Matches are made in heaven, or so the saying goes, and the ceremony for these matches should also be a heavenly experience. A destination wedding is the best way to ensure a picture-perfect wedding that creates a lifetime of memories to cherish.
Destination weddings have recently increased in popularity as more families realize they can simply leave all the worries about venues, catering, hospitality, and decor to an event planner. The event planner will handle all the hassles related to logistics, arrangements, vendors, catering, and hospitality for the wedding, while the families and guests can simply enjoy the festivities.
Pre-wedding shoots, functions, and beach marriages have been popularized in the movies and popular culture. In real life too, there can’t be a better venue than an idyllic beachside resort to enjoy precious moments in the lap of nature. Imagine saying your vows on pristine sands in the backdrop of a glorious sunset, blue waves, and vast open skies. It can be an ethereal experience.
Beach weddings lend a rustic charm and air of romance to the traditional wedding atmosphere. Every guest, including the couple, can enjoy a holiday and spend poignant moments with family and friends. At a beach wedding, there is no need for a separate wedding shoot; the ocean makes an amazing backdrop for a lifetime of memories.
It is a misconception that beach destination weddings are for the ultra-rich only. There are several options in every beach town in India to suit different budgets. Let’s look at some of the best beach wedding destinations in the country.
From a quiet temple town on the East coast of India, Mahabalipuram has emerged as a unique beach marriage venue in recent times. Far from the holidaying crowds that dot the popular beach towns in India, Mahabalipuram offers a serene, beautiful, and almost untouched shoreline dotted with beautiful resorts.
Mahabalipuram is a wonderful location that showcases the traditional heritage of South India, with the centuries-old Shore Temple nestled on the bay, while also offering modern luxuries. Families can enjoy a beach holiday, gorgeous sunsets by the Indian Ocean, and sumptuous South Indian food and ambience.
Mahabalipuram is an hour’s drive from Chennai, with a golden coastline that stretches 20 kilometers. There are sprawling resorts near the Shore Temple on the bay; key among these resorts is the Raddison Blu Resort Temple Bay, Intercontinental Mahabalipuram, Four Points by Sheraton, Taj Fisherman’s Cove, and Ideal Beach Resort. These resorts deliver personalized beach wedding experiences to suit different budgets.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The Andaman & Nicobar Islands promise heaven in the midst of the Bay of Bengal. For anyone dreaming of a beach wedding in Thailand, Mauritius, or the Maldives, the Andaman shoreline is an equally stunning, yet affordable alternative. With long stretches of golden beach, turquoise waters, and abundant natural beauty, the islands are one of the best beach destinations for weddings in India. Away from the mainland, the islands are not as touristy, crowded, or polluted compared to other beach destinations in the country.
Families looking for a small wedding away from the crowds can select from one of the many lush islands or beach resorts. Standing amid tropical rainforests or palm-laden beach fronts, the to-be-wed couple and guests can spend precious moments together under a breathtakingly clear night sky.
The Andaman & Nicobar Islands can be reached via air and sea; water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving, and coral spotting are some of the activities that guests can enjoy. There are plush resorts and picturesque destination beach wedding locations within different budget ranges, such as Havelock Island, Neil Island and Port Blair. The ferry rides to and from the islands across the blue-green ocean waves are an unforgettable experience.
Goa is almost eponymous when it comes to beaches in India. The state popularized destination beach weddings in India years ago and it still lives up to its name as an internationally acclaimed beach destination. Goa is the ultimate honeymoon getaway, so wouldn’t it be great if the wedding vows could also be solemnized on one of those beautiful Goan beaches?
Apart from its exquisite beaches, Goa promises a truly fun-filled celebration, with its jubilant crowds, free-spirited vibes, and amazing food and music scene. The ancient churches, Portuguese cuisine, and architecture add to the magic and allure of this beach state. There are several options in Goa to suit every budget, whether you’re looking to host a simple or an opulent beach marriage. Sprawling resorts, restored old forts and small boutique hotels offer perfect options for beach marriage functions.
Called God’s own country, Kerala is the ideal destination for nature lovers looking for a quiet, unconventional wedding on a beautiful beach shore. The South Indian state presents a blend of exotic beaches and Southern rootedness in its cuisine, culture, and tourist experience. Flanked by lush green coconut groves, the beaches in Kerala are ideal for romantic celebrations that leave ample time to enjoy the golden sunset, a Kathakali performance, and mouthwatering Malayalee cuisine.
There are not one but multiple beaches to choose from in Kerala for a memorable beach wedding. The Kovalam and Varkala beaches in Trivandrum, as well as Alleppy beach, are all equally mesmerizing to enjoy a getaway from the city crowds. Renowned international hotel chains as well as local hotels operate lavish beach resorts that offer different packages to suit every budget. If you’re in Kerala, be sure to try out a houseboat trip on the calm backwaters, a unique experience one can enjoy in Kerala.
To sum it up, a destination beach wedding is no more a dream; there are many beautiful beaches available for a memorable wedding with family and friends. Beach weddings can be hassle-free since all arrangements are taken care of by the hotel as part of the package. The wedding expenses can be planned and managed with easy financing options. Tata Capital offers personal loans with attractive interest rates and payback options customized for individual requirements, which are perfect to finance a destination wedding. Click here to book a wedding loan today!