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Explore Top 10+ Wedding Venues in Gorgeous Goa

Beach weddings will never go out of style. After all, what’s not to like about stunning backdrops of the endless horizon, beautiful mandap setups facing the waves, and glorious sunsets reflected over the waters that are ideal for enchanting evening soirees. Goa is the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of a beach wedding in India. While North Goa is famous for its buzzing cafes and busy lanes, South Goa offers quieter beaches with striking backdrops and lush environs. So, whether you want a beachside mandap where the music of the waves serenades you, or an opulent hall overlooking the Goan coastline for a cocktail bash, check out our curated list of the top 12 wedding venues in this tropical paradise.

1. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, located on the southwest coast of Goa, is a Mediterranean style five-star luxury hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea. It offers a tropical ambiance, courts bright with flowers, wide shaded corridors, a sun-drenched atrium and captivating architecture, all of which make it a unique venue for a wedding. Wedding planner Shruti Tiwari, of Vogue Luxury Weddings, shares, “This Taj property is the most famous jewel in the hotel chain for its unmatched hospitality and services that will make your guests feel at home. From its brilliant architecture to its top-class facilities, this property makes for an ideal venue to host a big, fabulous wedding.”

Number of rooms: 140
Distance from airport: 45 minutes
Guests capacity: 180 to 600

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa

2. Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa
Kenilworth Resort, located on Utorda beach in South Goa, reflects Portuguese heritage true to Goan culture and hospitality. It boasts of the largest family-style swimming pool in South Goa which is the perfect place to host your pre-wedding functions, especially the haldi ceremony. This seafront retreat is home to multiple celebration areas, making it the ideal pick for your indoor and outdoor celebrations. Their terrace deck attached to the banquet hall is perfect for a fairytale wedding. Sharon Fernandes of Purple Truffle Event Planners, shares, “I had the opportunity to work with a lovely couple who wanted to host an intimate wedding in Goa with just 120 guests. The Kenilworth property was the perfect pick as it offers adequate accommodation and lies on the beach and sea.”

Number of rooms: 104
Distance from airport: 20 minutes
Guests capacity: 120 to 1500

Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa
Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa

3. Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa
Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, overlooking a picturesque beach in North Goa, is famous for hosting lavish and low-key weddings. Right from the open-air Fishtail Lawns to the indoor ballroom, this property is reminiscent of a luxurious colonial Portuguese fort nestled in the hills. Famous for being the location for the Bollywood movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai,’ the property has an enchanting tropical paradise vibe. Celebrate your once-in-a-lifetime experience here by fusing an old-world romance with all the trappings of a modern beach wedding.

Number of rooms: 123
Distance from airport: 45 minutes
Guests capacity: 60 to 600

Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa Goa

4. Alila Diwa Goa
With its Goan and Balinese inspired resort, Alila Diwa is a heavenly haven for a romantic destination wedding with multiple stylish events like a glitzy reception and a laidback mehndi. Situated on Gonsua Beach, the property features courtyards, banyan, mango and peepal trees, beautiful verandas and red-tiled sloping roofs. A perfect mix of rustic charm with modern elegance, the hotel is famous for its infinity pool and open-air jacuzzi/hot tub overlooking the lush paddy fields flowing towards the Arabian Sea.

Number of rooms: 153
Distance from airport: 20 minutes
Guests capacity: 40 to 450

Alila Diwa Goa

5. Grand Hyatt Goa
Grand Hyatt Goa, one of the largest destination wedding venues in Goa, is situated at Bambolim beach. Its exquisite waterfront location along with manicured gardens and lush lawns makes it one of the most sought after venues for wedding receptions and pre-wedding functions. Wedding designer Ayesha KG of Pataka Events, shares, “This luxe property has well-equipped suites with serene views of the waterfront and lawns which ensure an unforgettable stay for your guests. It offers ample spaces for events such as lawns, halls, a breezy terrace, making it perfect for all sorts of soirees.”

Number of rooms: 313
Distance from airport: 25 minutes
Guests capacity: 20 to 1500

Grand Hyatt Goa

6. Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach
Nestled along the pristine coast of Mobor Beach of South Goa, Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach offers a unique setting that draws from Goan-Portuguese architecture that is perfect for statement weddings. From breezy outdoor venues to cozy indoor spaces, they can cater to both intimate and large scale functions. Wedding planner Sharon Fernandes, of Purple Truffle Event Planners, shares, “The Radisson Blu Resort in Goa features bright architecture and lush gardens for perfect settings, alongside world-class spaces that can cater to all your wedding ceremony needs.”

