Last fortnight we were in Goa to attend the grand launch of Destination One, an integrated hospitality establishment in Calangute, North Goa. Rajesh and Soniya Srivastava and the other co-promoters of Destination One have conceptualised and designed it to be the perfect, enthralling venue for those seeking a very special place for a very special celebration or event. And when we talk about special celebrations, we are referring to weddings of course! Destination One are hoping to host many weddings and wedding-related functions, and so we spoke to Soniya Srivastava, the dynamic businesswomen from Noida who tells us more about the new demands in destination weddings, and how Destination One aims to be different.
Beach Wedding Venue
“I got married at a grand palace in Jaipur some years ago; at that time many brides-to-be like me, dreamt of a royal Rajasthan wedding in a magnificent Palace. Weddings in Rajasthan will continue to be popular with Jodhpur and Udaipur being the hot spots, but now I’ve noticed many to-be-brides are equally enthusiastic about Beach Weddings. Our beach-facing sea-lawns are the perfect setting for brides and grooms looking to tie the knot in a breath-taking venue with the most tranquil settings.
One Venue- Many Locations
Destination Weddings are all about very different celebrations. Intimate lunches, fun parties, traditional festivities and grand receptions; at Destination One we have The Lounge and Deck overlooking the vast Arabian Sea, The Beachfront & Lawns- a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue at the edge of the sea, Private Cabanas for those wanting privacy but not indoors, Party Rooms with a delightful ambience and a Lounge Bar with a unique lighting design, eclectic cuisine and stellar bar menu.
Goa has a host of hotels providing the finest and varied type of accommodation. So if a couple have chosen to wed in Goa, their guests can choose to stay at different hotels while the different celebrations can take place at Destination One, centrally located at the bustling and beautiful Calangute Beach.
Luxurious Beachfront Hospitality
Destination One is currently not offering accommodation. The focus is on positioning it as an extraordinary fully integrated Food & Beverage complex featuring an unprecedented range of options in luxurious beachfront hospitality. We all know that in the end what most guests remember is the food, so our endeavor here is to offer a range of delectable food catering to every taste and style.The culinary team at Destination One is a powerhouse mix of a talented team of Masterchefs. Chef Mohd Kaleem Qureshi, specializes in Indian Curries and finger licking Tandoor specialties, Masterchef Chef Son Boon Sriphirom specializes in Oriental cuisine, Chef Sabyasachi Gorai takes care of the European cuisine, along with Sommeliers Magandeep Singh and Gurjit Singh Barry.
Some to-be-weds may want a wow wedding celebration while some may want a stylish yet intimate celebration. Destination One understands that each wedding is different, and each couple have a different requirement. So while some may want to book almost the entire complex for a day or more, some may want one or more spaces for one function only.
Destination One Fact File
Escapade (Al Fresco Dining), Café Hangout (Young, Vibrant Café), The Lounge Bar, Sea Lawns (Outdoor Seaside Venue)
Sea Lawn Capacity
Standing Buffet- 1500 pax
Sit Down Buffet- 500pax
Events- 2000 pax
Sea Lawn Facilities – Private Cabanas, Dance Floor, Private Dining Room (1500 sqft), Open Lawn Bar