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 £920 7 nights Bed & Breakfast from £1,049 per Person Including Flights

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?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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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
  • From £920
  • 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
  • Brides Hair & Make up on the day
  • From £1840
  • 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
  • From 2670

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.

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.

  • Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 5 days
  • Suggested stay in Sri Lanka: 10 days
  • Minimum age : 18 years old

Documents Required

  • UK/Irish 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

The following documents should be certified by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (for British nationals) or The Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland.

  • 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)
  • For other nationals, the document should be certified by their respective Foreign Ministry.  Approx. cost for certification is £70 per document.

For further information regarding the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, please go to:

Phone: 03700 00 22 44 (Monday to Friday 12:00-16:00) Email: LegalisationEnquiries@fco.gov.uk

The Legalisation Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office PO Box 6255, Milton Keynes, MK10 1XX

Before you travel, next step

Once you have had the required documentation certified by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the next step is to have them legalised by The Sri Lanka High Commission, London.

For further information, please contact the Sri Lanka High Commission: 020 72621841 Ext : 251 or contact them via email at : consular@srilankahighcommission.co.uk or mail@slhc-london.co.uk

Consular Division, High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 13, Hyde Park Gardens, London W2 2LU, United Kingdom

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 may need 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.  This will be dependent on the hotel you stay at.

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.  Occasionally the documentation will have to be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for their approval before being sent back to the notary to sign.

Tropical Sky Weddings and the information given above only apply to couples:

•        Born in the UK & have a valid UK passport (with some month’s 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. 

Holly Reid
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