Destination Sri Lanka - Weddings and honeymoon!
Why Sri Lanka?
Described as one of the most exotic and beautiful islands in the world! This unforgettable destination is the perfect location to seal your love.
We offer you the ultimate in luxury in a private villa, a romantic wedding, a cultural wedding, an off the beaten track adventure, or a combination of the above (marriage being the art of compromise after all!), you are spoiled for choice!!!
Your personal wedding planner will take you through all the arrangements based on your choice of ceremony – Beach, Garden, Cultural (traditional Sri Lankan style), Celebrant or Christian.
Select from one of Sri Lanka’s many gorgeous propositions
Sri Lanka is fortunate to be able to offer some of the most unique, small and intimately characterful hotels, with a Sri Lankan feel to them. These properties offer a complete package, along with quality service that is personalised for the couple, family and friends, should you choose to bring them.
Rest assured, our warm hospitable people, would ensure you with an experience that will last you a lifetime.
Ideally, you should consider extending your trip to include a dream honeymoon, as this island has so much diversity to offer, in terms of location, our unique culture; miles of palm fringed beaches & mystical ancient cities.
Ayubowan !!! Welcome to our Island Nation!
On arrival at the Colombo Airport you will be met by your chauffeur-guide and transferred to your hotel in Katunayake, in close proximity to Negombo. Spend the afternoon at leisure or if you arrive early in the day, you could explore the coastal town of Negombo. (Approx. 45 minutes drive)
Not far from the International Airport 5 kms away along the coast, lies Negombo, a seemingly laid back town crisscrossed by canals. Aptly nicknamed 'Little Rome’ for the several ornate Portuguese-era Roman Catholic churches to be seen here. The town has a frequent festive feel to it with the many churches celebrating their respective Feasts. A major beach resort, Negombo is home to a small port based on its centuries-old fishing industry. It still retains its quaint, tranquil air despite the stir of a busy town. Soak up the atmosphere with a stroll down Beach Road and imbibe the atmosphere created by its trendy cafes and bars.
Check-in to your hotel and overnight at The Wallawwa
After breakfast you will head to the World’s first tea bungalow resort in the hill country with its rolling green hills, covered in tea plantations. The scenic drive to Tea Trails; perched at an altitude of 1250 meters ,will give you a glimpse into the lifestyle of the colonial tea planters (Approx. 4 hours drive)
Evening at leisure at The Tea Trails
Explore the beauty of the tea country either on a bike or stroll through the tea plantations or take part in the tea experience tour that will teach you all you need to know about the background to Ceylon Tea and the tea produced in the area.
Perhaps you want to indulge in a spa treatment up in the mountains?
Evening at leisure with a candlelit dinner at The Tea Trails
After breakfast you will continue your tour on to Kalundewa Retreat located in the Cultural Triangle – an idyllic hide-away nestled in a hundred acre property. Its location, stunning views and amazing service will give you a different experience altogether, that will urge you to want to return!.
Visit the famous Dambulla cave temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site en route to the hotel. (Approx. 4 hours drive)
At the heart of the cultural triangle, so called because it encloses some of the most ancient of historical sites and cities - chiefly Anuradhapura, Polannaruwa and Sigiriya, lies Dambulla known for its famous Golden Rock Temple, a most impressive cave monastery and one of the largest in South Asia.
Of the 157 Buddha statues found in the five dimly lit grottos, 73 were gold plated at the behest of King Nissanka Malla, the 12-century monarch. Its walls decorated with some of the finest murals in the country are a showcase of sacred Buddhist art at its finest. A sacred pilgrimage site for nearly 22 centuries, it has been declared a world heritage site. Its spectacular setting on a massive rock overlooking the plains of Kurunegala, the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the Ritigala mountain range, is truly awe-inspiring.
Evening at leisure and overnight at The Kalundewa Retreat
Spend this day at leisure and enjoy the wide-open spaces, the natural spring, the lake and the thriving vegetable garden that produces your choice of organic vegetables used by the chef to produce an amazing choice of cuisine.
A haven for bird watchers, stroll through the property with its expert naturalist or explore the area.
Evening at leisure with a candlelit dinner and overnight at The Kalundewa Retreat
Your journey takes you southwest to Cape Weligama where stunning panoramas await you (approx. 5 hours drive)
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this beautifully designed upscale beach resort, with every room facing out on to the ocean, its crescent shaped infinity pool and many options of venues for dining, is an experience in itself.
Allow yourselves to be pampered with their dedicated butler service, amazing cuisine and spa experience.
Overnight at Cape Weligama
The choice is yours - spend the day at leisure or visit the city of Galle and its historic Fort.
Overnight at Cape Weligama
Today you will head north to Colombo to spend the last two nights of this special and memorable holiday. We have selected The Residence by Uga, a unique boutique hotel in Colombo built in the 19th century by a wealthy barrister. This grand Victorian townhouse is located on what has now turned into a lively street of chic restaurants and bars full of great atmosphere.
A dynamic capital that can vie with many a city around the world, it has evolved to be the commercial hub of the island connecting with several towns linked by a fine system of roads and railways connecting both the North, the South, the East and the hill country. A new expressway, one of many coming up, connects the international airport at Katunayake, with the capital - a 20 minute drive avoiding the busy sprawling towns on the old route. Crowded streets and peak hour traffic are the results of a long and formless urban straggle overflowing from Colombo.
Nevertheless, the city’s impressive commercial and cultural life grows apace and a heady mixture of Asian anarchy, colonial charm and modern progress defines its character. Showily opulent and shiny office blocks rub shoulders with tumbledown local cafes and shops while serene Buddhist shrines and colonial churches stand cheek-by--jowl with ornate, colourful Hindu temples - all evidence of a rich mix of races and religions, that has blossomed into this cosmopolitan city.
And for sheer adrenaline, a walk through the crowded bazaars of the Pettah or a high speed tuk-tuk ride amid the kamikaze traffic of the Galle Road have no rival anywhere else in the country.
A rebuilt and revitalized Pettah, the more colonial styled Fort area, the renovated Dutch Hospital, the Independence Square, the Nelum Pokuna theatre hall, the Victoria Park, now ablaze with lights are all elegant architectural landmarks, that the city can justly be proud of. Not always the bustling metropolis today with its crowded bazars and tuk-tuks weaving among the kamikaze traffic of a vibrant city, Colombo developed from small beginnings as a garden city with its tranquil suburbs, when it took precedence over the ancient Kotte Kingdom. The Beira Lake in Colombo and a network of canals around the city extending to Negombo, is yet another unused Dutch legacy.
With the construction of a new harbour, Colombo builds itself as one of the vital entrepots of Asia, acquiring the sobriquet the ' Charing Cross of the East ' thanks to its location at the crossroads of Indian Ocean trade.British legacy has undeniably come to stay in Sri Lanka. While the Sri Lankan Parliament modeled on the British system - located today in Kotte, stands like a memorial, a cross between the old and the new.
Overnight at The Residence in Colombo
Depending on your time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.