Karan Johar and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani have instilled in us a strong urge to have a grand wedding. Sangeet battles, designer lehengas and lavish exotic venues – you want every detail of a ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’. The road to all things grand begins with a perfect venue that is opulent and comes with the best views. When in India, Goa comes with all the glamourous vacay vibes. It also comes with views of sprawling ocean waters, blue skies, sandy beaches and the comfort of a carefree life. Hence, we’ve picked out 10 venues in Goa where you can plan your wedding!

1. Caravela Beach Resort:

With an ocean view, this 24-acre property on Varca Beach is stunning and ideal for an outdoor beach wedding. 199 rooms, private balconies, luscious lawns, a pool and a 9-hole golf course – Caravela Beach Resort checks all the boxes. The vast lawn area serves as a picture-perfect background with white sands, gushing winds and azure waters for a wedding. If you’d rather be indoors, the resort also has huge banquets for you to conduct your ceremonies. Playing perfect hosts, they will also fulfill your catering needs with sumptuous food. From pre-wedding parties to small ceremonies or hosting a large guest list – the resort has ample space to custom cater to your needs.
Caravela Beach Resort
Beach Wedding at Caravela Beach Resort. Source: caravelabeachresortgoa.com 
Deets:
Address: Varca Beach, Salcete, Fatrade, Margao, Goa 403721
More Info here

2. Alila Diwa Goa

Verdant fields, palm trees lining up the resort, an infinity pool, hints of Goa’s rich culture, and contemporary amenities – there are no doubts about the lavishness of the resort. With 153 rooms and suites, you need not worry about the accommodation. They also have 5 different types of venues – from a ballroom, the pool deck, the courtyard, the spice studio for smaller functions to outdoor venues. Be it intimate revelries or grand celebrations, you’ll find a suitable location. To elevate your guests’ experiences and relieving you of all host responsibilities, they also curate itineraries for your guests filled with adventure activities, city tours and Goa’s cultural experiences. If you want to, in all ways, personalize your wedding, you can get custom key cards, bathrobes, chocolates, fruit baskets and gift packages for your guests. Phew! What more? Well, you also indulge in the delicious food and get a taste of their signature cocktails.
Alila Diwa Goa
Luscious paddy fields at Alila Diwa Goa. Source: alilahotels.com
Deets:
Address: Alila Diwa Goa, Pacheco Vaddo, Gonsua, Goa, India
More info here

3. Beleza By The Beach

If you’d rather have a small, intimate wedding but with a touch of splendour then Beleza By The Beach is one venue you should consider. A boutique hotel, Beleza blends beautiful Goan culture with its soothing tropical vibes. Villas with three rooms each, two common lounges and a beautiful patio – the resort has 30 rooms in all; perfect for a small gathering. Banana grooves and palm trees adorn the lengths of the resort. Amidst the blues and the greens, Beleza provides all the privacy you need. Nature surrounds and rejuvenates you, relaxing you from all the wedding stress. The Colva beach with its clear blue waters and sandy beaches will serve as a backdrop for your special day. The courteous staff will also take care of organizing events, catering and entertainment.
Beleza By The Beach
Villa-style rooms at Beleza By The Beach. Source: belezabythebeach.com
Deets:
Address: Thondwaddo, Betalbatim, Salcette, Goa – 403708
More info here

4. Park Hyatt Goa

Park Hyatt is a brand that has made its mark around the world. Living up to its legacy, the Park Hyatt Goa overlooking the Arossim Beach is an embodiment of luxury. The Indo-Portuguese architecture makes the resort alluring. One look and you’re in a Portuguese village, but one that is 45 acres in size, ornamented with coconut trees and comes with 248 rooms – all equipped with contemporary amenities, spa-style bathrooms, a blue lagoon, humongous swimming pool and a sea-view. Now, imagine exchanging vows in this exquisite location! Nothing short of magic. Choose from a seaside lawn or ‘The Forest’ with aged pine trees for your ceremonies. ‘The Boathouse’ overlooking the lagoons or ‘The Verandah’ that opens into the lawns is perfect for small brunches and family gatherings. The bride’s maids can pamper themselves at the spa before the big day. The Cabanas can host romantic dinners for the guests. Adding to the spark is the expert in-house wedding planning team at Park Hyatt. From wedding cakes, floral arrangements, themes for various events to custom menus and photographers – Park Hyatt Goa is fully equipped to bring your dream wedding to life.
Park Hyatt Goa
The little Portuguese village at Park Hyatt Goa. Source: goa.park.hyatt.com
Deets:
Address: Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, South Goa, Goa, India, 403 712
More info here

5. Zuri White Sands

Enjoy the beautiful sight of turquoise waves crashing on white sand shores or revel in the dazed lifestyle that Goa promises at Zuri. Spread across 37 acres, Zuri White Sands Resort stands on the Varca Beach. The resort has received several accolades for being the ‘Best Beach Resort’ in Goa. You can credit the wins to its ultimate Goan vibe. From the Goan-style, sea facing luxury rooms to authentic Goan cuisine; from Goa’s solitude to its love for a chill vibe– Zuri is all that. It also houses Goa’s only resort casino – Dunes! As far as weddings go, this picturesque 5-star resort should be on your list. Imagine tying the knot on manicured green laws, decked with banana and palm trees, and in the background, the sun sets at the horizon with white sands and clear waters reflecting a mirror glow. Who wouldn’t want this etched in their precious moment? Besides being picture perfect, Zuri has 150 rooms and suites, 4 indoor venues and 2 outdoor venues making it ideal for a big or a small sized wedding. The Seaside Lawn can accommodate up to 1000 people. With 5 restaurants, you need not worry about what your guests will be eating. Exotic cocktails, pan Asian cuisine or authentic Goan – Zuri has you covered. The pool that stretches across the length of the property should be another highlight of your wedding. The resort also takes care of arranging catering, entertainment and décor!
Zuri White Sands
Zuri White Sands Beach Resort in Goa. Source: thezurihotels.com
Deets:
Address: Pedda Varca, Salcete, Goa 403 721
More info here

