An Indo American Destination Wedding in Goa

An Indo American  Destination Wedding In Goa

We recently planned an Indo American Wedding in Goa and it was one big party. Goa is the land of sun, sand and beaches. The vibe of this place is sure to put you in a relaxed mood. We are no strangers to the fact that Goa is the party capital of India. Did you know, that a lot of young couples from all over the world chose Goa as their preferred wedding destination. Well who can blame them. This place is a gift with nature at its best and there is so much warmth and hospitality in the people here. So here we were, once again headed to our favorite Wedding Destination in India, Goa.

The Couple

A lovely couple who were so much in love that a glimpse of them would make you believe in the magic of love. They made a beautiful couple. They completed each other. Annirudh had been living in the US for about fifteen years. This is where he met the love of his life, Annamarie. It did not take long for the two to realize that they were meant for each other. They decided to tie the knot in Annirudhs Hometown, Hyderabad. They did not want to shy away from showing how happy they were and hence decided to have a wedding reception in Goa with their close family and relatives.

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The Planning

Annirudh and Annamarie got in touch with us three months ago. They gave us a brief idea of what they were looking for. We had a couple of skype calls, exchanged emails and we were good to go. It was a two day event. So we started working on a timeline and the events we could hold on the two days. Since  this was not a regular wedding, as all the rituals and the wedding had already taken place in Hyderabad. So we had to use our expertise in deciding what we would incorporate here.

The Venue

A small intimate wedding reception in Goa deserves a venue that compliments the need and feel. Hence we suggested a beautiful luxury boutique resort in the North of Goa, La Cabana. La Cabana is a hidden gem situated on the shores of the beautiful Ashwem beach. This property accommodates upto 150 people. It has a combination of sea view chalets, modern elegant tents and a beautiful portuegese villa. The panaromic view of the Arabian sea is mesmerizing. It is also known to host the most number of wedding in a year which also includes some Celebrity Weddings. On an average this place hosts about 50+ weddings in a year.

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Indo American Wedding Reception In Goa

Day 1

High Tea

The couple and their guests arrive late afternoon on day 1. We decided to arrange a high tea so that guests could freshen up and de stress from all the travel. The guests were welcomed with a welcome drink followed by check in. After check in the guests were pampered with some lovely tea and coffee accompanied with sandwiches, pakodas, cookies and so on. Soon after, we were all set with our first event of the day.

Sun Downer

Since the property had a terrific view of the Arabian sea, we decided to hold a sun downer. For the décor we added multi coloured lit gazebos facing the sea where the guest could relax and unwind.  We had made arrangements for an artist from Mumbai, Mateen Kardame. Mateen is a solo artist whose voice is simply magic. Having hosted popular events, one of which includes opening the stage for Arijit Singh. We knew he would  create magic with his voice, and he did. He was loved by everyone so much that we even had the guests sing a song with him. All in all it was a perfect setting with the sun going down, cool breeze and some soothing music.

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After Party

The Sundowner was followed by an after party at the beautiful beach side restaurant. The guests were treated to some amazing cocktails, beers and wine. We had DJ Vally from Goa, who had the guests on their feet until midnight. He played a great mix of commercial, hip hop and bollywood numbers. Seeing the Americans dance to Bollywood, now that’s a sight you would not want to miss. They just love Bollywood, don’t they?

Day 2

Pool Party

So after a long night, the next day started with a pool party. DJ Vally was once again making the guests grove to his music with a  different genre this time. Beers and wines did the rounds with the guests soaking up in the sun. This was followed by  brunch and bbq by the pool side.

Wedding Reception

The décor for the reception was modern and classy with a beautiful chandelier backdrop. The entrance was designed to complement the backdrop and we had a beautiful glass lantern at the entrance. The wooden dance floor was all lit with rice lights at the ceiling. Chiavari chairs completed the look with a western setting. Beautiful cylindrical glasses with crystals, white orchids and tea candles created a perfect ambience for the occasion.

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The Band

A wedding reception in Goa is incomplete without a Goan band. Having planned several weddings in Goa, we did not want our Indo American couple and their guests to miss out on this one. We hired Lynx, aka Band of the Sand, a Goan band who set the stage on fire. Their genre of music, their energy, everything about them was simply awesome. Their slogan When in Goa, do as the Goan’s do sure won many hearts. The show ended with some local goan songs which were a show stopper of the evening.

