The launch of a two-storey wedding complex at Anantara Kalutara Resort is another reason why Sri Lanka should be your top pick for a destination wedding.
The wedding complex consists of a ballroom and an indoor and outdoor event space. With its tranquil beaches and landscapes, it's a perfect spot to get those Instagram envious pictures.
One can choose to exchange vows under a canopy of palm fronds with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop or toast champagne beside a tranquil lagoon at sunset, before enjoying a soiree reception in tropical gardens fragrant with the scent of frangipani.
If you are planning a wedding, the team will provide some of their expertise, from the initial planning stages, through to the big day.
Only a 90-minute drive from downtown Colombo and the capital’s Bandaranaike International Airport, Anantara Kalutara Resort is for those who want to show their romantic side.
Designed by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, renowned across the globe for his Tropical Modernist style, the resort features 141 guest rooms, suites and pool villas, the award-winning Anantara Spa, an on-site water sports centre, and multiple dining options from East and West.
Large wedding parties can also take advantage of the 103 guestrooms available at the adjacent AVANI Kalutara Resort.
Anantara Kalutara offers a range of activities to help tourists to explore the island’s natural and cultural attractions, all within an easy drive from the resort.
Some of the activities include a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle’s Portuguese and Dutch, the 200-acre Handunugoda Tea Estate that offers a pleasurable low-country tea experience and serves as a working private tea museum or the Mirissa Harbour, where visitors can set sail for Weligama Bay to spot majestic whales between December and April each year.