Wedding In Kerala
Destination Wedding in Kerala
There is no doubt that a beach celebration is perfect for hosting a destination wedding in Kerala. Beaches have an aura of serenity for you to say “I do”. Under the open sky with waves rushing to the shore in the background, it can be one of the most scenic places to host a wedding.
Pristine beaches at Kovalam, Alleppey, Varkala, and Shanghumukham are ideal wedding venues in Kerala for a beach wedding. You can tie the knot in a traditional Kerala style with the groom arriving on an elephant, and the bride draped in a saree, with food being served on banana leaves.
You can also go for English or Indian style weddings. Imagine palm groves, beaches and endless breath-taking landscapes. This isn’t a dream, but it can be a reality in Kerala.
This god’s own country is a beautiful mini version of India, which offers the most exotic backdrops for your D-day!
Kerala is the perfect location for a destination wedding thanks to its serene beaches, pristine waters and a stunning hill station. With delicious seafood, exciting activities and a leisure complex, your guests will have a memorable time here.
Climate/Best time for getting married
Kerala has a pleasant weather all year round, and so can be visited anytime during the summer or monsoon. However, the best time to have a destination wedding in Kerala is between October and March, since the weather is pleasant and apt to organise outdoor day or evening ceremonies.
Cost of wedding
|The breakup can be roughly estimated to-|
Stay with meals for 2 nights per person $246+/INR 18k+
Decor & design charges $9573+/ INR 7 lakh upwards
Entertainment & AV $4102+/ INR 3 lakh upwards
Video/Photography $1367+/ INR 1 lakh upwards
Miscellaneous/other charges $2735+/ 2 lakh+
*Please note that the accommodation charges differ a lot on certain dates and months. The above estimation is just for reference.
Best Wedding Venues in Kerala
Kumarakom Lake Resort
Situated on the bank of Lake Vembanad, the Kumarakom Lake Resort is a 5-star resort complex with beautiful villas from Kerala’s Travancore era. Cochin International Airport is the nearest to the resort at 50 km and it will take you a little over an hour to reach.
Voted one of Asia’s Top 25 Resorts by Conde Nast Traveller, It has four outdoor venues, one banquet hall, and 57 rooms and villas. You can book the entire resort for hosting your wedding ceremony.
Flanked by the tranquil lake on one side and glorious heritage on the other, the exotic main lawn is the perfect locale for an elaborate celebration with upto 400 guests.
A charming contemporary resort set on the banks of Lake Vembanad, The Zuri Kumarakom is a quaint 5-star resort hidden among coconut trees.
It will take you an hour and a half to reach the resort from Cochin International Airport, as the resort is 85km away. Whether you are looking forward to hosting a backwater theme wedding or a garden venue, The Zuri Kumarakom is undeniably the best choice.
The resort offers a range of cuisine including Malayali, Mughlai, seafood, barbeque, Pan Asian, and Continental cuisine. It has three banquet halls, poolside deck, one lawn, and 72 rooms and villas.
The Leela Kovalam
Did you know that The Leela Kovalam is known for being India’s Only Cliff-Top Beach Resort?
It is a 5-star hotel with a beautiful view of the Arabian Sea. Only 14 km away from the Trivandrum International Airport, it takes about 25 minutes to reach the property from the airport. The interiors of the hotel are adorned in traditional Kerala decor with a hint of modern contemporary art, making it a delightful place to stay at.
The hotel has 3 banquet halls, 2 boardrooms, and 183 rooms and suites that can accommodate up to 384 people. It has every type of cuisine from European to Asian to traditional Kerala cuisine that gives you a huge variety to choose for your guests.
A luxurious 5-star resort on the banks of Alleppey, the Ramada Resort is not one to miss. Located at a distance of 90km from Cochin International Airport, a two hour drive, the resort has 58 centrally air conditioned rooms and villas.
Royale Club banquet hall of the resort holds a capacity of 450 people and is ideal for wedding receptions. Ramada Resort has a large backwaters facing lawn with a capacity of 1,500 people.
Surrounded by serene water bodies, the Lakesong Resort is a majestic heritage 5-star resort located on the banks of Kumarakom backwaters.
About 70km away from Cochin International Airport, it takes two hours to reach. The whole complex has wooden decorations that set it apart from the rest. The five acres of the resort have 28 artistic cottages constructed around an intricate network of canals, which resemble the paddy fields of Kerala.
The Lakesong Resort has a beautiful backwaters facing lawn with a holding capacity of 1,000 people. There is also a banquet hall that can hold around 300 people.
Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere Resort
A serene 5-star resort on the backwaters of Alleppey, Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere is the perfect resort for your destination wedding.
The resort’s decor is stunning with heritage motifs and contemporary furniture. It takes about 90 minutes to reach the resort from the Cochin International Airport as it is located 63km away. There are 60 rooms and heritage villas available. The resort’s lawn can accommodate around 200 people while its banquet hall, Sabha holds a capacity of 100 people, making it perfect for intimate weddings.
You can also go for a houseboat wedding where you can get married on a houseboat floating in the backwaters of Alleppey.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Taj Bekal is a 5-star beach resort in Bekal, Kerala. Spread on 26 acres of land, where the backwaters and Arabian Sea converges into one, the exterior and interiors of the resort are designed in traditional decor that gives the space a very homely feel.
Mangalore International Airport is only 50 km away from Taj Bekal and it will take you an hour and a half to reach your destination. A boutique property with only 66 rooms and villas, you can book the complete resort for your wedding. The resort has one banquet hall and one boardroom for hosting wedding and reception ceremonies.
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