The Fortress

Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Weddings and Honeymoon at The Fortress

  • With timeless sophistication, luxurious and colonial style designs, situated close to the fortified city of Galle, The Fortress is a coastal escape for romance and adventure. The Resort echoes its strong architecture with immense gates, elegant architecture and immaculate gardens in the extensive courtyard. Duo is a romantic unique dining venue, where the walls are floor to ceiling wine racks and stylish T-Lounge which specializes in Ceylon Tea. The spa at the Fortress is well-known for its range of Ayurvedic treatments and water therapies.

    Getting married here

    This hotel is an idyllic venue for your dreamy, romantic ceremony with a perfect ambience to make your day a memory you will cherish forever. Well-trained staff with years of experience will arrange your wedding needs. You can say ‘I do’ at sunset on the beautiful beach or walk up an aisle carpeted in pretty flowers against a backdrop of blossoming gardens. You can have the services of traditional drummers and dancers for an exotic experience. If you want stylish, modern surroundings and plenty of space for guests then add The Fortress to your shortlist. While staying at the Hotel, you can upgrade to a Beach Splash Room for a private indoor plunge pool and complimentary 30 minute spa treatment per day.  It would be a perfect way to start your honeymoon.

    The Fortress Resort and Spa is where modern and luxury comfort meet architectural perfection and it is situated in the pristine white shores of Southern Sri Lanka. With breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and memorable sunsets you can have fine dining experiences or escape to our little paradise for the best beach holiday.

    Situated about fifteen minutes drive from the historic and cultural city of Galle, the Resort is within close proximity to ancient Dutch Fort which showcases Sri Lanka’s Dutch and Portuguese influences. Unique traditional lifestyle of stilt fisherman, world famous Virgin White Tea gathering as well as production and turtle conservation are few activities you can see in the vicinity.

    This luxury small boutique beach resort features six exclusive guest rooms and residences with each room designed either with a private courtyard or balcony where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. All rooms feature 7ft by 7ft super king beds, open plan bathrooms, world class entertainment systems with 55 inch smart screen TV, BOSE DVD players and sound systems.

    Guests love this resort and you may also want to stay here for a long time as we have many comforts for a lovely memorable stay at the Resort. Cool off in our infinity pool while you relax and unwind where you can have breathtaking views of the ocean. You can sip a tropical cocktail from our pool bar. The Resort has three delightful restaurants. Our White Restaurant offers everything from international and Sri Lankan cuisine to wood-fired pizzas, The Salty Snapper Seafood Beach Restaurant serves Seafood and the Duo (Surf & Turf) is spot a Fine Dining experience. Spa Naturel, the Resort’s Ayurveda Center offers a range of international and Ayurvedic therapies as well as beauty treatments.


    We offer three choices of ceremony and three different packages for the Wedding

    • The simple wedding the Frangipani Package
    • The premier wedding the Hibiscus Package
    • The signature wedding the Lotus Package


  • Wedding Packages

    Simple wedding

    Wedding Package: Simple the Frangipani Package

    Wedding Package: Premier the Hibiscus Package

    Wedding Package: Signature the Lotus Package

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    Fortress Room

    Room Type: Fortress Room

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    Ocean Room

    Room Type: Ocean Room

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    Beach Room

    Room Type: Beach Room

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    Beach Splash Room

    Room Type: Beach Splash Room

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    Ocean Loft Suites

    Room Type: Ocean Loft Suites

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    Residence Suites

    Room Type: Residence Suites

    Services & Facilities

  • Evening entertainment Water sports facilities (on site) Additional charge Entertainment staff Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge Diving Off-site Additional charge Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Sports facilities (on site) - Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Snorkeling Off-site - Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site - Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site - Additional charge
  • Facilities
  • Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.Fitness Full-body massage Spa/Wellness packages Outdoor pool (year-round)
  • Legal Information

    • Minimum age 18 years
    • You must have resided in Sri Lanka for at least five (05) days immediately prior to the date of giving notice before the registration can take place.
    • Recommended stay in resort required 7 days

    Documents required

    Each person must provide duplicate copies of the following. These copies should be forwarded to us at least 3 weeks prior to the date of marriage:


    • Valid Passports of the couple (copies are only required of the information pages. Pages containing Immigration and visa stamps are not required)


    • Original Birth certificates of the couple.


    • A letter stating the guest’s full name, postal address and occupation.


    • A letter stating the full names, addresses and occupations of the guest’s parents.


    The following documents should be certified by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (for British nationals) and legalised by the Sri Lanka High Commission, London


    • An affidavit confirming the guest’s status (Married / Single / Divorced / Widowed)


    • Divorcees- Decree absolute certificate and Free to Marry Certificate/s (If applicable)


    • If widowed, the Death Certificate of your late spouse, your previous marriage certificate and Free to Marry Certificate


    • If you have changed your name, a Deed Poll (including divorcees who have reverted to their maiden names) – If applicable


    • Unmarried certificate / Free to Marry Certificate: – An affidavit/statutory declaration signed by a solicitor to confirm who you are and your present status (un-married/ free to marry). Separate affidavits for the period of time lived in different countries which are certified/ legalised by respective Foreign Office & Sri Lankan Mission accredited to that country


    • For other nationals living in the UK, the documents should be certified by their respective Diplomatic Mission in the UK and legalised by the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.


    • Valid Visa to travel to Sri Lanka.


    PLEASE NOTE: Once you have married in Sri Lanka, you must get your marriage certificate certified by the Consular Affairs Section of the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo; if the certificate issued in Sinhalese/ Tamil language you may obtain official English translation and certified that as well by the Ministry of External Affairs, only then will your marriage certificate be valid to submit to authorities outside of Sri Lanka. The fee $50




  • Additional Information

  • Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please check what conditions may apply to each option when making your selection.
  • General Information

  • All children are welcome.
  • All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
  • All children under 12 years are charged USD 15 per night for extra beds. All further older children or adults are charged USD 15 per night for extra beds.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed.
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