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Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa Hosts Lavish Wedding Celebrations In Sri Lanka

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for a grand celebration and picturesque settings for their special day. Showcasing the most spacious event venues for a resort in Sri Lanka, the 58.8 hectare property is hosting memorable wedding ceremonies and offers many choices of location, be it for a ceremony at sunset on the beach, a lavish banquet on the golf course, a sumptuous gala dinner at the ballroom or a glittering cocktail reception in its tropical gardens.  

A spectacular wedding was held recently at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa when Dubai based Indian couple, Disha Gangwani and Lov Sawlani invited guests from over 20 countries to celebrate with them as they tied the knot at the beachfront resort. This also resulted in the arrival of the first international charter flight at the Mattala International Airport, when over 100 guests flew in from Dubai to participate in the nuptial celebrations.  

“Our mission is to help brides and grooms create the wedding of their dreams, whatever that may entail,” states Chandima Wickremesinghe, Director of Sales & Marketing for Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa. He further avers “we understand that a wedding is a special moment for any couple as it marks the beginning of their journey together. Therefore, our team makes every effort to help couples plan a unique event that is a direct reflection of their personalities. We also ensure that all details are taken care of so that the bride and groom can enjoy the most poignant day of their lives together with friends and family.”  

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa offered to Disha and Lov one of Sri Lanka’s most extensive event and banqueting facilities. The three-day event — a traditional Indian wedding — catered up to 400 guests and was held at multiple locations throughout the resort. The wedding was composed of over a dozen different traditional celebrations such as Sangeet, Bharat, Janeu, and Mehendhi and accompanied by non-traditional celebrations like an afternoon tea party and a pool party. The highly anticipated Sangeet ceremony saw all guests joining in to celebrate with song and dance. Featured during this event was rising Indian singer-celebrity and invited guest, Armaan Malik. 

Overlooking the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Shangri-La's Hambantota Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in history. Known for its natural beauty and wildlife, the location for the wedding allowed guests to explore some of Asia’s most fascinating nature sanctuaries, including the Yala, Udawalawe, Lunugamvehera and Bundala National Parks. Couples can also enjoy relaxing moments at CHI Ayurveda Spa, and indulge with bespoke gastronomic experiences. The perfect way to start their adventure as a couple, guests can also take in the stunning scenery through specially curated experiences provided by Shangri-La, such as a romantic river boat safari at sunset or a memorable whale watching excursion.  

For information and reservations: Tel: (94 47) 788 8888, Email: slht@shangri-la.comwww.shangri-la.com/hambantota  

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.