Getting married in Pondicherry is nothing less than a fairy tale as you are surrounded by French colonial architecture and beautiful beaches. An ideal location for destination weddings, Pondicherry offers peace, serenity, and of course, great French food.
Just a three hour drive from Chennai, Pondicherry is easily accessible and it has several luxurious resorts where you can celebrate the next chapter of your life with your friends and family.
Here are some beautiful wedding resorts in Pondicherry where you can have your destination wedding :
1. Le Pondy
Le Pondy is a stunning French-styled sea facing 5-star resort with a very vibrant mid-century ambience. The Pondicherry Airport is nearest to Le Pondy at a distance of 40km and takes 45 minutes to travel. You can also travel to Pondicherry from Chennai International Airport, which takes about 3 hours. Le Pondy has a total of 70 rooms with a sea or lake view sprawled across 14 acres of land.
The beach side resort has a huge banquet hall ideal for wedding ceremonies as it can accommodate around 350 people. There is also a large poolside area perfect for pre-wedding pool parties, sangeet, and mehendi ceremony.
2. Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray
With mesmerising beach views and aromatic cuisine, the Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray is a tropical 5-star resort in Pondicherry spread over 23 acres of land. The distance between Pondicherry airport and Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray is only 16km and it takes half an hour to travel. From Chennai Airport, it takes about 2.5 hours to reach.
It has 72 rooms, 28 villas, two royal villas, and four luxury villas to easily accommodate all your wedding guests. The resort has a humongous lawn that can easily accommodate 5000 people. There is a French-inspired banquet hall called Trafalgar Square with a capacity of 700 people. Mid Bay is another venue at the resort which is a combination of an amphitheatre and pool and holds a capacity of 250 people.
3. The Windflower Resort and Spa
A 4-star beach facing hotel in Pondicherry, the Windflower Resort and Spa is a whole different magical world. The resort has a very romantic French ambience and it is located at a distance of 12.6km from the Pondicherry airport. It takes around 40 minutes to reach. From the Chennai airport, it takes about 2.5 hours to reach.
There are three types of rooms available at the resort – villa, suite, and studio.
4. Nalla Eco Beach Resort
The Nalla Eco Beach Resort is a simple, contemporary French style 3-star resort located near the Pondicherry beach. It has a tranquil ambience that you will fall in love with. The resort is just 10 minutes away from the Pondicherry Airport and it barely takes half an hour to reach there. From the Chennai airport, it takes roughly 2.5 hours.
The resort has 70 rooms for accommodation. It has the most beautiful sea facing lawn that holds a capacity of 1500 people, making it perfect for the wedding reception. The resort also has a banquet hall with a capacity of 150 people for small wedding ceremonies like sangeet and mandap.
5. St James Beach Resort
Established in 1998, the St James Beach Resort is a beautiful 3-star beachside resort near the Pondicherry beach. The resort has a natural and peaceful ambiance and it is covered in lush greenery. It is located at a distance of 10.7km from Pondicherry airport and takes less than 30 minutes to reach by car. From the Chennai airport, it takes about 3 hours.
The resort has 40 rooms with traditional interiors. The rooms have the most gorgeous views of the Pondicherry beach. There is a sea facing lawn which can hold 1,500 people and a huge beach view conference room with a 300 people capacity.
Which are resort are you planning to have your destination wedding in Pondicherry?