Taj Exotica
From the moment you set foot in this 56-acre property in south Goa, expect to feel a wonderful sense of calm and serenity. Grand architecture, a sun-drenched atrium and shady corridors are its winning features. There are 140 luxury rooms and villas to choose from—we suggest the couple check-in to one of the two Presidential villas, they come with their own private plunge pools. The luxurious Taj Exotica goes out of its way to provide couples with the ultimate fairytale wedding. There is virtually nothing they won’t and can’t do. Wedding packages are provided by the hotel with a host of services and amenities that cater to both Hindu and Christian ceremonies. The packages are broken down into pre-wedding rituals which include special spa treatments. Next, the wedding itself with special themes available such as “Mughal Wedding” and “White Wedding” and finally, post-wedding services which concern banquets and music, the wedding night and the day-after segments. 
Taj Exotica Goa, Benaulim, Goa (+91 832 668 3333; www.tajhotels.com)

Park Hyatt Goa
The Park Hyatt Goa, located on the secluded beaches of South Goa, offers an array of dazzling services to make sure that the wedding of your dreams comes true. From breathtaking sunset ceremonies to cocktail parties by the pool, this plush property promises to pull out all the stops. Looking for something more intimate? Avail of their on-estate wedding specialist, who is assigned to the happy couple, to personalise the event. The bridal party is also treated to a day at the hotel’s Sereno Spa to unwind and de-stress before the wedding. CNT tip: Sign up for the Hyatt’s Wedding at the Park offer, and get your honeymoon nights on the house; at any Hyatt hotel around the world.
Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, South Goa (+91 832 272 1234; www.park.hyatt.com)

The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resorts & Casino
The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resorts & Casino is a 154-room resort located at Varca Beach in south Goa that was built according to Portuguese architecture and design. The resort houses exquisite suites built around gorgeous central courtyards, which come complete with a garden, patio and pergolas. The most breathtaking feature of this luxury hotel however, is its gigantic meandering swimming pool, which stretches alongside the length of the resort. The hotel takes upon itself the burden to plan and organize what they promise to be the most bedazzling wedding event, catering solely to the choices of the bride and groom. Theme, décor, entertainment—everything is coordinated by Zuri. For those who wish to opt for a romantic church wedding, the hotel can even organize that in one of the surrounding churches, to add that traditional touch to the grand day. 
The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resorts & Casino, Pedda, Varca, Salcete (+91 832 272 7272;www.thezurihotels.com)
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Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
The recently renovated Goa Marriott Resort in Panaji is ideal for destination weddings. This riverfront property offers the bridal party a gargantuan 9,000sq ft of event space so couples can experience a grand Goan wedding with all the trimmings. Their Grand Ballroom alone can accommodate up to 420 guests. The hotel offers multiple outdoor venues with spectacular scenic views of the sea. Along with a highly trained wedding planning team and state of the art technology, the Marriott Goa is the ideal spot for a romantic and scenic wedding. Editor’s note: this resort has 172 rooms and eight suites—we recommend you book the Bay View Suite if you want lovely Mandovi River views.
Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar Beach, Panaji, Goa (+91 832 246 3333; www.marriott.com)

The Sol
The hotel’s architecture is inspired by Goan colonial history and the interiors have been designed by celebrated Indian fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani. Three wings built around a central courtyard boast both rooms and suites decorated in earthy, neutral tones, which are complimented by antique furniture. We recommend you book one of the four luxury suites that have great views of the Sinquerim River. Simply, unique and intimate are two words that best describe The Sol.  And consequently, it provides a secluded, charming and poetically romantic spot for the ultimate private wedding. With 16 luxury rooms and four exquisite suites, this is the ideal choice for those couples who prefer to tie the knot in relative seclusion. 
The Sol, Road opp Bank of India, Bhatiwado, Nerul, Bardez, Goa (+91 832 671 4141; www.thesol.in)

Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada
The charming Goan-Portuguese architecture of the Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada has five different banquet spaces among which are the Aguada Ballroom, Bayview Point and Sunset Point—the latter two being ideal for an outdoor wedding ceremony. From an intimate magical wedding with only 80 guests to a large opulent affair with 600 guests, the Vivanta by Taj remains one of the most beautiful premier wedding venues in Goa. 
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Candolim, Goa (+91 832 664 5858; www.vivantabytaj.com)

InterContinental The Lalit Goa Resort
Located on Goa’s unspoilt southern coast and spread across 85 acres, this all-suite secluded retreat is a marvellous escape. Looking out onto beautifully landscaped gardens—eight of which are designed by famed French landscaper, Oliver Vicchirini—you’ll feel a sense of calm at Lalit Goa. The exotic InterContinental is a spectacular venue for a magical Goan wedding. The hotel is renowned for its innovatively landscaped gardens such as the Portuguese garden, the Rose Garden and the Maze. The majestic grounds only heighten the magic of the special day. The hotel provides for a dedicated wedding planner working round the clock to ensure every minute detail of the event is in order. And with an idyllic white-sand beach nearby, a golf course and a spa, this hotel is the perfect place for an indulgent destination wedding.
InterContinental The Lalit Goa Resort, Raj Baga, Canacona, Goa (+91 832 266 7777; www.thelalit.com)

Alila Diwa Goa
Alila Diwa Goa is spread across 12 acres of verdant paddy plantations and features architecture inspired by traditional Goan design—expect high ceilings, pitched roofs, warm verandas and calm courtyards. Its 153 rooms and suites are housed on two levels—the ground level has Family Terrace rooms and the one above has Loft rooms with private balconies. This exclusive boutique property is tipped to be one of the most romantic venues to tie the knot at, this year. Beautifully landscaped lawns and sprawling banquet halls are on the cards when the Alila Diwa Goa is chosen as the venue for a wedding. The hotel prides itself on leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the couple’s special day is truly a once in a lifetime affair.
Alila Diwa Goa, 48/10 Village Majorda, Adao Waddo, Salcette, Goa (+91 832 274 6800; www.alilahotels.com)
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The Leela Kempinski Goa
You’ll find this luxury five-star hotel spread out over 75 acres in beautiful south Goa, sitting amidst languid lagoons and lush verdant land. The Leela Kempinski Goa is a winning combination of colonial customs and modern Indian sensibilities—you can even experience the traditional way of life here, with the fishing village of Sal a stone’s throw away. The Leela Goa is well prepared to host your wedding, your way. The hotel can organize everything from a themed outdoor beach wedding on the hotel’s exclusive and isolated beach to a green ceremonies on their lush lawns; ideal for the reception and cocktail nights. The indoor Grand Ballroom is influenced by nature with its rocky enclave and dense foliage. Flower arrangement, theme décor and a personalised tiered wedding cake—the hotel offers it all. End your day with a dazzling display of fireworks, in the presence of friends and family.
The Leela Kempinski Goa, Mobor, Goa (+91 832 662 1234; www.theleela.com)
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Cidade de Goa
The forerunner for ultimate Goan hospitality—Cidade de Goa, offers the nuptial couple complete control of its 40 acre property in order to accommodate their every wish and fancy.  Let their team of wedding planners organize the nitty-gritty details of the event as you look forward to mandaps decked with gorgeous flowers, beach weddings with arrival by boat or sangeets out on the beach, under starry Dona Paula skies.
Cidade de Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Goa (+91 832 2454545; www.cidadedegoa.com)
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