Blissfully married at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

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Planning the biggest day of your life can be quite intimidating so having the help of experienced professionals can soothe those nerves and have you looking like a million dollars on your day.  The Management at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo understands your needs and has a fully fledged team capable of handling just about any requirement from start to finish and beyond!

Once you’ve set a date, choosing a venue for your wedding is one of the first things you need to do, along with booking a photographer and stylist. 

The hotel offers a large ballroom, Kings Court which seats upto 450 guests comfortably. A smaller banquet hall Queens Court which is adjacent to Kings Court, is often used to house the buffet or for when a separate area is required on occasions like the ‘Nikah’ ceremony at Muslim weddings.

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s second largest banquet facility is the Earls Court with a capacity of 250 guests.  It is located on the first floor of the adjacent building to the main one overlooking the Beira Lake and the garden below.

With outdoor weddings all the rage, the Waterside is the hotel’s most sought after venue.A stunning garden overlooking the Beira Lake – even with minimal décor, a more magical setting is hard to find in the heart of Colombo.  The tall backlit water feature on one end of the garden can be customised to complement the theme of your wedding by changing the colour of the water circulated through it.

A unique advantage of the venue is the adjoining indoor area, Dukes Court, that opens out onto the garden, allowing food to be served indoors whilst guests enjoy the party outdoors.  The Waterside seats 400 guests comfortably.  Whilst a marquee is recommended for protection against rain, it also aids with lighting effects during late evening functions.  

The Terrace, overlooking the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo infinity pool as well as the Beira Lake, is also a popular venue for smaller gatherings.  The hotel recommends this location for pre-event occasions such as a ‘Poruwa’ ceremony or pre-cocktails before guests withdraw to the ballroom for the main event.

The Banquet Sales Team is on hand to assist with all aspects of wedding planning, including sourcing, photographers, florists, bands, stylists and marquees.  The hotel’s own florists offer table arrangements which they are happy to enhanceat no additional costusing flowers provided by the wedding party.

With the beautifully manicured gardens surrounding the hotel, the crystal blue backdrop created by the large swimming pool, the glistening waters of the Beira, and tasteful interiors of the hotel, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo creates the perfect setting to capture special moments for your wedding album that you can enjoy throughout the rest of your lives together.  A dedicated photo studio allows photographersthe convenience of conducting wedding shootsuninterrupted.

For the bride to prepare for her special day with peace of mind, a purpose-designed bridal chamber is available for her to dress in.  

Although a variety of set menus are available, the Banquet Sales Team will make recommendations and can custom design a menu to suit guests.  The expertise of theExecutive Chef and expatriate chefs from Spain, New Delhi, China and Thailand offers a diverse range of cuisine to choose from.  The hotel’s pastry chefs are also on hand to create customized wedding cakes, and have been known to create fabulous structures out of cupcakes and even out of doughnuts!

Every couple who hosts their wedding at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is invited to spend a night at one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms along with a continental breakfast at The Dining Room the next morning.  

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is known for the caring nature of its employees that stretch well beyond the call of duty.  Even a year later, on the couple’s first year anniversary, they are invited to dine at any of the hotel’s restaurants with the compliments of the hotel.