Cost of a Destination Indian Wedding in Goa

20 Feb Cost of a Destination Indian Wedding in Goa

Are you planning a Destination Wedding in Goa for about 100 guests, with a Mehndi & Sangeet Function, a Haldi Function and a Wedding followed by a Reception and will pay and book for 10 to 20 rooms only for your Family?

In this Blog I will go through some broad costings with a summation of the sum total for you.


Rooms at most decent 4 to 5 starred properties between the months of Oct to Apr are within the range of Rs. 12000/- to Rs. 17,000/- per night per double on Bed and Breakfast (Exceptions to this are the premium 5 star Hotels such as the Leela, The Taj Exotica, The Park Hyatt, which are a about 15%  to 25% more expensive)


Meals for the Functions:

Most of the hotels in the similar star category have very similar meal rate structures




range Rs. 600 to 2500 per person


Rs. 1800 to 3000 (this can go upwards for Prawns, Lobsters etc)

High Tea

Rs. 600 to 1000 per person

Venue Fees

range from Rs. 30,000 for a small hall to Rs. 2,00,000 for prime sea side lawn.

Most hotels do not offer banquet service on the beach and Govt Licences ranging from Rs. 25000/- upwards would need to be procured over and above a fee that the Hotel may charge.


Soft and Alcoholic Beverages

Beverages is on actuals and most hotels have Bottle Banquet rates, which is cheaper then their per glass rate and about 40% more expensive then the retail bottle rate. Note: Premium Alcohol like Chivas or Black Label and Absolute is a lot more expensive in India as compared to duty free prices. So, my advise stick to the local brands.

This budget for soft and alcoholic beverages can vary drastically but I would keep a figure of 30% of Food bill.

Assumed Function Itinerary:

Day 1 


Function Mehndi / Sangeet

Rs. 2000 per person (Mid range) x 100 = Rs. 2,00,000/-

Venue Fee – 50,000

Day 2


Function – Haldi

Rs. 1500 per person (Mid range) x 100 = Rs. 1,50,000/-

Venue Fee – 30,000

Hight Tea

Function –  Sun Set Wedding

Rs. 750 per person (Mid Range) x 100 guests = Rs. 75000/-

Sea side Lawn Venue Fee – 1,50,000


Function – Wedding Reception

Rs. 2500 per person (above Mid range) x 100 = Rs. 2,50,000/-

Sea side Lawn Venue Fee – if using the same venue – N/A

Day 3 – Check out


Day 1 – Rs. 2,50,000

Day 2 – Rs. 6,50,000

Total for Meals and Venue Fees – Rs. 9,00,000/-

Beverage budget – Rs. 3,00,000

Sub Total – 12,00,000

Rooms at an approx of Rs. 13,000 per room per night x 10 rooms  x 2 nights = Rs. 2,60,000

Your now Grand Total = 14,60,000/-

The price ranges are mid ranges, where most of our Weddings are booked in about this range. Higher category hotels and lower category hotels are obviously available. Details can be explained in a Chat with us.

I do hope that this has been informative?

Cost of Decor / Entertainment, Photographers and the rest that you would need to spend on your Wedding

This can range from Rs. 4 lacs for 2 days for simple stuff, and a decent mid size budget is Rs. 8 lacs to 12 lacs for 2 days.

For a lavish spread – Well the sky is the limit for a Big Fat Indian Wedding, and if you were planning one of those Big Fat Weddings , I don’t presume that you would be reading through this Blog on costs, so lets keep it grounded.

This can range from Rs. 4 lacs for 2 days for simple stuff, and a decent mid size budget is Rs. 8 lacs to 12 lacs for 2 days.
Considering a mid size budget of Rs. 12 lacs for the others (i.e decor etc) , this now brings your Grand Total to about Rs. 2600000/- +(Twenty Six Lacs +) [ Euro 34,500 | USD 39,000 | British Pound 27,000]
As I had said earlier, this is a mid size budget and the above prices are only meant to be indicative for you to get a general idea, but through our experience this is what most Weddings in the last year in this middle category will come to. This can go up for better options, and can also go down for hotels in a 3 to 4 star category.

I invite you to a quick free“No Obligation” chat with one of our experts who in a quick 30 min conversation can guide you on the Type of Hotel, Venues that you could consider and whether the budget that you have in mind is workable.

2 - Couple looking at 100 guests and paying for everything from the time the guests arrive in Goa for the Wedding till the time they leave.

Look out for this in the next Blog