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Nyurka Fernandes

3 years 9 months ago

It was the perfect place to put up my in-laws for my wedding weekend. We were looking for a place that could house 20-25 people, where my husband (the groom) and his whole family could stay as we live nearby in Benaulim. If you are Goan, you know how uniquely the people of Goa celebrate their weddings- it's a step by step process - literally from dawn to dusk to midnight. But the part where the Bride leaves from her house to the church and likewise the groom too leaves from his house to the church was something I needed to be amazing! I know you're probably wondering... why is it such a big deal? Why wouldn't a hotel do? Since my husband isn't from Goa, I wanted to replicate the same scene - I wanted it to feel like he was leaving from a house and not a hotel. I imagined a place that had a more of a homely vibe and not a typical hotel kind of ambience (all 5* are the same treatment). I stumbled upon Silva Heritage's property listing online, One look at it and I honestly (i won't lie) my eyes lit up! It had to be this one! Our guests were more than comfortable with the kind and thoughtful hospitality they were provided for 2 days. Sherwin and Smita and their awesome staff were on top of every need, every request, and I am so grateful to have chosen them as part of my main wedding accommodation. My guests truly felt the Goan vibe (They are from Calcutta) and now they have lots of fond memories of our culture, the air and the overall experience of South Goa <3 They have memories they speak of till this day! Everything in that house was so well thought through, the old mixed with the new. The place just hits you in the feels really! The old architecture maintained so well, with a sprawling front yard - is very relaxing. I've attached a few photos to show you what a beautiful backdrop it is for your wedding destination. If it weren't for the number of guests I invited for my wedding, I was absolutely 100% ready to have my wedding here on the front lawns. I would like to thank Smita for tirelessly answering every question as she made sure that my guests and I were happy with our experience living in Silva Heritage, even if it was for just 2 days. I definitely recommend this property if you are one to connect with the Goan heritage, especially to take in the village (countryside) vibes. I can't tell you how much I fell in love with it! It's amazing for kids and adults alike, the booking comes with a breakfast and they will go out of their way to arrange a lunch and dinner for you too from a few restaurants they have ties with. This old house was probably sitting there for years now with a great story to tell. And they have really transformed the whole site into a poetic landscape that serenades the songs of yesteryears. Travelers can enjoy the quiet, the birds and the ruffling of the leaves as they sway in the gentle breeze that passes through the house. I really felt the happy vibes of my guests as they told me so, and as a family it was important that they all stayed together during this wedding time. I couldn't ask for anything more. I <3 Silva Heritage - The Yellow Portuguese House! it's like a gem in the middle of the Benaulim village :) Thank you so much guys! Lots of love to you both, Sherwin and Smita. And wishing you the very best! God Bless! xxx (I know this should have been posted much earlier - but this year's been quite the rollercoaster! Credit: The Pandemic.)

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