An Overwater Wedding Pavilion Afloat in the UNESCO Biosphere Preserve


Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Republic of Maldives

Imagine walking towards the rest of your life over a glass-bottomed aisle, accompanied by ancient turtles and kaleidoscopic fish. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru now offers its most breathtaking bridal backdrop: a "floating" overwater pavilion that elevates the beach wedding concept to a spectacular vantage point, allowing couples to pledge forever above the infinite life and endless beauty of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ocean.

“Landaa’s wild natural beauty has hosted so many incredible weddings and celebrations,” comments Regional Vice-President and General Manager Armando Kraenzlin. “Our UNESCO Biosphere Reserve location really sets up apart, and our vision with the Wedding Pavilion was to incorporate this in a way that surpassed anything we’d offered before. Now wedding couples can surround themselves by – and draw inspiration from – the power, possibility and abundant beauty of the ocean.”

Located off the northeast tip of the island, accessible only by boat, the overwater Wedding Pavilion is a freestanding, pillared structure: light and airy with lofty vaulted ceilings (maximum height 6 metres or 20 feet); shimmering titanium-polished concrete floor with glass bottom "aisle"; and wrap-around, bi-folding floor-to-ceiling glass doors to three sides, opening onto timber decking.  A sublime 45 square metre/485 square foot (10.2 x 7 metre/33 x 23 foot) space that embraces the bridal couple – and up to 16 guests – in nature’s eternal energy alongside everlasting ocean views.  

While nature might be the only décor needed, couples can choose to personalise the space with flowers, candles and billowing fabrics – and select their nature-inspired colour palette, whether dreamy daytime blues or sunset scarlet hues. The Resort’s Wedding Coordinator can help couples plan every bespoke detail of their day.

For bookings email: or call the central reservations department of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives tel: (960) 66 00 888.