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The Fortress, Galle  

Wedding from $1,700

Your big day made extra special

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 

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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.

Honeymoon Indulgence Offer

Book your wedding at The Fortress and the Bride will receive a 50% discount off their hotel stay when travelling between 11th Jan - 23rd December 2019 as well as a fruit indulgence platter, champagne cocktail on arrival and a spa voucher for £50 per couple to use during stay.

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The Fortress, Galle Includes: Classic Premier
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
Wedding Album comprising of 24 Colour photos with a special gift from the resort
1 hour Spa Treatment each for Bride & Groom at our Spa Naturel -
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 - -
Wedding video - -
Wedding certification at the foreign ministry $50 (paid locally) - -
  From $1,700 From $2,720
  • 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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Why book your Sri Lanka Wedding with Tropical Sky?

  • Expert travel and wedding planners
  • Complete wedding & honeymoon packages
  • ATOL Protected for peace of mind
  • Amazing wedding destinations and venues

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