Bride on the beach at Avani Bentota
Bride on the beach at Avani Bentota
AVANI Bentota, Pool View
AVANI Bentota, Pool View
AVANI Bentota, (clockwise from top left): Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Room Bathroom, Bawa Villa and Avani Suite
AVANI Bentota, (clockwise from top left): Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Room Bathroom, Bawa Villa and Avani Suite
AVANI Bentota, (clockwise from top left): Breeze Restaurant Terrace, Breeze Restaurant Overlooking Pool, Frangipani Restaurant, Chatters Bar and Private Beach Dining
AVANI Bentota, (clockwise from top left): Breeze Restaurant Terrace, Breeze Restaurant Overlooking Pool, Frangipani Restaurant, Chatters Bar and Private Beach Dining
AVANI Bentota, Hotel Exterior Leading To Main Pool and Lap Pool
AVANI Bentota, Hotel Exterior Leading To Main Pool and Lap Pool
AVANI Bentota, Main Pool Looking Towards Frangipani Restaurant, Children's Pool and Frangipani Restaurant Terrace
AVANI Bentota, Main Pool Looking Towards Frangipani Restaurant, Children's Pool and Frangipani Restaurant Terrace

Weddings at AVANI Bentota

Weddings from $1,450

Overview

Whether you’re looking for a charming, intimate and peaceful ceremony with just your partner, or a vibrant celebration with traditional Sri Lankan dances and rituals, AVANI Bentota strives to make your special day exactly how you imagine it to be. Exchange your vows as the sun sinks into the ocean horizon, creating an incredibly scenic backdrop of interweaving sunset tones in the sky.

This really is a paradise location for your wedding – the gorgeous weather, golden sand and fine verdant scenery ensures blissful memories which will last forever. The staff at the resort do everything they can to make your wedding wonderful and special – and your own wedding coordinator will take care of the smallest details to ensure it’s a perfect ceremony that’s personal to you.

Your honeymoon can be spent exploring the wild mangroves on a boat safari, or visiting the world-famous turtle hatchery and meeting the day-old baby turtles. Maybe on a relaxing morning, you’ll indulge yourselves with a skin-soothing massage at the garden spa, laze around the beautiful pools and tuck into a delicious breakfast before zipping through the crystal-clear sea on a jet-ski built for two.

Whats included?
  • International airfare & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
Why Book with Tropical Sky?
  • Hassle-free - book direct quickly and easily
  • Choice of airlines and the option to switch
  • A friendly, family run business with a wealth of experience.
  • Great deals on offer for multiple destinations
  • No amendment fees
  • Low deposits
Why Tropical Sky?
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We offer expert advice and great service Our luxury tailor-made holidays are created with impeccable service from start to finish.

Wedding Information

  • Preparation of all documents in resort (in resort)
  • License and registration fees
  • An option of either a Sri Lankan or Western ceremony including a choice of floral set up to decorate the wedding venue
  • One tier wedding cake
  • Kandyan dancers and drummers for Sri Lankan wedding
  • Marriage certificate
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage
  • Fruits, flowers & canapés in room on arrival
  • Wedding gift from the Hotel
  • From $1450
  • Preparation of all documents in resort (in resort)
  • License and registration fees
  • An option of either a Sri Lankan or Western ceremony including a choice of floral set up to decorate the wedding venue
  • One tier wedding cake
  • Kandyan dancers and drummers for Sri Lankan wedding
  • Marriage certificate
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage
  • Fruits, flowers & canapés in room on arrival
  • Wedding gift from the Hotel
  • Hairdresser for the Bride
  • Wedding album which includes 36 photos
  • Couples massage
  • Intimate champagne breakfast in the room on the following morning for the couple
  • One bottle of Sparkling Wine for the toast
  • Wedding Video
  • Framed photo of the couple
  • Seafood dinner for the couple
  • From $2360
  • Preparation of all documents in resort (in resort)
  • License and registration fees
  • An option of either a Sri Lankan or Western ceremony including a choice of floral set up to decorate the wedding venue
  • One tier wedding cake
  • Kandyan dancers and drummers for Sri Lankan wedding
  • Marriage certificate
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage
  • Fruits, flowers & canapés in room on arrival
  • Wedding gift from the Hotel
  • Hairdresser for the Bride
  • Wedding album which includes 36 photos
  • Couples massage
  • Intimate champagne breakfast in the room on the following morning for the couple
  • One bottle of Sparkling Wine for the toast
  • Wedding Video
  • Framed photo of the couple
  • Guaranteed room upgrade to the next category
  • 7 course dinner at the beach for the couple
  • From $3630
  • Registrar fees
  • Personalised service of our Wedding Specialist
  • An option of either a Sri Lankan or Western ceremony a choice of floral set up to decorate the wedding venue
  • Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s corsage
  • One Tier Wedding cake
  • Fruits and flowers/canapés in room on arrival
  • Wedding gift from the Hotel
  • Hair dresser for the Bride
  • One Bottle of sparkling wine for the toast
  • Wedding album which includes 24 photos
  • Kandyan Dancers and Drummers for Sri Lankan wedding
  • Relaxing Couples Message (30 mins)
  • Seafood dinner for the Bride & Groom on wedding night
  • Wedding album which includes 36 photos
  • Wedding video / framed photo of Bride & Groom
  • Elephant to greet and be present through the service
  • Initmate champagne breakfast in the room the morning after
  • 7 course dinner at the beach for the Bride & Groom
  • Wedding album with 36 photos
  • Guaranteed room upgrade to the next category

AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa idyllic setting for a much desired beach wedding with Bentota beach stretch as your backdrop. Exchange your vows as the sunset creates the most scenic settings.