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La Cabana – Beach Wedding Venue, Goa

La Cabana Beach And Spa – The most Beautiful Wedding Venue in Goa

La Cabana Beach and Spa is a luxury boutique beach resort. This place is “Heaven on Earth”.  It is Goa’s Best Kept Secret Wedding Venue for a Destination Wedding. No wonder a lot of celebrity couples and NRIs have chosen this place to tie the knot. Nestled in the north of Goa, this place is all you need for a small intimate and private affair.

La Cabana is a beach facing property and is beautifully designed in a way that from the moment you step into the property, its an experience. The beach is quite visible from the time you walk into the property. As you walk in closer the panoramic view of the Arabian sea  will surely leave you mesmerized.La Cabana

What Makes La Cabana so Popular

The property has a total inventory of 45 rooms; a combination of wooden cottages, luxury tents, beach facing chalet/villa and the beautiful Portuguese Villa. This place can easily accommodate 150 people and if your guestlist is higher, nearby properties which are a stone throw away can be taken. Though modern and elegant this property has a touch of the rich Goan heritage. It has a beautiful beach side restaurant, Palasha which has an upper deck too. This is the best place to relax and unwind over some lip smacking food and amazing cocktails. This wedding venue also has a beautiful pool overlooking the beach. Located in close proximity to the beach you can have a beach wedding too. Can it get any better?

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Our Take on La Cabana

As wedding planning professionals we  would suggest this wedding venue for the following reasons: Their service is warm and friendly. They have a very flexible approach and try to accommodate everything they possibly can, to make your event a great success. Their food is great with some of the best chefs in the industry designing your wedding menu to satisfy your taste buds. They hold more than 50 plus weddings a year, so they are very well versed with all types of weddings and the functions.

So if a wedding venue in Goa is something you are looking for, we strongly recommend you to go ahead with La Cabana Beach & Spa and you will have memories of a lifetime to cherish for. For Best Deals at La Cabana Beach And Spa

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Beach Wedding Venues in Goa – Your Day – Weddings & Events

Goa Beach Wedding Venues by Your Day – Weddings & Events

We have handpicked 5 beautiful Goa Beach Wedding Venues for a Destination Wedding. If a destination wedding in Goa is something you are looking for, you cant give this a miss. Listed are the most beautiful wedding venues in Goa handpicked by us, especially for you. Goa boasts of some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country. It has wedding venues of all categories, all budgets and sizes, which makes it even more difficult to narrow down on your dream wedding venue. We are here to simplify the process for you simply because we love you 🙂

We have personally visited all the below venues and these are our personal favorite Goa beach wedding venues!

*Please note the venues are placed in a random order.

1. La Cabana Beach & Spa

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Location: Ashwem beach, North Goa.

Inventory– 45 rooms

Amenities– Outdoor Pool, Sea side restaurant,Spa, Wi Fi

This property is Located on Goa’s widest stretch of beach, Ashwem. A beautiful property starts with wooden chalets, swiss tents and opens up to the pristine white sands of Ashwem beach. They also have a beautiful Portuguese villa which adds to the experience. In case you need more rooms to accommodate your guests, stay at nearby resorts can be arranged. The beach facing lawn used for weddings is very well designed to get you the closest and give a direct view to the beautiful Ashwem beach. The pool is perfect to have a crazy pool party before your wedding day. You can have the entire resort to yourself once you book all the rooms here.

Ashwem beach in the north is a popular tourist destination with popular hangout places. Though this place is in North Goa which is quite popular amongst the tourist, you will find this beach peaceful and serene. Having a beach wedding is also a good idea here.

2. Bay 15

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Location-Odxel Beach, Dona Paula, Panjim,

Inventory– 15 beachfront wooden chalets. More rooms can be arranged on request at near by hotels.

Amenities: Outdoor Pool, Sea front restaurant

Bay 15 offers beautiful beach front, extraordinary location with unforgettable long stretch view of the Arabian Sea. It is located 6 kms from Panjim city and 2.5 kms from Dona Paula circle. It has a massive 50,000 sqft lawn dedicated just for weddings and other occasions. They also have a lounge area which can be used for your after parties. They have a sea front restaurant with a breath taking view of the Arabian Sea. With sweet music of the waves hitting your ears and sea all around you, you will enjoy being here at anytime of the day and will be left wanting for more.

