Romantic facilities at The Fortress
Romantic facilities at The Fortress
The Fortress, Galle, Pool
The Fortress, Galle, Pool
The Fortress, Galle, (clockwise from top left): Beach Room, Beach Splash Room, Ocean Loft Room With Pool and Fortress Room
The Fortress, Galle, (clockwise from top left): Beach Room, Beach Splash Room, Ocean Loft Room With Pool and Fortress Room
The Fortress, Galle, Fortress Residence Living Area, Balcony and Bathtub
The Fortress, Galle, Fortress Residence Living Area, Balcony and Bathtub
The Fortress, Galle, The Ayurveda Spa and Treatments
The Fortress, Galle, The Ayurveda Spa and Treatments
The Fortress, Galle, The Salty Snapper Restaurant and Some Dining Options
The Fortress, Galle, The Salty Snapper Restaurant and Some Dining Options
The Fortress, Galle, Yoga and Fitness Centre
The Fortress, Galle, Yoga and Fitness Centre
The Fortress, Galle, Turtle Hatching, Turtle Hatchery and a Turtle Hatchling Making Its Way to the Sea
The Fortress, Galle, Turtle Hatching, Turtle Hatchery and a Turtle Hatchling Making Its Way to the Sea

Weddings at The Fortress, Galle

Weddings from $1,150

Overview

Picture barefoot romance amidst the soothing serenade of the ocean, as a feeling of romance drifts in the air and a new chapter of your lives begins; a wedding at The Fortress is a truly spectacular occasion. Your ceremony setup can be nestled on the sun-kissed sandy shores, accompanied by glistening ocean waves and a blissful sunset backdrop, or within an enchanting garden setting, canopied with vibrant blossoms and luscious Sri Lankan flora.

Each wedding here is completely unique, decorated with your own personal flair and design. Dedicated wedding hosts will help plan your special day, ensuring that every single detail is perfect, from the décor and music to the location set up, bridal hair & makeup and your celebrations together afterwards. A really wonderful touch to the day will be the traditional Sri Lankan drummers and dancers, as well as the footman and flower girls who will sprinkle fragrant Araliya flowers in front of the Bride as she makes her way to her Groom.

Located on the golden southern coast of Sri Lanka, The Fortress is minutes away from Sri Lanka’s most historically interesting living city, Galle. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is the perfect destination for a relaxing, secluded and romantic stay. Rising next to the seaside, the resort’s walls enclose verdant gardens sheltering hammocks, day beds and stunning water features.

Whats included?
  • International airfare & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
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  • No amendment fees
  • Low deposits
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Wedding Information

  • Wedding Planner, Wedding Arch, location & set-up
  • Celebrant & Government Fees
  • Wedding Cake with floral Wedding Table Decoration
  • Champagne Cocktail on Arrival
  • Bottle of champagne to toast on wedding day
  • Brides hand held bouquet & Groom’s Button Hole
  • Champagne Breakfast on the morning after the event
  • Wedding Album comprising of 24 Colour photos with a special gift from the resort
  • Brides Hair & Make up on the day
  • Romantic turn down service with flowers and candles
  • Special gift from the resort
  • The Fortress's "Frangipani" wedding package
  • From $1150
  • Wedding Planner, Wedding Arch, location & set-up
  • Celebrant & Government Fees
  • Wedding Cake with floral Wedding Table Decoration
  • Champagne Cocktail on Arrival
  • Bottle of champagne to toast on wedding day
  • Brides hand held bouquet & Groom’s Button Hole
  • Manicure & Pedicure for the Bride
  • Traditional Sri Lankan Dancers and Drummers
  • Champagne Breakfast on the morning after the event
  • 1 hour Spa Treatment each for Bride & Groom at our Spa Naturel
  • Wedding Album comprising of 24 Colour photos with a special gift from the resort
  • Brides Hair & Make up on the day
  • Romantic destination candle lit dinner for couple on wedding eve
  • Romantic turn down service with flowers and candles
  • Special gift from the resort
  • The Fortress's "Hibiscus" wedding package
  • From $2390
  • Wedding Planner, Wedding Arch, location & set-up
  • Celebrant & Government Fees
  • Wedding Cake with floral Wedding Table Decoration
  • Champagne Cocktail on Arrival
  • Bottle of champagne to toast on wedding day
  • Brides hand held bouquet & Groom’s Button Hole
  • Manicure & Pedicure for the Bride
  • Traditional Sri Lankan Dancers and Drummers
  • Champagne Breakfast on the morning after the event
  • 1 hour Spa Treatment each for Bride & Groom at our Spa Naturel
  • Wedding Album comprising of 24 Colour photos with a special gift from the resort
  • Crystal photography package - two hour photo-shoot session, 150 digital photos
  • Sothys flash beauty facial
  • Brides Hair & Make up on the day
  • Fireworks during dinner (5 minutes)
  • Romantic destination candle lit dinner for couple on wedding eve
  • Video of the ceremony
  • Romantic turn down service with flowers and candles
  • Special gift from the resort
  • The Fortress's "Lotus" wedding package
  • From $3460

Exchange vows under a palette of golden hues, with the distant sun dissolving into the horizon. Your special day will be imbued with a peaceful feeling.

Wedding Features

  • Bottle of champagne to toast on wedding day               
  • Brides hand held bouquet & Groom’s Button Hole           
  • Wedding Album comprising of 24 Colour photos with a special gift from the resort 

More Information

Your wedding day ... It’s more than a day - so much more. From engagement to vows to glorious honeymoon, Fortress makes every moment unforgettable. 
Local Dancers will celebrate your marriage in traditional costumes and footman or flower girls can sprinkle fragrant Araliya flowers in front of the bride as she makes her way to her Groom.  Weddings set in beautifully landscaped gardens with flowing water features or on the golden Sri Lankan sand beaches under the traditional Sril Lankan wedding stage intertwined with flowers. The Yoga Pavilion is a tranquil setting for a ceremony draped in traditional local flowers and with a roof made of old tiles sourced from the area it makes a peaceful and serine setting within the gardens. For the most romantic of weddings as the sun is just setting the Bride glides of twinkling star light swimming pool towards the sunset and her groom who awaits her under the flower arch on the edge of the beach overlooking the ocean.

  • 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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