Number of rooms: 132
Distance from airport: 60 minutes
Guests capacity: 10 to 2000

Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach

7. ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Set in a serene beach in South Goa, amidst landscaped gardens, swaying coconut palms, and shimmering lagoons is the ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. From lush lawns and private beach fronts to beautifully appointed indoor spaces, the resort also houses one of the largest free-form swimming pools in the country which is surrounded by water slides. This venue is ideal for hosting a tropical-themed wedding. Wedding designer Pradeep Chandar of Marriage Colours shares, “The opulent ballrooms and expansive lawns of this hotel provides an idyllic ambiance and setting with a distinctive regional allure for couples looking to capture pictures against stunning backdrops.”

Number of rooms: 252
Distance from airport: 20 minutes
Guests capacity: 25 to 500

ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

8. DoubleTree By Hilton Goa Panaji
Unlike the other beach venues in Goa, DoubleTree By Hilton offers stunning views of the Mandovi river in Panaji and lies 15 minutes away from the beach. Its spacious ballrooms boast of architectural splendor, and a night function under the stars on the Sunset Lawns is guaranteed to be a wow experience. This property is situated in the heart of the city, making it easy for guests to move around in between the wedding functions.

Number of rooms: 160
Distance from airport: 35 minutes
Guests capacity: 50 to 300

DoubleTree By Hilton Goa Panaji
DoubleTree By Hilton Goa Panaji

9. Novotel Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Located on the soft white sands of Cavelossim Beach, far away from the world’s hustle and bustle, is the Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, an all-villa property with direct access to the beach. The picturesque property provides a glimpse into the vibrant traditional Portuguese culture through a mix of contemporary and local architecture resembling a small luxury village in itself. Wedding planner Ayesha KG, of Pataka Events, shares, “This premium wedding venue in Goa is the perfect spot to tie the knot thanks to its lavish decor and lush environs. The hotel serves up quite an experience to everyone who is involved in, and witnessing, the wedding.”

Number of rooms: 181
Distance from airport: 50 minutes
Guests capacity: 150 to 1,000

Novotel Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Novotel Dona Sylvia Beach Resort

10. Cidade De Goa – IHCL SeleQtions
When talking about the best Goa wedding venues, we can’t give Cidade De Goa a miss. Situated on the Vainguinim Beach near Panjim, this hotel offers expansive and picturesque views of the beachfront and rolling hills and resembles a self-contained Portuguese hill-side hamlet. This tranquil beach vibe is sure to make your dream beach wedding a memorable experience for all. Shruti Tiwari of Vogue Luxury Weddings shares, “Earlier last year we organized an Indo-Irish wedding at the picturesque Cidade De Goa. With elegant tables, floral centerpieces, and fairy lights twinkling in the outdoor venue, it was the perfect setting in this cozy property. The staff were very cordial and helped us wholeheartedly to organize this grand white wedding.”

Number of rooms: 180
Distance from airport: 45 minutes
Guests capacity: 40 to 470

Cidade De Goa - IHCL SeleQtions

11. Holiday Inn Resort Goa
Situated in the middle of South Goa, Holiday Inn at the Cavelossim beach resembles an oasis surrounded by gardens and lush lawns lined by coconut palms. Treat your guests in the lobby with the stunning views of the pristine white sandy beach. The Goan-Portuguese architecture reminiscent of the sunny state in the bygone era is combined with natural beauty, along with a sandy area within the premises with palm trees making this stunning property perfect for a lavish sea-front destination wedding. Ace planner Pradeep Chandar of Marriage Colours shares, “With direct access to the beach, this property with a perfect blend of Goan architecture and contemporary design offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea making it an ideal location to host a private beach wedding function.”

Number of rooms: 205
Distance from airport: 70 minutes
Guests capacity: 200 to 750

Holiday Inn Resort Goa
Holiday Inn Resort Goa

12. Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa, Goa
Situated at the touristy Candolim beach in North Goa, Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa is reminiscent of the Bali countryside. This charming property offers tropical gardens at every corner of the hotel. The lush sprawling lawns and Indo-Portuguese style architecture overlooking the serene waters are breathtaking. The cobbled pathways and colorful villas make for scenic backdrops for your beach wedding.

Number of rooms: 142
Distance from airport: 40 minutes
Guests capacity: 60 to 1000

Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa, Goa
Taj Holiday Village Resort and Spa, Goa

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