6. Stone Water Eco Resort

Let your dream wedding be a quiet earthy affair at Stone Water Eco Resort. The rustic charm, hardwood floors and the warm colours make the property perfect for a cosy celebration. 4 Kms from Bogmallo Beach lies this eco-resort that fuses modern luxuries in a pastoral setting giving an old world charm. The 24 Chalet styled villas accommodate 2-4 people each and give you a view of the sea or the lush garden. The 20-acre property has a Jetty Area, The Stone Bar, a lawn & garden view, a banquet, a sea-facing Dancefloor, 2 infinity pools and a 24-hour Grill Restaurant. With plenty of venue options and the benefit of privacy – Stone Water Eco Resort makes for a great wedding venue. The wedding packages at Stone Water covers services ranging from venues, lighting, food, rooms for the couple and more – making it a good deal!

Stone Water Eco Resort
Plan your wedding at this Eco resort. Source: stonewaterecoresort.com
Deets:

Address: Karma Woodhouse Estate, Santarem Beach, Vasco da Gama, Issorcim, South Goa, Bogmallo, Goa 403806
More info here

7. Mayfair Hideaway Spa & Resort

Wake up to the view of the vast expanse of the Arabian Sea at Mayfair Hideaway Spa & Resort that stunningly stretches on the Konkan Coast. The resort elegantly combines Portuguese and Indian culture that reflects in its architecture and hospitality. With three restaurants, one big pool by the river, a serene spa and 30 guest rooms, two venues (one indoor, one outdoor) – Mayfair makes for a flawless host for your destination wedding. More than the services, the ambience of the resort takes the cake!

Mayfair Resort
The beautiful pool deck at Mayfair Hideaway Resort & Spa. Source: mayfairhotels.com
Deets:

Address: 333/1 Rangali, Betul, Salcete, Goa, 403723
More info here

8. Zeebop by the Sea

Goa’s favourite beach restaurant Zeebop is not only famous amongst party-goers, but also amongst the Awards community. Winning the ‘Best Beach Restaurant’ award on several occasions, Zeebop is known for its delectable sea-food, its party zone that gives you a direct access to the beach, and an unobstructed view of the sea. Situated amidst palm trees with golden sunsets, it also makes for a great romantic venue. With so much on its pros list, Zeebop is an instant hot-spot when it comes to parties and weddings in Goa. Squeezed between Park Hyatt on one end and Kenilworth Resort Hotel makes it convenient for your guest stays. Known for its food, you will never have to worry about catering at your wedding. The ‘Party Zone’ at Zeebop is divided into two areas making it suitable for a flexible wedding party size. It does not ooze the five star, luxurious charm, but its setting is beautiful nevertheless making your day even more romantic.

Zeebop
A beautiful beach wedding at Zeebop. Source: zeeboprestaurant.com
Deets:

Address: Utorda Beach, Utorda, Salcette, Goa 403707
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9. La Cabana Beach Resort

Weddings are a stressful affair, but that tension can be reduced considerably if you’re in the right place. La Cabana Beach Resort is that place. A vibe so soothing, you’ll feel relaxed at all times. Isn’t that what you want for yourself and your guests? Away from the hustle and bustle, La Cabana Beach Resort lies on the Ashvem Beach giving you a private access to the sandy shores and azure waters. With a mix of beach facing Portuguese villas, chalets, tents and luxury cottages – you’re spoilt for choice at the resort. You want the Arabian Sea as the background or want to exchange vows under the shade of palm trees on the pool deck – La Cabana gives you both options. Their professional wedding team will cater to all your wedding needs from décor, themes, flower arrangements, entertainment to food. Their wedding packages can be tailored to suit your taste.

La Cabana
Sea-facing chalets at La Cabana Beach Resort. Source: lacabanabeachandspa.com
Deets:

Address: Ashvem Beach, Ashvem Wada, Mandrem, Goa 403527
More Info here

10. Taj Exotica

Sprawling across 56 acres of greenery, Taj Exotica is a dream destination. More than the sea-view or the abundant space, it is hospitality and luxury that makes Taj stand-out. A mix of rooms, suites and villas with patios and tiled roofs, palm trees lining across the resort, sun-kissed atriums, and old-world architecture– Taj Exotica takes you to a Mediterranean utopia. The resort offers a main outdoor location that faces the sea and a couple of indoor banquets of different sizes. It also houses one of the largest pillar-less Ballrooms in Goa. Four top-notch restaurants serve the best quality cuisine with a true Goan touch. If sinking in the sand and sun, while you tie the knot in one of the suavest venues is your dream, the Taj Exotica is the answer!

Beach Resort Goa Taj Exotica Goa
Outdoor wedding at Taj Exotica. Source: tajhotels.com
Deets:

Address: Calwaddo, Salcete, Benaulim, Goa 403716
More Info here

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