Weddings & Honeymoons in Sri Lanka

Weddings & Honeymoons

Sri Lanka is one of the top Overseas Wedding destinations. Set for a traditional Sri Lankan wedding or for a simple ceremony on the beach. Diverse locations are available and choice is yours, Hill country locations amidst the Tea Plantation, Beach, Jungle and many more.....

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life so to make it a memorable occasion for both you and your guests, why not have the Wedding ceremony in a unique location in the very heart of nature in Sri Lanka? Picture making you vows standing on a temporary platform (made from all natural materials and decorated with beautiful flowers) suspended over the Belihuloya river, with the Bakers Falls waterfall serving as a back drop. Or why not have an evening Wedding ceremony next to a reservoir, with the famous Sigiriya rock in the background. How is a waterfall as a backdrop?

Candles and oil lamps can illuminate the area and a mouth watering buffet can be served under the shelter of the nearby forest. Traditional touches of Sri Lanka such as the inclusion of local dancers, drummers, costumes and cuisine as well as the practice of local customs like cutting a ‘kiri bath' in a ‘kulla' (a milk rice alternative to the traditional wedding cake) will make the occasion a truly Sri Lankan experience! After the ceremony, we can arrange a whole honeymoon itinerary tailor-made to your exact requirements.

Marriage certificate in English

The Registrar of Marriages will provide an official marriage certificate in the local Singhalese language. A certified duplicate copy in the English language is available and will cost US$60. The duplicate copy should take between 1 to 2 days to be prepared. Depending on weekends and religious holidays it may take up to a week and will be sent on to your Home Address by us if necessary. Foreign Ministry Certified Translations are also available. This will require the couple to visit the required Ministry in Colombo.

Weddings will not be available on Poya Day and certain other Religious Holidays. Please Contact us for details.

All Weddings require 30% Non-Refundable prepayment to secure a booking. Balance must be received 30 Days prior to arrival in ‘Sri Lanka'.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for any further questions regarding our Wedding Packages.

Legalities - Required documents for Weddings in Sri Lanka

Documentation for wedding and marriage ceremony must be sent to the hotel at least 4 weeks prior to the wedding day and includes:

  1. Photocopy of birth certificate (original to be presented prior to the wedding day)
  2. Photocopy of valid passport (original to be presented prior to the wedding day)
  3. Details of the names, addresses and occupations of the couple to be married
  4. Details of parents' names, occupations and addresses
  5. An affidavit confirming marital status of bride and groom prior to the wedding. Should be signed by a Solicitor with company stamp.
  6. If either party to the marriage is divorced, a Decree Absolute proving the lawful termination of the previous marriage must be presented prior to the wedding ceremony
  7. If widowed, Death Certificate of former spouse of the previous marriage
  8. If names have been changed prior to the wedding, legal proof of change of name

What to wear?

Choice is yours, but traditional Western wedding dresses are discouraged because of the hot climate in Sri Lanka. Western type weddings dresses are recommended in hill country locations.

We suggest light silk dress.

Saris can be bought in Sri Lanka. If you bring your own material you can get it tailor made by a local dress maker.

Guests attire

Full suite or Smart Casual.

Top Wedding locations in Sri Lanka

  • Kandy
  • Nisala Arana - Bentota (Beach)
  • River Garden Resort - Belihuloya (Hill country)
  • Tea Trails - Hatton (Hill country)
  • Goldi Sands - Negombo (Beach)