Sri Lanka Bespoke Wedding
Kahanda Kanda, Sri Lanka’s most exclusive boutique hotel has a wide variety of incredibly stylish and superbly executed wedding packages.
Set in the lush tropical surroundings of a working tea estate just 25 minutes from the centre of Galle Fort, a UN World Heritage site, Kahanda Kanda offers a haven of peace, tranquility & exquisite style.
With breathtaking panoramic views of palm fringed jungle, a carpet of tea and Koggala Lake, KK is the ideal place to get married.
The experienced team led by George Cooper, one of the UK’s leading interior designers & the owner of KK, will design a wedding to suit your needs from an intimate wedding for four to a more spectacular and unforgettable wedding for 80 people.
You can pick and choose from one of the best suitable package from available 4 packages or tailor make the wedding of your dreams – all weddings have a dedicated wedding co-ordinator. Contact us for more info.
Optional Extras for Bespoke Weddings
Once you have chosen the perfect wedding package to suit your style, you can then add the custom touches that will make your wedding and reception even more spectacular and unforgettable.
Dining – exceptional Food & Beverage options to suit your needs
Note: Unless Food & Beverage is specifically mentioned in each of the above packages, it is not included. We have a range of exceptional Food & Beverage options to suit your needs.
For those wanting to have larger wedding celebrations, Kahanda Kanda can create the most incredible weddings up to a maximum of 100 people.
No of Nights - 0
Meal Plan - Bed & Breakfirst
Arrival-Pick up | Galle
We'll pickup you from the airport and transport to the hotel. You can stay, relax and check your wedding arrangements there.
Includes & HighlightsMarriage Official and Marriage License – with translation and legal ratification
Celebrant for the Ceremony
Photographer (includes one CD with approx 250 images)
Bridal Bouquet and Button Hole for Groom
Make-up and Hair Artist for 4 people, including trial run for Bride
Traditional Sri Lankan Oil Lamp
Elephant for Groom to arrive on
Hire of Chairs for Ceremony
Floral Arch for Ceremony
Kandyan Drummers & Fire Eaters
Bottle of Champagne – Laurent Perrier
Complimentary Massage for Bride and Groom
Marquee for Seated Dinner
Hire of Chairs and Tables for Dinner
Floral Decorations for Tables and Marquee
Four Course Gourmet Dinner
Audio System for Speeches
Fireworks after Dinner
DJ – for 4 hours
Couples can choose a non-denominational civil service conducted by a Celebrant, with a Registrar for the leagalisation, or a traditional Buddhist ‘Poruwa’ ceremony. The more colourful ‘Poruwa’ ceremony can be tailored to your requirements.
Note: You cannot have a formal Christian wedding ceremony in a garden in Sri Lanka, only civil services or Buddhist ceremony. You can have a Christian blessing by a clergyman; however you will need to be in Sri Lanka months prior to meet with the minister.
Services conducted by a Celebrant take approximately 25 minutes with spoken Vows and readings, and traditional Buddhist ceremonies take up to 45 minutes. The choice is entirely up to you.
Weddings can be conducted from Monday to Saturday excluding bank holidays. The couple must be 18 years or over.
There is a minimum residency of 5 days i.e. couples must be in Sri Lanka 3 days prior to the wedding day.
Parental consent is required if under 21.
The following documentation is required in advance:
Valid 10-year passport
If single, an affidavit confirming marital status from solicitor
If divorced, a decree absolute with court stamp of the previous marriage and an affidavit to declare marital status stamped by a notaryIf widowed, death certificate of former spouse and marriage certificate If adopted, an adoption certificate If name changed by Deed Poll, legal proof stamped and signed by a solicitor A document with full names and address of bride, groom and both sets of parents A document with the details of the bride and groom’s professions and that of their fathers
Your wedding certificate will be issued in Sinhala and will need to be translated into English in order for it to be legally recognised in your own country.
In most cases the Sinhala wedding certificate can be issued immediately, the English translation can take up to three days.
This translated certificate then needs to be ratified in Colombo, which we will do on your behalf.
If you would like more than one certificate then please request this in advance and we will make all the necessary arrangements.