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Wedding Halls are available in Temples, Hotels and in Individual Buildings. Weddings in Sri Lanka used to take place in Hotels, Homes, Temples and Wedding Halls. Most the parents of the bride and groom prefer to have the wedding in their homes, if it is big enough to hold the ceremony. Tamil Hindus prefer temples while Christian weddings used to take place in their family churches. All the weddings are actually a family gathering event where friends too gather to celebrate the couple's wedding ceremony. Parents of the bride and groom spend lot of money to make their children's wedding ceremony as a grand one. They spend most of their money on Banquet Halls and on the Food and beverages that are served for the guests. In Jaffna lot of Tamil Hindu marriages are being celebrated at the Chelva Sannathi Murugan Temple and Nallur Sivan Kovil. In the meantime these two temples are not expensive to celebrate Tamil weddings. Currently due to increased rice and vegetable prices the lunch prices too had been doubled all over Sri Lanka.
Due to economy downfall in Sri Lanka, wedding functions are limited to 50 - 100 Guests only by the parents to reduce the wedding cost.
But, most of the Wedding Hall owners still want to book their halls with maximum numer of guests.
So parents must take care when booking Halls for their children's weddings.
When you are going to book a wedding hall for your family function, look for the following things. These are to make your guests and others to be in comfort.
A good wedding Hall must have enough parking space for to accommodate guest's vehicles
Must provide enough fire escape routes.
Hall must be fitted with fire detectors and alarms.
Some rooms to be allocated for the Bride, Groom and others.
Hall should be good for to listen music, without echo sound from its ceiling and walls.
Confirm whether all the A/C, fans and Wi-Fi connection are functioning in good condition. Get the person's contact number if to report any problem.
Managers and the staff of these Wedding Halls are well experienced in the arrangement of Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim weddings. It is easy for the parents to conduct their children's weddings without much hard work when they select these places with their package. They arrange all the necessary things such as "Poruwa" for Sinhalese weddings or 'Manavarai" for Hindu weddings with good seating arrangements to view the ceremony. They will provide a small stage for the wedding registration ceremony and one special stand for the wedding cake to be placed on that day.
Buffet service for the lunch or dinner, transport, service of clerics, DJ-music and or Live bands and so on will come in to the package to make the function a joyous one for the families of the Bride and the Groom. If the marriage takes place in a hotel banquet hall, hotel management used to offer a wedding suite for one night stay as compliments for the newly married couple with a chilled champagne bottle and meals for free.
In Sri Lanka Hotels there are special wedding packages available for those foreign Brides and Bridegrooms, if they want to celebrate their marriage in Sri Lankan traditional Way.
Most of the wedding halls, banquet halls have minimum price list if the number of visitors are low. They charge according to the number of plates served to the guests. Normally the price will start from Rs 1,000/- per guest and it can go up to Rs 10,000/- when your requirements are increased. Some of the recent time weddings in Sri Lanka 5 star hotel used to cost 4 Million rupees. If you are not going for lavish wedding function then the charges are reasonable at hotels, Banquet halls and wedding halls in Colombo. It will be a full function package that will cover all the aspects for 4 hours of time period or more as per your wish. If you need more than that agreed time, then extra charges will be applied for each hour you may need. These halls used to provide dressing rooms and rest rooms for the Bride and the bridegroom.
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Here are some of the wedding halls that are available in Colombo, which you can select for your marriage ceremony.