Do you want make your wedding day different from what you see everyday? Do you want to make it an enjoyable day to you two and to your guests? In order to accomplish these and much more, would you like, to stand on a stone “Poruwa” on the riverbank of Belihuloya with water cascading down rocks as background, to light the oil lamp which is hanging from a tree, to register the marriage seated on short wall in a straw roofed summer hut, to cut Kiri Bath in a “kulla” (winnowing fan used traditionally to spread Kiri bath and rice as well winnowing) decorated with Manel flowers (the national flower), to sit on a couch made of sticks and creepers and to eat from an outdoor buffet with your guests seated on the ground on mats or benches ? They are all in our “Nature wedding - Yet not away from the culture” package.
Belihuloya, a very picturesque and romantic hamlet situated 160km from Colombo in the historical Sabaragamuwa province, mid way between the hill country and low country is an ideal location not only for your honeymoon but also for your wedding. In this area, the River Garden premise offers you the best location. The beauty and the serenity of the location, surrounding mountain ranges, intermittent patches of forests and paddy fields and the famous Belihuloya River which borders it, makes it far above the most other locations.
This is the tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka [situated in the Uva province and getting to this waterfall it self is a fascinating experience for a nature lover. Wedding function will take place taking the fall as the backdrop.
Dense, Dark, Wet and mysterious 11187 Ha “Singharaja” primeval forest [virgin forest] is a rich treasure trove of nature with a great diversity of habitats and a vast repository of Sri Lanka’s endemic species found no where else in the world. Named as a world Heritage site in 1989, this lowland evergreen rain forest is steeped in deep legend and mystery.
The world “Sinharaja” means, Lion (Sinha) King (Raja) and the popular beliefs that the legendary origin of Sinhala people in Sri Lanka is the descendants of the union the lion king who once lived in the forest and a princess.
This cave is an isolated cavern set against the eastern slopes of the “Rakwana” range. [Sabargamuwe Province] It contains a large number of stalactites and stalagmites and is estimated to be approximately 500 million years old. While there are few fossils visible in the caverns wall, the main building process is still continuing.
The stream, which runs through this cave, becomes a beautiful waterfall at the center, giving you a mysterious and a thrilling experience. This is the third largest limestone cave in the world and entire wedding proceedings will take place near the rear entrance of the cave.
“Sigiriya” Fortress-8th wonder of the world
The Ancient city of Sigiriya was designated a cultural World Heritage Site in 1982. It is also proposed that this site should be named the eight wonder of the world. The topography of the area is flat except for the massive rock outcrop of the fortress itself, and a few distant hills. The wonder is that this massive rock outcrop has a flat top and the wonder of wonders is that this flat top, about three quarters of an acre in extent, was used in its entirety to build the kings complex, which fact is evident by the presence of ruins.
Special features on offer are
- Arrangements in church or “Poruwa” traditions [traditional Sri Lankan platform] Person to recite “ashtaka”/blessings at “poruwa”. This “poruwa” will be designed in keeping with the location and the theme.
- Special Nature Couch
- Registration, License and Legal fees / English translation of the Marriage certificate
- Witnesses if required
- Specially decorated [according to the theme] cottage/Eco Lodge/Campsite/Tree house for the night of the wedding day.
- Wedding Gift from Eco Team.
- Kiri Bath in a “kulla”
- Specially designed Bridal bouquet / Head dress /and button hole [if clients bring their costumes]
- Dressing up the bride if it’s the traditional costume + Hairdressing and makeup.
- “Jayamangala Gatha” traditional blessings- 5 village girls
- 4 traditional dances/2 drummers/01 conch shell blower
- Pre wedding briefing with the Nature Wedding co-ordinator.
- Special decorations to go along with the theme.