Goa is situated on India’s western coast, a tropical state that is known for its beaches, delicious sea-food and great nightlife. With warm weather throughout the year except for the months of June till September, Goa makes an ideal place for many to visit on holiday as well as plan destination wedding.
Goa is divided into the northern and southern coast and there are plenty of locations that you can choose from, right from accommodation of your guests to reception venues.
The first step would be to selecting wedding planner that specialises in destination weddings that are available locally. Planning a destination wedding here is isn’t as expensive as you may think it would be. Many Europeans find Goa is a lucrative option for tying the knot as the cost of the entire event will not burn a hole in your pocket given the fact that accommodation options are plenty to choose from, food and alcohol is very reasonably priced and also the venues by the beach are simply breathtaking.
With the gaining popularity of Goa being a popular wedding destination, there are plenty of wedding planners that provide a complete package for their clients to have a wedding here. Choose from the many branded hotels and a variety wedding venues for accommodating your guests and pretty much everything else is taken care of by the planner on your behalf. It would be a good idea to make a short trip a couple of months in advance just so that you could finalise on what needs to get done in person such as meeting the photographer or looking at the venues and even the schedule a tasting with the caterer.
Places in North Goa which are popular weddings are Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator and Morjim. On the southern coast beaches such as Mobor, Colva, Majorda, Benaulim and Utorda to name a few are most preferred.
If you have been to Goa before you know that it is a laid-back place full of natural beauty. Your guests have bound to have a good time here as there all the luxuries are easily available to make your stay comfortable and relaxed.
There are a few venues that are on the beach that make excellent locations for a beach wedding, and these venues are available both in the North as well as a South of Goa. For a ceremony on the beach ensure that you book the hotel and venues at least 6 to 8 months in advance. Goa is packed with entertainment and there is a variety of DJ’s as well as live bands that play Western music that can be opted for. The wide variety of seafood on the menu is excellent.
The weather throughout the year is a warm 25 to 28°C and planning a wedding during the months of November to December would be during the peak tourist season which is a fun time to be in the state.