Bay 15 has the largest sea side banquets facility in Goa, comfortably accommodating weddings of up to 1000 guests. If you are looking at having a wedding close to the city but also not compromise on the view and peace, this is the place to look for !

3. Prainha resort and cottages by the Sea

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Location– Jetty Road, Dona Paula.

Inventory– 45 rooms

Amenities: Pool, Massage center, cyber café with broadband Internet and wi fi capability.

A hidden gem, Prainha “little beach” in Portuguese, is a vintage resort that nestles in a coconut palm grove about a quiet cove in Dona Paula in North Goa. It’s a beach facing property, which gives you the liberty to have beach weddings. Romantic and cozy, Prainha has gained popularity in hosting intimate wedding celebrations. Prainha has a beautiful sea facing lawn where you can host your wedding or reception party. Prainha also has a lounge that gives you an option to continue your wedding party till wee hours.

It has spacious rooms with genuine Indo-Portuguese furniture which makes it unique and adds to the whole experience.If your looking at a romantic, peaceful, private and a cozy place for your wedding, search no more ! This is the place to be !

4. Marquis Beach Resort

Goa Wedding Venues Marquis Beach Resort

Location: Candolim, North Goa

Inventory: 42 rooms

Amenities: Pool, Ayurvedic massage center, Restaurant by the sea.

Marquis beach resort opens up to the beautiful Candolim beach. This place is quite picturesque and is situated in the heart of North Goa.

This resort is by the sea, which means beach weddings are definitely a ‘yes’ here. The benefit of having your venue in North Goa is that you will be close to the main attractions of Goa and you have easy access to the  water sports activities too. If you find the beach a little bit crowded t o have your beach wedding you also have an option of having your wedding at their well designed designated stage area with an awesome sea view. So, if you are looking at having a wedding in North Goa and want to enjoy the fun activities of Goa, Marquis is a place to consider.

5. Stone Water Eco Resort

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Location-Santarem beach, Vasco Da Gama.

Inventory– 25 chalets

Amenities– Pool, Spa and a Wellness center.

Stone water Eco Resort promises to offer a perfect venue for a destination wedding in Goa. It has 8 scenic wedding venues to choose from for your wedding and other functions. They also have a unique stone bar set up.They have 2 pools and a banquet too. But the best part about this place is their ocean facing wedding venue and the dance floor. It makes up a perfect setting for a beautiful fairy-tale wedding. A wedding venue with a breathtaking view of the ocean, lush greenery and a cozy feel, this venue is a piece of paradise. Another advantage is that this place is very close to the airport.

Booking the 25 chalets will give you the privilege of having the entire place to your self. Imagine celebrating your big day at such a beautiful location with only your friends and family around. If you are looking at a peaceful and a private getaway for your wedding. This is the place for you.

If you would like to share any other beautiful Goa beach wedding venues, that you think should be here, please feel free to share it with us. All Goa Beach Wedding Venues have a story to tell; what will yours say?

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Also Read 10 things to consider when planning a destination wedding in Goa

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10 things to consider when “Planning a destination wedding in Goa”

Dreaming of a destination wedding in Goa? The thought of a “Goa Destination Wedding” sounds like a fairy tale wedding. Goa is like heaven on earth. To all the beach lovers, this place is paradise!

We thought of throwing some light on the list of things you need to consider when planning a Goa Destination Wedding;

1. Time of the year

Goa is not only a popular wedding destination; it is the most popular destination for tourists too. It is normally busy throughout the year.  The months of Oct-Jan are the peak seasons. Prices during this time can go as high as three times from the normal season times. June-September is off season as Goa experiences heavy rainfall during this time. This is the best time to get a bargain and have a monsoon wedding. Feb-May is in between the two where the summers set in and rates are quite competitive

2. Know your Guest List

One of the most important factors when planning a destination wedding in Goa is the number of your guests. This will eventually give you a realistic view of all the other factors that you will need to consider.  Most importantly, it will give you a fair idea of the budget you are looking at.