Wedding Features

  • One tier wedding cake                                 
  • Kandyan dancers and drummers for Sri Lankan wedding                                              
  • Bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage                                      
  • Fruits, flowers & canapés in room on arrival     

More Information

Whether you’re looking for a charming intimate ceremony with just your partner or a vibrant celebration with traditional Sri Lankan dances and rituals, AVANI Bentota never disappoints. This really is a paradise location for your wedding – the gorgeous weather, the golden sand and fine verdant scenery ensures it lasts in your memory forever. The staff at the resort do everything they can to make your wedding day special – the small details are taken care of to ensure it’s a wonderful ceremony that’s personal to you.

Exclusive Free Room Upgrade

We’ve partnered with our friends at the AVANI Bentota to make your day, extra special.  Why not indulge yourselves at AVANI Bentota by booking a Superior Room for 14 nights with any wedding package and receive a guaranteed room upgrade to a Deluxe Room.  This exclusive offer is available year round and only available with Tropical Sky.

What makes your special day perfect?  Inviting your family and friends to stay at the same hotel as you turns a wedding abroad into a tropical event that you’ll never forget.  We’ve partnered with our friends at the AVANI Bentota to make your day, extra special.

Group Offers

  • Book a minimum of 5 rooms (including the bride and groom’s room) and receive a free upgrade to the next category for the bride and groom’s room for the entire duration of stay
  • Book a minimum of 7 rooms (including the bride and groom’s room) and receive a free upgrade to the next category for the bride and groom’s room for the entire duration of stay and a 25 % discount on the wedding package
  • Book a minimum of 10 rooms (including the bride and groom’s room) and receive a free upgrade to the next category for the bride and groom’s room for the entire duration of stay, a 40% discount on the wedding package and a 50% discount on the bride and groom’s room for the full duration of stay on basis booked.
  • Book a minimum of 7 rooms for 7 nights ( including bride & groom’s room) during 1st May -31st October and receive the Classic Wedding Package free of charge.

  • Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 5 days
  • Suggested stay in Sri Lanka: 10 days
  • Minimum age : 18 years old

Documents Required:

  • US passport (which expires more than 6 months after the date of your return home )
  • Birth Certificate (Both short and long certificate are acceptable)
  • Affidavit to confirm single status (even if previously married)

If Required

  • If you have been divorced: Decree Absolute is required.
  • If you have been widowed: The former marriage certificate and original death certificate
  • If you have changed your name: Deed Poll certificate will be required. 
  • If you have been divorced and have reverted to using your maiden name then this counts as a name change and proof will be required.
  • If you have been adopted: Adoption papers need to be produced

Before you travel: (new important information issued by Sri Lanka High Commission)

The following documents should be apostilled by your Secretary of State Office. An apostille is an authentication issued on official documents in order to ensure their international validity. It is an attachment to the document.  Once you have received the apostille, the relevant documents should be legalised by the Sri Lanka High Commission by your respective Foreign Ministry in America.

  • Affidavit and Divorce Certificate if applicable
  • If widowed, the death certificate of your late spouse and your previous marriage   certificate
  • If you have changed your name, a deed poll (including divorcees who have reverted to their maiden names)

Before you travel, next step:

Once you have had the required documentation certified, the next step is to have them legalised by The Sri Lanka High Commission.

You are also required to obtain a Business Visa before travel to enable you to have your wedding in Sri Lanka.  The visa needs to be applied for no more than 30 days before travel and takes approx. 4 working days to process.

Guests marrying at hotels in Sri Lanka will need to send photocopies of the documents listed to us at least 12 weeks before the date of travel.

In Resort:

Once you have married in Sri Lanka, you must get your marriage certificate certified at the Foreign Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo; only then will your marriage certificate be valid to submit to authorities outside of Sri Lanka.

All original documents to be taken with you.

Translation of documents

All legal documents must be in English or legally translated into English. All translated documents must be from a legal translator with letterhead, stamp and seal from the translator's office or notarised by a Notary Public. 

The Wedding Ceremony

In most destinations, your wedding ceremony will be conducted Monday to Friday (excluding local holidays).  In some destinations, local festivals and holidays will determine available wedding dates.  Generally, your wedding will take place in the grounds of the hotel unless otherwise specified.  Many hotels offer wedding gazebos for extra privacy.  Some hotels may offer more than one wedding per day with the first wedding taking place at around 10am with the last wedding at 4pm.  The majority of our weddings are conducted by a marriage officer whose title varies depending on the resort.  Where it is possible to be married by a Minister, the ceremony will be non-denominational unless otherwise stated and will be a Civil wedding.

Tropical Sky Weddings and the information given above only apply to couples:

•        Born in the US

•        Have a valid US passport (with some months validity on return home)

If couples do not fulfil these requirements they must advise us.  Couples should be referred to the embassy of the country of origin and the country where they wish to marry as they may require extra documentation to satisfy their own embassy requirements – Tropical Sky cannot advise on this and couples must investigate this on their own.

As Tropical Sky weddings have no jurisdiction over hotels/resorts/venues/legal requirements and their charges, we cannot be responsible for any increases or changes to these wedding arrangements.  We will, however, endeavour to advise you of changes as soon as we are made aware of them.  All prices and legal requirements correct as of May 2014.


 

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