Taru Villas, Rock Villa- a beautiful 170-year old Heritage House that has been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel. This is perfect for a more intimate affair. 
  • Bentota Beach Hotel- this better for maybe a larger gathering. The hotel is wedged between the blue ocean and murky river giving you the best of both worlds!

For The Hikers: Hatton 

Picture this: you and your partner, surrounded by all the people you love the most and saying ‘I do’ while the verdant hills of Sri Lankan stretch out behind you. Weddings in the hill country aren’t as common as beachside weddings and this is because of the time it takes to get to the hill country. However, if you both enjoy the outdoors and are willing to make a bit of a trek, there is no doubt that you‘ll have one of the most beautiful ceremonies in Hatton. The tea country in Sri Lanka is extremely picturesque, with rolling hills covered in tea bushes and dense green cloud forests, you’ll have one of the most unique ceremonies. The gorgeous vistas and a cool climate make for the perfect intimate wedding.  

Wondering where to have your dream hillside wedding?

  • Ceylon Tea Trails, part of Resplendent Ceylon – a Relais & Chateaux property, has five restored colonial tea bungalows burrowed in the hills of Bogawantalawa and are the ultimate destination for upcountry luxury.

If your guests are looking for fun things to do in Hatton post-wedding- we’ve got a lot of options for you.

For The History Buffs: Sigiriya

If you and your partner are interested in history, why don’t you choose a location that is entrenched in local history? For this kind of wedding, travel to the Cultural Triangle in the heart of the country. The Cultural Triangle is an area where most of the country’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are found and was once the home of Sri Lanka’s ancient kingdoms. Sigiriya is a wonderful location for this. The town is best known for its eponymous castle, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, that was built by one of the country’s ancient kings. Although this location is perhaps the most unorthodox, it will be perfect for history lovers to get married in a place that’s brimming with history, and the added bonus is that the dry zone is idyllic and peaceful. 

Looking for your perfect wedding in the Cultural Triangle? 

Jetwing Vil Uyana is a boutique hotel located a stone’s throw away from the fortress. The hotel’s grounds are surrounded by lush green paddy fields and small water holes/ponds making for a lovely rustic wedding. 

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