For some of us, a dream wedding destination is one that’s closer home and yet removed from the busyness of the city; a tropical paradise in the arms of nature and yet uncompromising in the standards of service we expect on our special day. Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is all that and more, find out why.
On the serene Bolgatty Island in Kochi, overlooking the backwaters of the Vembanad Lake, is an inviting five-star property—Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty—a byword for bespoke southern luxury. First, the drive along the lake sets the mood for a tropical celebration. When you arrive, you instantly envision how the destination will transform into a dreamy wedding venue at the first touch point—a large, elegantly designed lobby, fit for a grand reception of your esteemed guests.
With 222 rooms, 38 suites, and four villas to choose from, quality accommodation is offered for guests of all kinds—a honeymoon suite for the bride and groom, spacious rooms for families with kids, and connected rooms for friends arriving in groups. The villas, that feature a plunge pool each, are ideal for the bridal party as they are located away from the main building and enjoy a privacy of their own.
The Check List
Hire your own planners to organise the wedding of your dreams or simply have a chat with the experienced wedding specialists at the hotel—the designated events’ person will not only prepare the check-list for your wedding but follow up on every tiny detail, communicate between service providers, and ensure the big night is a smooth sail.
At Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, the bigger the party, the better. And you’ll be spoilt for choice, no matter the crowd size.
- If you’re entertaining around 3,000 guests, have a peek into the expansive Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre that offers 4,500 square metres of indoor and 4,000 square metres of outdoor space, with dramatic waterfront lawns that make weddings a palatial affair.
- Eight hundred guests can be accommodated in the Grand Ballroom (700 square metres of indoor space with 500 square metres of pre-function area).
- Intimate family gatherings for even smaller events, such as cocktail parties, mehendi, and sangeet can be held at one of the well-furnished Ateliers, the Library, and the Living Room on the higher floors.
- In want of a special something? The hotel has a private jetty with a private boat available on request. Here, host a small pre-wedding party for the family during sunset and enjoy some bonding time over Champagne.
For the stay-in guests whom you want to impress with your hospitality over the course of the celebrations, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty offers five stunning culinary venues for indulgence. Head to Colony Clubhouse & Grill on the rooftop to enjoy traditional grills over panoramic views of the city; Malabar Café to wind down over soulful Malabari cuisine; the Grand Lounge where guests can enjoy a quiet lunch on a languid afternoon; Thai Soul, the signature restaurant offering delicacies straight from kitchens of Thailand; and the Pool Bar to have a quick drink between events.
A Special Touch
There is lots to do at the hotel while you prepare for the wedding. Start the day with a yoga session or a smart workout at the 24-hour Fitness Centre, move on to the pool for a quick swim, enjoy a day-long pampering session at Santata Spa with your partner or family, and in the evening, enjoy a spectacular Kalarippayattu and Kathakali performance at the waterside amphitheater.
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