3. Wedding Venue

Goa has beautiful properties which can hold all kind of weddings from small intimate gatherings to lavish affairs. We would suggest you visit the wedding venue at least once, since there is a high possibility that the pictures you see online may not be in sync with your expectations and vice versa

4. Travel & Accommodation

You will need to decide whether you will take care of travel or accommodation or both for the guests. Accommodation is something your guests would expect you to do. However you can expect guests to make their own travel arrangements.

5. Permissions and Licenses

Certain permission and licenses will be required if you are planning a beach wedding or you plan to have entertainment options like DJ, Live Band etc. Typically the licenses required are PPL, IPRS. For beach wedding you will need permission from the village Panchayat and the Department of tourism. Your wedding planner will help you get these licenses.

6. Entertainment

There are various entertainment options that you can consider; belly dancers, fire performers, singers, dancers, DJ, live band etc. A Goa Destination Wedding is incomplete without the Goan Band. They are a complete entertainment package.

7. Vendors

The vendors you hire will speak volumes about the wedding. Make sure you do your research right and hire the best and trusted vendors. You can consult with a wedding planner as they have worked with various vendors and will help you source local vendors, thereby saving you time, money and energy.

8. Beach Wedding

A lot of couples plan on a Goa destination wedding to have a beach wedding. If you plan to have a beach wedding in Goa, this is going to be the most important factor to consider. The weather in Goa is quite unpredictable and so are the tides. You will need to know the exact time when you can have a beach wedding to avoid a disaster.

9. Food & Beverage

Make sure to have the local cuisine as part of your menu. Goans love their food and it will definitely tickle your taste buds. If you have a non veg menu, you are in for a treat. Not forgetting, for all the seafood lovers, this place is paradise. Vegetarians, need not worry, as there are ample options in vegetarian dishes too. Every kind of cuisine is available in Goa, be it Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental etc. Alcohol is pretty cheap too and some venues would even let you get your own alcohol. Isn’t that awesome?

10. Wedding Planner

Wedding planners are professionals, who have planned and executed several Goa Destination Weddings. They can help you with all the points that have been listed so far. Most planners offer a free initial consultation. Once hired, they will work with you throughout your wedding and take care of every detail and requirements.

If you are planning your wedding in Goa, speak to us and let us plan your Goa Destination Wedding . Click Here to get in touch with us.

Why Goa as a destination for your wedding?

Goa – The Most Popular Destination for Weddings in India

Goa is the most beautiful location in India. Due to its vast coastline, it is surrounded by the most exotic and mesmerizing beaches, which will surely take your breath away. Goa is divided into two parts ie South and North. The south is calm, peaceful, serene and very sparsely populated which makes it beautiful, so if you are someone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience nature in its true sense, south goa is the place for you. On the other hand the north is populated with tourists round the year majorly because of its nightlife, famous beaches (baga, anjuna, calangute) and some of the most popular places have made their way here due to the ever increasing tourists.


Goa has the most beautiful properties tucked away in the beauty of nature. Each property has a view which will leave you mesmerized. From exotic waterfronts, to scenic beaches, to lush green nature, this place has it all. The best part about Goa is it does not matter whether you’re on a low budget or a very high budget, this place has something for everyone. From luxurious 5 star properties, to elegant boutique resorts, to standalone venues to some beautiful lawns. This place will never leave you disappointed. Most of the venues are right next to the sea and with certain licences and permission you can actually have your wedding at the beach, can it get any better??

For all the beach lovers, who dream of having a beach wedding, what can be a better place than GOA, making the sun the sand and the beach a part of your big day is surely gonna leave you wanting for more. Your guests are going to delighted, super excited and definitely in the most joyful mood, after all who doesn’t love goa.

Food, probably the most important part for a lot of you out there, food in goa is to die for and they cater to all kinds of cuisines, be it Italian, continental, thai, Chinese, Indian not forgetting the local Goan cuisine which is lip smacking.

Unless you want to do something really extravagant, you will not have to shell out a huge amount on decor. The beauty of the place provides for a perfect setting, minimalistic, classy decor is the way to do it otherwise. Why need anything when you have the beach, sun and sand as your backdrop.

Goa is very centrally located in close proximity to all the major cities in India which makes it ideal for you and your guests.

So if you are someone who is planning for a destination wedding in Goa, get in touch with us, sit back, relax and enjoy while we take care of all the arrangements for you.

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