Wedding ceremony & Romantic dining at Avani Kalutara
Wedding ceremony & Romantic dining at Avani Kalutara
Romantic beachfront setting at Avani Kalutara
Romantic beachfront setting at Avani Kalutara
AVANI Kalutara, Hotel and Pool at Night
AVANI Kalutara, Hotel and Pool at Night
AVANI Kalutara, (clockwise from left): Superior Lagoon View Room, Standard Courtyard View Room, Superior Ocean View Room, Deluxe Ocean View Room and Deluxe Lagoon View Room
AVANI Kalutara, (clockwise from left): Superior Lagoon View Room, Standard Courtyard View Room, Superior Ocean View Room, Deluxe Ocean View Room and Deluxe Lagoon View Room
AVANI Kalutara, (clockwise from left): Mangrove Restaurant, Mangrove Restaurant Interior, Moya Restaurant, Karadiya Bar and Speciality Dining
AVANI Kalutara, (clockwise from left): Mangrove Restaurant, Mangrove Restaurant Interior, Moya Restaurant, Karadiya Bar and Speciality Dining
AVANI Kalutara, (clockwise from top left): Beach, Pool, Entrance With Views of the Kalu Ganga River, Accommodation and Kalu Ganga River Views
AVANI Kalutara, (clockwise from top left): Beach, Pool, Entrance With Views of the Kalu Ganga River, Accommodation and Kalu Ganga River Views
AVANI Kalutara, Watersports and Kids' Club
AVANI Kalutara, Watersports and Kids' Club

Weddings at AVANI Kalutara

Weddings from $1,820

Overview

Celebrate your love in a tropical island paradise of glistening lagoons, secluded golden beaches and perfectly manicured gardens. AVANI Kalutara is a fantastic choice to start the next chapter of your lives together in a multitude of blissful settings; pronounce your vows amid the hotel’s exotic gardens, flourished with luscious palm trees and beautiful blossoms, or you can marry on the sun-kissed sands of this hotel’s private, pristine beach cove.

Your personally-appointed wedding coordinator will handle all of the intricate details, and can help plan your dream wedding to exactly how you’ve imagined it to be. The resort embodies the enchanting, rich culture of Sri Lanka, featuring Kendayan dancers and drummers throughout your wedding and a traditional Sri Lankan ceremony option, whilst our experienced wedding planners will weave this ethos into every aspect of your wedding.

After delighting in a luxurious selection of celebrations and experiences together, you can both enjoy a wide range of river water sports, unwind around the gorgeous pool with refreshing cocktails, and indulge in a selection of indigenous treatments and Asian therapies at the spa. Each room and suite is gorgeously-appointed with a blend of authentic island décor and modern touches, as well as fabulous, pampering amenities and glorious views. The resort has four ambient restaurants and two lovely bars to enjoy, and there are great facilities for kids and teens too.

Whats included?
  • International airfare & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
Why Book with Tropical Sky?
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  • 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
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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 $1820
  • 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 $2720
  • 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 $4360
  • 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 Kalutara Resort a breathtaking tranquil and unique location where waters meet. Exchange your vows in a romantic setting overlooking the lagoon.

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

If you are looking to tie the knot in a tropical location, perhaps on a beach with the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean as a back drop, then AVANI Kalutara will fit the bill. Situated with direct access onto the hotel’s own secluded beach this really is a great location and the idyllic place to start your romantic journey or to celebrate your wedding in the company of family and friends. Choose to have the wedding ceremony in either the hotels gardens or on the beach.  Couples dreaming of a wedding in paradise will find a dream wedding destination wih Sri Lanka.  The AVANI Kalutara embodies the richness of Sri Lanka - the tropical island paradise - and our experienced wedding planners weave this ethos into every aspect of your wedding.

Exclusive Free Room Upgrade

We’ve partnered with our friends at the AVANI Kalutara  to make your day, extra special.  Why not indulge yourselves by booking a Superior Lagoon View for 14 nights with any wedding package and receive a guaranteed room upgrade to a Superior Sea View.  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 Kalutara  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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