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Where to get hitched in the sunny state. A Goa Streets guide

A miracle has happened. You’ve proposed to your sweetheart and she actually refrained from laughing her head off. Or after a decade of dating, viagra 40mg Mr. I-Can’t-Commit finally popped the question. Well, now that that’s settled and the wedding is on, look no further than Goa to tie the knot. Who doesn’t want a blissful marriage? Having a lovely wedding in a gorgeous setting is a great way to start one. Luckily, Goa does ‘gorgeous’ just about as well as any place on Earth. Options for incredible weddings here abound. Take your pick, and enjoy the Goa Streets guide to where to get hitched in the sunny (and rainy) state.

Grand Hyatt Goa

Grand Hyatt Goa’s magnificent Indo-Portuguese architecture coupled with the tranquil Bambolim waterfront makes it an ideal wedding destination. The couple can choose to have a romantic wedding by the sea or a traditional wedding at the lawns. A full range of wedding services like floral arrangements, décor set-ups, photographers, videographers, hair and make-up artists are available and organized by the hotel’s team of professionals.  Besides impeccable food and beverage services, the hotel has the largest banquet facilities in Goa.

Phone: +91 832 301 1234


Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

Undoubtedly one of the best spots in Goa to tie the knot. From wedding planners to personalized packages to luxurious pampering of every kind, not to mention the spectacular waterfront location, you won’t go wrong here. See separate story on Page 13.

Phone: 91-832-2463333


Goa Marriott Resort and spa 

Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa

If you’ve ever spent any time at the Park Hyatt at Arossim Beach in South Goa, especially the section of the resort that nestles the beach, you know this is an absolutely amazing spot to have a wedding. Putting on spectacular weddings is one of the things the Park Hyatt does best, any season of the year. Again, check out the separate story on Page 13. (And don’t forget to read the part about how to spend your time once the wedding ceremony is over and you’re alone with your beloved!)

Phone: 0832 272 1234

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Alila Diwa Goa

Situated amidst lush paddy fields and framed by hundreds of coconut palms, Alila Diwa Goa, located in Majorda, South Goa, is another splendid choice for holding the wedding of your dreams. Choose between the opulent ballroom, the elegantly landscaped lawns or the scenic courtyard. After the ceremony, you can retire to your suite or room that’s been designed for laid-back indulgence – havens of space and serenity with blissful bath experiences, luxury bed linens and large private terraces. Specially designed wedding packages and personalized service make weddings a particularly joyous experience here.

Phone: 0832 274 6800

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Alila Diwa Goa

Longuinhos Beach Resort

With its seaside location and purposefully planned spaces, Longuinhos Beach Resort is a terrific venue for all those planning to say “I do.” This is a laid-back, serene space that screams out, ‘Care Not. Enjoy. Take life easy!’ There’s a sea-facing open-air dance floor, the Coco Del Mar, that’s a big hit with locals and visitors alike. Longuinhos’ location by the sea, large seating capacity of about 750 guests, dedicated areas for a buffet and a live band, and pond areas which attract myriad birds during the day, makes it an idyllic venue for weddings and other outdoor events.

Phone: 0832 278 8069


Old Heritage

Old Heritage is a lovely venue for all weddings, large and small. But if you’re planning a large one – even a VERY large one – this may well be the place for you.  Old Heritage, with its beautiful forest landscape and excellent service, can accommodate 3,000 guests! It’s located in the heart of Goa, 10 kilometres from Panjim and 20 kilometres from Margao, Vasco, Mapus and Ponda. And for that special something extra, the venue has Vintage Cars that can carry the bride onto the dance floor! Another nice feature is that the venue does a great job in accommodating all members of the family, including the kids, the elderly and those with disabilities.

Phone: +91 9822102565 | +91 9552106565


Royal Courtyard Goa

This wonderful venue is reminiscent of historic Indian glory. Palace-like garden landscaping  and ambient lighting combine to impress wedding guests in royal splendour. Luxurious spaces are punctuated by fountains, regal domes, gazebo arches and wide passages. A progressively elevated open-air theatre seats 750 guests. Located 20 minutes east of Panjim not far from Old Goa, Royal Courtyard Goa offers a bridal suite and guest rooms, ample parking and a gorgeous green setting that attracts a wide variety of birds and butterflies. Another noteworthy feature of the Royal Courtyard is its commitment to green living. They’ve eliminated plastic consumables, they recycle waste and vegetation and soon they plan to use solar power.

Phone: +91 7350821857 / +91 9822483708


Cana Banquet Lawns

We at Goa Streets have a soft spot for Cana Banquet Lawns. After all, it’s where we decided to have our Launch Party when we opened our doors in 2012. And we were very pleased with the outcome! Cana Banquet Lawns, located along the Calangute-Nagoa road, has both open air and indoor sections. The outdoor section alone can handle up to 1,500 guests, and there’s an ample dance floor and a grand stage for the band.  Surrounded by lovely green fields, Cana is able to pull off some real magic.


Quinta de Valadares

One of Goa’s loveliest wedding venues, the Quinta de Valadares is located amidst the lush green fields Verna and Cansaulim in South Goa. With sprawling lawns and a grand entrance, there’s a huge dance floor and bandstand, along with a spacious buffet and beverage zone. Up to 2,000 people can be accommodated, and the venue itself provides the catering and beverage services. This is a hot venue not just for weddings, but for parties and events of every kind.


Hotel Goan Heritage

The beautiful beachside location, the wide lawns, ample dance floor and superb service make the Goan Heritage a great choice for all those celebrating the marital bond. The resort is situated in the middle of the 9 km long Calangute beach, just a stone’s throw away from the lashing waves. Weddings here are an affair to remember, and good times are had by all.

Phone: + 91 832 2276761/62/63/64, +91 832 2276253


Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village

Goa Streets publishers Steven Gutkin and Marisha Dutt were themselves married at this gorgeous seaside venue in Candolim a dozen years ago. We loved it then, and we love it now! It’s a wonderful wedding venue, right on the beach.

Phone:  +91 832 664 5858