Boutique Wedding Venues in Kerala from the best wedding planners in India
We are often asked for venue locations in Kerala that suit an intimate wedding of 60-70 guests. Here, we showcase some boutique wedding venues in Kerala that have lesser number of rooms. This helps in taking the entire property for 2 days for all wedding related functions. Thus, giving you more flexibility than taking few rooms in a bigger resort. Moreover, having no outsiders in the same property where you have the wedding is a big bonus. Enlisted are the some of our recommendations for hosting a boutique wedding in Kerala.
If you thought of an offbeat & affordable backwater theme wedding, Kondai Lip must synonymize the thought – a boutique resort on an island near Cochin. Your guests would have to take a 2 mins snakeboat ride to reach this property from the mainland. This is a rather unexplored property for weddings and the crew is excited to host weddings on their vast lawn space overlooking backwaters. They have built a yoga platform right in the middle of the backwaters and a bridge connecting to this from the property, which can act as a beautiful space for mantap. The lawn area can accommodate close to 100 (recommended) – 150 guests.
This resort has 17 heritage cottages that can comfortably accommodate 50-60 guests, all cottages having a backwater view. All cottages have a traditional heritage exterior look with modern facilities inside. If more accommodation is needed, there are few hotels/resorts nearby in the same main road. While the property can arrange for food for up to 200 guests, they are flexible to engage caterers from outside.
The nearest airport is Cochin International and Domestic airport from where it is close to 1.5 hours’ drive, approximately 50 km from the airport. Buses can go up to the main road from where close to 1 km the road narrows down and guests are ferried to the resort. Vans and cars can reach till the boat pick up point and the resort arranges for parking of all guest vehicles.
Vast lawn spaces overlooking the beautiful backwaters of Alleppey where you can constantly hear water lapping against the rocky walls – if this is your vision of backwater wedding then you must visit Kovilakam Resort. They have a huge lawn space suited to conduct weddings and reception dinners that can house close to 200-250 guests comfortably. Moreover, it is well maintained with a good balance between open spaces and mango trees which acts a beautiful prop for adding floral décor as well as lights.
The entire property overlooks backwaters with 2 heritage buildings which have 5 rooms. All together they can accommodate 15-20 guests comfortably. For additional accommodation, there are properties such as Lemon Tree, Deshadan Backwater Resort and various other resorts in the entire Vembanad backwater facing stretch which are less than 5 km from Kovilakam.
Being in Alleppey, this resort is 2 hours’ drive from Cochin airport, around 70 km. While the roads do get narrow as you approach the property, buses can reach this property. The venue also arranges for parking facilities for buses and cars.
Punnamada Backwater Resort
What strikes out about Punnamada Resort is the coziness and warmth of the property. As you enter the premises, the tradition of Kerala with its heritage architecture and lush green view across the property engulfs you. When you move further in through the rock stone pathway you are in close contact with nature. The property houses a single lawn space which faces backwaters that can accommodate close to 100 guests comfortably. Unlike the open spaces of other resorts, there is amphitheater on one side and trees across the property. This adds to the nature outlook of the venue. Clear view to backwaters is another bonus of this property. Adjacent to this open space there is a restaurant and a conventional hall.
This property has 35 rooms and 6 houseboats which provide accommodation as well. The crew mentions that the entire property can comfortably accommodate 100-110 guests. In case of additional room requirements, the entire stretch of backwaters have resorts which have water view villas and cottages.
It would take close to 2 hours’ drive from Cochin International airport, around 80 km. The only drawback of this property is that only cars and vans can reach this resort due to narrow roads near the resort.
An open lawn space with backwaters on its adjacent sides and a pool area next to it, close to the island feel you wish to have for those who still wants to be on shores – Backwater Ripples is the resort you need to be. Having access to backwaters on 2 sides of the lawn space makes it lot more pleasant than other lawn spaces. The premises of the property look pretty ordinary. However, they house 2 lawn spaces and a huge conventional hall that can accommodate 1500 guests and more. Both lawn spaces have backwater view and one lawn area is adjacent to the conventional hall.
Currently the resort has 34 rooms and can accommodate 100 guests comfortably. They are planning to upgrade to 5-star property by which the number of rooms would become 50 plus.
It’s a 2 hours’ drive from Cochin airport, close to 80 km. Being in Kumarakom, accessibility of the property is much better as compared to properties in Alleppey. Roads are lot more wider and guests can explore the area lot more easily than resorts in Alleppey.
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