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Hot air balloon weddings in Sri Lanka

7th April 2011 Print
Hot Air Balloon Weddings in Sri Lanka

Fortunately, in Sri Lanka, a Hot Air Balloon does not need to be licensed for a wedding ceremony!

So for those who want to start married life on a high, literally, Reef will arrange for an early morning flight in a private hot air balloon with just the Bride and Groom, the pilot, the witness and of course the Registrar to perform the ceremony.

For approximately an hour or so, you can float in air, feeling completely weightless as you glide through the atmosphere over endless panoramic views of tea plantations, jungles and paddy fields seeing the world from a bird's eye view.

On landing guests enjoy a traditional Champagne breakfast.

The nearest launch point to Reef is Ahungalla, famous for the endless stretch of beach where the turtles come to nest.

Marriages near heaven in a hot air balloon can take place between November and April each year.

The Reef 2011 Hot Air Balloon Wedding package starts from GBP 2050 and includes:
- A wedding ceremony in a Hot Air Balloon;
- Lover’s cocktail on arrival;
- Five course celebratory candle lit dinner;
- Personal firework display with names written up in fireworks;
- Kandyan dancers;
- Honeymoon breakfast in the suite;
- Wedding cocktail;
- Services of registrar;
- Documentation (although guests need to arrange certain paperwork to be sent before arrival). Witnesses as required;
- Bouquet of flowers for the bride and button hole for the groom;
- Traditional decorated oil lamp;
- Translation of documentation;
- Decorated flower arch and flowers to decorate the basket of the Hot Air Balloon;
- Photographer with issue of 30 photographs
Elephant optional at £250.00
Cake Optional from £35
Excludes accommodation. A minimum of five nights stay is required at Reef. Rates in the Lily Pond Suite start at £255.00 per suite per night based on two persons sharing and includes for breakfast, service charge and all taxes.

Reef is a spectacular and luxurious villa, set in three acres of exotic tropical gardens with palm fringed pavilions and reflection pools that recreate the romance and grandeur of Sri Lanka.
To maintain the romance and privacy, the resort offers just seven unique and exclusive palatial suites; they are the ultimate in elegance, luxury and discretion, designed with breathtaking extravagance on Indo-Colonial lines.
With its vast sandy beachfront, all weather tennis court, large swimming pool, lush tropical gardens, huge lily ponds, garden pavilions, gourmet kitchens and fabulous Reefresh Spa, Reef is intimate, romantic and completely beautiful.
Reef is set in stunning tropical gardens and offers breathtaking views of the majestic Indian Ocean.
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Rates start at £255.00 per suite per night based on two persons sharing and includes for breakfast, service charge and all taxes.

Reef may also be booked as whole villa with prices on application

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Hot Air Balloon Weddings in Sri Lanka